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Ticks are literal parasites that suck blood from your pets. They carry diseasesthatare unhygienic, and most importantly, make our pets uncomfortable. Their bites are known to cause skin irritations and sometimes even allergic reactions which leads to excessive scratching.Ticks are literal parasites that suck blood from your pets. They carry diseasesthatare unhygienic, and most importantly, make our pets uncomfortable. Their bites are known to cause skin irritations and sometimes even allergic reactions which leads to excessive scratching.Signs And Symptoms:
- Shortness of Breath
If you’re not a big fan of chemicals, then here are a few natural tick control measures and home remedies that you could try:Preventive Measures
- Keep your lawn trimmed and get rid of wood piles so as to avoid a tick infestation.
- Stay away from pest infected areas like wooded areas, weedy parks, and prairies when going for a walk.
- Use Herbal Pet Collars or products with no toxins to protect cats and dogs.
- Make use of food-grade Diatomaceous Earth. It provides long lasting protection, scoring any insect’s outer layer when it comes in contact with the fine powder. It’s non-toxic so it’s safe to be used around your pets.
- Use Plant-based formulas that are designed to keep ticks away, by spraying them on your pet’s bedding and kennels. It’s is non-toxic as it’s made from plants. It is child and animal-friendly.
- Inspect your pet’s fur when brushing or washing them. If a tick is found, remove it carefully and disinfect the area.
- Organic Neem OilOrganic Neem oil is known to disrupt the growth of pests. Its anti-bacterial and anti-septic nature are especially advantageous when it comes to fighting ticks. Dilute the neem oil with lighter carrier oils like almond or jojoba oil and rub it on the affected area of your pet. It’s non-toxic to useful insects like honey bees. It only harms the aggressors.Note: Neem oil isn’t suitable for cats.
- Apple Cider Vinegar/ ACVBest when diluted. You could make a spray using ACV by diluting it with lavender or neem oil and water. Apply this solution on dogs, curtains, walls, or carpets to kill ticks.
- Aromatherapy OilOils like lemon, basil, cedar, cinnamon, lavender, and pennyroyal are natural repellents for ticks.
- CitrusFound in Oranges and lemons. To be effective, prepare an oil using peels. Boil it and cool it down naturally. When ready, apply to the affected areas carefully.
- VaselineJust cover the infected area with Vaseline by rubbing it on the affected area gently. Vaseline suffocates ticks and they soon die. Run a comb through your pet’s hair afterward and this will remove any nasty ticks.Ticks are a serious problem in our pets. They irritate the skin and are carriers of serious diseases. Follow these natural remedies and prevention methods to alleviate the discomfort caused by ticks.