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  Is This Blood-Sucker Lurking In Your Yard?

Too Many Mosquitoes?
Fight back without poison:
Use  Organic Cedar Oil


Reclaim Your Great Outdoors!

Effective, all natural, non-toxic, eco-friendly, outdoor pest control that eliminates unwanted insects without adversely impacting the soil or the environment.

From the manufacturer:    ". . . for control of Mosquitoes, Fleas, Ticks, Flies, Chiggers, No-See-Ums, Mites, Moths, Bed Bugs, Japanese Beetles, Scorpions, Carpet Beetles, Ants, Mole Crickets, Termites, Box Elder Bugs, Silver Fish, Roaches, Palmetto Bugs, Lice and numerous other non-beneficial insects"

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Yard Guard RTU cedar oil formula

What Is Yard Guard?

A safe and natural solution for all your outdoor insect problems --  including natural outdoor mosquito, flea and tick control.

From the manufacturer:  "... we blend fractionated Red Texas Cedar oil with an organic (made from corn) carrier called ethyl lactate, and water. The ethyl lactate helps the cedar penetrate the insect's shell and also helps dissolve insect eggs, which prevents future generations from hatching."

What Insects Will It Control?

Yard Guard is a ready-to-use, diluted version of PCO Choice, that you further dilute in a hose-end sprayer to treat your yard.

Specially formulated for safe use around plants,
beneficial insects, people and pets.

From the manufacturer: 
"Use YARD GUARD for protecting your lawn and gardens, your pets and also for foundation (perimeter) insect protection. It controls aphids, scale, mites, ants, stink bugs, fleas, ticks, scales, mealy bugs, spiders, mosquitos, chiggers, scorpions, moths, Japanese beetles, grubs, squash bugs, chinch bugs, mole crickets, pill bugs, palmetto bugs, spider mites, webworms and a whole lot more. It even repels most snakes!"

"Cedar oil products are proven to eliminate nematode damage in all applications tested" stated Malcomb Beck, founder of Garden-Ville Fertilizer Co, & renowned organic scientist from San Antonio, in attendance at a special USDA meeting on cedar oil.

Yard Guard cedar oil formula

Available in 2 sizes: RTU quarts w/ hose end sprayer
or RTU gallon jug bulk refill

YARD GUARD:   Made with PCO Choice: an OMRI listed, 100% natural blend of modified Texas Red Cedar oil and ethyl lactate (from organic corn).

Pleasant aroma:

fresh cedar scent!

View the PCO Choice MSDS (Safety Data Sheet) here.

View the PCO Choice OMRI certificate here.

PCO Choice is exempt from EPA registration under rule 25(b) due to being a minimum risk pesticide.   see label

Features & Benefits

  • pet safe / kid safe
  • safe on plants and soil
  • safe for beneficial insects such as bees and butterflies when used as directed
  • kills insects at all life stages
  • also repels unwanted insects
  • helps repel snakes, spiders and scorpions
  • Made in the USA !

How does YARD GUARD kill insects?

YARD GUARD is not a poison, but it destroys bugs in 3 ways:

Contact killer

Yard Guard kills many non-beneficial insects on contact, within as little as 45 seconds or less


Cedar oil is a natural essential oil that provides a pheromone interruption agent that impairs the insects mental capacity (fries their brain).  read ref here


The ethyl lactate helps the cedar oil penetrate the insect’s shell and also helps dissolve insect eggs, which prevents future generations from hatching.


Shane Melaugh

“Safe for Beneficial Insects, Bees & Butterflies (unless directly sprayed)”

"It has no effect on beneficial and pollinator insects such as butterflies or bees which are sight driven. It will not hurt any of the amphibians or lizard family but will deter snakes from the treated areas."

. . . found on the PCO Choice' label

"If you directly spray a bee, it will potentially kill it, depending on the dilution ratio, but it takes a pretty high dilution ratio to kill a bee, wasp, or hornet. If you are spraying and bees are in the area, they are actually smart enough to fly away. Bees do not use pheromones or chemical trails like ants, but rather have a sensory mechanism that will deter them from harm."

. . .  from the PCO Choice manufacturer

John Doe UI/UX Designer

See also "How To Treat Bee Boxes (w/ PCO CHOICE)", written by the South Eastern Texas Bee Keepers here.

FAQ: How Long Will An Application Last?

Shane Melaugh

It depends on the level of infestation. For light problems, you may go up to 2 months between spraying.

  1. You need to soak the whole yard really, really well the first time.  You should easily be able to get 3000-5000 sf coverage from the 1 qt spray bottle.
  2. Spray the yard again, These repeat spraying will create a cedar barrier in the soil that would repel any unwanted insects from the area.
  3. After you have sprayed 3 times you can continue spraying every 4 weeks. This should keep most insects and snakes from setting up home in your yard-especially in the soil. If you see any, simply apply again.
  4. TIP:  Cedar loves water.  If you can spray after watering or after a rain, the cedar will create an even better barrier to insects.

. . . from the manufacturer

FAQ: Why TEXAS Red Cedar Oil?

Shane Melaugh

TEXAS Red Cedar Oil is an insect control grade cedar oil that has been scientifically studied and found to contain more of the insect repelling properties than other sources.

see this document found here.

FAQ: Why 'Modified' TEXAS Red Cedar Oil?

Modified Texas Red Cedar OIl is Texas Red Cedar Oil that is further processed to eliminate the phenols and terpenes:  toxic substances to cats and small animals, that naturally occur in the cedar.

. . .  from the PCO Choice manufacturer; read more here

John Doe UI/UX Designer


Shane Melaugh

(Yard Guard is a ready-to-use (RTU) diluted version of PCO CHOICE.)
PCO CHOICE is an OMRI listed product, designed for immediate insect control results when used for outside treatments. It does not stain. It loves water, so rains actually enhance performance.
And it is safe for beneficial insects, bees & butterflies when used as directed.
PCO CHOICE is exempt from EPA registration under rule 25(b) due to being a minimum risk pesticide. see label


Yard Guard is specially formulated for safe use around plants, beneficial insects, people and pets.  And it loves water: even more effective when applied after a really good rain. 
Yard Guard is a RTU diluted version of PCO CHOICE.

. . .  from the Yard Guard manufacturer

John Doe UI/UX Designer

Yard Guard: For all those uninvited insect guests!

we offer free delivery when we're next in your area
or there is also an option to ship.


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