Get Rid Of Pests On Your Lawn – Without Killing Your Grass

A lush, green lawn is something to be proud of – and many pests will agree. The water you use to keep your lawn hydrated can attract pests, keeping them healthy and hydrated until they hitch a ride on you, your kids and pets, or sneak their way into your home. Many of these pests are perfectly content to stay in the grass, creating unsightly patches as they feast on your lawn.

There’s no shortage of poisons to put these pests to bed. However, these solutions can be toxic to your lawn, your family and your pets. They can pollute waterways as they wash away in the rain. These chemicals are expensive. And they’re totally unnecessary. 

Common Lawn Pests That Don’t Stand A Chance

Everyone has that one lawn pest that they hate the most. Who’s your mortal enemy – is it a family of moles, tunneling for grubs and making a mess of your soil? Or is it generations of fleas, relentlessly attacking your pets and making them miserable?

Chances are, you’re fighting an all-out war, battling each day to get your lawn back from multiple populations of lawn pests.

The most common types of pests that inhabit lawns include:

  • Ants – both red fire ants and black ants
  • Roaches
  • Flies
  • Scorpions
  • Ticks
  • Fleas
  • Mosquitoes
  • Mites
  • Mold and Mildew
  • Moles, mices and other rodents

All of these pests destroy the hard work you’ve put into your lawn. They make it impossible for your kids and pets to romp worry-free. They ruin the beauty of your grass, and bring disease instead.

Step 1: Kill The Sprinklers.

In the dry heat of the summer, you might be tempted to overwater your lawn to compensate. Sometimes, you might forget to turn the sprinklers off, or you might rely on an automated timer to control your sprinkler system, leaving your grass soaked to the roots.

If you’re noticing an excessive amount of mosquitoes, mold, mildew, or worm casings, there’s a good chance that cutting back on the water can help reduce the problem.

Know your type of grass and water accordingly. If your lawn squishes under your feet, even hours after watering, or the water is running off into your driveway, unable to soak into the grass roots, cut back. You’ll see fewer pests and a reduced water bill.

Step 2: Spread Red Cedar Granules.

Red cedar granules for lawn pest control
Spread red cedar granules to control insects, grubs, snakes and rodents.

Make your lawn a less friendly place for pests to live by spreading red cedar granules across your lawn. A hand-held seeder can help you evenly distribute the granules.

Surround your home with a border of granules to discourage disgruntled pests from entering your home. Place granules directly in ant hills and mole mounds.

The granules repel pests on your lawn, in kennels, dog runs, gardens and shrubs for at least 3 months. Cedar products also eliminate odors, replacing offensive odors with a pleasant, woodsy aroma.


Step 3: Spray Nature’s Defender Cedar Oil.

Lawn and kennel Nature's Defender cedar oil concentrate keeps lawn pests at bay.
Use Nature’s Defender to refresh cedar granules and neutralize mold and mildew and reduce insects.

Treat your lawn with a natural cedar oil product like Nature’s Defender. You can use the hose-end sprayer to quickly spray your entire lawn, creating a pest-free environment.

Used in conjunction with cedar granules, you’ll build a powerful defense against pests.

The antimicrobial properties of cedar neutralizes mold and mildew, while insects like fleas, mites and mosquitoes are disrupted at all stages of their life cycles.

After the initial application, you can dampen your lawn every 15 days to keep your lawn pest-free.

When the cedar granules lose their potency, they are refreshed when you spray again. The granules help keep the cedar oil in place, continuously keeping pests from infesting your lawn.


Step 4: Have A Well-Deserved Picnic.

Have a pest free picnic on your lawn.Now that you’ve got your lawn back, it’s time to celebrate.

Grab your picnic blanket, wine, cheese and sandwiches and raise a toast to your lush, green lawn. No longer do you have to worry about getting bitten by mosquitoes, stung by fire ants, and bothered by grubs. Enjoy!

How To Stop A Flea Infestation… Naturally!

What started as a few black dots skipping through your pet’s fur has become a full-blown pest population taking over your home.

You know you have options: harsh sprays, bug bombs, an exterminator – but you’re worried that the same chemicals that will annihilate your flea population will also cause harm to your family and your pets.

Not only can you stop a flea infestation naturally, but also, you can keep bugs out of your home for good using products that are completely safe for humans and domestic animals.

Here’s how you can stop a flea infestation naturally:

Step #1: Know Your Enemy

By now, you’ve probably spotted the tiny black adult fleas crawling through your pet’s fur. As you reach for them, they can hop up to 4 feet in the air. These adult fleas make up fewer than 5 percent of the flea population.

Adult, female fleas lay up to 40 eggs per day, usually on your pet. Everywhere your pet goes, flea eggs fall. They’re just barely visible, tiny white specks, making up 50 percent of the population. You might not notice them resting in your carpet, on your pet’s bed, and around your home.

Larvae hatch from the eggs two days to two weeks after they are laid. Adult fleas suck blood from your pet and pass it in the form of dark, dusty “flea dirt,” which looks like black pepper sprinkled throughout your pet’s fur. It’s really your pet’s blood, predigested by adult fleas and consumed by flea larvae as their first meal.

Flea larvae form cocoons within 5-20 days of hatching. Cocoons make up 10 percent of the population. They are sticky, and may rest below the surface of your carpet – they’re not easily vacuumed out. They emerge when they sense the presence of a host, where they feast and lay eggs of their own.

What does this all mean? It means that fleas are the least of your worries. Their offspring are everywhere in your environment, so even if you get rid of fleas, within a few weeks their larvae hatch and start the life cycle again. That’s why you need to take this 5-step approach to getting rid of fleas for good.

The lifecycle of the #flea. It can be anywhere from a few weeks to a few months - meaning your infestation can come back even when the adult fleas have vanished. You need to destroy fleas at every life stage to get rid of them for good. For natural, safe, affordable solutions, check out DGCedaroil.com.

Step #2: Treat Your Family

Before treating your home, treat yourself and your family members to stop the biting in the meantime.

You can use our all-natural cedar oil personal and pet spray to topically treat both humans and animals. This formula also soothes itchiness and irritation due to existing flea bites. It’s safe to spray on your skin, bedding and clothes, and on dogs and cats.

Step #3: Evict The Fleas

Now, it’s time to kick the fleas out of your home. Our indoor cedar oil formula destroys your indoor infestation in multiple ways.

The silica content corrodes the flea’s exoskeleton. This makes them vulnerable to cedar oil’s dehydrating properties. The cedar oil also makes it difficult for fleas of all life stages to breathe.

Have you ever seen a trail of ants marching across your floor? That’s the power pheromones in action. Ants, fleas and many other pests follow the scents of each other’s pheromones to feed, mate and conduct other life-sustaining activities. Cedar oil covers the pheromone scent, leaving these pests too disoriented to do anything.

Those that don’t come in direct contact are repelled by the scent, and quickly flee your home. Best of all, unlike many chemical treatments, fleas do not develop resistance to natural cedar oil solutions.

Spray every area of your home. It’s safe for virtually all surfaces, won’t stain or discolor wood or fabrics. Repeat as needed.

Vacuuming will remove many of the eggs and cocoons in your carpets. Just be sure to avoid emptying or discarding the bag contents indoors.

Step #4: Spray Outdoors

Unable to sustain life in your treated home, some fleas may remain outdoors. Spray the perimeter of your home, plus any dog runs, kennels, gardens or sheds.

For fast application, use Nature’s Defender. The bottle is equipped with a convenient hose end sprayer so you can easily treat your entire yard. This formula also keeps your yard free of mosquitoes, mites, grubs, ants, flies, and many other pests – without harming your lawn or garden.

Do not use the indoor formula on your lawn. It can be harmful to plants, and shouldn’t be diluted with water.

Step #5: Follow Up

Spray your pets monthly or after baths, and before walks in fields and wooded areas. Treating your pet regularly is often sufficient to keep a flea infestation from recurring. Treat the indoor areas as needed, and outdoor areas after rainstorms.

Flea infestations are the most common from Spring to Fall, because they thrive when it’s warm out. However, they can also move into your warm, toasty home during the winter. Keep up with flea prevention year-round, you can keep your home pest-free for good.

Integrated Pest Management for the Homeowner

Integrated Pest Management or IPM is a method of eliminating pests by using environmentally friendly solutions. It is usually defined as a solution that depends upon human insight and reasoning power. IPM is a program that can be applied in both agricultural and non agricultural environments for pest elimination. For the purposes of this article we will discuss organic solutions and show how it pertains to the homeowner. It is structured by studying the pests’ lifecycle and the way they interact with their surroundings.

Also, it focuses on the modern scientific research and information as well as pest management techniques that are known not to harm humans, animals or property. There are four main steps in the implementation of IPM which include – Intervention, Observing, Monitoring, and Prevention. The goal is to reduce or eliminate the use of chemical pesticides to solve pest related infestations. Instead, it uses an integrated approach involving both human and organic all natural pesticide solutions as long as neither one harms the surrounding environment or beneficial living things.

Let’s discuss each of these steps in detail.

Observation – This is the first step in setting up an integrated pest management program and it requires checking what is going on in the infested area every day. This step allows you to set action steps so that you can tell when an action is necessary or unnecessary. For example, seeing a single pest does not mean that the entire property, person, animal or crop is affected and that a drastic measure needs to be taken. It just may mean that doing a simple task like picking the pest off to eliminate the pest is all that is required. In more infested situations, a more drastic approach may be required.

Monitoring – Monitoring is a vital IPM step involving making the right decision after observing the infested area and identifying the unwanted pests. It is also a serious step in deciding whether or not use of pesticides of any kind is necessary or not. IPM seeks to reduce the possibilities of using chemical pesticides in management of the pest menace. It supports a personal approach such as picking the pest or its egg or larvae with hands, uprooting infested plants, use of all natural, organic insecticides, mulching and so on.

Prevention – This is all about looking for ways to avoid the problem of pests in the future after eradication, if not before. From the home owner’s perspective, it means adopting practices that keep unwanted bugs away. For example you can decide to practice periodic fogging/spraying of your house/property with all natural organic pesticides, grow pest resistant plants or grow trap crops/plants that lure/repel insects away from your other plants. The advantage of these practices is that they are safe and cannot harm property, people, pets, or the soil as compared to chemical insecticides.

Control – If the pest infestation is not eradicated within the first three steps, control is really unavoidable. At this point you must take serious measures to end a problem that has proven unpreventable by the above 3 steps. The IPM approach becomes very necessary in the sense that the homeowner has to consider both the effectiveness and safety of a given pesticide. Generally, when following this approach, you must give more preference to the safety of the method used for pest control. Start with an effective product like Cedar Oil as that provides either zero or less risk to humans, pets, property and the environment. For example, choose organic, all natural chemicals or plants that eradicate the pest, their unborn/un-hatched, prevent their further attempt to reproduce, or repel them completely. If that does not seem to work, you can now use integrated pest management to mitigate their effects on the environment. And remember, always read and follow all “Directions for Use” and “Warnings” on all products prior to use to obtain best results and safety.

DG Cedar Oil has all your Organic, All Natural Integrated Pest Management and Eradication solutions regardless of what’s “bugging” you. Please visit our website for the Organic, All Natural pest control solution that’s right for your pest problem(s).

Cedar Oil Home Insect and Pest Management

Cedar Oil Home Insect and Pest Management

DG Cedar Oil offers an overall approach to pest control management in your home. The goal is to insure pests are kept in check before they become a major problem for your family.

To achieve a pest-free environment, the first order of business is to outline the areas in and around your home that need protection. These areas typically include indoor perimeters (baseboards, window frames, etc.). Carpets, furniture, cabinets and closets are also some other indoor considerations. You also need to consider your outdoor areas (front and back yards, patios, garage areas, etc.).

This particularly applies to pet owners. Pets especially need to be considered in any such insect control planning. We know that when it comes to fleas, ticks, mites and other pet related infestations, things can get quickly out of hand!

To make it easier for you and your family, our Indoor/Outdoor Cedar Oil Starter Kit provides everything you need to protect your entire home with 100% natural, non-chemical Cedar Oil Pest Control Solutions

For more information on this product and other All Natural Pest Control Solutions, Please visit our website: dgcedaroil.com

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