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"How To Naturally Eliminate Ticks from Your Yard Without Using Pesticides"

Here are some chemical free ways of keeping your property tick-free this season.

5 Natural Tick Solutions for Your Yard



Cedar Oil

Neem Oil

Garlic Oil

Peppermint Oil

Diatomaceous Earth


Cedar Oil


Cedar oil kills and keeps ticks at bay by causing dehydration, hindering breathing, upsetting pheromones, and emulsifying body fats.


Making this mixture is simple. In a spray bottle, blend 1-2 teaspoons of cedarwood essential oil with 1 cup of water. Apply the combination around the edge of your property every few weeks or as needed.


Neem Oil


Neem oil is another natural effective pesticide. When ingested, neem oil makes ticks lose their appetite. This makes them infertile and starve to death. When applied directly to a tick's body, neem oil obstructs the tick's breathing and causes suffocation.


To safeguard your yard from ticks, add 2 teaspoons of neem oil to 4 cups of water in a spray bottle. Apply the mixture on the ground, particularly in areas with long grass and weeds.



Garlic Oil


Garlic oil functions as a tick repellant due to its impactful scent, which deters ticks from feeding and laying eggs.


To make garlic spray at home, finely mince 2-4 bulbs of garlic and allowed it to soak 24 hours in 1 cup of water. After the 24 hours add the mixture to a spray bottle and apply it around your yard or grass.


Peppermint Oil


Peppermint oil is one more rejuvenating ointment with a solid fragrance that can be utilized to repulse ticks.


In a spray bottle, blend 8 drops of peppermint oil with 1 cup of water. Spray the mixture around the border of your yard and in regions where ticks are active. Reapply it when the fragrance begins to fade, usually around 1 to 2 weeks.


Diatomaceous Earth


Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring substance produced from sharp, minuscule fossils of marine algae. This rough powder can be utilized to kill different vermin, including ticks, by obliterating the waxy external layer of their exoskeletons, making them dry out and bite the dust from lack of hydration.


You can sprinkle diatomaceous earth around your home and yard to keep ticks out. Make a line around 1 to 2 inches thick around the perimeter to kill any ticks that attempt to go through.


Trim Weeds and Grass



Areas with tall grass and thick weeds provide an optimal climate for ticks, giving them cover and shade. Cut your grass and trim weeds routinely to assist with reduce tick action.


Trim Back Overgrown Areas



Trim large shrubs, bushes and trees to allow for more sunlight in your yard. Allowing more sunlight to shine on your grass and soil makes it dry and warm, which is a less friendly climate for ticks.


Plant Tick-Repelling Plants


While certain plants are a food hotspot for bugs, others produce poisons and oils that fend pests off. Here are a few common plants that can help kill or deter ticks in your yard:

Rosemary

Beautyberry

Mint

Garlic

Sage

Lavender

Eucalyptus

Lemongrass

Marigolds

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