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How Does No Bugs! Control Pests?

First let's talk about our active ingredients - the worker bees of No Bugs!, if you will.  These plant oils do the hard work of repelling and killing fleas, ticks and mosquitos.  No Bugs! uses cedarwood oil and lemongrass oil.  
Cedarwood oil contains organic compounds called sesquiterpenes that play a significant role in plant chemistry and can interact with biological membranes, enzymes and receptors.  Specifically, cedrol and thujopsene. 
These compounds:
  • Pull moisture from membranes causing the pests to dehydrate and die.
  • Irritate the respiratory system of pests by causing inflammation and making breathing difficult.
  • Disrupts the nervous system of pests impacting their ability to move, feed and reproduce and ultimately die.
  • Interferes with pest pheromones which can cause confusion and disrupt mating and aggregation.
  • Because exposure is dangerous to them, pests are generally repelled by the smell of cedarwood oil.
Lemongrass oil contains a compound called citral.  This compound:
  • Disrupts the nervous system of pests and can lead to paralysis and death.
  • Interferes with feeding and mating behaviors in pests reducing their ability to survive and reproduce.
  • As with cedarwood oil, the scent of lemongrass is a natural deterrent.
So, whether you want to add No Bugs! to your current flea and tick preventative routine or make it the solo line of defense, our formula packs a one-two punch that will help keep fleas, ticks and mosquitos at bay this season!