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Differences Between Products
Tickshield is an all natural, extra strength insecticide and repellent—think of it as a double strength version of Cedarcide Original (it contain 20% cedar oil, Cedarcide Original contains 10%)). Tickshield is our strongest and longest-lasting formula, making it an ideal choice for hikers, campers and other outdoorsmen. Like Cedarcide Original, Tickshield dries quickly and will not stain. It’s safe for people of all ages and larger animals (20+ lbs.). (We do NOT recommend using Tickshield on cats or smaller dogs). Tickshield kills and repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, bed bugs, mites, ants, chiggers, flies, moths and more. (Tickshield is not a lawn & garden product—Do NOT use it on grass or other plant life).
Tickshield Vs. Cedarcide Original: Tickshield is simply an extra strength version of all natural Cedarcide Original insecticide & repellent.
PCO Choice is an all natural, non-toxic and eco-friendly concentrate designed for outdoor pest control. PCO is engineered to devastate unwanted insect populations without adversely impacting soil or the environment—it kills and repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, grubs, mites, chiggers, ants flies, moths and many other pests. PCO contains 85% cedar oil.
Dilute PCO Choice With Water For Use On:
- Lawns & Gardens
- Trees & Shrubbery
- Pet Spaces
- Sports Fields
- Agricultural Land
- Trash Cans
- Foundation Barriers
- Fence Lines
- Dilute PCO with warm/hot water; shake to mix until milky white
- For Hose End Sprayers: Add 4 oz. of PCO per 20 gallons of sprayed water (treats up to 5,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space).
- For Tank Sprayers: Add 2 oz. per 1 gallon of water
- PCO can be diluted down to 1:1000 for larger, agricultural use
Vet’s Choice is an extra strength, all natural and highly versatile concentrate designed to control insects and parasites commonly found on pets and livestock. Vet’s Choice eliminates and repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, flies, mites, gnats, ear mites and dozens of other biting insects. Vet’s Choice can be mixed with water for use as a bath, spray or dip. Vet’s Choice can be used in stables, barns and kennels to reduce flying insects, or used as a treatment for mange, hot spots and other animal skin disorders.
- Dilute Vet’s Choice with warm/hot water; shake to mix until milky white
- For Direct Spray: Add 4 oz. of Vet’s Choice per 1 gallon of water
- For A Bath: Add 2 oz. per 1 gallon of water
- For A Dip 1:200 ratio of Vet’s Choice to water
PHL (Pet, Horse & Livestock) is an extra strength, all natural and highly versatile concentrate designed to control insects and parasites commonly found on pets and livestock. Safe for your family and the environment, PHL eliminates and repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, flies, mites, gnats, ear mites and dozens of other biting insects. Mix PHL with water for use as a bath, spray or dip. PHL can be used in stables, barns and kennels to reduce flying insects, or used as a treatment for mange, hot spots and other animal skin disorders.
For a direct spray, use 4 oz. of PHL per each gallon of water. For a bath, use 2 oz. of Vet’s Choice per each gallon of water. For a dip, use a 1:200 ratio of PHL to water.
PHL Vs. Vet’s Choice: PHL is most similar to Vet’s Choice, with Vet’s Choice containing 90% cedar oil and PHL containing 50% cedar oil.
Our most popular solution, Cedarcide Original is an all natural, non-toxic insecticide & repellent for personal, pet and home use. Quick-drying and non-staining, Cedarcide Original’s 10% cedar oil formula is fast and effective on everything from general insect control to major infestations. It’s safe for people and pets of all ages, and can be applied directly to human skin or pet fur. Cedarcide Original kills and repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, bed bugs, mites, chiggers, ants, flies, moths and more. (Cedarcide Original is not a lawn & garden product—Do NOT use it on grass or other plant life). For more tips on how to use Cedarcide Original, check out the instruction sheet on the Cedarcide Original product page.
Tips for Using Cedarcide Original On Cats: While Cedarcide Original is non-toxic and cat-safe, on rare occasions smaller cats and kittens have found the natural cedar scent of Cedarcide Original too strong for their liking. For this reason, we recommend testing for sensitivity with a light initial application. For more info on cedar oil and cats, click here.
Cedarcide Original Vs. Tickshield: Tickshield is simply an extra strength version of all natural Cedarcide Original insecticide & repellent.
What happened to Best Yet?
We changed the name of Best Yet to Cedarcide Original Biting Insect Spray. But don’t worry—It’s the same great formula!
Does Tickshield Kill ________? If ______ is a flying, biting, non-beneficial insect then the answer is almost definitely Yes!
Can I spray Tickshield on my animals? Larger animals over 20 lbs. like medium to big dogs or horses, yes. Tickshield is usually too strong for smaller animals (we do not recommend using Tickshield on cats of any size, for example). Remember, Tickshield is a topical treatment so if you see any negative side-effects simply wash it off with soap and water or a wet cloth.
Do you have proof Tickshield kills bed bugs? Yes, refer to the independent lab study on Cedarcide Original Biting Insect Spray (Tickshield is just an extra strength version of Cedarcide Original)
What ingredients are in Tickshield? Cedar oil and Hydrated silica, which is essentially melted down quartz rock.
Can I use PCO on my organic garden? YES, PCO is 100% natural. It is made of food grade cedar oil and solvents. Just rinse fruit or veggies off with water before consumption.
Can PCO be used on pets/people/indoors? PCO is formulated for outdoor use only. Although it will not necessarily harm the people or pets it’s sprayed on, that’s not what it was formulated for. PCO should not be used indoors, either, as it’s water based and will saturate any surface it’s sprayed on.
How long should I wait before allowing my pets/kids back into the treated area? After you have sprayed with PCO, there is no need to keep pets or kids away from the area. PCO is totally safe!
Does this work on old wood? Yes, it cannot repair damage, but it can prevent the damage from getting worse.
How long does it last? CedarShield will last for roughly 5-10 years, depending on weather conditions.
What if the wood is already treated? CedarShield will soak in through fresh or older stains and paints. However, it works best if it’s not fresh.
Is it necessary to clean or power wash the wood before treating? No, but it wouldn’t hurt.
Can I paint/stain on top of Cedarshield? Yes, wait 72 hours after applying Cedarshield so it has time to fully cure first.
Does Cedarshield change the color of the wood? No, the wood will look the same before and after treatment. However, Cedarshield does not protect against UV rays so if you’re treating an outdoor structure and you don’t use a stain or paint, the wood will eventually be washed out by the sun.
Is CedarShield harmful to other plants? Yes, Cedarshield will kill other plants if it comes into contact with it so be cautious around grass or flower beds.
Can you use CedarShield on treated wood? Yes, it will have no adverse effects.
Does Vet’s Choice kill ________? Vet’s Choice can kill flying and/or biting insects like fleas, mites or ticks on contact in a dip form, but after it has dried on the animal it will work as a repellent only.
What is Vet’s Choice made of? Vet’s Choice is made of 90% Cedar Oil and 10% Ethyl Lactate which is a natural solvent derived from corn. The Ethyl Lactate allows the Cedar Oil to be diluted with water.
Does PHL kill ________? PHL can kill flying and/or biting insects like fleas, mites or ticks on contact in a dip form, after it has dried on the animal it will work only as a repellent.
What is PHL made of? PHL is made of 50% Cedar Oil and 50% Ethyl Lactate which is a natural solvent derived from corn. The Ethyl Lactate allows the Cedar Oil to be diluted with water.
Does DAS kill ________? DAS can potentially kill flying and/or biting insects like fleas, mites or ticks on contact, after it has dried on the animal it will work as a repellent only.
What is DAS made of? DAS is made of 3% Cedar Oil and Ethyl Lactate which is a natural solvent derived from corn and water. The Ethyl Lactate allows the Cedar Oil to be diluted with water.
Ridaweed Weed & Spider Killer
Can Ridaweed be used indoors? Yes, however it does have a strong vinegar scent, so use it in a well ventilated area. We do not recommend spraying it on furniture or carpet, but door frames and window sills are ok (test a small area first, though). This product is primarily meant for outdoor use.
Will Ridaweed kill my grass/flowers? Yes, Ridaweed will not differentiate between weeds and other plant life. Rinse any accidentally sprayed areas.
Will Ridaweed both kill and deter spiders? Yes, Ridaweed kills spiders on contact and will help repel them from treated areas.
Indoor / Outdoor
We recommend using Cedarcide Original Biting Insect Spray or Tickshield when spraying for insects indoors. Neither will stain fabrics, carpets or upholstery and are safe on hardwood and counter tops. They will both kill insects that are sprayed directly. The cedar scent will deter insects for up to 2 weeks. Both of these products are also safe to spray directly on your skin to deter ticks and mosquitoes.
The products we recommend for outdoor use are PCO Choice, Yardsafe of the Cedar mulch granules. PCO is a concentrate that’s meant to be diluted with water—it works by soaking the cedar oil into the soil, killing insects on contact and leaving a strong residual deterrent for flying and biting insects. PCO is safe to spray anywhere outdoors, including lawns, flower beds, organic gardens, siding, and barns. The Cedar granules can be broadcast all over the yard, in flower beds or potted plants to deter insects.
To protect yourself and others against insects, we recommend using Cedarcide Original Biting Insect Spray or Tickshield.
We recommend the following products: Cedarcide Original Biting Insect Spray, PHL, Vet’s Choice and DAS.
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