Homemade Flea and Tick Solution

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Spring is finally here, and last week, arriving with the beautiful weather, were pesky creatures of the bug variety. Unfortunately, Oliver, our family dog fell prey to a tick, and we had to treat him on one of the first nice days of the year. We researched some alternatives to the harsh chemical laden treatments, and used this solution, which can be used for pets and people alike.

Read the full article: By Justin Michaels.

“Ticks…bloodsucking, disease-spreading parasites. Unless you are looking for Lyme disease, there is no positive to having a tick on your person. This spring has been a bona fide tick season, and all indicators point to a population explosion for these creepy crawlers in the coming months.

I’ve tried several retail products labelled as tick “repellents”, but most are high priced and basically created using a couple items you have in your cupboards. Here are two simple, homemade solutions for you and your pets.

Repellent for Pets: Add 1 cup of water to a spray bottle, followed by 2 cups of distilled white vinegar. Ticks hate the smell and taste of vinegar, and will be repelled by this ingredient alone. Then, add two spoonfuls of vegetable or almond oil, which both contain sulfur (another natural tick repellent). To make a repellent that will also deter fleas, mix in a few spoonfuls of lemon juice, citrus oil, or peppermint oil, which will all repel ticks and fleas while also creating a scented repellent. Spray onto the pet’s dry coat, don’t get it in their eyes (or other sensitive areas). Spray down your pet once per day if they are only going outside to go to the bathroom, spray them several times a day if they spend the entire day outside.”

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