Why Would You Want a Cedar-Based Product for Pest Control?
Cedar is a pest control option offered to us from character. Cedar controls pests that you do not want but doesn’t harm the things that are important.
Mankind has been using cedar for centuries. And many of the uses of cedar are so ingrained in us that we forget what cedar does.
Think about when you’ve been around cedar…
– Your Grandmother had a cedar chest where she kept her prized wool blankets. The wool blankets were kept in the cedar chest so the moths wouldn’t eat the wool.
– The neighbors down the street had a hamster in a cage brimming with cedar shavings. Hamsters and other rodents are kept in cedar shavings to control mites, ticks and fleas that the animals may carry.
– And the cedar shavings found in the stalls at the very best horse barns you could ever set foot in. Cedar is used in barns to keep away flies.
What do these cedar experiences have in shared? The cedar is used for pest control.
Cedar controls pests that are smell or pheromone-pushed. So if a pest species gets its food by sense of smell, cedar will control it. This basically includes all the pests you do not want. Mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and silverfish to name a few.
In comparison, if a creature gets food by eyesight, that is sight-pushed and cedar will have no effect whatsoever. This includes the very important pollinators in addition.
Let’s break that down into a list of what cedar does and does NOT control:
If a bug is smell-pushed, cedar controls it. Examples include:
If a creature is sight-pushed, cedar has no effect whatsoever. No worries around cedar are:
Cedar is a pest control substance that comes from character. No man-made poisons, no crazy substances that do not exist naturally. Cedar is proven effective over centuries!
Most pest control options call for chemical pesticides that are synthetic toxins. That method they do not exist in character but have been produced in a science laboratory. And the goal of these chemicals is to kill, mitigate, destroy or compromise pests. These synthetic pesticides are not only potentially dangerous, but they are losing effectiveness on bugs. (observe: since cedar is natural, it CANNOT lose effectiveness.)
So why would you want a Cedar-based product for pest control? A better question is why would you want anything else?