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5 minute read This site is supported by affiliate advertising. Which means we may earn some money if you click the product links. Thanks for your support! Over the past few years the prevalence of ticks and tick borne diseases is continuing to increase. Learn how to use natural tick repellents to protect your dog from tick bites. Since the tell tail signs of a tick bite such as a rash or even the…

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This site is supported by affiliate advertising. Which means we may earn some money if you click the product links. Thanks for your support! “How do I get rid of ticks and fleas in my house and yard naturally?”- This is a question facing many families. Over the past few years Americans have been increasing their outdoor activities. Running, hiking, or tossing a foot ball are great ways to get some…

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This site is supported by affiliate advertising. Which means we may earn some money if you click the product links. Thanks for your support! Once cockroaches establish a colony it can be very hard to remove them. They are among the hardest of insects, able to survive in both the arctic and tropics. This means its good to prevent them from even wanting to enter your home. One way to do this is by…

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This site is supported by affiliate advertising. Which means we may earn some money if you click the product links. Thanks for your support! If your looking for essential oils to get rid of fruit flies you likly are familiar with essential oils and may even have a few bottles. However what is less common are good essential oil diffusers. Below is a quality diffuser my family has been using for the…

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This site is supported by affiliate advertising. Which means we may earn some money if you click the product links. Thanks for your support! What eats ticks is becoming an increasingly relevant question due to the rapid increase in tick borne illnesses. From Lyme to Rocky Mountain spotted fever there are plenty of reasons to find the arch enemy of ticks. Knowing what eats ticks helps us know what…

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This site is supported by affiliate advertising. Which means we may earn some money if you click the product links. Thanks for your support! Was it the dots scattering across the room when you turned on the light? Was it the dead roach in the corner of the room or the musty smell? Whatever tipped you off you need to know how to get rid of cockroaches fast! This article will help you learn what to…

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This site is supported by affiliate advertising. Which means we may earn some money if you click the product links. Thanks for your support! Diatomaceous earth is one of the best natural pest repellents in the world? Why? Glad you asked. Diatomaceous earth can kill almost any insect without using chemicals and will not harm the environment, your pets or kids. Knowing diatomaceous earth is…

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This site is supported by affiliate advertising. Which means we may earn some money if you click the product links. Thanks for your support! It might start on the first warm spring evening. It could start during a late afternoon walk in a shady park. If you spend time out doors your likely to encounter mosquitoes. As your swat away these annoying blood suckers you may wonder what purpose do they…

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This site is supported by affiliate advertising. Which means we may earn some money if you click the product links. Thanks for your support! The rapid increase in bug borne illnesses is prompting many people to consider various strategies to repel bugs. In this process many people ask “What indoor plants repel bugs?” Before we can identify indoor plants that repel bugs we need to know how bugs…

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At first glance cave crickets seem like the stuff of childhood nightmares. Their long legs make them look like wolf spiders which is scary enough, and then they start jumping right at you. I’ll never forget my first encounter with cave crickets . While removing an old log pile under a deck I discovered a nest with a dozen or so VERY large cave crickets. At first it seemed like small mice were…

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Pest control is usually one of those chores that we put off until the last minute. Dealing with mice, ants, ticks, gnats, or any of the other pests that roam our home and yards is never a pleasant task. When you finally need to address the mouse stealing dog food or the cloud of gnats around your picnic then you still have to decide what product to use. Should you grab the traditional chemical…

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Over the past few years media reports of ticks and tick borne illnesses have continually increased. Reading and hearing these stories makes most people want to know what types of ticks live near by. However before getting into the details of where to find various types of ticks you should be able to answer the question: what are ticks? Ticks are actually not insects, they are considered parasitic…

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There was a cartoon I used to watch where a fox went into a pond with only his nose sticking out and all the ticks, fleas and bugs came off him. It seems kind of silly but that idea always stuck with me, just take a long swim and you get get rid of any ticks you might have picked up. But can you drown a tick? Do ticks swim? Lets see what science says. First we need to look at how ticks breath…

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This site is supported by affiliate advertising. Which means we may earn some money if you click the product links. Thanks for your support! For most people the sight of mouse droppings or a chewed box leads to two thoughts. First, what has this critter contaminated in my house and secondly how do I get ride of it. For the first issue make sure you clean extra well and be careful not to touch or…

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To determine how long ticks can live without a host we fist need to understand what ticks are and what they need to survive. Once we know our enemy then we’ll know their weakness’ and how long ticks can live without a host. What Are Ticks Ticks are considered arthropods with one primary body segment. This puts them in the same category as daddy long legs and scorpions. Interestingly , ticks don’t…

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This site is supported by affiliate advertising. Which means I may earn some money if you click the product links. Thanks for your support! The chewed corners of a box, black dropping on the floor, and scratching in the walls are all signs of mice. Unfortunately this means mice have already taken up residence in your home and you need to wage an all out war to evict them. If left unchecked mice…

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This site is supported by affiliate advertising. Which means we may earn some money if you click the product links. Thanks for your support! Tick Management Action Plan The natural pest repellents Tick Management Action Plan is the result of hours spent reading and testing various products and methods to repel ticks. While researching natural tick repellents and reading dozens of studies on pest…

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This site is supported by affiliate advertising. Which means we may earn some money if you click the product links. Thanks for your support! Over the past few years there has been an explosion of interest in ticks and tick related diseases. The cases of tick borne diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, ehrlichiosis, and human tick paralysis are increasing. Natural tick…

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Earlier this week I was asked “What states have the most ticks?”. On the surface it seems like a simple question, except that its probably vary hard to count ticks. There are many studies and models of how ticks will spread but almost no actual counts of ticks per US State, and no maps of tick populations . So I started looking at the reports of tick borne diseases. Using the search term “us state…

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In August 2017 an Essex County New Jersey resident discovered an unusual tick on her Icelandic sheep. After submitting the tick to the New Jersey Department of public health, researchers discovered it was a foreign tick species, The Asian longhorned tick. Since the infected sheep did not travel and was not in contact with other animals researchers concluded the The Asian longhorned tick must have…

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Considering the seriousness of tick borne diseases its easy to see why the use of natural repellents is essential when venturing into tick country. However even the most prepared among us will at times run out of our favorite natural DIY repellent. It might be the 5 extra friends that showed up asking for tick repellent or forgetting to pack it on vacation. Whatever the cause its good to have a…

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Most tick borne diseases are the result of an living organism. Lyme disease is caused by bacteria of the Borrelia, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is caused by Rickettsia rickettsii bacteria. With both Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever the infectious organism continues to spread in the host even after the tick is removed. Tick Paralysis however is a different kind of tick borne illness. Tick…

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This site is supported by affiliate advertising. Which means we may earn some money if you click the product links. Thanks for your support! The recipes below are based on research from the Tisserand Institute. Along with an excellent, research backed natural tick repellent recipe, they also have a very informative article on ticks. Check it out. As with anything new you should consult your doctor…

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The growing tick population in North America is turning many yards into danger zones. Based on a recent report by the CDC the cases of tick borne illness more then tripled in recent years. Fortunately it is possible to reduce your exposure to ticks. Tickscaping your yard can reduce the risk of tick borne disease for your family and pets. What is Tickscaping Most people are familiar with…

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The Lone Star tick has been crawling through the woods of the southeastern United States since it was first discovered in 1754. However it was only recently discovered that a bite from the Lone Star Tick could cause a red meat allergy called Alpha-Gal syndrome. Red Meat Allergy History Victims of Alpha-Gal syndrome usually do not encounter symptoms until after eating red meat. The symptoms…

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