Japanese barberry shrubs: These shrubs are a common landscaping shrub and acres of it grow wild in tri-state woods. While deer avoid this plant, ticks do not. Why do ticks like it? Because Japanese barberry shrubs are warmer and more humid than other plants, creating the perfect environment for ticks to thrive and reproduce, increasing the risk of transmission of Lyme and other potentially dangerous infectious diseases.
Read article: Why One Plant May Be Fueling the Spread of Lyme Disease
There are plants that are deterrents to ticks however. Ticks do not like the fragrance of these following plants: garlic, mint, Rosemary, Rue, Wormwood, Fleabane Daisy, Chrysanthemums, Pennyroyal, Mexican Marigold, and Eucalyptus.
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