- Because ticks strongly dislike the taste and smell of garlic, the scent keeps the ticks from crawling on your animals, which reduces the chance of the pet bringing any home. Garlic also naturally repels mosquitoes.
- Garlic keeps ticks away when used in either of two forms: fresh, crushed garlic and a spray product that has garlic as a main ingredient.
- Paw Rescue recommends adding crushed garlic to your pet's food. One crushed clove per day is sufficient for a pet weighing up to 30 pounds. If using a garlic spray, liberally coat the entire yard with the product and spray around the full perimeter.