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I had a very small deer tick on my arm yesterday. It was about the size of a Pin Head.
I was reading about ticks the other day. Now they are saying the tick only has to be attached for 15 min. And your in trouble. They also talked about some kind of oil that makes the tick let go. They said that makes the tick spit all the bad stuff into you rite now
Sounds like some of you guys need guinea hens. Saw where wild turkeys eat up to 200 ticks a day.
I was looking at some natural repellents. Ticks in PA are supposed to be pretty high, and our cats are outside cats. We've been known to get ticks off of them, as well as just walking around our yard or in our field.I ran across a site from a gal in PA that says Rose Geranium oil will keep them away. She and her family spends a bunch of time outside on a daily basis. She put it on her dog, and the dog doesn't get ticks anymore. She also puts a dab behind each ear and some on her wrists and she claims she hasn't found any on herself. To lend a bit of credibility to her, she isn't selling anything. She also had a spray on version that consists of 1/3 cup distilled water, 40 drops of Rose Geranium oil, and 1 tablespoon of either witch hazel or vodka (to break the oil down to mix with the water). Then, you just spray it on yourself or your pet. She claims that works just as good. If it works, it seems it would be better than trying to lather yourself up with DEET. I might give it a try. We'll see if they stay off the cat.
Hey Ron,I did a google on it,and a bunch of stuff came up,so it must be true. Better than some of the chemical stuff out there. I also saw coconut oil could be used to mix the essential oil with it. I never had ticks,in my area,until about 5-6 years ago. They was about an hour from me for years. Wished they would of stayed that way. My boss has lyme disease.
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