FAQ

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) we get. Please give us a call at (800) 842-1464 if you have questions that aren’t answered here.

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Where can I purchase Cedarcide products?

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Differences Between Products

TICKSHIELD

Tickshield vs. Domestic Animal Spray (DAS): Tickshield is oil based and has 20% cedar oil. Being oil based helps Tickshield to adhere to surfaces longer and stronger, but it cannot be mixed with water. Tickshield needs only a light application to be effective. Tickshield can be sprayed on all surfaces without leaving them really wet. Tickshield is a contact killer as well as repellent. DAS is water based and has about 3% cedar oil. So, for maximum effectiveness, you need to soak the animal with the product and let them air dry. This is how to get the best residual effect. DAS can be sprayed on other surfaces but will leave them wet and may look milky for a while. DAS can be a contact killer, but does its best work as a repellent. You can use DAS in bath water as well since it is water soluble.

Tickshield vs. PCO Choice: Tickshield is for indoor, personal and pet protection. Tickshield cannot be sprayed on plants and cannot be mixed with water. PCO is a concentrate that should be mixed with water and is formulated for outdoor use. PCO can also be used as laundry detergent.

Tickshield vs. CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray: CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray is 10% cedar oil, Tickshield is 20% cedar oil. They are both basically the same except Tickshield can be too strong to use on cats and smaller dog breeds and will have a slightly stronger scent than Tickshield. Tickshield is usually recommended for personal protection as it was specifically formulated to kill and repel ticks. However, you can use both in about the same manner.

Tickshield vs. PHL and Vet’s Choice: Tickshield is a ready to use formula. PHL and Vet’s Choice are water soluble concentrates that should be mixed with water. PHL and Vet’s Choice are primarily used to make flea and tick dips.

Pest Control Operators Choice (PCO)

PCO vs Knock Down III, MSC, SMGThey are all the EXACT same, just different labels.

PCO vs Vet’s Choice, PHL: They are all concentrates that are water soluble, but they have different levels of Cedar Oil and different solvents formulated for their respective uses. Although, essentially all are safe to use on or around plants.

PCO vs Yard Safe, Lawn Safe: Yard Safe is pre-diluted PCO, and Lawn Safe is a fertilizer.

PCO vs CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray: PCO is for outdoor use on plants and outdoor structures. CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray is for personal use, use on pets, indoor use and should NOT be used on plants because it is oil based.

Vet’s Choice

Vet’s Choice/CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray and Tickshield: CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray and Tickshield are ready to use formulas that are oil based and cannot be diluted. Vet’s Choice is a water soluble concentrate that should be mixed with water. Vet’s Choice is primarily used to make flea and tick dips, or to treat larger outdoor animals like horses.

Vet’s Choice/PHL: Vet’s Choice is almost 2X as concentrated as PHL, so it can potentially make twice as much ready to use spray.

Vet’s Choice/DAS: DAS is a ready to use water-based formula, it is about 3% cedar oil. Vet’s Choice is concentrated and needs to be diluted with water. You can make a spray that will be very similar to DAS by diluting Vet’s Choice.

Vet’s Choice/PCO: PCO Choice and Vet’s Choice are both concentrates, but Vet’s Choice is 90% Cedar Oil while PCO Choice is 85%. Both are safe for use around animals and people, both are safe to be sprayed on plant life. PCO is formulated to be used only on plants and not on animals.

Pet Horse and Livestock (PHL)

PHL/CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray and Tickshield: CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray and Tickshield are ready to use formulas that are oil based and cannot be diluted. PHL is a water soluble concentrate that should be mixed with water. PHL is primarily used to make flea and tick dips, or to treat larger outdoor animals like horses.

PHL/Vet’s Choice: Vet’s Choice is almost 2X as concentrated as PHL, so it can potentially make twice as much ready to use spray.

PHL/DAS: DAS is a ready to use water-based formula, it is about 3% cedar oil. PHL is concentrated and needs to be diluted with water. You can make a spray that will be very similar to DAS by diluting PHL.

PHL/PCO: PCO Choice and PHL are both concentrates, but PHL is 50% Cedar Oil while PCO Choice is 85%. Both are safe for use around animals and people, both are safe to be sprayed on plant life. PCO is formulated to be used only on plants and not on animals.

CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray

CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray vs. Domestic Animal Spray (DAS): CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray is oil based and has 10% cedar oil. Being oil based helps CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray to adhere to surfaces longer and stronger, but it cannot be mixed with water. CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray needs only a light application to be effective. CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray can be sprayed on all surfaces without leaving them really wet. CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray is a contact killer as well as repellent. DAS is water based and has about 3% cedar oil. So, for maximum effectiveness, you need to soak the animal with the product and let them air dry. This is how to get the best residual effect. DAS can be sprayed on other surfaces but will leave them wet and may look milky for a while. DAS can be a contact killer, but does its best work as a repellent. You can use DAS in bath water as well since it is water soluble.

CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray vs. PCO Choice: CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray is for indoor, personal and pet protection. CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray cannot be sprayed on plants and cannot be mixed with water. PCO is a concentrate that should be mixed with water and is formulated for outdoor use. PCO can also be used as laundry detergent.

CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray vs. Tickshield: CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray is 10% cedar oil, Tickshield is 20% cedar oil. They are both basically the same except Tickshield can be too strong to use on cats and smaller dog breeds and will have a slightly stronger scent than CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray. Tickshield is usually recommended for personal protection as it was specifically formulated to kill and repel ticks. However, you can use both in about the same manner.

CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray vs. PHL and Vet’s Choice: CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray is a ready to use formula. PHL and Vet’s Choice are water soluble concentrates that should be mixed with water. PHL and Vet’s Choice are primarily used to make flea and tick dips.

Best Yet

What happened to Best Yet?

We changed the name of Best Yet to Cedarcide Original Biting Insect Spray. It’s the same formula, so if you loved Best Yet, you’ll love Cedarcide Original.

TickShield

Does Tickshield Kill ________? If ______ is a flying, biting, non-beneficial insect then the answer is most likely Yes.

Can I spray Tickshield on my animals? Larger animals, like dogs or horses, yes. Tickshield can be too strong for smaller animals like cats, but you can try it out on a small area to see how they do. Remember, this is a topical treatment so if you see any negative side-effects just 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 Sprayís (Tickshield is essentially the industrial strength CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray) effectiveness on bed bugs. 100% kill rate on adults and eggs.

What ingredients are in Tickshield? Cedar oil and Hydrated silica which is melted down quartz rock. Hydrated silica is also used in shampoos and soaps for its hydrating effects.

Is Tickshield FDA/EPA approved? Yes, technically it is both FDA and EPA exempt. The products used in Tickshield are considered completely organic and non-toxic according to section 25b.

Is there a guarantee? We are confident that our product works and have plenty of success stories as well as studies to prove it. So, I can guarantee Tickshield will take care of your insect issue. If you are very unsatisfied, please refer to our Return Policy.

PCO Choice

Can I use PCO on my organic garden? YES, PCO is 100% natural and organic. It is made of food grade cedar oil and solvents. Just rinse fruit or veggies off with water before consumption.

Is PCO safe to use around my pond (or pool or other bodies of water)? YES, PCO will stay on the surface of the water killing any mosquito larva or aphids while leaving fish, frogs and water plants completely safe. It is recommended to rinse off leaves of water plants about 15 minutes after treating just as a precaution to avoid burning the leaves.

Can PCO be used on pets/people/indoors? PCO is formulated for outdoor use only. Although it will not necessarily harm people or pets it is sprayed on, that is not what it was formulated for. PCO should not be used indoors as it is water based and will saturate any surface it is 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!

CedarShield

Does this work on old wood? Yes, it cannot repair damage, but it can prevent it from getting worse.

How long does it last? CedarShield will last for at least 5-10 years, and depending on weather conditions (dry or wet) could last longer.

What if the wood is already treated? CedarShield will soak in through a stain or paint weather it is fresh or old, however it will do that more easily if it is not fresh.

Is it necessary to clean or power wash the wood before treating? No, but it will not hurt.

Can I paint/stain on top of CedarShield? Yes, wait 72 hours after applying Cedarshield so it can fully cure, and then you can treat it with other products.

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 are treating an outdoor structure and you donít 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.

What kinds of stains/paints work best with Cedarshield? Any and all stains and paints will work just fine on wood treated with Cedarshield, just be sure to wait 72 hours for the Cedarshield to fully cure.

Vet’s Choice

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, 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. Is Vet’s Choice FDA/EPA approved? Vet’s Choice falls under the EPA 25b exemption list because all of the ingredients are considered non-hazardous.

PHL

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 as a repellent only.

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.

Is PHL FDA/EPA approved? PHL falls under the EPA 25b exemption list because all of the ingredients are considered non-hazardous.

DAS

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.

Is DAS FDA/EPA approved? DAS falls under the EPA 25b exemption list because all of the ingredients are considered non-hazardous.

Ridaweed / Spider Killer

Can Ridaweed be used indoors? Yes, however it does have a strong vinegar scent. We do not recommend spraying it on furniture or carpet, but door frames and window sills are ok. This product is mainly meant to be used outdoors.

Will Ridaweed kill my grass/flowers? Yes, Ridaweed will not differentiate between what is a weed and what is your beautiful landscaping. So, be careful not to spray your grass or flowers when you spray for weeds and on areas you do not want weeds.

Will Ridaweed both kill and deter spiders? Yes, Ridaweed will kill spiders on direct contact and will deter them from treated areas. Spiders hate vinegar which is a main ingredient in Ridaweed.

Moths

Spray liberally all throughout the area infested with moths. It will kill any you spray directly, including larva, and drive out any others. Repeat every week or so until the problem is gone. Then spray as needed for maintenance. You can use any of the applicators and be effective.

Roaches

Spray along all baseboards, outlets, vents, under appliances, cracks in the walls, places where wall paper is pulling away, cabinets, under appliances and anywhere else you think they could gain entry. You can use the trigger sprayer or pump-up sprayer. You could also fog to ensure complete eradication. Repeat as necessary.

Fleas

Spray all throughout the home, starting from 2 ft above the floor and down. So, spray your upholstered furniture and curtains first. Then, spray starting at the baseboards and moving like a spiral into the center of the room. You may have to spray for a few days to fully get rid of them. You can also use the fogger to knock them out more quickly.

Bed Bugs

See our bed bug page.

Mites

Similar to bed bugs, recommend you check out www.StopSkinMites.com. Always recommend fogging with CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray and using PCO to soak the laundry.

WARNING :

Do NOT spray CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray or Tickshield on plants. It is oil based so it can burn the leaves and potentially kill the plant.

Indoor / Outdoor

INDOORS

We recommend using CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray or TickShield for spraying for insects indoors. Neither will stain any fabrics, carpets or upholstery and are safe on hardwood and counter tops. Both are safe to use anywhere in the home. They will kill any insects that are sprayed directly (some will die instantly or within seconds (fleas, mites) others can take more time to die, but they eventually will(roaches, ticks). The cedar scent left behind where you spray 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.

OUTDOORS

The products we recommend for outdoor use are the PCO-Choice, Cedar mulch granules and the Skeeto Tank. The PCO is a concentrate you dilute with water, and 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 mulch granules can be spread all over the yard, in flower beds or potted plants to deter insects (they have no killing power). The Skeeto Tank is hooked up to your irrigation system and will automatically treat the yard with a special version of the PCO product whenever your sprinklers run. It is basically like having a built-in professional pest control operator.

Personal Protection

To protect your person from insects, we recommend using CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray or TickShield. You can use them just like you would use OFF or other common insect repellents, but ours is organic and doesn’t use dangerous DEET.

Animal Protection

We recommend the following products: CedarCide Original Biting Insect Spray, PHL, Vet’s Choice and DAS. Scroll up to see their differences to decide which is right for you and your animal.

My question isn’t here. How can I contact you?

Give us a call at (800) 842-1464 or email us at questions@cedarcide.com.



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107 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. Is Cedarcide Biting insect spray in the 1 quart size the same stuff that is in the travel bedbug spray? I was thinking of just using my own travel spray bottle when I travel.
    Thank you

    1. Cedar oil isn’t harmful to people, so you don’t need to wait at all. Just don’t spray them directly or let them drink from the hose while the YardSafe bottle is connected and you’ll be fine.

  2. Can the Tick Shield be used in conjunction with Advantic or Frontline? At times my dog is in heavily infested tick area and would like to use Tick Shield as a repelent and the other stuff to kill anything that gets through.

  3. Hello,
    I’m assuming an answer in the affirmative, but I was wondering whether one might effectively employ your original Cedarcide in a fogger for indoor eradication of fleas?
    Thanks,
    RM

  4. my cat has mucusy spit coming out of his mouth and it sounds like he is having trouble breathing after i applied the Best Yet! insect spray what do i do?

    1. That happened to my cat also. She acted weird for a whole day. It didn’t harm her. We read online that cats can be more sensitive to it due to the fact they lick themselves so much. Ultimately harmless reaction…just felt bad for kitty. Now I don’t spray her so heavily and she doesn’t have that reaction

  5. Error in last email: Need product to safely handle ticks in yard (& hopefully other pests, mosquitos, etc). Must be safe for domestic animals, birds AND safe to apply in area with septic, wells and wetland in Connecticut

      1. It sure does. Mine went off when I fogged and I had to unplug it and take the battery out. I tried using it again a few weeks after fogging, and it still goes off. I’m guessing the oil got inside it, so it is likely unusable. It is a 5 1/2 year old Kidde model.

        1. I would unplug the CO detector and wrap it up in a plastic bag, and if not fogging the whole house, put it in a different room before fogging. Or if fogging the whole house, at least unplug it and wrap it up in a plastic bag so that nothing can get into the bag. Probably even better is to store it at someone else’s place while fogging yours if fogging the whole house at once.

          Your CO detector probably was unusable. I would try taking it to Household Hazardous Wastes.

  6. I have a 4 oz bottle of your Vet’s Choice. The back label is not readable.
    To use this as a spray what mixture do I use.
    I can read for the spray use 1 once …………
    Thank you,
    Dan Brian

    1. Here are the directions to use Vet’s Choice as a spray: mix 1 ounce Vet’s Choice per quart of water. Feel free to give us a call if you have more questions.

    1. Tickshield will never ‘go bad’ or become dangerous to use. As long as it smells like cedar it will be at least somewhat effective no matter how old it is. We make sure to always have new product on our shelves so you can be sure the products you get will last as long as possible. We recommend storing product in a temperature controlled environment with the cap tightly sealed to get the longest life out of your product.

  7. You have to get this product available to Canada. The shipping fees are going to bankrupt me. Have you thought about having a Canadian distributor?

    1. We were working with someone from Canada but the deal fell through. The problem is that cedar oil is not registered for use as an insecticide in Canada and the registration process is expensive. In the USA, our insecticides don’t need to be registered nationally.

    1. Our products are safe to use around birds but not directly on them. You can feel free to spray furniture, baseboards, and floors in a room the bird is in but avoid spraying the bird or the cage. Thank you for the question.

    1. Use Cedarcide Original for cats. Just spray it on your hands or a brush and rub a little bit all over they cats fur and skin.

    1. No, cedar oil currently isn’t an approved active ingredient in an insecticide in Canada. We’ve looked into the registration process with the PMRA but it’s too expensive at the moment.

    1. If you are at all unsatisfied with the product, call us and we will take care of you. 800.842.1464. Thank you!

  8. Which is your best product to kill chiggers in the yard? Are they considered a mite? I live a wooded area and they are terrible.

  9. Just tried to oder this on Amazon, I’m being told I cannot import this product into Canada, is this true? Do you have any retailers up here? Will you mail it to Canada if I order directly from your site?

    1. Canada has different regulations than the US. Please give us a call at (800) 842-1464 and we can discuss options.

  10. I purchased the Yard Spray but my hose doesn’t reach the entire yard. Is it possible to mix it in a garden pump sprayer with water and use it that way?

    1. You can treat exposed wood with Cedarshield to guard against wood boring insects like carpenter bees, and/or you can treat the yard and spray your siding with PCO Choice to keep bugs at bay. For a carpenter bee issue I would most recommend the cedarshield.

  11. Hello, live in the San Francisco Bay Area – three problems – head lice for human;
    dog has flea problem, after rains ants come into house, small black ones. Do you have one product that could be used on all
    safely? Indoors and outdoors? Thank you.

  12. My Vet said that Cedar Oil doesn’t kill fleas and ticks and I should use Frontline or a Seresto collar instead. I thought it does kill them?

    1. It absolutely does kill them. We’ve had independent testing done to prove it. We’re not going to sell you something that doesn’t work. Your vet is almost a walking encyclopedia when it comes to pets, but they probably haven’t done much studying on insects. We’re happy to send you and your vet a copy of the report.

  13. Is there an expiration date on these products? I ask because I was going to purchase the Travel Spritzer but might not use it for a year or more.

    1. It will be fine after a year. We usually say that they’re good for three years but some people have been able to use CedarCide Original five and six years later with 100% effectiveness.

    1. I assuming you’re asking about PCO Choice, which is our best outdoor solution. Yes, it’s water-based and isn’t much different than rain.

  14. Hello! I clicked on your moth link and nothing came up. I searched for it via the search button but it only led to me to a picture of a moth and a description thereof. Can I use cedarcide for this and will it kill the larvae also. My moth issue is getting worse every year and my clothes are taking a beating.

    Thank you. Evagelia

    1. Thanks for the question. Use Cedarcide Original to kill and repel all stages of moths in the home. It is safe for all indoor surfaces, including your clothing and other upholstered items. Use heavily in areas you know there are moths, it helps kill them on direct contact so you will want to be thorough.

    1. That should be fine and not hurt the plant I would think. Just don’t spray too heavily and definitely avoid spraying the plant directly.

  15. I have a lot of geckos in my yard and i like them for their insect eating nature. Will cedarside kill them?

    1. Use either PCO or Yardsafe to spray your yard. Both are safe for lizards as long as you avoid dousing them in the product. You may see fewer of them when you have fewer insects.

    1. It will depend on the product you are inquiring about. Give us a call for more information, 800.842.1464. Thanks!

  16. Can I apply a stain to my new fence after treating it with your CedarShield product? Do I need to wait any amount of time after the CedarShield application before staining?
    Thanks.

  17. I have just planted my first (in over 40 years) vegetable and herb garden and am trying to keep it organic. I have just realized that I have a huge amount of ants, and something has been chewing on the leaves… could be ant, aphids, or otherwise. I live in Spring and am coming over to your store tomorrow, but was wondering what will be the best product to kill off current and repel any future insects. Please help ASAP!!

    1. Hi Kathryn, congrats on your garden! We are no longer located in Spring, however Sprinkler Warehouse in Houston carries our products. Or you can always order online or by phone. Look for PCO Choice to treat you garden for all of the suspected bugs. Thanks!

  18. are the cedar granules safe to use in the grass areas around a garden pond with frogs, fish, plants, etc.?

    1. They are absolutely safe. All the granules are is finely chopped up cedar tree. There are no chemicals or anything for your aquatic life to fear. It will only help keep bugs away.

    1. We only accept USD. Generally when you pay via credit card it will automatically take into account the exchange rate and use the payee’s denomination. You can reach us at 800.842.1464. Thanks!

  19. What is the % of Cedar oil in the outdoors yard and landscape products?

    I take it that you could spray home foundations, also.?

  20. Can a little bit of PCO Choice be used in a carrier oil and sprayed on the skin to repel and kill biting bugs, in addition to its normal usage outside for plants/lawns, etc? I realize you make personal products, but if I’m reading the ingredient list correctly, PCO Choice is 85% cedar oil, which is really just a super-super concentrated percentage of the exact same cedar oil you use in all your products. Is that correct?

    1. PCO is cedar oil with a solvent added so that it can be diluted with water and made to be plant safe for outdoor spraying. You should be able to mix PCO with another oil with no problem, however I can’t recommend any advice on using products in a way that is not directed. I don’t see how it would be harmful necessarily, but always be cautious if using a product in a manner not recommended. Thank you.

  21. Which if any of your products are effective on head lice? We have an urgent situation with one of the kids. Please advise asap.

    1. Cedarcide Original kills bugs on contact and it is safe to spray on skin including the scalp and hair. Give us a call to find out more detailed information. 800.842.1464 Thank you!

  22. How long after spraying Cedarcide original in my home can we go back in? With the strong after smell is it safe to breath? And one last question is it OK to spray directly on wood flooring?

    1. If you have fogged your home with cedarcide original, wait 3 hours before re-entering to allow the fog to settle. If you are spraying by hand then there is no need to leave the house at all. The cedar scent is strong but it will fade and poses no dangers. It is safe to spray cedarcide original on all indoor surfaces including wood floors. It will dry without leaving a stain or residue, but the floor will be very slippery until it dries so be careful. Thank you.

  23. We are planning on having an indoor garden in our garage again this year. We live in Alaska and the growing season is so incredibly short. It also takes quite some time to ship the veggies up here, so by the time the “fresh” stuff gets here it really isn’t all that fresh, not to mention all the GMO use. So the past few years we have done this with pretty good success, but we have had bad spider mites issues. Disgusting! It really grosses me out! So, I read about the PCO yard stuff for outside, but what do you suggest on an indoor garden, like a greenhouse, but indoors with vegetables you will be eating?
    Also, I am curious, I read your SDS and it says the chemical name is Ethyl Lactate 687-47-8. Is your product from “Cedrus atlantica” or is it from “Juniperus virginiana” (where the essential oils come from)?

    1. Growing your own vegetables sounds like a great way to get fresh vegetables in Alaska. If you’re trying to kill mites that are on the plants, then you’ll need to use PCO Choice or YardSafe. If you’re trying to prevent the mites from getting into the greenhouse, Cedarcide Original Biting Insect Spray and some Cedar Granules will be a great solution. Give us a call at (800) 842-1464 and someone will help you figure out what the proper product is.

      We use refractionated Texas cedar oil from the Juniperus ashei species. Cedar oil is not listed on SDS sheets. This is the correct way to do it according to our chemist, but personally I’m not sure why.

    1. Yes, our product is generally safe even for animals suffering CHF or other illnesses. Of course it is always wise if you and your pet are new to a product to introduce a small amount to a small area of the dog just to be sure there isn’t a sensitivity to the scent. We recommend Cedarcide Original to repel and kill fleas from dogs.

  24. How long does the bedbug repellent last after spraying and fogging your home? I sprayed 3 weeks again but I have cause to believe my neighbor has bedbugs. Should I fog again?

    1. Thank you for the question. In apartment/condo/duplex situations where you suspect your neighbor may have bed bugs, you should spray about once every week or two. You don’t necessarily have to do a complete fogging of the home if you do not believe you currently have any bed bugs in your home. You can simply spray any baseboards, vents, and outlets (or any other areas bugs may enter) that border your neighbors unit. The cedar scent left behind will help deter the bugs from wanting to come in and explore your home. Of course, if you do suspect bed bugs have infiltrated your home, fogging with cedarcide original is the best way to ensure you eradicate them fully.

    1. Yes, it is safe for both the mothers and puppies. Just try to avoid having the puppies ingest the Cedarcide Original.

    1. For those we recommend PCO choice. It is our concentrated outdoor product that is mixed with water and safe to spray on all of your plants and outdoor spaces to help kill and repel insects. For box elders, you may try a stronger solution than is typically recommended. Use an additional ounce or so of PCO per the amount of water.

  25. Does your products kill fire ants? Do you dilute it or spray directly on mound? Which product would work best? We have approximately 1.5 acres.

    1. For 1.5 acres and fire ants, I recommend PCO Choice. It is a concentrated solution that you will dilute with water using either a compression sprayer or hose end attachment. You will want to thoroughly douse the mounds themselves to kill as many as possible, then continue to spray your whole property (all areas the fire ants cause issues at the least). Each quart of PCO is enough to cover about 1 acre, so the gallon would be your best value. PCO comes with a hose end attachment. Thank you!

  26. I am interested in the yardsafe product that attaches to the hose. We have found lots of ticks in our yard, but I really do not want to harm the bee population. Is this product harmful or repellent to bees?

    1. Yardsafe leaves a cedar scent barrier that will NOT deter bees, but please avoid spraying the bees directly with the product if possible. It will help deter and kill ticks, fleas, mites and other non-beneficial insects.

    1. We do not recommend using our products directly on birds, however it would be safe to use either Vet’s Choice or PCO Choice to treat around the coop and yard to kill and repel mites and other insects. Great question!

  27. Is it a problem if I spray PCO in my yard and it rains shortly afterwards? Also, if it drizzled the night and day before should I wait before spraying PCO in the yard?

    1. That is not a problem unless you get a heavy rain that washes away topsoil. Make sure the soil isn’t too saturated with water that it will not be able to absorb the product. If it is, wait for it to dry out a bit and then apply PCO. A little rain or watering is good for the product. Thanks!

    1. Cedarcide Original will kill them on direct contact. The cedar scent will not deter them from coming back though. It WILL help repel the insects they are coming to eat, so you will have fewer spiders with no prey around. For spiders you can also try our ridaweed vinegar to kill and repel them.

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