Discussion in 'Breeding, Raising, Feeding and Caring for Animals' started by 9anda1f, Oct 2, 2014.
Geoff has discovered an effective tick repellant.
Curious to know what the repellant is? Ive got a ton of them on my block and they cause a lot of problems. I heard Guinea fowl were good at tick control....
I suspect Bill meant to include this link https://permaculturenews.org/2014/10/02/organic-tick-repellant/
Thats the one, cheers pebble :y:
Heh, yes I DID mean to include the link ... can I claim "old-timers" brain?
91ando1f is right about guinea hens. a flock of 9 of them cleaned up 7 acres for me in Arkansas. They were thick as hair on a dog's back when I got the hens. In a month's time...clean as a whistle. With them I didn't need a repellant. Before that I used sulphur (flowers of sulphur at most pharmacies)on my cuffs and even dusted my hogs with it.
Just thought I'd chime in.
Love t all'
I have been testing out pat colebys animal care. I have been using 99.9% yellow dusting sulphur in the lick for my moos and in my chicken feed. So far it's stopped the buffalo flies from biting my moos, and I haven't seen my chickens scratch themselves since. It supposes changes the smell in the blood, and stops parasitic pests biting them. Very cheap too.
Can't talk about the ticks as i am in a tick free zone, but pats book claims to stop them too!
When I was a child we gave garlic to our dogs as a repellent, well my parents did as did theirs. Then later in life with the invention of the INTERNET! I read that apparently garlic is extremely poisonous for dogs. Apparently not for fox terriers. These days I'd have to indemnify myself but I reckon it works.
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