Cedar Oil as insect repellent

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Cedar Oil as insect repellent

Postby dj » Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:22 pm

Has anyone had good results with Cedar Oil?
Extract of Juniperus virginiana. Have heard it
disrupts feeding and mating habits for
grass hoppers, fleas, mosquitos, cucumber beetles
and some others.
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Re: Cedar Oil as insect repellent

Postby msscamp » Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:27 am

dj wrote:Has anyone had good results with Cedar Oil?
Extract of Juniperus virginiana. Have heard it
disrupts feeding and mating habits for
grass hoppers, fleas, mosquitos, cucumber beetles
and some others.


Cedar is a natural repellant for fleas (I'm not sure about the rest of the insects on your list), but I'm thinking the oil would break down relatively quickly when exposed to the elements - could be wrong on that, however. Chips might be better.
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Postby dj » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:40 am

We are looking at this to spray on the plants.
The first thing that came to mind for me was possiblity for leaf burn from the oil. It is a new product (4 us) and recommended highly by the few who have tried it. Haven't actually bought any yet and can't remember what I read on the label as far as the insects it effects.
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