get rid of ticks
My homemade flea/tick remedy works! To repel and get rid of these pests! First bathe your cat or dog in blue dawn dish soap. Then spray the following mixture on their coat: - peppermint/ coconut infusion - dried fresh mint (about 4-5 tbsps add to infusion) -lavender oil (10 drops) - tea tree oil (5 drops) Fill a squirt bottle about 1/4 of the way with the concoction and the rest of the way with water. Much cheaper to make then to buy the pesky frontline crap that doesn't last.
Create a citrus based repellant. Ticks avoid citrus, which makes it an effective weapon. To make: Boil 2 cups of water, and add two chopped lemons, limes, oranges, or grapefruit—–alone or in combination. Let it boil for a minute or so, then simmer the concoction for an hour. Strain the fruit out, let it cool, pour into the sprayer, and squirt it on you, your kids, your pets, your yard—–anywhere ticks might like to go.
How to Use Diatomaceas Earth As an Insecticide -::- By J. Lang Wood • Many people are looking for new ways to get rid of insecticides without using toxic pesticides that endanger children and pets and water sources. Diatomaceous earth is a substance composed of fossilized shells of tiny marine creatures called diatoms. These remains, which are made of silica sand, are mined and available in Food Grade. It is a light, fine powder that is safe and effective when used as an insecticide.
Flea and Tick Repellent For Your Dog Ingredients: 1 cup cooked hamburger meat 1 tablespoon brewer's yeast 1 clove of fresh garlic, chopped 1 raw egg Directions: Cook hamburger meat in skillet until browned, set aside to cool. Combine egg, garlic, and brewer's yeast. Add to hamburger meat, stir until blended well. Feed to dog. Note: They love it! Use once a month to control fleas and ticks.