I use seven dust. It's what you use in a garden to keep bugs away. I sprinkle it on my dogs. You can also sprinkle it in your yard and on the floor in your house. Leave on for ten minutes and vacuum it up, it wont hurt the kids. My grandaughter plays with the dogs after they have been treated and it hasn't harmed her.
Here are some natural repellants and links.
TickSafe Tick Repellent. Super effective natural Geraniol based product
GB04 Herbal Insect Repellent is from Green Ban Company in Australia.
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