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Story-Based Education Increases Homeowner Knowledge of Lyme Disease Prevention

Tick bite prevention education through a film series “Spray Safe, Play Safe” Many of us, especially those who are living in regions of the northeastern United States, may already know that blacklegged ticks can carry pathogens that cause diseases, including Lyme disease. Thus, Lyme disease prevention is needed. Currently, educational materials of Lyme disease prevention …

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Black legged ticks spread Lyme disease

Natural Tick Control: The Tick App is a Powerful New Tool to Fight Ticks and Lyme Disease

The Tick App: a research project to prevent tick-borne diseases The Tick App was developed as a part of a research study by researchers from Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin – Madison, members of the CDC Regional Centers for Excellence in Vector-Borne diseases. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is funding for this project.  The …

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Natural Mosquito Control – the role of Cedarwood Oil in professional mosquito repellent products

Natural mosquito control: Cedarwood oil has excellent bioactivity against many arthropods The insect repellency properties of trees from the Juniperus genius of the family Cupressaceae have been know for centuries. This is why important cloth items are traditionally stored in Cedar chests. This is also why wooden hangers are made of Juniper or Cedar. In …

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Essential oils kill mosquitoes

Using Geraniol to Naturally Control Mosquitoes and Ticks

Geraniol is an important tool to naturally control mosquitoes and ticks Geraniol, is a naturally-occurring monoterpenoid. It is small and light, allowing  it to float easily into the air so we can  smell it.   (10C  18H  O). (Awesome chemical profile from Baker and Grant at Cornell – Geraniol Profile) Significant amounts of it are found …

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Using Castor Oil to Naturally Control Mosquitoes and Ticks

Using essential oils for Natural mosquito and tick control: Castor oil for mosquito and tick control Castor oil is derived from the cold-pressing of the seeds of the castor bean (Ricinus communis). While the traditional process involved cold-pressing unheated castor beans, most modern industrial sources preheat the beans. The essential oil we use for Stop …

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Lemongrass oil kills mosquitoes

Using Lemongrass Oil to Control Mosquitoes and Ticks

Using essential oils for Natural mosquito and tick control: Lemongrass oil for mosquito and tick control Hundreds of research papers, dissertations, book chapters and webpages have been written detailing studies about the efficacy of Lemongrass oil on mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches and other arthropods.  Here are some of my favorites: Here; Here; Here; Here; Yes, this …

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