Essential Oils Shown To Be Safe, Effective Insect Repellents
For centuries, natural plant extracts have been used for their therapeutic and pest controlling characteristics. In fact, essential oils are known for their ability to interrupt the nervous system function of insects but not mammals- Journal of Scientific Reports.
According to studies, infected deer ticks begin to transmit Lyme Disease, on average of 24 to 48 hours after attachment. Therefore, the chances of contracting Lyme are greatly reduced when a tick is removed within the first 24-36 hours. Ultimately, early treatment (within the first few weeks after initial infection) almost always results in a full cure. However, the cure rate decreases the longer treatment is delayed— American Lyme Disease Foundation (ALDF)
What is Lyme Disease
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides the following information regarding facts about Lyme Disease:
Lyme Disease is caused by a spirochete; a corkscrew shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. It is primarily transmitted by deer (black-legged) ticks found in grassy, wooded areas throughout the U.S. and at least 60 other countries. Lyme is commonly accompanied by a bulls-eye rash. Additionally, flu-like symptoms such as body aches, fatigue, fever, headaches and stiff or swollen joints.
As reported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccines are not available for most tick borne diseases. Furthermore, they don’t prevent dogs from bringing ticks into your home. In general, tick bites on dogs may be hard to detect and symptoms may not appear for 7-21 days or longer. In any event, closely monitor your pet for changes in behavior or appetite. If you suspect signs of transmission, seek medical attention.
Be Sure to Give Your Pets, Children and Yourself a Tick Check Everyday
The deer or black-legged tick can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease, but not all are infected.
To remove a tick, follow these steps:
Step 1: Using fine pointed tweezers, firmly grasp the tick by the head and mouth, as close to the skin’s surface as possible.
DO NOT grasp the tick by the body
Step 2: Pull upward- AVOID jerking or twisting the tick.
Step 3: Place the tick in a container of alcohol to kill it.
It is NOT advisable to flush into sewer as ticks do not drown.
Step 4: Disinfect the bite area, hands and tweezers with rubbing alcohol.
Step 5: Monitor the site of the bite for the appearance of a rash beginning 3 to 30 days after the bite.
If a rash or flu-like symptoms develop, see a veterinarian and/or physician immediately.
Remain vigilant with regular blood work to detect infections.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests the following advice for preventing tick bites: Avoid wooded areas with tall grass (havens for ticks). Walk in the center of cleared, well-traveled trails. Treat skin, clothing, hair and dog’s gear. Check for ticks after being outdoors.T Prevention is not limited to personal precautions. Reduce tick habitat around the home by keeping lawns mowed and leaf litter cleared.
Lead study author Dr. Ying Zhang, professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, states, “We found that essential oils were even better at killing the ‘persister’ forms of Lyme bacteria than standard Lyme antibiotics. If you are struggling with Lyme disease, I encourage you to look beyond conventional treatment, which often focuses on the use of long-term antibiotics.”
You owe it to yourself and your dog to explore essential oils and other natural solutions.
The Cheeky Wolf Company adheres to lab tested guidelines without compromising effectiveness. Thus, it is vital to obtain the perfect concentration to perform at an optimal level. In essence, we hold fast to a minimal essential oil dilution rate by adding vitamin enriched jojoba carrier oil. All in all, uniquely formulated for top sniffing canines and perfectly balanced for both ends of the leash.
Keep pesky ticks at bay with Plant-Based Multi-Purpose Essential Oil Spray; repellent and deodorizer with notes of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) and zesty lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) pure botanical oils. In addition to, contains keratin; which converts a dull, unconditioned coat to a healthy, luminous shine.
Ensure Proper Use Exercise caution when applying any solution to pets and people. Although non-toxic and human grade, our spray is not intended for dogs under 6 months, those who are pregnant, children under 3 years of age or our excessive licking feline friends.
Follow these steps when applying solution:
Step 1: Spray liberally onto the palms of your hands- avoid spraying directly on your dog
Step 2: Rub into dog’s coat- avoid contact with eyes, mouth and sensitive areas
Step 3: Apply a fine mist to collar, harness and leash; while off your dog
Step 4: Wipe excess oil on skin, legs, arms and hair
Step 5: Reapply if outdoors for an extended period of time
Store product safely out of children’s reach and keep away from direct sunlight.
It is important to note; the key is to discourage insects from crawling onto you and your dog and into your home.
*This information is for general research purposes only and is not a representation or warranty of any kind. This material is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The user of this material is solely responsible for determining fitness for any particular use. These statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by FDA. The efficiency of these products has not been confirmed by FDA Approved research.