You can make an all-natural pest deterrent for your dog easily at home. It will help him avoid a good percentage of the pests he encounters. Neem oil is effective because fleas and ticks hate it. It's also great for animals who are very sensitive to smells.
I learned about this recipe from Dr. Karen Becker. And she say's that If you want to add some extra bang to your dog's pest recipe, go with five drops of lemon, lemongrass, eucalyptus or geranium oil. Dr. Karen Becker likes to use geranium oil quite a bit because she finds it very effective. If you have a dog who comes in contact with ticks, adding the extra punch of one of the essential oils listed can be very beneficial.
You still need to check your dog daily for ticks no matter what you use for your dog to keep ticks away.