Ticks are very dangerous for both animals and humans. They carry pathogens that can cause various human diseases, such as Lyme disease, or other potentially deadly ones. Unfortunately, things are getting worse every year, thus it is important for you to know how to protect yourself, especially since summer is coming, and you will probably start hiking and enjoying time outside. If you want to learn more about homemade solutions, here are some tips.
Repellent for your pets:
In order to protect your beloved pets, add 1 cup of water to a spray bottle, followed by 2 cups of distilled white vinegar. Since ticks are known to dislike the taste and smell of vinegar, your pet will be protected by this common ingredient that everyone has in their homes. If you want to make sure that ticks are going to stay away for good, add two spoonfuls of vegetable or almond oil. Both of these contain sulfur, which is also known as a tick repellent. Furthermore, by mixing in some lemon juice, citrus oil, or peppermint, you will not only scare those ticks, but also prevent flea infestation. However, avoid spraying it close to the sensitive areas of your pet, such as the eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals.
For you and your family:
Mix 2 cups of distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of water, and pour everything in a spray bottle. In order to prevent smelling like vinegar, add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil. We recommend eucalyptus oil, since it has a soothing scent that also works as a tick repellent. On the other hand, you can always opt for peppermint and citrus oils, which have a stronger scent, also effective in preventing ticks. Spray the solution every four hours onto your clothing, skin, and hair, right before going outside.
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