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… You can be too”
—Lloyd Fischel, Hawaii State Hero of Agriculture in Education, 2010; American Society of Safety Engineers’ Best Technical Article, 2012
The Cedar Solution™ – Safety First, Guaranteed
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 oil has an overwhelming effect on insects. Cedar oil is not considered a pesticide because of the manner that it attacks the insect. The aroma of cedar oil as it is breathed in by an insect causes a blockage and the insect cannot continue to breathe, therefore it suffocates.
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.
Cedar Oil is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)
According to the FDA, “GRAS” is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe. Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive, that is subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use, or unless the use of the substance is otherwise excluded from the definition of a food additive.
Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Act, and FDA’s implementing regulations in 21 CFR 170.3 and 21 CFR 170.30, the use of a food substance may be GRAS either through scientific procedures or, for a substance used in food before 1958, through experience based on common use in food.
Under 21 CFR 170.30(b), general recognition of safety through scientific procedures requires the same quantity and quality of scientific evidence as is required to obtain approval of the substance as a food additive and ordinarily is based upon published studies, which may be corroborated by unpublished studies and other data and information.
Under 21 CFR 170.30(c) and 170.3(f), general recognition of safety through experience based on common use in foods requires a substantial history of consumption for food use by a significant number of consumers.
Cedar Bug-Free™ is formulated from all natural food grade ingredients that are Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS): 10% pure eastern red cedar oil and 90% hydrated silica (not crystalline silica). There are no artificial fragrances, colorants or preservatives and no animal byproducts or harmful animal testing. Eastern red cedar oil is extracted from a species of juniper cultivated in North America east of the Great Plains called Juniperus virginiana. The oil is distilled from the trunk and branches, and is considered safe by the US FDA as a food additive.
Hydrated silica is added to the cedar oil to carry the cedar oil. This is in the form silicon dioxide and is used in many products including toothpaste and the production of beer. In its pure form, hydrated silica is chemically inert and is considered by the U.S. FDA as “Generally Recognized As Safe”. A GRAS rating is respected around the world as safe for people and pets.