NON-TOXIC COCKROACH FIGHTER ANYONE? HOW DO YOU GET RID OF COCKROACHES IN A SAFE NON-TOXIC WAY?
NONTOXIC COCKROACH PEST CONTROL?
Thinking I would save some money, I purchased a large, USED floor cage for my aviary. A few days later my sunroom (aviary) was swarming in German roaches that had, apparently, been hiding in the hollow tubular cage supports. I knew I was in a fix because simply burning a scented candle around my exotic parrots could kill them so I had to be very selective about what I used around them. So . . . . I went with a pet flea spray (no pyrethrines). For several months it was like playing Whack-A-Mole. I could barely hold my own & the little *%#(%&*#@ were beginning to invade my home & all the money saved from buying USED rather than NEW cage was spent on pest products.
Desperately searching the internet for safe alternatives, I stumbled across CedarCide Industries - a company that makes a multitude of products from red cedar trees. The company's claims seemed too good to be true but, after much searching & researching the web about their products, I was sold & bought my first bottle of their CedarCide Best Yet spray.
It is everything it was advertised to be: non-toxic, safe to use around food, non-toxic to pets & can even be used as insect repellent even on small children yet the creepy crawlers I tested it on died within 15 seconds PLUS the pleasant cedar aroma (to us) repels any 6-legged prospective residents (bugs HATE it).
I kept all the sliding glass doors open when spraying the sunroom (aviary) just as a precaution with my exotics & I monitored them very close for any adverse reactions. There were none. The second best thing aside from the quick eradication of the 6-legged intruders, is the fact that I didn't have to remove any of the cages or supplies that are stored there. For simplicity's sake, anything that was not on legs or casters (sitting flat on the floor) was elevated on blocks or such. This gave me an extra "edge" if any of them tried to run someplace else & hide.
In only a few days the sunroom was under control so I tackled the kitchen, which is just off the aviary. CedarCide Best Yet, being non-toxic, made this job ultra simple as you don't have to take everything out of your cupboards etc. I just gave a little spritz in all the corners of the inside cupboards, whether I saw a critter in it or not, because the pleasant (to us) aroma will drive any critters out & repel any that may be looking for a place to hide. There was never a worry about toxic chemicals being near or around our dishes, utensils or foodstuffs & the cabinets took on the aroma of expensive cedarwood cabinetry.
It has since been used as a flea & ear mite preventive & to sooth hot spots from skin irritation due to flea bites on the family pets. Spray on your pet's bedding to freshen & prevent flea infestation.
I have a strong distaste for using toxic spot-ons or heart worm preventive on my pets. By using CedarCide's Best Yet or Vets Choice, it repels the mosquitoes & I simply follow up bi-annually with the vet for heartworm testing for reassurance.
The uses are too numerous to list here but, from my experience, I've been MORE than satisfied with the results and NO side effects or contraindications yet.
Read press releases here: http://www.cedarcidestore.com/page/page/3365525.htm
Edited by broozersnooze - 6/13/2009 at 11:19 pm GMT
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I was just looking over the cedarcide website and you should be able to use it as perimeter protection on the outside of your home, but I wouldn't use it in the same room with your pets. I have two sugar gliders and they are irritated by the plicatic acid in the cedar, it causes asthma and other respiratory problems for them. But I would assume that using it on the outside of your home to keep bugs out would be okay.
Note: I have never used this product, I was just looking through the website because I might start using it.
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