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PCO Choice Vs. Yardsafe. What's The Difference?

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At Cedarcide, we offer several pest-control solutions for both indoor and outdoor use. From concentrates to ready-to-use formulas, from personal & pet use to lawn & garden care, we have what you need to keep your home and yard free of pests.

But which products are right for you? To make your shopping experience easier, we’re launching a series of blog posts to help you better understand the differences between our most popular formulas. Today we’re talking about our two non-toxic outdoor pesticides: PCO Choice and Yardsafe.


What is PCO Choice?
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PCO Choice is a non-toxic, eco-friendly concentrate designed for outdoor pest control. PCO is engineered to devastate unwanted insect populations like fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes without adversely impacting soil or the environment. PCO contains 85% cedar oil.

Dilute PCO Choice With Water For Use On:

  • Lawns 
  • Trees & Shrubbery
  • Pet Spaces
  • Sports Fields
  • Garages
  • Barns
  • Trash Cans
  • Foundation Barriers
  • Fence Lines

 Dilution Instructions

  • Dilute PCO with warm/hot water; shake to mix until milky white
  • For Hose End Sprayers: Add 4 oz. of PCO per 20 gallons of sprayed water (treats up to 5,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space).
  • For Tank Sprayers: Add 2 oz. per 1 gallon of water
  • PCO can be diluted down to 1:1000 for larger, agricultural use

Did you know PCO Choice can also be used for laundry? Here’s 6 Ways to Use PCO Choice in the Laundry.


What is Yardsafe?


Yardsafe is a non-toxic solution for outdoor pest control—think of it as a ready-to-use version of PCO Choice. Yardsafe eliminates unwanted insects without adversely impacting the soil or the environment. Yardsafe’s applications are the same as PCO Choice: lawns, pet spaces, sports fields, barns, foundation barriers and countless other outdoor spaces.  Yardsafe contains 15% cedar oil.

To use: Simply hook up the Hose End Sprayer directly to the bottle, then attach it to the hose and begin spraying. Avoid applications during peak sun hours, early morning or late evening is best.


How Are They Different?

Yardsafe is simply a ready-to-use, pre-diluted version of PCO Choice outdoor concentrate. PCO contains 85% cedar oil; Yardsafe contains 15% cedar oil.

Who Should Buy PCO Choice?
Generally those with larger yards or agricultural land choose PCO Choice because it’s concentrated, meaning it will treat considerably more outdoor space than the same amount of Yardsafe (1 quart of PCO covers approximately 1 acre or 40,000 sq. ft.). PCO is also customizable, allowing customers to dilute the solution to whatever concentration they prefer.

Who Should Buy Yardsafe?
Those looking for a convenient and quick solution to outdoor pest control. While PCO Choice will cover more ground because it’s a concentrate, Yardsafe is easier to use, with no need to dilute (1 quart of Yardsafe covers approximately 1/8 acre or 5,000 sq. ft.).

Posted in Natural Insect Protection

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Donna Jean D
21 Mar 2015
Always outstanding. New products in response to demand is great. I have been a customer for over 10 years.
I don't even get "explorer" ants anymore.

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