I wrote a while back about natural tick repellents. I’m afraid to say it hasn’t been terribly effective. I’ve switched to a mixture of essential oils with apple cider vinegar that had been soaking with calendula (marigold) blossoms for a bit over a month. I’m also going to add garlic to both my diet and that of the dogs. Ticks have been quite attracted to me as well. Rotten buggers! I hate ticks.
I wrote in my NRN Blog about how the cats never have attached ticks. The ones that are outside the most roll in the dirt a lot. I wonder if they are not rolling in the dirt to remove ticks.
Am I worried about tick-borne disease? Nope. Ticks have evolved right along with canines and if ticks were truly a problem, canines wouldn’t be around today. Same with heartworm.