Natural tick spray

Christy Ogburn
by Christy Ogburn
Can anyone help me with a homemade tick spray? I have 3 small children and more that come to play. We back up to a farm with a creek and wooded area. We love it but I do not love the bugs or ticks!
Thank you,
Christy Ogburn Kernersville,NC
  3 answers
  • Christy, check out the search for these pests. Lots of great info. And be sure even if you spray to remove. Check the kids every night from head to toe. Some of these can be quite small and difficult to detect.

  • Ruthann Ruthann on Jul 14, 2013
    Repellent for your pets: For pets, add 1 cup of water to a spray bottle, followed by 2 cups of distilled white vinegar. Ticks hate the smell and taste of vinegar, and will be easily be repelled by this ingredient alone. Then, add two spoonfuls of vegetable or almond oil, which both contain sulfur (another natural tick repellent). To make a repellent that will also deter fleas, mix in a few spoonfuls of lemon juice, citrus oil, or peppermint oil, any of which will repel ticks and fleas while also creating a nicely scented repellent. Spray onto the pet's dry coat, staying away from sensitive areas including eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals. When outdoors for an extended period, spray this solution on two to three times per day. For you and your family: In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of water. To make a scented solution so you do not smell like bitter vinegar all day, add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Eucalyptus oil is a calm, soothing scent that also works as a tick repellent, while peppermint and citrus oils give off a strong crisp scent that also repel ticks. After mixing the solution, spray onto clothing, skin, and hair before going outdoors. Reapply every four hours to keep ticks at bay, and examine your skin and hair when back inside to make sure no ticks are on the body. you could try this I really do not know if it works