When working in the garden, what diy remedy can you use to deter tick

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  • Whitney Whitney on May 18, 2017
    I've heard of planting citronella to deter ticks. Also mint, rosemary and garlic! Or you could get some natural tick repellents! We use natural repellents from Wondercide for our dog and yard. We've had great results!
  • Lawana Baugus Lawana Baugus on May 18, 2017
    Rose geranium essential oil works well for me. I work for a water district and I'm
    out in weeds a lot
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 18, 2017
    www.hometalk.com/8205438/homemade-bug-repellent
  • Gma Kirk Gma Kirk on May 18, 2017
    if you are trying to deter them from getting on you, I've found Avon skin so soft (original scent) lotion, along with wearing light colored clothing, long pants tucked into my garden boots works well for me.
  • Chris Chris on May 18, 2017
    Tick Repellent. Spray yourself and works on dogs too. Buy cheap vodka.

    16 oz. Vodka
    2 to 3 drops each of the following essential oils.
    Peppermint Oil
    Orange Oil
    Texas Cedarwood Oil
    Lavender Oil
    Citronella Oil
    Rosemary Oil
    Eucalyptus Oil

    We mix right in Vodka bottle increasing oils for volume.
  • Chris Chris on May 18, 2017
    Forgot to say it smells good, but dogs say it doesn't.
  • Kathy Kathy on May 18, 2017
    Mix 1 part tea tree oil to 2 parts water put in spray bottle then spray shoes, socks and pant cuffs.
  • Sho10690716 Sho10690716 on May 18, 2017
    Thank you all so much. I will try your remedies. I love the tea tree method. And the essential oils. Can't wait to try.  Last year I used the skin so soft. I have always heard that it works. I got chiggers all over. So, I don't know what happened. Happy Gardening !
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jun 12, 2021

    Hi there, Eucalyptus oil is known as an effective tick repellent and killer. Just combine 4 ounces of purified or distilled water into a small spray bottle along with 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil. You can also use diatomaceous earth. This article will give you more information on why and how it works - https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-diatomaceous-earth

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