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Safe and Effective Tick Spray Formula

Safe and Effective Tick Spray Formula

Ticks are starting to become a real problem in many areas as the weather gets warmer. All the recent rain in the Northeast has caused an especially bad tick population boom. There are many kinds of ticks, but getting bit by deer ticks is no joke: they carry Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases including a red blood cell parasite. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is spread by the American dog tick, the lone-star tick, and the wood tick. Best to keep ticks far, far away from you and your companion animals and loved ones!

This herbal spray is based on herbalist knowledge, and it is a great find as a healthy alternative to synthetic pesticides because it really works well as a repellent. The spray calls for one ingredient, besides water–you can‘t get much simpler than that! Find out the formula here:

This spray is good to use on pet bedding. You will need:

2 teaspoons essential oil of rose geranium or palmerosa
2 cups water
1 spray bottle

1. Combine ingredients in the spray bottle and shake well to blend.

2. Spray areas where pets sleep.

And here is some more information on using rose geranium and palmerosa oils on your skin and on pet collars:

Tick Repellent

Rose Geranium for Ticks

Read more: Pets, Pests

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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3:23AM PDT on May 18, 2013

Make sure everybody is safe

12:50AM PDT on Jun 24, 2011

good to know

5:11PM PDT on Jun 23, 2011

Thanks for sharing.

10:37PM PST on Mar 9, 2011

Thanks for the info.

6:11PM PST on Dec 20, 2010


4:52PM PDT on May 3, 2010

Thanks for the info! How often do you spray the pets bed? Once a week? Can you put the same mix on the dog?

2:20AM PST on Mar 9, 2010

Ticks are no fun for anyone---especially our animals!

9:26PM PST on Feb 20, 2010

cute picture, and very accurate information that is being taken into consideration when dealing with these pesky creatures!

2:31PM PST on Dec 26, 2009

Those suckers are EVIL!! I work with animals & ticks are in the arachnid family (spiders) so they are extremely hard 2 eliminate. Most people don't know that they travel upward so you have 2 spray trees as well as lawns/bushes (check for nests in/around home). Also, you must keep pet on tick preventative (dogs-Preventic, cats-Revolution--please use caution when dealing with cats/ticks-some products are VERY HARMFUL 2 cats!!) a client once (who tried everything else) said Cedar-Cide worked, worth a try if u have an infestation u can't control!!

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