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Fight back against biting insects safely and naturally. With no pyrethrin, permethrin, pyrethroids, or harsh chemical pesticides, DefendexRed helps kill fleas, ticks, and mange mites with the natural power of Texas Red Cedar oil. Fresh, clean, and bug-free, DefendexRed’s blend of cedar, rosemary, and vanilla helps keep bugs off your pet after the suds are gone. While its calming aromatherapeutic scent lingers on their fur, it disguises them from biting insects and repels those that come too close!
For a proud homeowner, there are few things more irritating or embarrassing than a flea infestation. This flea season, stay ahead of the game with DefendexRed baths for your pet. Safely, without harsh chemical pesticides, keep your pet, your home, your family, and your guests happy and free of itchy bug bites! With a naturally potent botanical blend, Defendex Red stops pests in their tracks and helps keep them away.
Texas Red Cedar: Native to the southwest, Texas red cedar has a calm, grounding wood scent and is a naturally potent pesticide.
Soapbark: A Chilean evergreen with naturally lathering properties, soapbark has a long history as an Andean soap substitute.
Irish Moss: A red, Atlantic algae species with natural thickening properties, Irish moss creates a luxurious shampoo consistency.
Rosemary: A Mediterranean herb with a pleasant, uplifting scent, rosemary has natural antiseptic and pesticide properties.
Vanilla: The distinctive sweet, creamy scent of vanilla is a naturally calming fragrance in Defendex Red’s aromatherapeutic blend.
Kill fleas, ticks, and mange mites on your pet. Repel biting insects including mosquitos and flies. Enjoy the fresh, woodsy-sweet aromatherapeutic scent on your pet’s fur.
For happy, bug-free dogs and homes, Defendex Red is the naturally potent pest solution to kill bugs on contact and help keep them away!
Directions: Draw a shallow bath of warm water. (fig. 1) Once your pet is in the bath, thoroughly soak youe pet's coat with water. (fig. 2) Then, squeeze a generous amount of shampoo into your hand (fig. 3), create a lather, and massage into your pet's coat for 10- 15 minutes. (fig. 4) If your pet needs it, you can brush your pet's coat to smooth it. Then part your pet's coat into small sections and, using the 5/10k exempt flea comb, (fig. 5) comb through each section. (fig. 6) Regularly rinse the comb in the bowl of hot water to remove any fleas or eggs.
Repeat as needed, up to 3 times per week.
After opening: Keep product away from direct sunlight, prolonged temperatures above 80° F, and strong electromagnetic fields. Store in a dark place and keep container tightly closed.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (25%)
Cedarwood Oil (Texas) (1%)
Purified Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Silica Hydrate, Cedarwood Oil (Texas), Soapbark, Carrageenan, Rosemary, Glycerin, Vitamin E, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Vanillin, Sodium Bicarbonate (72.5%)
Recommended for adult dogs and cats. Avoid contact with eyes. If signs of sensitivity occur, bathe pet and discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children. Do not store or use in enclosed areas with open flames.
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A growing number of pet owners are concerned about the risks of chemical pesticide shampoos with ingredients like permethrin or pyrethrin. Adding to concerns – many of the most popular chemical pesticide shampoos for pets contain more permethrin or pyrethrin than roach spray or the pest killers available for their yard! Pyrethrin, permethrin, and other pyrethroid synthesized chemicals can interfere with the nervous system and cause tremors, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, incoordination, hyperactivity, disorientation, depression, twitching, and in more serious cases, difficulty breathing, seizures, and even death.Because they have a greater surface area to weight ratio, cats and smaller dogs are at increased risk of toxic overdose of pyrethrin, permethrin, and other pyrethroid synthesized chemicals. Hypothermia after bathing can also increase risk.Fortunately, there’s a safe, natural way to take care of a pest problem—Defendex Red!
The natural Texas Red Cedar oil in DefendexRed blocks a type of insect neurotransmitter called “octopamine” that regulates breathing, metabolism, reproduction, and movement in pheromone-driven insects including fleas, ticks, mange mites, mosquitoes, and flies. When pests breath in or have direct contact with DefendexRed, they suffocate and die. While natural cedar oil is deadly to insects, mammals do not have octopamine receptors and it is safe for humans and dogs.
DefendexRed is a natural pesticide (pest-killing) product. DefendexRed qualifies as a FIFRA Minimum Risk Pesticide under the U.S. EPA's 25(b) exemption.
DefendexRed should not be used on a kitten or puppy. If your kitten or puppy has a pest problem, use a fragrance-free baby shampoo to cleanse and a flea comb to remove fleas. We also recommend treating any adult pets in your household with DefendexRed, and following home cleaning steps described in our “What other steps should I take to help avoid reinfestation” FAQ.
Cedarwood oil is an astringent and is often used to shield the skin from toxins and bacteria. Its gentle cleansing effect will not dry out skin. DefendexRed’s moisturizing formula contains skin-loving vitamin E to protect and condition the coat.
Repeat as needed, up to 3 times per week, until pest infestation is under control.
The most effective way of dealing with a bath-anxious pet is to slowly introduce them to the bathroom, bathtub, and bathing process; building positive associations with treats, praise, and play reinforcement until they are more comfortable with each aspect of bathing. However, pest issues can pop up unexpectedly and need to be dealt with immediately. Below are a few suggestions to help the bathing process run more smoothly with a bath-anxious pet:
To help avoid reinfestation, before releasing your pet back out into the rest of the home, gather any towels, clothing, and bedding your pet has been in contact with and wash using hot water and high heat to dry. Sweep and mop non-carpeted floors, and vacuum any carpet or soft furniture they have had contact with. Empty your vacuum’s contents outside your home directly into a plastic garbage bag and then into the garbage bin when you’re done. Flea eggs may take up to two weeks to hatch and larvae can live for more than 100 days. Regular home cleaning, following these instructions, is important to help eliminate pests in your home and around your pet.