Mansfield Feed Mill is proud to offer an ORGANIC alternative to traditional pesticides. Stop by and pick up some Cedarcide today. With Nature’s Guide CedarCide® you know you are controlling insect pests without doing damage to the environment. Like all Nature’s Guide products, the CedarCide® is “Kid, Pet, and Planet Friendly. Mansfield Feed Mill carries both CedarCide® Granules and CedarCide® Spray.
The most ancient civilizations recognized the benefits of Cedar oil. The Sumerians used it to make paint, the Egyptians used it to preserve mummies, and the Greeks and Romans used it to treat wounds and repel insects. Cedar has both antibacterial and insect control 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 Nature’s Guide CedarCide 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. The 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),
Nature’s Guide Cedarcide has a very low toxicity to humans and warm blooded animals. The EPA has studied it extensively and found that its health risks to humans are so low that it is included on their list of minimum risk pesticides.
Nature’s Guide offers two different CedarCide® products.
Nature’s Guide makes the granules with fine, uniform chips from 100% Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus Virgniana). Each 3/4 cu. ft. bag that weights approximately ten pounds. It is designed for easy broadcast application with a spreader or by hand. It is great for 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 and drought noxious insects come indoorsto find hospitable temperatures, food and water. To keep them outside where they belong apply a two to four inch wide unbroken band of Nature’s Guide CedarCide® Granules around your foundation. Ants, fleas, roaches, and other insects will avoid crossing this border. Because of its light weight and convenience Nature’s Guide CedarCide® Granules are great for picnics and camping trips. Spread to minimize having to share your time with crawling insects.
Nature’s Guide CedarCide® Spray
For harder to reach mosquitoes and other flying insects that hide in bushes, under eaves and other flying insects Nature’s Guide offers a CedarCide® Spray pre-mixed in its own hose end spray applicator. Just attach to the hose and spray just the right mixture without measuring or mixing.
Spray on lawn areas to repel fleas and crawling insects. For mosquitoes and flying insects pay special attention to shrubs and vine covered walls where they hide. Decks and brick or stone patio surfaces can be sprayed as well. If you have a raised deck be sure to apply under surfaces. This can be a favorite hiding place for mosquitoes during daylight hours.
Because this mixture contains cedar oil be sure to shake well before attaching to the hose and shake regularly while spraying to keep it mixed. The spray will work to keep an area clear for an hour or two after spraying. Repellents need to be re-applied on a regular schedule until insects begin to move their territory elsewhere to avoid them.