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Should you use organic products when spraying for ticks?
June 28, 2022 at 7:00 AM
A tick on someone's hand.

More than most other pests, ticks are more than just a nuisance. Ticks pose a significant health hazard to people, and eliminating these insects is essential to preserving your and your family’s health. Still, applying synthetic pesticides can be like fighting fire with fire, often resulting in these toxic chemicals hurting someone or something. If you want to eliminate ticks without exposing your loved ones to hazardous materials, spraying for ticks with organic sprays is an excellent solution. Here’s everything you need to know about organic tick treatments:

What is organic tick spray?

The most effective organic tick spray contains what many consider a harmless chemical: cedar oil. In the past, many organic sprays have been ineffective and lasted for a few hours at best.

Their ineffectuality is because these products relied on herbs and essential oils but didn’t pack the punch needed to eliminate the ticks. Cedar oil, however, works perfectly. Cedar oil blocks the tick’s scent receptors, disrupts its bodily systems, and suffocates it.

Still, cedar oil has a far more lethal effect. When ticks come in contact with cedar oil, they dry up. Young ticks completely disintegrate, and it almost always fatally injures adults.

How often and where should I apply organic tick spray?

A minor disadvantage of using organic materials when spraying for ticks is these products lack the potency of synthetic pesticides. Because they wear off faster, we advise spraying every three weeks, though some people prefer spraying every six weeks.

Depending on the product, some organic applications last 45 to 60 days. We recommend five treatments per season, which requires spraying at least once a month. You need to consider other variables, too. You likely require more frequent applications if you:

  • Live in a densely wooded area.
  • Live in an area that experiences heavy rain.
  • Live in an area with sizable populations of carrier animals like mice, raccoons, squirrels, and deer that visit your property.

We advise applying organic tic