Preparation before fogging.
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Cedar Products 100% organic and approved by NOP and other certification agencies.The product line has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its PCO Choice. As with any pesticide, chemical or natural, our topical formulas should not be ingested by humans or animals. Direct eye contact should be avoided. A mask should be worn when using ANY type of fogging solution for pest control purposes, including organic fog solutions. Prior to fogging, humans and animals should be removed from the home, pilot lights should be turned off and smoke alarms should be disabled. Occupants may return in 4 to 5 hours. Do not spray cedar oil (or any other type of pesticide) into flames or electrical outlets. Should our customers, affiliates or retailers use our products or advise others to use our products without reading instructions, Cedar Oil Solutions will not be held responsible for medical consequences or property damage. NOTE NATURAL ENZYMES DO NOT SUPPLY FOGGING MACHINES
What you do BEFORE fogging is just as important as what you do during the procedure. If your house is packed tight with clutter, it’s an excellent idea to scale down unnecessary possessions and throw away old or damaged items that you don’t need. Air circulation is a crucial factor in the fogging process. If your home is packed too tightly with junk, fog will just settle on top of the clutter. If your closets are packed tight with clothing, remove at least the items so that the fog can circulate between garments.
It’s important to perform direct spray treatment protocols before fogging, especially when it comes to chronic mite or bedbug infestations. Insects have a habit of migrating from room to room when offensive odours are released. Insects hiding behind protected areas may not get enough shot of the product. To prevent re-infestation, direct spray treatment of the following areas should be completed.
Spray an even mist of Dr. Ben’s Evictor / Cedarcide Original over the carpet underneath your bed. Refresh the treatment once a month to recharge repellent properties.
Spray BOTH sides of the mattress. Do not forget to remove the thin fabric that covers the underside of most box spring units. Spray or fog into this area liberally to treat bed bugs or mites hiding within the bed cavity.
Spray bed legs, bed frames and headboards. Remember that bird mites and bedbugs can’t jump or fly. They are most likely to reach you by crawling up furniture. Spray bed legs with cedar oil or cover them with double sided tape. Refresh the tape when it appears dusty or no longer feels sticky. For long term protection that’s more effective than tape, insert bed legs into plastic bowls filled with vegetable oil. Crawling insects can’t swim across the oil to reach you. Consider exchanging your wooden headboard for a sleek metal design without cracks and crevices where tiny insects can hide.
Use zippered mattress and box spring covers to prevent re-infestation. Choose durable waterproof mattress encasements that are certified for bedbug and dust mite protection. The seams and zippers on typical mattress encasements are not constructed to keep out mites. Excess space between zipper teeth could easily allow mites or bedbug nymphs to re-infest the interior of the mattress.
Spray couches and easy chairs, paying special attention to crevices and cushion wells. Remove the flimsy fabric covering the bottom of your couch to gain access to the spring area. Spray or fog into the sofa cavity.
Spray baseboards, moulding, and seams where walls meet with ceilings and floors. This will prevent parasites from crawling up the wall and across the ceiling where they can drop down onto the mattress.
If you don’t have a fog machine to help our product settle on walls, you may “mop” walls with a Sponge pad saturated with Dr. Ben’s Evictor or Cedarcide Original. Note that bedbugs are more apt to remain hidden, while mites will cling to walls and infest surfaces that are seen. Wall mopping is not necessary for bedbug infestations, but it’s an excellent idea for mite infestations. Be sure to check behind pictures hanging on walls, as this is a common place for both bedbugs and mites to hang out.
Purchase smaller blankets that will not hang over the sides of your bed. Bedbugs are known to latch onto blanket corners that touch the floor. Mites can do the same.
Move your bed six inches away from the wall or nightstand. Any part of your bed that touches a piece of furniture becomes an open pathway for crawling parasites.
Spray inside drawers, especially those nearest your bed. Pay special attention to cracks, seams and bevelled edges.
Vacuum your home thoroughly before fogging. In addition to capturing many mites, Vacuuming may also help bring deeply embedded mites to the surface, so be sure to spray the carpet at once after vacuuming. Discard the vacuum bag at once after cleaning. No vacuum bag is completely air tight. Mites or tiny bedbug nymphs can easily escape the bag and re-infest your home.
Do not put your vacuum bag in the freezer. This is poor pest control advice distributed in many do-it-yourself blogs. Many micro tiny parasites can live through the winter. For example, bird mites are famous for shutting down their metabolisms to survive frigid temperatures. Springtails can also survive the cold quite well. I’ve seen video footage of springtails thawing out and coming to life after filtering through a half-frozen riverbank. (Tip: Toss a couple moth balls into the vacuum bag. Traditionally, moth balls are made of cedar oil.
After wide area carpet treatment, wait a few days to vacuum. Our product is not just a bug spray that can be used to destroy common household insects you see; it has residual effects to erode the exoskeleton of bedbugs that crawl through it.
Environmental factors could have caused or contributed to any infestation. For example, you may want to roll back the carpeting and check for mould when dealing with a springtail infestation. For bird mite infestations, you may want to remove nests from gutters or be certain that tree branches are trimmed away from the roof. For rodent mite infestations, it is necessary to get the rodent problem under control.
If you believe your problems began outdoors, it may be necessary to soak your yard with our outdoor YARD GUARD formula. If your mite problem began with a rodent infestation or new landscaping project, outdoor treatment is an excellent idea. If excessive numbers of birds visit your property to eat from bird feeders, remove their food sources and soak the yard with our outdoor yard Guard.
Seal any entry point outside the home acting as a gateway, re-infestation may occur if the entry point isn’t sealed properly.
Your Safety is Important to Us!
Cedar Products 100% organic and approved by NOP and other certification agencies.The product line has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its PCO Choice. As with any pesticide, chemical or natural, our topical formulas should not be ingested by humans or animals. Direct eye contact should be avoided. A mask should be worn when using ANY type of fogging solution for pest control purposes, including organic fog solutions. Prior to fogging, humans and animals should be removed from the home, pilot lights should be turned off and smoke alarms should be disabled. Occupants may return in 4 to 5 hours. Do not spray cedar oil (or any other type of pesticide) into flames or electrical outlets. Should our customers, affiliates or retailers use our products or advise others to use our products without reading instructions, Cedar Oil Solutions will not be held responsible for medical consequences or property damage.