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Deadly Epidemic


Its an epidemic this year, and these things are as lethal as a venomous snake in the wrong senerio! Please not only read it, but share it! Make sure we get the word out about these tics and the disease they carry!

It's summer! Time for camping, hiking and getting outside to play. Don't let those pesky annoying ticks stop you. Here's how with a simple homemade solution!

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.

Offline ☣EvilEye23☣

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O_O O..god..no.
why q.q...I hate these little things that carry diseases..
Thanks for the info tho lacey :>
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Thanks, my bf is going camping tomorrow, just told him about this, I hope he'll be safe!


Thanks for this :) My dad and stephmom allready use this method for their cats and dogs and it really works :)

Offline Feone

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Just a few tips for removing them, annoying things are really common here.

Don't try it by hand, don't use alcohol, vinegar or something similar on them if they are attached. Use a tweezer of some sort. (applying something that sedates them will cause them to "panic" and inject some of their saliva, itll increase the chance of getting a disease even if it makes removing easier.)

Always keep an eye on the spot for a few days, if red circles appear around it get to a doctor as soon as possible. (Lyme disease). 
Last Edit: July 11, 2013, 05:52 pm by Feone