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Carnivalpunk

Ticks don't like peppermint oil.

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 Uncle Thanky    655

"Campho-phenique" also works.

And is not as expensive; nor hard to get.

I have to travel 50 miles to get essential oils.

Used it many times as a child.

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 Eagles fan    112

When I was young we used a burning cigarette. I would prefer peppermint oil. Thanks for the info :)

I have about 15 types of essential oils. I just made a batch of lip balm. It has cocoa butter, bees wax and coconut oil.

The essential oils are peppermint, spearmint and cinnamon.

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 Cinders77    92

My brother made a peppermint spray from essential oils and sprayed in his yard last year to see if it would get rid of mosquitoes.  And it did!  He said they were able to sit out without getting bitten pretty much all summer long.  

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 Uncle Thanky    655

I spent last weekend in the woods. I went to the "Marshmellow Jam" and it is surrounded by woods.

I applied peppermint oil around each ankle, both wrists, and down each side of my neck; twice each day at dawn and dusk.

Not even the flies bothered me.

Experiment was a success. Peppermint oil = no bugs!

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 Uncle Thanky    655
6 minutes ago, apache54 said:

has anyone tried it on Chiggers? (red bugs)

Either, I don't have any; or it works.

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 apache54    3,118
23 minutes ago, Uncle Thanky said:

Either, I don't have any; or it works.

powdered sulphur works great on chiggers, that is all i used when fishing in the south where had to walk thru grass.

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 Carnivalpunk    212
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42 minutes ago, apache54 said:

powdered sulphur works great on chiggers, that is all i used when fishing in the south where had to walk thru grass.

For chiggers and mosquitoes I chew an unlit match. Not the blue tipped ones!!!!! The sulphur in them keeps most of them away.

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 Carnivalpunk    212

Here in Ohio, the ticks are so bad it's almost unreal. Took my kiddos to the doctor for a check up and a nurse who over heard my wife and I talking about ticks stopped what she was doing to jump in our conversation. She was saying that multiple people come in every day for ticks and she's never seen it like this in her 30+ years, by a long shot. The mild winter didn't kill them off and even in the winter months people were coming in to get them removed. 

A few family members already had ticks on them this year. 

A worker a tractor supply was saying the same things about dogs picking them up too. They are bad and the poisons for fleas and ticks aren't working well either. 

 

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 apache54    3,118
39 minutes ago, Carnivalpunk said:

For chiggers and mosquitoes I chew an unlit match. Not the blue tipped ones!!!!! The sulphur in them keeps most of them away.

Thanks !:D

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