Ticks are small, blood-sucking insects associated with the mite family. These parasites are for us humans and also for our pets dangerous because many ticks are disease transmitters. To protect us from these beasts, we have 6 natural remedies for ticks at your disposal. These are easy to prepare and can also be used on pets.
Make remedies for ticks yourself
Where are the ticks lurking and what are the bite symptoms?
The little bloodsuckers generally lurk wherever grass grows in their native gardens and parks. Also at the edge of the forest, in dense flowerbeds and shrubs and near garden sheds and farms. The coat of pets and the mane of breeding animals, such. B.
The horses offer the ticks an excellent environment for their development and breeding.
In most cases, tick bites can go unnoticed. Therefore, these are difficult to diagnose and you can not know exactly when the tick is on the body. Symptoms include: itching, redness, burning skin, local pain, heavy breathing, nausea, headache, weakness, fever, and joint pain. One of the most dangerous diseases that can be transmitted by ticks is Lyme disease. At an advanced stage of the disease, arthritis, neurological disorders and cardiac problems are observed. And therefore it is necessary to pay special attention to tick bites and to know how to remove these parasites and which remedies are useful against ticks as a preventative measure.
Use essential oils against ticks
Rosemary and cinnamon against ticks
This natural tick repellent contains two simple ingredients that you can buy at any grocery store: rosemary and cinnamon.
You need the following ingredients:
- 10 drops of rosemary oil
- 7 drops of cinnamon oil
- 3 drops of cedar oil
- 2 tablespoons almond oil
Mix all the oils in a bowl or glass jar and rub in any body parts that you see as risky.
Tip: Bare feet and arms are more accessible to the bloodsuckers. So grease them with the prepared oil mixture.
A few drops are enough to protect yourself and your pet
Pelargonium oil (Pelargonium roseum) as protection for pets
This oil will protect your pet from ticks. Take only a few drops off the neck and at the tail end of the dog before you go for a walk.
Citrus fruits as an antidote
The citrus fruits are a perfect natural remedy for ticks. But other pests, such. You can successfully fight mosquitoes with it ,
- Orange peel
- Lemon peel
Cook the peels in the water. Sift the liquid and place in a spray bottle. Take the spray with you when you picnic or go for a walk and occasionally spray your feet, legs and hands with it. Rub your pet’s coat regularly with it.
Tip: This remedy is not suitable for cats because they do not like the citrus scent.
Eat a lot of garlic
The garlic is a powerful remedy for ticks. But in large quantities it can be toxic to the dog. Do not give the dog raw garlic, but use granules or Pullver garlic. Add 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder to 450 g dog food.
For us humans it is clear: eat garlic and if possible fresh.
Combine soda and salt
The soda as a natural remedy for ticks
- 1/2 teaspoon soda
- 113 g apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 113 g of warm water
Put all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray your skin and dog fur with it. But be careful, the agent should not get in the eyes.
The coconut oil scares away ticks and nourishes the skin
The coconut oil is unattractive due to the containing lauric acid for parasites. Rub your dog or cat with a small portion every day. In addition to the repulsive parasite effect, the coconut oil is also good for the coat. We have already written about the beneficial effects of coconut oil on human skin. Here you can read this information again.
In general, dogs are more vulnerable to ticks as you go for a walk. Cats that are not free-runners may, as a precautionary measure, be rubbed with coconut oil from time to time or treated with a special remedy from the zoo shop.
Our advice: After every walk or extended stay outdoors, you and your family members should thoroughly check for ticks. This is especially true for the summer season. If you caught one, you should remove it as soon as possible. But you should make sure that all parts of the tick are out, otherwise you should visit the family doctor.
We hope we could be of some use to you in Ticks. Keep these blood-sucking parasites away from yourself and your pet.
Always take the tick spray with you
The little bloodsuckers lurking mainly on grassy areas
Protect your fur noses too
Spray the open body parts
The citrus fruits are a perfect natural remedy for ticks
The coconut oil protects your pet from parasites inside and out
Take out the tick with tweezers