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What to use to kill ticks in vegetable garden?

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Every time I work in the vegetable garden, I get ticks on me. What do you use to kill the ticks in your yard and garden that won't poison you when you eat the vegetables? I prefer to kill them than to have to wear treated clothing.
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Permethrin treated clothing kills ticks without harming you or contaminating your vegetables.

Some people say using sulfur dust on your socks repells them. I've never tried it but I have sulfur available to try this year.
My mom used 7-Dust, I don't know if they even make it any more. I tie kerosene soaked rags around my ankles. It keeps the ticks, chiggers, and fleas away. It also keeps the sugar ants from crawling up your legs and eating your candy ass. Oh shoot, did I just say that out loud?
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I get ticks no matter where I go. Well not so much this year as it has been brutally cold. Anyway, I just pick em off and kill em.
spray the cloths with permethrin and let dry , your shoes and hat also , it makes a huge difference.
I was in a store a few days ago and felt something on my arm. It was a hungry, hungry tick. I had to use my knife to cut it in half and run it down the sink drain in the ladies room.

I have my can of permethrin handy. I just need a dry day to treat a pair of work pants. I hope it works against chiggers. Those bugs love me.
Doesn't permethrin harm cats? Or is if ine once dry?
Don't spray it on the cat. If your garden clothes are treated, change before snuggling with the cat.


If you have ticks in your garden it's because you have mammals in your garden. What mammals are enjoying your garden?
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A Pesticide Called Permethrin : Shots - Health News Just in time for summer hikes and outdoor play, a study finds that the ticks that often convey Lyme disease become unable to bite, and soon die, after exposure to clothing treated with permethrin.Jul
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