In reference to the BEST YET product you speak of in the CedarCide Testimonial I want to add several comments. I talked to Dr. Ben Oldag at the company as I was so intrigued by the results of this product when I used it on the dogs. Dr. Oldag 78, is one of the very few World Renowned Organic Scientists although one would never know it when talking to him. It is hard to get him to toot his own horn but after a hour I finally surfaced the info I wanted. Dr. Oldag was approached by the US Army about 12 months ago with a desperate plea to invent a Bio flea prevention Product that would be safe for the troops deployed to the Mid East. He and the USDA in concert with Dow Corning came up with this formulation and at days end called it BEST YET because that is what it undoubtably is. I have never in my 62 years seen a product as effective as this solution is. Still, it is as safe as shaving gels or fabric softeners. The development story is to lengthy for this publication but in summary it is a formulation of melted quartz rock and cedar oil. Dr. Oldag explained that all insects breathe through pores in their bodies. When the pores get plugged the insect instantly freezes to death. Ben said that since mammal life has a nervous system that to can be attacked by chemicals he wanted to create something that would not compromise human or animal life, only insects. I must say, the technology is Next Generation. It would be hard for me to ever use a chemical agent again knowing what I know now about the BEST YET formulation. You see, I to am a Organic Scientist and hereby tip my hat to what I consider to be the greatest invention of the century. It is the BEST YET. If you don't believe me try it yourself. By the way, the CedarCide Website http://www.cedarcide.com has lots of information that will enlighten you on some of the most dynamic organic formulations the World has ever seen. It is interesting to say the least.
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On Aug 24, 2007, winterrobin South Dennis, NJ (Zone 7b) wrote:
I was happy to add CedarCide to the Watchdog, because their products are too good to keep to myself! I ordered their all-natural personal insect repellent in a small spray bottle to take around the garden with me. But no re-application is necessary! This will repel mosquitoes and biting flies for hours. It works so well....no DEET or other harsh chemicals, just natural cedar oil, and it smells great too.
The other product I ordered, "Best Yet" is another cedar oil formula, and multi-purpose. It can be used on people, pets, and even around the house. Spray it around baseboards, under sinks and inside cabinets (but not on floors -- it's slippery) to deter ants, crickets, moths and spiders. I was lucky enough to have some "Best Yet" spray left when we were confronted with a surprise infestation of bed bugs! I'd be embarrassed to admit this, but internet searches came back with information that the very best 5-star hotels are plagued with these pests recently! If you travel, you just might bring them home! Have "Best Yet" on hand to kill them dead. This is MUCH less expensive and MUCH safer than hiring an exterminator to spray heaven-knows-what in your house.
Any questions you have about products, applications, and pests will be answered by Dr. Ben Oldag within a day, not weeks. The woman I spoke to at their 800 number was also friendly and very helpful. I have already placed a second order.