Longtime fans of Cedarcide will be familiar with PCO Choice, our popular outdoor pest control concentrate. What’s less known is that PCO Choice can also be used as a laundry additive to help kill and repel fleas, ticks, mites, mosquitoes, moths, bed bugs and more. PCO Choice is water-soluble and does not stain—it will also give your clothing, bedding, and other linens a refreshing cedar smell.
Here’s how to use PCO Choice in the laundry:
- Pour 1-2 oz. of PCO Choice into your washing machine in the space where laundry detergent is usually added. More PCO Choice can be used if a stronger cedar scent is desired.
- Add laundry detergent as you normally would for a typical load.
- Proceed to wash your laundry as usual.
- That’s it—you’re done!
Dog Or Cat Beds
Protect your pet from fleas, ticks, mange (which is caused by skin mites) and other biting insects by washing their bed with PCO Choice. Not only will this eliminate any hidden pests, it will help repel future insects from taking up residence in your pet’s bedding.
Along with fleas, these pests are arguably the most difficult to treat. An important step in eliminating bed bugs is to rid your linens and bedding of any hidden bed bugs and bed bug eggs. Washing your laundry in warm/hot water with PCO Choice will ensure all such materials are 100% bed-bug-free.
Leave the sprays at home—embed a cover scent directly into your clothing and washable gear instead. Washing your hunting materials in PCO Choice will leave them with a woodsy and fresh cedar scent that will last for days.
Whether you’re attending a bbq, going hunting, or just doing some yard work, PCO Choice can help protect you from insect bites and stings. While we also recommend wearing an all natural insect repellent, washing your clothing in PCO Choice will provide an added level of protection while you’re enjoying the outdoors.
Among the nearly 50,000 species of mite, dust mites are likely the most common type found in the home. From allergies to asthma, these nearly microscopic pests can be quite the nuisance. While daily vacuuming and dusting can significantly reduce their populations, dust mites are all but impossible to completely eliminate. However, there is one sure fire way to kill every last mite infesting your blankets, clothing, bedding and other linens: Wash them with PCO Choice. Not only will this kill them, it will help prevent re-infestation for up to a week.
Fore more info on mites and how to treat them, read our Guide To Mites
For generations, people have been storing their sweaters, blankets, and other linens in cedar chests to shield them from moths. Like all insects, moths are repelled by the smell of cedar. Washing these same items in PCO Choice before storing them for the season will prevent moth damage and leave them smelling great.