Many people say they’re not a fan of summer due to all the bugs and insects that come along with the warm weather. But there are a lot of natural ways to keep the bugs away so you can start enjoying everything about summer - especially when it comes to spending time outside! Here we’re talking about how to get rid of ticks, it’s one simple tip that will sure make your summer days and lifestyle much better!
“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” - Wallace Stevens
Keep Ticks Off of You
The tip on how to keep ticks away naturally is pretty simple, all you need is a lint roller with adhesive layers and some essential oils. Whenever you go outside, take it with you and occasionally roll it on your clothes. It may seem a bit dreary to keep stopping your relaxing time to roll something on your clothes, but remember the advantages that will come with avoiding ticks this way:
- You won’t cover yourself with chemicals
- It saves you money
- It’s safe and easy
- Ticks can transmit Lyme disease, so whatever keeps them away it’s worth trying
In addition, you can also try adding an essential oil to your clothing and rub it onto your skin before going outside. This is what will keep ticks off of you, as well as keep mosquitoes and flies away.
Important: Dogs are very susceptible to tick bites. So, in order to avoid this, take a look at this article.
Keep Ticks Away with these 5 Essential Oils
The sweet smell of lavender deters not only ticks but many other kinds of insects. While humans love the scent, it’s a great way to keep ticks and bugs from coming near you. It’s also beautiful! Be sure to add some to your garden landscape!
Pennyroyal is a member of the mint family, making it toxic to insects. It also resembles marigolds - and they’re natural mosquitoes repellent plants!
If it happens that your home gets infested by ticks, hire a local exterminator!
Lemongrass essential oil works as a natural flea repellent along with helping keep ticks off of you. In addition, it can be sprayed directly on your skin.
Did you know lemongrass is also a vegetable used in cooking that adds a citrusy flavor to your food? And it’s one you can regrow from scraps at home: check it out!
Aside from being good to keep ticks away - especially if combined with citronella oil - eucalyptus will help in case you get bitten as well. The extract from eucalyptus plant reduces the effects of tick bites.
One nice thing about essential oils is that if you’re a fan of DIY at home, there are several recipes to try making your own!
Lemon juice slightly diluted in water will do the trick for keeping bugs away. Just spray a bit on your clothes and skin! Because lemon juice can burn your skin when in direct sun light, this is the perfect option for those who prefer the summer night breeze.
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