How to Get Rid of Ticks
If you are a pet owner, you would be aware by now that ticks are such a nuisance – not only to your pets, but so as to the entire household. If you have a tick problem, you need to know How to Get Rid of Ticks. Today, there are popular synthetic brands that could get rid of these pests in an instant. However, if you have kids that play with your pets at home and for the sake of your pets it is safer to use natural home remedies. Keep reading to learn How to Get Rid of Ticks.
Natural home remedies are mostly ingredients that you could find inside the house or your pantry. Yes, you read it correctly. Some of the most effective tick removers are those that you mix with your food like salt, lemon, garlic, vinegar, and more. All you need to do is get a mixture to spray or bathe your pets into and a mixture that you can use to clean your furniture to ensure you get rid of ticks inside your house.
What are these natural home remedies?
As mentioned earlier, the following include, but is not limited to:
- Vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Mint Leaves
- Coconut Oil
There are other natural remedies that could help you on how to get rid of ticks, which you can find online. But, for the sake of availability, above are those that are always available in every household.
What do you do with these ingredients?
You can do so many things with these ingredients; you can make a spray, soap, a “scrub”, which could be used on your pets without worrying about any allergic reaction or so. You can also make a mixture that you can dilute with water that can help you get rid of ticks on your carpets, couches, bed, etc.
Lemon Tick Spray
You will need to mix lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, mint leaves, and lukewarm water. Put the mixture inside a spray bottle and let it sit overnight. The following day, before you give your pet a good bath, you spray the mixture to your pet and comb it. The comb will distribute the solution throughout the fur and to the skin, slowly allowing you to easy remove the tick. Constant use of the mixture can result to a more shiny fur for your pet.
Pet’s Natural and Herbal Shampoo
There are herbal shampoos that you could buy at stores that are great for your pet, just make sure that you take the time in reading the label to check out the ingredients. A good herbal shampoo for your pet should include any of the following:
- Pine Cedar
If you do not want to buy one, but prefers to make one then by all means do so. You can make an herbal shampoo with some of the common ingredients listed above.
You will need salt, baking soda, rosemary, eucalyptus, and lavender oil. It is recommended for pet owners to make this the night before you give your pet a bath to allow the ingredients to be mixed thoroughly.
While your pets’ fur is wet, you can use this to shampoo to your pet, it may not be as “soapy” as you expect it to be, but it will surely remove ticks and fleas and give your pets’ fur a wonderful shine once it is dry. Now you know How to Get Rid of Ticks.