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garlic spray for tick and mosquito control

Posted by lisaloo MA z6 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 1, 03 at 10:34

Has anyone tried any of the garlic based sprays for tick and mosquito control? Do they work?

My inlaws have a large 'farm' in NH that includes woods and an unmown field, that is basically crawling with ticks all summer, and unless there's a good breeze (ok, more than a breeze...hurricane maybe?) the air is thick with mosquitos. No one lives there full time, so unfortunately I don't think guinea hens are an option (anyone know if presence of guinea fowl attracts predatory wildlife?).

Any ideas?


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RE: garlic spray for tick and mosquito control

Not in my experience. Nothing is more effective (other than long pants!) for mosquitoes than DEET. Here's a link for the Centers for Disease Control's Fact Sheet on mosquito control and avoidance. I suspect that they have something similar for ticks (Lyme disease, etc.).

Regards,
Colin

Here is a link that might be useful: CDC Fact Sheet


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RE: garlic spray for tick and mosquito control

I'd like to know if anyone has had success with the garlic spray also. I believe one name brand is Mosquito Barrier and also Mosquito czar.


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RE: garlic spray for tick and mosquito control

I will use garlic spray tomorrow, i just did for the first time. Tomorrow i will use it, and then i report here, if i had success!

Keep it green!

Here is a link that might be useful: Garlic Spray


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RE: garlic spray for tick and mosquito control

It doesn't repel tick, (or any other insects) because they don't have an olfactory sense like ours, but it sure does repel any humans!


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RE: garlic spray for tick and mosquito control

I'm wondering if there is an update? Did it work?


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RE: garlic spray for tick and mosquito control

A friend of mine is a dog breeder in Puerto Rico and lives right next to the jungle. For years she had serious tick infestations and had to use Frontline for her dogs constantly. This past year she started spraying a garlic spray called Mosquito Barrier in her yard once a month and the problem ended immediately. She has not even had to put a single dose of frontline on her dogs since she started. She didn't mention mosquitos, but garlic spray certainly worked for her when it came to fleas and ticks. With summer right around the corner, I am planning on buying some for my land today. Also, about guineas, before we moved onto our land we put some adolescent guineas on it in a strong dog kennel, planning to release them when we were living on the land 24/7. Within a week the coyotes had eaten all 25 of them, they had pried through the chain link. Of course, our land already had coyotes so I can't say they attracted prey animals but the guineas were certainly defenseless from them.

Here is a link that might be useful: Garlic Spray


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