Benesafe® and the Bees

At Benesafe® , we know that it is necessary to use natural products to treat your yard and garden. You can do so by using our DIY Yard and Garden Spray. Our product is made with plant-based ingredients that leave a safe* residue for your family, pets, beneficial insects, and animals that may live in or around your house. 


How does it work? 

Our main active ingredient is cedarwood oil (Juniperus Mexicana). Our product is 16% cedarwood oil which is a much higher concentration than most products in the market. Why did we make our concentration of cedarwood oil so high? We want to give you the best and most effective product. We’ve tried other products and have researched what ingredients work best. 

What exactly does cedarwood oil do? 

Cedarwood oil affects octopamine, which is essential to life for pheromone-driven pests (especially mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks). Octopamine plays an important role in the invertebrate nervous system. It is responsible for regulating vital functions such as heart rate, movement, and behavior in pests. Cedarwood oil blocks the octopamine neurotransmitter receptors in pests, which kills the target insects upon contact. Cedarwood oil is safe for non-point-of-contact animals and beneficial insects (bees and other pollinators) because they do not utilize octopamine neurotransmitters in the same way. 

So is Benesafe®  Safe for Bees? 

Yes, when used as directed, Benesafe® is safe* for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. When treating, please always read directions on the label that indicates spraying in the evening when bees are not actively pollinating. 

We've been getting a lot of questions on spiders. How does Benesafe® Effect Spiders? 

Our Natural Yard and Garden Spray does work to repel spiders. If treatment is consistent around your house (covering all surfaces) you will be eliminating the food source of spiders thus eliminating the number of spiders around your house. 


 *When used as directed

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