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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ticked

In the last 48 hours we have removed 11 ticks from our beagle; 2 from my 4 year old; 3 from my 9 year old; 1 from my 3 month old; and one from my 3 yr old and one from my husband. Welcome to farm life...this is our first Spring here.

Does anyone know of an herbal remedy for ticks and fleas THAT WORKS? (especially ticks) Safe for people and pets. We have tried several over the counter premade herbal products, that do not seem to work. I would LOVE to find a homemade recipe THAT WORKS. We have resorted to Frontline for the pets...but would love an alternative for them too.

Desperately Yours,

2 comments:

Andi said...

Wow, that is a lot of ticks....I had my very first one last summer - freaked me right out.... though I have no ideas, cept garlic oil.

Peaceful Meadows said...

Here is one that I am going to try this year. I got it from here: http://www.norfolkterrier.org/articles_f-j/homeremediesfleatic01.html

"Tick Repellant
From Annie Berthold-Bond

I dug deep in my herbal formula for this recipe out of desperation, given that I live in the epicenter of the tick-generated Lyme disease epidemic. I tested the essential oil that is recommended for ticks, Rose Geranium, by putting a few drops no more! on our dogs' collars, to see if it would repel ticks. Lo and behold, we went from 20 ticks a day on each dog, to none.

Simple solution:

Two tablespoons of vegetable or nut oil almond oil contains sulfur, a repellent in its own right.

10 to 25 drops of Rose Geranium essential oil.

Combine the ingredients in a glass jar; shake to blend. Makes 2 tablespoons. Shelf life: six months. Dab a few drops on skin or clothing, making sure to avoid eyes.

Helpful hints:

Palmerosa is a sister essential oil to Rose Geranium, and it also repels ticks. It is cheaper, and sometimes easier to find, than Rose Geranium. Another good repellent that also worked on our dogs is feeding them garlic pills on a daily basis.: