A Pet Parent's Guide to Eugenol

Written by: Richard Rowlands, Pet Health Expert

Eugenol is a natural insecticide that can be used to protect your pet against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other external parasites. But what exactly is eugenol, and how can it be used to guard against these stubborn pests? In this article, we'll take a look at the basics and show you how to use eugenol to protect your pets.

Does Eugenol Kill Fleas & Other Insects?

Eugenol is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a clove-like scent. It is derived from various essential oils, including clove oil, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The exact mechanism of action of eugenol is unknown, but it is believed to be neurotoxic. This means that it kills insects by targeting the nervous system.

Eugenol is considered safe and effective for dogs and cats when used in the correct dosages. Only Natural Pet products with eugenol are for home and yard flea killing and prevention, so it is never applied directly to your pet.

How Can I Use Eugenol to Protect My Pets?

Eugenol is an active ingredient in a variety of all-natural pest control products. Some of the most convenient and effective of these are flea and tick home and yard sprays. Only Natural Pet EasyDefense Flea & Tick Home Spray for Dogs & Cats uses the natural powers of eugenol and cedarwood to kill and actively repel fleas (including eggs and larvae), ticks, and mosquitoes. The proven effective formula actively repels for up to two weeks and is suitable for use throughout the home. Simply spray evenly on any surface, including hard flooring, kennels, carpet, pet beds, and furniture. 

Only Natural Pet EasyDefense Flea & Tick Yard Spray is a concentrated blend of eugenol and cedarwood oil that effectively treats up to 5,000 square feet of outdoor space. The powerful eugenol blend kills fleas (including eggs and larvae), ticks, and mosquitoes on contact and continues to actively repel for up to two weeks. This natural pest killer is proven effective for yards, turf, patios, and other outdoor spaces. It contains no synthetic pesticides or pyrethrins, and is safe for pets, people, and the planet when used as directed.

Final Words

For maximum protection against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other external parasites we recommend combining 2-3 natural pest control products. Our range of repellents and treatments includes tags, collars, natural squeeze-ons, wipes, shampoo & conditioner, home sprays, yard sprays, and more! Click here to check out the entire range of natural flea & tick control products.

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