Organic Tick Repellant

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  1. 9anda1f

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    Geoff has discovered an effective tick repellant.

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    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....
     
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    Thats the one, cheers pebble :y:
     
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    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.
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    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!
     
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    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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