cedar oil VS cedar leaf oil(3 posts)
I have come across several postings here that have mentioned cedar oil as being a successful contact kill and/or repellent for bed bugs. I read somewhere that it's not a true cedar oil so wondering if anyone can advise whether or not it can be used just as effectively as cedar oil has seemed to work or some of you. And by the way, I am a noob to the scene (I wish that I was posting on a gaming forum and not a bed bugging forum) , but I have been doing my homework and know that I can't rely on cedar oil/cedar leaf oil alone as methods of control and depopulation until I can afford to hire a PCO...I am armed and ready with several other weapons.
I would read this thread carefully:
Note that it discusses one particular cedar oil product which contains latex/silicon. It cannot be assumed that the results also apply to other cedar oil products. (I don't know from cedar leaf oil, either.)
Keep in mind that lots of other products also work as contact killers.
I am not aware that there is evidence cedar oil works as a repellent.
If it does, be warned: it might seem like you want to repel bed bugs, this may be a very bad idea. It will not make them pack up and leave your home. Repellency can make them dig deeper into your home. That makes them harder to eliminate them permanently.
Early results on cedar oil treatment http://bedbugger.com/forum/topic/cedar-oil-bomb?replies=1#post-111816
Here is a question. Just because it is "natural" does that mean it is non-toxic??? Something to think about.
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