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How to Keep Ticks Away this Summer - 4 Plants That Help

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Keep ticks away

Let’s talk about them - those dreaded, disgusting bugs called ticks. They are hard to see, hard to pull off once they bite, and hard to prevent. We are going to talk about some ways to keep them at bay. Plant these 4 plants around your house and they can keep the ticks away in summer.


What You Wear
Always covering up as much of your body as possible when you are outdoors is a great way to prevent ticks biting you. Long socks, long pants, and closed toe shoes are important when hiking in woody areas. Obviously in the summer, overheating is a possibility, so trying to wear long, thin clothing just to cover your skin will help immensely.

Wearing lighter colors will help you easily spot any ticks on you once you leave the woods.

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Your Yard
Those little buggers are Everywhere, including your backyard. There are steps you can take to keep your backyard as free as possible of ticks.

  • Keeping the grass kept up and mowed will really help reduce the number of ticks you will find in your yard.
  • Surprisingly, chickens eat ticks so having a few chickens in your yard will help lower the number of ticks. (And, you might get eggs from them, so it’s a win-win!)
  • Planting certain plants around your yard will help deter ticks (and other bugs)

These plants are that keep ticks away, are the following.

  1. Lavender
  2. Mint
  3. Marigolds
  4. Eucalyptus

Essential Oils to Prevent Ticks
I am a firm believer in the usage of essential oils when and only when they are used safely. We use essential oils for almost everything in our lives. I believe they are nature’s medicine and they’re referenced in the Bible often. They are great for keeping ticks away. You can use a combo of any of these and make a spray to spray all over yourself before you go outside.

If you happen to get bit by a tick, there are natural remedies for the bite. Knowing how to fully remove the tick is very important. Monitor the bite closely and seek medical help if a bull’s eye forms around the bite. Check your body very thoroughly for ticks once you have taken your clothes off that you were wearing outside. They can be very small, so you have to check very closely.