Natural Pest-Free Solutions for Humans, Pets, and Lawns

Here in Minnesota, spring is trying to make its debut. So even though we don’t yet get to go outside in short sleeves, we do get wood ticks, mosquitoes, and other annoying bugs already. And with a large family plus a homestead full of animals, we need something that works on a large scale. 

And since I get asked about this often, I figured I better just put it into a blog post! We use all-natural pesticide alternative products from a company called Cedarcide. They have the best source of cedar oil products that help with pretty much every kind of bugs:

  • Mosquitoes
  • Ticks
  • Fleas
  • Chiggers
  • Ants
  • Bedbugs
  • Other biting insects

They have products for using on people, pets, and on lawns. We use these on ourselves daily in the summertime as well as on our goats and dog. They are safe to use on cats too. 

Please note: I do NOT recommend using other companies’ cedar oil like Wondercide. I have had many people experience negative side effects on their pets from them. They are not the good form of cedar oil that is in Cedarcide.

For Everyone

I use this on our people, pets/farm animals:

Cedarcide Original (formerly known as Best Yet) is a safe, all natural, non-toxic insecticide made in the USA. Cedarcide Original is a versatile cedar-based solution that is fast and effective on everything from general insect control to major infestations. Cedarcide Original’s quick-drying, non-staining formula makes it great for personal, pet and home use. It’s safe for people and pets of all ages, and can be applied directly to the skin as a repellent. Cedarcide Original kills and repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, bed bugs, mites, chiggers, ants, flies, moths and more.

  • Made from 100% natural ingredients
  • Eco-friendly
  • Safe for children and pets
  • Kills insects in all stages of life
  • Ready-to-use
  • Fresh cedar aroma
  • Non-staining and skin safe
  • Both lab and real world tested

Click here for more info on the Cedarcide: 

Organic Bug Repellent — CedarCide

Especially for Pets

The Pet Pack is a really good option for flea and mange protection for dogs and cats.  Pet Pack

Treat. Bathe. Prevent. Our Pet Package is specifically designed to meet the needs of pet-owners looking to protect their cats, dogs or even horses from fleas, ticks, flies and other biting insects. Like all Cedarcide products, this kit is non-toxic and safe for your family, pets and the environment.

  • Safe for pets of many shapes and sizes
  • Safe alternative to flea collars and chemical drops
  • Helps repels fleas, ticks, flies, chiggers, mosquitoes, and other pests
  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Made from 100% natural ingredients
  • Vet’s Choice helps treat mange, hot spots and other animal skin disorders

Especially for Livestock

PHL Natural Pest Control for Livestock

PHL (Pet, Horse & Livestock) is an extra strength, all natural and highly versatile concentrate designed to control insects and parasites commonly found on pets and livestock. Safe for your family and the environment, PHL eliminates and repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, flies, mites, gnats, ear mites and dozens of other biting insects. Mix PHL with water for use as a bath, spray or dip. PHL can be used in stables, barns and kennels to reduce flying insects, or used as a treatment for mange, hot spots and other animal skin disorders.

For a direct spray, use 4 oz. of PHL per each gallon of water. For a bath, use 2 oz. of Vet’s Choice per each gallon of water. For a dip, use a 1:200 ratio of PHL to water.

  • Safe, natural alternative to flea collars and chemical drops
  • Made from 100% natural ingredients
  • Nontoxic
  • Eco-friendly
  • Safe for children and pets
  • Highly concentrated—mix with water
  • Helps eliminate mange, hot spots and other animal skin disorders
  • Intended for Animals and Outdoor areas
  • Use as a bath, dip or spray

For those with horses, here’s another great product!

Cedar Suds Natural Horse Shampoo

Safe for people, the environment and horses of all ages and sizes, Cedar Suds Natural Horse Shampoo gently cleans and moisturizes, leaving your horse with a shiny and great smelling coat. CedarSuds Natural Horse Shampoo harnesses the power of cedar oil to protect your horse from fleas, ticks, flies, mosquitoes, chiggers and other biting insects.

  • Helps fight tangles and matted hair.
  • Cleans & moisturizes, leaving horses with clean, shiny coats.
  • Safe for horses of all ages, shapes and sizes.
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Made from 100% natural ingredients
  • Includes cedar oil to help protect your horses from biting insects and other pests
  • Available in pint (16oz), quart (32oz), and gallon (128oz) sizes.

For the Yard

PetSafe Granules Outdoor Pest Protection

PetSafe Granules are made of 100% Cedar shavings and are safe for pets, plants and people. Use this natural repellent to keep pests such as bugs, scorpions and snakes out of your yard.

  • Natural insect repellent
  • Organic & nontoxic
  • Safe for children & pets
  • Fresh cedar aroma
  • Environmentally-friendly
  • confetti size chips
  • Safe for beneficial insects

Cedarcide Mulch + Insect Repellent


Safe for your family, your pets and the environment, our Cedarcide Granules are a non-toxic and ALL-NATURAL repellent against snakes, scorpions, fleas, ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes and other biting insects. Made from the heart of aged red cedar trees, our Cedarcide Granules are an organic alternative to safeguarding your yard, garden and family from pests. Our Cedarcide Granules Natural Mulch does not harm beneficial insects such as butterflies and bees.

  • Safe for plants, children & pets.
  • Sourced from just one all-natural ingredient: Cedar Trees
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, flies & other biting insects
  • Repels snakes, spiders, scorpions & other common pests
  • Safe for beneficial insects like bees & butterflies
  • Fresh, cedar scent

Ridaweed Natural Weed + Spider Killer

Ridaweed is an ALL-NATURAL and environmentally friendly solution to weed and spider control. It’s like a natural RoundUp spray! Made from agricultural grade vinegar, Ridaweed is an organic alternative to the toxic, cancer-causing weed killers that flood the marketplace. Spray Ridaweed directly on weeds for easy, fast-acting weed control.  Ridaweed is also an effective formula for repelling spiders.

Note: Ridaweed has been known to kill other plants and shrubbery, so use caution when using the product and be sure to apply it directly and only to unwanted weeds or other plant life.

  • Repels spiders and other arachnids
  • Long-lasting concentrated solution.
  • Can be used to control unwanted plant growth without contaminating soil or water
  • A non-toxic, all-natural alternative to RoundUp
  • Can be used to acidify soil for gardenias and azaleas
  • Can also be used to deter cats from entering yards and gardens

Lawn + Garden Insect Protection

Yardsafe is an all natural, nontoxic and ready-to-use solution for outdoor pest control. Yardsafe eliminates unwanted insects without adversely impacting the soil or the environment. Use Yardsafe on lawns, gardens, pet spaces, sports fields, barns, agricultural land, foundation barriers and countless other outdoor spaces. Yardsafe kills and repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, bed bugs, mites, chiggers, ants, flies, moths and many other pests.

  • Made from 100% natural ingredients
  • Eco-friendly
  • Safe for children & pets
  • Yardsafe will not prevent beneficial insects from migrating & pollinating
  • Intended for outdoor use
  • Hose end top included
  • Ready-to-use
  • 1 qt. of Yardsafe covers up to 5,000 sq. ft.


Cedarcide has many other good products that I haven’t gone into! Go here to their website for more info and to order:

Organic Bug Repellent — CedarCide

I don’t sell their products; I have used them for years and just wanted to share since it can be so hard to find all-natural products like these for our home and our family!

*It is an affiliate link so that I can save on buying more of their products myself! Thank you!

Blessings of good health, 

~Sara Jo Poff

Holistic Health Practitioner

Healthy Families for God

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