Before my pet care business, in all honesty, I was never an outdoor
type of person! But my love for 'my dogs' has helped me overcome my distaste of both extreme heat and cold, and my fear of
getting ticks in the spring.
As I have gotten older, I have been more and more interested in
natural and holistic solutions to things...
As spring approached in 2012 (thanks to the modern marvel of the
Internet), I researched to find natural solutions to the problem of ticks for myself.
In the process, I also found info that is helful for dogs,
and I also found that many of the same home remedies can help naturally repell other insects and pests, too.
As of writing this (May of 2012), so far I have been taking ordorless
garlic capsules and extra B vitamins, because having both in your system will make your blood "taste bad" to ticks.
I found this brand of odorless garlic at the Linden Hills Co-op, but then I found a much better deal on Amazon, especially with the free shipping offer (because I have Amazon Prime, which really saves you a bunch of money on shipping if you shop there a lot).
I also found a recipe for a spray to make using water mixed with
white vinegar and an essential oil. Several kinds of oil were suggested and I purchased peppermint. I have not made the
spray yet, but I'll edit this if I find it is helpful after I do use it.
Below are the notes and links that I kept
First of all, if I did not live in an apartment and
I had a home with a yard, I'd DEFINITELY be using THIS: www.MosquitoBarrier.com It works for mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, gnats, and fire ants!
Garlic is Okay for Dogs
Home Remedy for Tick Repellent
Shoo, Fly: Natural Bug Repellents
How to Make Your Own Natural Tick Repellent
How To Repel Ticks Naturally
Dog Ticks: Holistic Solutions To Prevent And Treat