Here on "my" mountain
in the forest, the midge season starts at the beginning of June and lasts about a month . . . it can be horrendous!! In addition there are the flies (which are always prevalent near sheep, although more so in the hot weather) and assorted other flying pests! Although I tend to cover myself with all sorts of probably noxious substances in an attempt to repel the little blighters, I'm not keen on doing that to my dogs!! I have used this mixture very successfully for many years. It was originally suggested by a Danish Barbet owner who walks dogs in the forest every day. Some of the essential oils are not cheap, but they last for years if stored in a cool dark place. Here is the recipe . . . In a mister bottle -
Mix . . .
- 2 teaspoons “Plush Puppy” Seabreeze oil
- 2 drops of peppermint oil
- 2 drops of lavender oil
- 2 drops of sandalwood oil
Shake well before using, then mist this mixture over your dog everyday, and you should see no fleas, ticks or any other nasty bugs on your dogs.
IT WORKS and an added bonus is that it smells lovely!!Disclaimer : I do not claim that this is as efficacious as chemical treatments or is a replacement for them, but I believe it to be safer and I have found it to be
a safe and effective compound.