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Discussion in 'Natural Remedies' started by NH Homesteader, May 8, 2017.

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  1. May 8, 2017
    NH Homesteader

    NH Homesteader Super Self-Sufficient

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    I am so sick of picking ticks off everyone! I also don't want to use heavy duty chemicals, particularly on my daughter. Does anyone have a natural tick repellent that actually works?? And is safe for young children? Thanks!
     
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    Wannabefree

    Wannabefree Little Miss Sunshine

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    Avon makes an organic one...can't remember what it's called but it's DEET free and that's all I can use.
     
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    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    I've heard that mint works to repel ticks. Don't know if it actually works or not.
     
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    baymule

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    My tomcat came home the other day loaded with tiny deer ticks...he's white so they all show up great. I also have a tabby female but who would know if she has them, they are so tiny and black? I've searched her but can't spot any. Dabbed castor oil on all of his, then picked them off later.

    I too have trouble finding all natural things they can use...mostly because I don't like to use the chemicals, but also because the chemicals are costly and largely ineffective anyway.
     
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    baymule

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    I suck it up, both chemically and financially, and buy Bravecto for the dogs. It keeps fleas and ticks off the dogs for 3 months.
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Oh that's uplifting!:th
     
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    baymule

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    Thought you'd like that......thinking about what deadly disease you might get while picking ticks.....maybe you should get oh, maybe a hundred guineas!
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    My chickens are doing well in the areas they hang out but we have prime tick conditions. Lots of brush, part of my property is wetlands... Ughhh
     
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    baymule

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    I could send you some fire ants! They eat ticks!
     
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