How to Get Rid of Ticks in Your Yard Naturally

How to Get Rid of Ticks in Your Yard Naturally

Ticks are hard to spot and they aren’t always easy to get rid of. They post a threat to both you and your pets, so it’s important to keep your yard free of ticks.

Tick bites can transmit bacteria that cause Lyme disease, babesiosis, and ehrlichiosis. Tick bites can also cause headaches, nausea, and high fevers. Ticks usually live outside in trees, grass, and most places in your backyard.

Instead of treating your yard with potentially toxic chemicals, here are some ways you can get rid of ticks in your yard naturally.

5 Ways to Get Ticks Out Of Your Yard Naturally

Ticks prefer to lurk in the grass and shaded areas around your yard. Keeping your yard well maintained is key to reducing the number of ticks in your yard. Here are five ways to naturally get ticks out of your yard

  1. Keep Your Yard Clean

    Ticks love to breed in debris such as piles of leaves, lumber, brush, and bricks. If your yard has a lot of waste piling up it can become infested with ticks, so make sure to clean it up.

    Keeping your grass cut short and trees trimmed back also helps reduce the risk of ticks living in your yard. If your grass is too short, ticks will likely find shelter somewhere else. Ticks thrive in dark, moist areas and hate it anywhere that it’s hot and sunny. Increase sun exposure to your yard in any ways that you can.

  2. Keep Wildlife Out of Your Yard

    Ticks can’t survive without a host to feed on. What’s the perfect host? Wildlife that does nothing but roam through tall grass and deep forests. Most wildlife carries ticks. If you have deer, rabbits, or squirrels coming into your yard, they’re likely bringing some tickets with them. If you’re doing anything to attract wild animals, such as leaving out food for them, stop doing this! If you aren’t doing anything to attract them, you might need to put up some kind of fence to keep them out.

  3. Grow Tick-Repelling Plants

    Just like there are certain plants that repel mosquitoes, there are plants that ticks hate, too. Plant some of these around your property to naturally keep ticks away:

    • Lavender
    • Garlic
    • Lemongrass
    • Mint
    • Catnip
    • Rosemary

    We recommend planting them in areas you spend a lot of time in so the smell has a stronger concentration in the most important parts of your backyard.

  4. Get Chickens!

    Okay, this one might not be feasible for everyone but it is a seriously great way to naturally get rid of ticks in your yard. Chicken, and other similar birds such as turkeys and guinea fowl, eat all kinds of insects, ticks included.

    If raising birds is possible for you, you should definitely try out this method for natural pest control. Some people say they never see another tick in their yard after getting a few chickens! Plus, who doesn’t want some farm fresh eggs?

  5. Natural Tick Repellent

    Last but not least, use a natural tick repellent to keep ticks away for good. Mosquito Magician’s natural insect killer and repellent is made from essential oils including lemongrass, garlic, citronella, cedar wood and rosemary. It’s 100% safe for pets, children, and beneficial wildlife.

How to Get Rid of Ticks Naturally on Dogs

Ticks are a common problem among dog owners. Ticks attach to your dog’s skin and suck your dog’s blood over time. It’s rare, but sometimes ticks can cause a rash, redness, and spread Lyme disease. Here are some ways you can naturally get rid of ticks on your dog.

  • Use natural tick repellent – Treat your yard with a pet-safe, natural insect repellent to keep ticks away.
  • Use apple cider vinegar in your dog’s water – Ticks hate the smell of apple cider vinegar. Mix a teaspoon of ACV into a quart of water to repel ticks from your dog. You could also spray them down once a day with a mixture of half water and half apple cider vinegar.
  • Remove ticks from your dog using tweezers

When Are Ticks Most Active?

Ticks can be active year-round, but they are more prevalent during the summertime. Most ticks love to look for their next host outdoors and can discretely latch on to wildlife, pets, and people while they’re outside. Soft ticks are more active in the afternoon when the temperature lowers and hard ticks hunt for their prey during the daytime hours.

Naturally Get Rid of Ticks Today!

Our Mosquito Magician concentrate was formulated as an effective, safe, and natural tick, mosquito, and flea repellent. It contains ingredients such as lemongrass oil, garlic oil, and citronella oil and is 100% safe for children and pets!

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