Cedar, The Amazing Alternative to Chemical Pesticides
“Cedar trees live thousands of years, because insects and mold do not like cedar oil. Rodents cannot live with cedar oil, and when their nests are sprayed with cedar oil, the pack quickly leaves those nests behind, never to return. Cedar kills bed bugs, lice, fleas and mosquitoes. Cedar is safe for people and pets, and today, our home and farm are free of chemical poisons.”
“Now your home, restaurants, farms, schools and hospitals can be pest-free without the use of dangerous poisons. Cedar oil is the universe providing a solution that human beings need, because people do not live well when surrounded by insects.”
—Lloyd Fischel, Hawaii State Hero of Agriculture in Education, 2010; American Society of Safety Engineers’ Best Technical Article, 2012
The Cedar Solution™ – Eliminates Insects Safely
We all are very concerned about dangerous chemicals in our lives like nerve toxic-pesticides. The Cedar Solution™ allows humanity to quit using dangerous poisons and stop the vicious cycle of poisonous chemicals that bring toxic immunity and stronger insects. And, new chemicals even more dangerous to people, pets, livestock, and left in the environment for future generations.
Since ancient times people protected cloth and paper with cedar chests and drawers. Today, we know the science of why cedar oil kills and repels insects, molds and fungus, and supports the growth of the gigantic masses of wood that live for thousands of years. Cedar oil is a natural and safe solution that protects homes and places of commerce, especially restaurants and other places where people eat.
One of the elements found in many cedarwood trees is cedrol. Depending on the amount of cedrol in a specific species of cedarwood can determine its pesticidal effect on insects. We use Eastern Juniper virginiana, a species being cultivated on huge cedar farms in several states in the U.S. Ancient Egyptians would use the oil from cedarwood trees in the embalming process, which in effect helped to keep the insects from disturbing the body. Cedar chests, cabinets, closets, fences and structures built from cedar wood are proof of cedar oil’s ability to ward off pests and mold with natural properties that last for a long time.
Cedar works in six ways:
- Death by osmotic dehydration
- Neutralization of bodily fluids, e.g., de-acidification
- Encapsulation and/or emulsification of bodily fats
- Prevention of breathing by irritating the respiratory system and forcing the insect to avoid breathing
- Pheromonal interference that interrupts and attacks the octopamine neuroreceptors, crucial for neurotransmitter’s regulation of metabolism, movement, feeding, reproduction and behavior
- Dissolving insects’ eggs, larvae, pupae, eroding exoskeleton and cuticle, promoting rapid metamorphosis by elevating enzymatic levels and thus causing premature death.
Unlike pesticides that have to be digested or touched, cedar oil only needs to permeate in order to eliminate an insect. This works very well with pheromone-driven insects that need to follow a “chemical trail” in order to complete tasks. Insects like bees, wasps, butterflies and other non-pheromone-driven insects will simply stay away from this aroma.
With modern technology we can apply the fragrant cedar oil into rooms as a fog, liquid, or powder to penetrate wooden walls, nooks, crannies and crawl spaces. Without chemicals, The Cedar Solution™ protects vegetable garden plants and fruit trees, and it adds strength and protection to new construction wood. Rodents leave immediately when cedar oil is fogged.
Pesticides have been linked to cancer, birth defects, neurological, behavioral, reproductive, hormonal, and immune system disorders presenting a serious threat to our health, a threat that will persist until all of us choose to deal with insects safely.
Choose The Cedar Solution™ and say no to poisons for all our sakes.
Research on the Effectiveness of Cedar Oil
Cedar Oil is GRAS Internationally (PDF)
Read More about The Cedar Solution™ (PDF)
The Truth About Pet Flea Poisons (PDF)
Neem Tree Disease Stopped by Cedar Oil’s Anti-fungal Properties (PDF)
USDA – Nematode (PDF)
John Hopkins Cedar Oil Research to Fight Parasite Affecting Millions (PDF)
Bacteria Buster – Illumination, Spring 2011 – University of Missouri (PDF)
CDC Dolan Research 2005 (PDF)