Even the most ancient civilizations recognized the benefits of Cedar Oil. The Summerians used it to make paint. The Egyptians used it for preserving mummies and the Greeks and Romans used it for its fragrance, for treating wounds and to repel insects. Cedar has both antibacterial and insecticidal properties.
How does Cedar control insects?
Pheromones are chemical “markers” by which many insects and mites communicate. Ants use pheromones to mark their trails and navigate. They use them to direct other ants to a food source. When their mound is disturbed their pheromone warnings bring reinforcements boiling out of the mound. Other insects use pheromones to find mates.
The use of pheromones by insects has been well documented. The aroma of our CedarRepel disrupts an insect’s, or mite’s, ability to receive and decode these chemical signals. By overloading their pheromone senses it creates terminal confusion. They lose the ability to perform tasks like mating and finding food. Their response is to immediately flee from the odor or die. Some studies of Cedar Oils show that it can actually kill insects like mosquitoes. (See Armed Forces Pest Management Board Study, http://www.afpmb.org/sites/default/files/pubs/dwfp/publications/FY07/McAllister/dolan-jeconent-oils.pdf .)
Nature’s Creation CedarRepel has a very low toxicity to humans and warm blooded animals. The EPA has studied cedar extensively and found that its health risks to humans are so low that it is included on their list of minimum risk pesticides.
We make our granules with fine, uniform chips of 100% Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virgniana). Each 3/4 cu. ft. bag weights approximately ten pounds. It is designed for easy broadcast application with a spreader or by hand. It repels fleas, mosquitoes, and ants in problem areas. Once these insects are exposed to its odor they quickly evacuate the area to escape its effects.
In the winter and during summer heat noxious insects come indoors to find hospitable temperatures, food and water. To keep them outside where they belong apply a two to four inch wide unbroken band of our Nature’s Creation Cedar Repel Granules around your foundation. Ants, fleas, roaches, and other insects will avoid crossing this border.
Eastern Red Cedar
We use Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana ) exclusively for our CedarRepel. It is native to North America from the tip of Florida in the South to the northern most borders of Quebec in the north. From East to West, it is found from the entire Atlantic coast to Western Texas, Colorado, Nebraska, the Dakotas, and it is also found in Oregon. In many states it is considered a “trash” tree because of its invasive habit and the ability to tolerate a huge range of temperature and moisture conditions. It is both an effective product and a rapidly renewable resource.
CedarRepel Insect Repellent Granules
Natural Insect Repellent
Easy To Apply
Kid and Pet Friendly
NC410 3/4 Cu. Ft. Bag