November is here which means flea and tick season is upon us. Both pests feed on blood and cause irritating bites. Their bites both transmit different diseases; Fleas transmit tapeworms and ticks can carry Lyme disease and the Rocky Mountain fever. These illnesses can cause major health issues if go untreated, so keeping yourself, your family and your furry friends safe is a top priority as we roll into the season. Utilizing plants is a great (and natural) way to repel these pests. We have found the best garden plants that you can plant to help keep you and your pets safe this flea and tick season.
If all natural is your thing, then rosemary is for you! Rosemary is an herb that is a natural flea and tick repellent. Herbal essential oils are often a good eco-friendly pest repellent. Rosemary carries a strong scent. So only dusting a few spring around the garden will help keep the fleas and ticks away. The good thing is, is that rosemary also repels mites, flies and aphids.
A compact ornamental perennial that has dense, silver foliage that will help keep fleas and ticks away is called wormwood. Wormwood is also known as artemisia. The leaves on this plant are aromatic. That is what helps to scare away the fleas and ticks. Wormwood is good for more than just a flea and tick repellent. It can be used to make natural tea. Wormwood is also the main ingredient in absinthe. Absinthe is a distilled, highly concentrated alcohol. The benefits that wormwood gives is great, so make sure to pick up some for all your needs!
Garlic is probably one you’ve never thought of. Many people associate garlic with home kitchen cooking. Garlic is part of the allium family. We has humans love the smell and taste of garlic. But fleas and ticks strongly dislike it. This is why this is an amazing way to deter those pests from your yard. Taking some garlic cloves and sprinkling them around the perimeter of your yard it will stop the fleas and ticks from entering. If you live in an area where deer are present garlic will also keep deer away.
As you can see there is a lot of natural remedies used to help keep fleas and ticks out of your yard. We want to make sure you are safe. Share below which one you used. Contact us today at Four Seasons Sunrooms and Windows today for your free no obligation consultation!