Rosemary Oil is a great option to deter ticks. They are sensitive to potent scents like rosemary. This natural tick repellent is easy to make and to use.
How Does Rosemary Deter Ticks?
Rosemary contains powerful compounds that make it an extremely strong essential oil that helps deter ticks from getting close to the area where it is scented.
Rosemary‘s scent is very strong and overwhelming for ticks, causing them to flee and seek refuge.
Will Rosemary Kill Ticks?
They’re at risk due to the strong smell and can be killed very quickly when they come in contact with essential oils.
How To Use Rosemary Oil To Get Rid Of Ticks
Rosemary oil is best used to deter ticks. You can water down (dilute) the oil with water to make an aerosol spray bottle, then apply the spray the areas you want to.
Below are the steps needed to create rosemary oil spray.
- Fill the spray bottle with tap water to 3/4 of the way.
- Mix around 12 drops of rosemary essential oil into the bottle of water to reduce it.
- Spray only the areas that you want to keep ticks away from. This includes window sills doors, door frames and the base of your bed.
Other Annoying Pests That Can Be Deterred By Rosemary
Rosemary is an excellent method of keeping ticks away. It can also help in the fight against other pests such as the ones below.
Some More Scented Oils That Usually Repel Ticks
- Black Pepper
- Spice Leaf
- Tea Tree
So Is Rosemary An Effective Organic Tick Repellent?
If you’ve tried using Rosemary Oil to deter ticks and it fails, it’s a good idea to call a specialist in pest control to take a look. If the problem is serious, they may have to resort to using a very effective insecticides. However, I believe it’s best to use natural solutions first when possible.