posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 06:32 AM
reply to post by WoodSpirit
Ticks don't like Plantain (Plantago sp.), try eating the seeds every day and also mashing the whole plant in alcohol, allow to soak for a day, strain
out the plant pieces and put in a spray bottle.
Something I just read but haven;t tried is eating Alfalfa (supplement available at health food stores), 2 tablets 3X per day for at least 3 days.
Ticks are a huge problem where I am as well. Anywhere you have deer, rabbits or mice they can be found. Terrain doesn't seem to matter either,
they're in pine woods, hard woods, open fields and hedges.
I can catch most of the big ones but the seed ticks (larval stage) are a real problem as they show up by the hundred.
I'll be testing the alfalfa next year.
Freezing temperatures are your only relief from the constant attacks.
Maybe that's why I love fall in the woods so much.