Cindy Kennedy received this tip from one of her podcast subscribers and thought it would be a good item to share.
Bernard Richard is from Western Massachusetts. He is fighting the over abundance of ticks, which transmit a whole host of infections, including Lyme disease, by using a product he researched. Here is what he said.
You had requested the name of the product that I had been using to eliminate ticks from my property. I had originally hired a professional service to spray my property , and realized that it was a concentrate that I could buy from Amazon.
Essentria IC3 Concentrate
I use a heavy dose at the beginning of the season (8 oz. per gallon of water), then a reduced amount (4-5 oz. per gallon of water) on a three week schedule throughout the season. What I like about the product is that it is organic without any chemical insecticides. It contains Rosemary Oil and Peppermint Oil along with additional ingredients which makes it even safe to use around animals.
Regards, Bernard Richard
Please note that the Essentria also kills: Aphids, ants, bees, boxelder bugs, centipedes, cockroaches, crickets, darkling beetles, firebrats, fleas, ground beetles, fowl mites, mites, millipedes, pillbugs, silverfish, sowbugs, spiders, ticks and wasps and others. Please refer to the product label for the complete list.
Before using a new product read the instructions, ingredients and any warnings on the label. I have not yet used this product and I am not endorsed by the company. This information is for general use only.