We treat our lawn with Ecosmart. It's a natural tick repellent. I haven't seen any ticks on the lawn so it must be working. It smells really strong like peppermint though. There are a whole bunch of natural tick repellents. Most of them have peppermint oil, cedar oil, or garlic.
My cat is very scared of anything in a spray bottle, so I don't spray her with tick repellent; I just keep her inside most of the time.
Our kitty is indoors only cat. Our winters are fairly mild...just drop below freezing now and then.
But, I've only ever seen one tick...and it was the summer after I was bit. (or I should say the summer after my symptoms started...never saw evidence of a bite )
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi