Ticks repellents

Ticks repellents

  • Ticks can be a real problem. It is getting hot and you must protect your pets and yourself.
  • Ticks are nasty and blood is their food of choice. The threat is that they can transmit Lyme disease into our system. The disease can be a problem for years and it includes many side effects, from sore joints to memory problems according to the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
  • Trying natural repellents is the way to go. It will be best for your pets’ health and yours too.
  • Ticks are also bad for our pets as they can transmit contagious diseases, both viral and bacterial, into our pet’s bloodstream.
  • What to do:
  • Ticks hate the smell of citrus and mint.
  • 1. Lemon spray:
  • Ticks avoid citrus.
  • Boil 2 cups of water, and add two lemons or limes sliced
  • Simmer for 1 hour.
  • Strain the fruit out, let it cool and into the sprayer.
  • Squirt it on you, your kids, your yard AND your pets.
  • 2. Mint spray:
  • c) Add 2o drops of peppermint essential oil in 1 cup of water. Put the solution a spray bottle. Spray on you, your kids, your yard and your pets. Repeat once a week.
  • 3. Edible Diatomaceous Earth:
  • Diatomaceous earth was approved and registered by the Environmental Protection Agency and can be used to kill indoor and outdoor crawling insects.
    Cats are more sensitive than dogs:
  • Scruff your cat by the neck to apply edible diatomaceous earth. This method has a calming effect on cats.Sprinkle a thin layer of edible diatomaceous earth all over your cat’s body. Do not get the dust in your cat’s eyes, nose or mouth. Once applied, keep it for 24 hours and shampoo after.
  • 4. Create a protective shield around your home:
  • Plant lavender and eucalyptus around your home
  • Keep your yard clean:
  • Trim tall grass.
  • Remove dead leaves
  • Spray your grass with a natural tick repellent.
  • Keep your house and your pets as clean as possible. Wash your dog more often during the summer. Vacuum daily. Mop floors daily with 1 part white distilled vinegar and 5 parts warm water. 
  • Wear a mask as not to inhale the Diatomaceous Earth. It can be harmful if inhaled.
  • We recommend Mountain Rose Herbs as a reputable source for essential oils and spices.
  • Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. The content on our website is for educational purposes only.

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  1. Do ticks hate the smell of orange as well as lemon

    • Hi Lynn,
      Most bugs hate citrus smells. So yes ticks will be repelled by an orange smell.This is your best weapon so to speak. Good luck and welcome to our community.

  2. Levent Erdinc says:


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