Get rid of ticks
Home remedies to remove ticks
HOW TO GET RID OF TICKS
Are home remedies to remove ticks completely safe?
There are numerous folk remedies for detaching the ticks (using heat, applying oil, vaseline or nail polish on the tick, etc..) All of them are based on the fact that covering the ticks body will impede them to breathe and, consequently, they will have to release themselves from the host.
May be trying one of these home remedies to remove ticks can be very effective, but, the most prudent thing to do, especially when the tick is well attached to the body, is to make a visit to your doctor. He/she knows how to remove it correctly.
This must be done as easy as possible. Your doctor will surely administer you an antibiotic as a preventive measure for possible infection.
How to remove ticks correctly
If the tick is not too anchored in the skin, it can be removed using tweezers. This will be done carefully to avoid squeezing its body.
Natural repellent for ticks
To prevent or repel the attack of skin parasites, we can use pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) (See toxicity of pennyroyal). If a branch of this plant is scrubbed on the legs or other body part, these parasites will go away or will not dare to approach.
Natural repellent for ticks on dogs and cats
In case of pets, a good way to prevent ticks from attacking dogs, cats or other animals is to make a necklace with branches and leaves of pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium). Placed on their neck, it will drive away ticks. At the same time, it will provide the animal in question with a very pleasant aroma.
There are certainly very cheap synthetic ticks repellents in the market today. They are also easy to apply, but this remedy is much more environmentally friendly and can be applied immediately if we are able to pick up a useful piece of this plant.
More information about ticks and other intestinal worms and its natural treatment in the listing above.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.