1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Official SS Poll: What do you do to eliminate bills / cut down expenses?
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Check out this member patch of earth- Featured Thread
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  4. SS Picture of the Week (POW) - Submit your Pics Now !!
    Click HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice

Ticks!

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

Tags:
  1. May 17, 2019
    Lazy Gardener

    Lazy Gardener Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    May 14, 2017
    Messages:
    1,291
    Likes Received:
    1,017
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Location:
    Central Maine
    Even a heavy snow year will not knock back the tick population. They have been seen even with good snow cover on the ground. Have you read about the cotton balls sprayed with permethrin and stuffed into toilet paper tubes? These are then placed around the property. Mice take that tainted cotton back to line their nests. The permethrin kills the ticks at the source b/c the babies and mama have the permethrin on their fur. Studies have shown that this practice has a substantial affect on the tick populations. Mice are part of the deer tick/lyme disease loop.
     
  2. May 17, 2019
    wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Almost Self-Reliant

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2014
    Messages:
    669
    Likes Received:
    494
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Last year we had to remove 1 tick from 1 of our dogs. I love our guineas! They patrol everywhere the dogs go.
    The barn cat is another story, I have already removed a tick from eye brow ... Any advice for tick repellant for her and her babies?
     
  3. May 17, 2019
    milkmansdaughter

    milkmansdaughter Super Self-Sufficient

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2017
    Messages:
    1,137
    Likes Received:
    1,309
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Location:
    Alabama
    The Looney Goonies?? I love it!:lol:
     
    baymule likes this.
  4. May 17, 2019
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Messages:
    5,494
    Likes Received:
    4,175
    Trophy Points:
    353
    Location:
    East Texas
    The Looney Goonies roam the yard, about an acre and pasture #1, about an acre. I guess I’ll have to get another trio for the horse barn and 2 1/2 acres. Maybe I can coop some babies in the horse barn, when they hatch out.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2019
    HomesteaderWife

    HomesteaderWife Almost Self-Reliant

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2015
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    106
    Trophy Points:
    107
    We mixed up some water, with a few drops of peppermint oil and a bit of vinegar, to spritz our clothes and skin. It seemed to help better than name-brand pest repellent at the store after trying many other alternatives.
     
    baymule likes this.
  6. Jun 3, 2019
    tortoise

    tortoise Wild Hare

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Messages:
    3,658
    Likes Received:
    1,474
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Location:
    USDA Zone 3b/4a
    We had a couple light tick years because the mouse population took a hit because of a lost acorn crop.

    This year.... they're back! :( So many in my garden.

    We have a bottle with some isopropyl alcohol in the bottom and tick check everyone every night. :/
     

Share This Page