A natural tick deterrent for human use, to try this year: 1 part tea tree oil to 2 parts water in a spray bottle. Tea tree oil when diluted can also be used on dogs (not kitties) OVER 15 lbs. I would suggest 1 part tea tree to 4 parts water at min.
Lovely laundry room CM: Love everything about this. The chandelier to make laundry doing fabulous, the Tiffany blue wall, and the little shelf to mask the fact that the washer and dryer aren't flush with the wall (I've always hated that).