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Robin123
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Mostly, I am interested in any feedback people may have about whether this is a successful nontoxic tick repellant.

It's from orange peels -- the chemical d'limonene protects oranges from insects.

I was told last weekend that it works, for animals, people(both on clothing and skin) and the ground/yard. Only caveat: if someone is allergic to oranges.

It's sold diluted in stores and can also be ordered in concentrate from companies online and diluted(a couple drops in water and sprayed).

Am very interested in nontoxic solutions as I don't like the idea of putting toxic insecticide on everything and everyone.

Are there any other places or people I should contact about this question?

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Ok -- I have a little biology demonstration to recommend...

I have personally witnessed TKO Orange spray killing bedbugs on the spot. So...go get some TKO Orange and apply to the next tick you catch. I think you'll see a successful wipe-out...

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I'm really curious about this stuff. I'm recently diagnosed, and live in the woods, but haven't been out walking since diagnosis because my knee had become arthritic overnight, tipping us off that it could be--and was--lyme. And I've been really wary of buying toxic chemicals on me and my dog... So I'm looking for an alternative before I venture back into my beloved woods

Can this stuff be bought at any grocery store?
What about Avon's Skin So Soft? Anyone find that stuff effective?

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