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Tick repellant
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Rhonda Sullivan    Posted 03-28-2003 at 12:49:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What is the best repellant for ticks? My husband is an outdoors man and he is so bothered by those little ticks that are no bigger than a speck of pepper and sometimes smaller. He can't feel them crawling on him and does't know they're there till it starts itching. By that time, it's already embedded. He has tried everything: tying his pants legs and various kinds of repellants. Is there anything our there that really works???


MIke in Caroline    Posted 03-30-2003 at 07:00:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do a google search for Rose Geranium oil-its supposed to repell all sorts of critters


Rachel    Posted 03-29-2003 at 18:03:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Rhonda, an Ozark granny told me to use lye soap rubbed on skin dry. Got some at a farm auction for cheap, tried lye soap on 2 kids, off on 2 kids. Lye soap won on mosquitos, ticks and chiggers, all. Kids with Off on had mosquito bites and ticks, some, and chigger bites. This was last summer.


Jim Adams    Posted 03-29-2003 at 13:15:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Rhonda; About those tiny ticks. They may be Deer
ticks and carry Lime Disease. If you get a rosette inflamation around a tick bite see a doctor at once. This is the advice a doctor who ran a Lime Disease Clinic gave to our group of sportsmen.


rhudson    Posted 03-28-2003 at 21:25:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
the small ticks (the size of this period .) have been terrible in our area for the past 4 years. our son is reactive to them. we use deet (on the pants leggs, shoes and socks only). we use the 24% and sometimes the 29% on adults. do not use higher percentage on kids, it'll get rid of them too. i like the brand sold by walmart in the camping section. Repel, its in a 6.5 oz. green can. you can get it in a liquid, but like i said, we don't put it on the skin, so we like the spray on. we have to keep a can in each farm vehicle for the kids. last year,,the west nile hit our area. so now we're on the defence from ground and air attack. we've tried all the other stuff and none of it is 100% effective except the 24% deet.


DEET,highest % You can get!    Posted 03-28-2003 at 17:43:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some Folks swear by WD40.


TB    Posted 03-28-2003 at 17:11:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sulfer repells ticks fleas and probibly some friends but if he works outside he probibly won't mind.


Kat in NJ    Posted 03-28-2003 at 13:45:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Rhonda, I know a couple of state park rangers who swear by garlic, both the real thing and also garlic tablets. And their park was named as having one of the highest tick populations in the state a few years back, so they had to come up with something that really worked.

Unfortunately, this remedy will repel people as well! Although taking garlic tablets is a little less noxious than eating alot of raw garlic.

Anyway, for what it's worth, its the one thing that I know works on New Jersey ticks!

Kat


Bill in TN    Posted 03-28-2003 at 15:06:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Perminone, I think is the way it's spelled. Comes in a yellow spray can with a green top around here. Spray it on cloths, not skin...Deep woods off on the skin also helps. I've known some guys who sprayed black flag on their chaps...mostly for turkey mites though....anyway, I had a friend that wound up with lyme diease. Took him about 6 months to get rid of it....Bill


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