Natural Tick Repellent

Natural Tick Repellent

I HATE TICKS!! And they are always thick around here. It's still too cold for the mosquitoes and flies... but the ticks have gone mad. So what are good choices for a natural tick repellent that I can rub on my skin? Are there plants I can put strategically in the yard to keep them away? My skin crawls just thinking about TICKS! Any tricks to help keep them off of me will be appreciated. Thanks!
Sweet Southern Comfort :)

Sweet Southern Comfort :)

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Another angle of the mystery bug

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caterpillar ID?

caterpillar ID?

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