LONG ISLAND, N.Y., July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Alternative Earthcare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across LongIsland, New York since 1996. Specializing in mosquito, flea, and east end tick control, traditional lawn services (including aeration and seeding), irrigation system services, tree removal and pruning, and Christmas
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Ticks pose a very real problem for Long Islanders as the tick population rises and the spread of tick borne diseases reaches alarming heights. People are now recognizing the importance of utilizing the most natural and least toxic ways to address pest control while protecting themselves and their families. Essential oils are a natural way to repel ticks and keep their populations at bay. Alternative Earthcare, Long Island's answer to environmentally conscious and effective tick control, shares 3 essential oils that repel ticks.
1. Rose geranium oil. There are two varieties of rose geranium oil. Look for pelargonium capitatum x radens, as opposed to pelargonium graveolens, for a more effective tick repellent. Rose geranium oil is one of the few oils that does not need to be diluted. It can be worn by humans and dogs, but should not be applied to cats or horses. Use rose geranium oil directly on skin at pulse points or make a spray that can be spritzed on people and clothing. For dogs, a small amount should be applied near the tail and neck. To dilute for a spray, combine 8 ounces of water with 2 tablespoons of witch hazel and 10-30 drops of Rose Geranium oil.
2. Lemongrass. Lemongrass oil works as a repellent for both ticks and fleas. This oil is for use on humans, dogs, or horses but should never be used on cats. Lemongrass has a pleasing aroma and is even good for skin. It is a relative of citronella grass, which is also a tick repelling plant. Dilute oils in carrier base oils or water.
3. Lavender. Lavender works as a tick deterrent as well as a method to prevent ticks from hatching. This oil can be diluted with water and sprayed in tick habitats to prevent hatching. It can also be worn as a repellent on both humans as well as dogs, though it should not be used on cats. In order to dilute lavender, add 12 drops of essential oil per 30ml of carrier oil.
Serving both Suffolk and Nassau County, including the East End and the Hamptons, Alternative Earthcare offers a variety of organic, non-toxic lawn care services for your home or business. In addition to beautifying and maintaining properties, the award-winning staff is also dedicated to the safety and health of their customers.
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