A friend gave me a recipe for a tick/flea repellent. I used it last week, on my horse, dog, cat, and myself. It really seemed to make a difference. Let me share it with you:
1 cup Skin So Soft Bath Oil
2 cups white vinegar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon eucalyptus oil
and I added 1 tablespoon of citronella
Mix together and put in spray bottle. Spray your dog/cat/horse/self a couple times a day.
You can get the eucalyptus and citronella at health food stores. It comes in a little 2 oz container and cost about $3 each. Skin So Soft, of course, is an Avon product.
By the way, it really doesn`t smell like vinegar because of all the other stuff.