Wood shavings are a popular material because they have natural insecticidal properties, are extremely versatile and easy to use. Cedar wood shavings kill and repel insects as well as repel venomous snakes. The softwood shavings smell nice due to the volatile compounds (aromatic hydrocarbons) that are given off. Exodust aromatic cedar chips can be used in a multitude of insect control and animals care projects.
Exodust Cedar wood shavings can be applied at the rate of 2-2.5 pounds per 1,000 square feet outdoors. A 10lb bag will cover approximately 5,000 square feet. For potted plants, pet beds and other smaller areas, use as much or as little as you like.
How long does it last?
Exodust wood shavings last approximately 3 months in dry conditions. When it rains, the oils are released (which is not a bad thing). Cedar oil is good for soil because it is high in carbon content and promotes good microbial activity in the soil. Wetting or rain also reactivates the aromatic qualities. Exodust Cedar wood shavings used in pet beds (not as “bedding” for small, caged pets) will last 2-3 months and can be refreshed by occasionally adding more.
Are cedar wood shavings safe for pets?
Exodust Cedar Wood Shavings can safely be used indoors and outdoors where pets live and play. Animals can be present during application and there is no wait time for re-entry into the treated area.
There has been discussion surrounding cedar and pine used in pet bedding for small and exotic animals. This is very different from use around domestic animals (dogs, cats) and use outdoors or in pet beds. Pet bedding generally refers to products for caged pets like hamsters, mice, and rabbits with constant contact to the material. Though compounds such as phenols have been reviewed as a potential health risk to small animals (rats, rabbits) respiratory system, the tests are inconclusive at this time. Pet bedding can also refer to bedding material for horses and cattle. Based on scientific studies and reports to date, cedar wood shavings do not negatively impact domestic animals (pets like dogs and cats) or farm animals.
Safely use Exodust around children and pets as a natural, aromatic cedar insect repellent. It’s 100% biodegradable, non toxic, and offers superior performance compared to other cedar wood shavings and cedar wood granules.