Natural Ways to Keep Ticks Off Your Pets

Tick season is here (not that it truly ever disappears) and that means your pets are at risk every time they go outdoors. A simple walk or a few minutes of outdoor play can cause ticks. If you’d rather avoid this problem, the following natural solutions can help keep this pest off of your pet. Use one or more of these ideas to stay tick-free all summer long.

Cut Down Weeds

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Ticks live in brushy areas and in areas with tall grass and shrubs. Hiding in these areas is so much easier. A tick will jump from its hiding location and jump onto your pet (and people) as he passes by. When you cut down weeds and tall grass, that worry is gone.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are great for dog’s baths and when used as a topical solution. Use a lemon eucalyptus essential oil during bath time or use it as a topical treatment. It acts as a natural insect repellent that keeps ticks and mosquitoes alike away.

Groom Your Pets

Ticks are a major problem for pets with long, mangled and ungroomed hair. It is easier for tasks to hitch a ride onto them.  Eliminate this worry by taking care of your pets and their grooming needs.

Use Diatomaceous Earth

A few ticks can always hide in a lawn no matter how meticulous you are with landscaping. Scattering food-grade diatomaceous earth on the lawn can further help protect your family and the pets against ticks all year long.

Call an Exterminator

The number one way to ensure ticks do not cause harm to your pets this summer is through pest protection. A tick exterminator athens has a number of solutions that keep this pest away from your home and your pets.