The plant that yields aloe vera, grown chiefly in the Caribbean area and the southern US; a gelatinous substance obtained from a kind of aloe, used especially in cosmetics as an emollient and for the treatment of burns
A non-systemic acaricide and insecticide and has also been described as a scabicide; has been found to have an insect repellent effect, works as an insecticide and also as a pesticide synergistic
A colorless gas with a characteristic pungent smell; dissolves in water to give a strongly alkaline solution; used as a cleaning fluid; known irritant, particularly to dog’s respiratory system, and can cause burning in the throat, nose and respiratory tract, which can lead to breathing issues
Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
An anion classified as a sulfate ester. It is found primarily in shampoos and body-wash as a foaming agent
A small insect, often with a sting, that usually lives in a complex social colony with one or more breeding queens; it is wingless except for fertile adults
Apple Cider Vinegar
A vinegar made from fermented apple juice; uses include cleaning, washing hair, and preserving food
Any tree of the genus Malus bearing apples
Ash (Frqxinus excelsior)
A large deciduous tree or flowering plant species in the olive family Oleaceae; native throughout mainland Europe east to the Caucasus and Alborz mountains, and the British Isles
A popular tree with rounded, long-stalked, and typically coarsely toothed leaves found in Europe and North America
A species of fungus, a saprotroph widespread in nature, is typically found in soil and decaying organic matter, such as compost heaps, where it plays an essential role in carbon and nitrogen recycling
Sodium bicarbonate used in cooking, for cleaning, or in toothpaste
Any of numerous hymenopterous insects (superfamily Apoidea) that differ from the related wasps especially in the heavier hairier body and in having sucking as well as chewing mouthparts, that feed on pollen and nectar, and that store both and often also honey
A large tree with smooth gray bark, glossy leaves, and hard, pale, fine-grained timber. The fruit of the tree, beechnut, is an important food for numerous birds and mammals.
A type of creeping grass common in warmer parts of the world, used for lawns, pastures and certain golf courses. Might be beneficial to wipe his/her paws once returning inside.
A chemical solvent commonly found in cleaning products.
A herbaceous plant with bright yellow cup-shaped petals, common in grassland and garden weed, all kinds are poisonous and generally avoided by livestock.
A white crystalline compound typically used in disinfectants and bleaching agents.
Small domesticated mammal with soft fur, a short snout, and retractable claws.
Can be seen as a tree or shrub consisting of white blossoms and produces small freshly round fruit with a single hard stone inside. Typically found within the Northern Hemisphere and are widely grown.
An element that is highly irritating to the respiratory organs once inhaled. Has various uses such as water purification and bleaching powder.
A herbaceous plant of the pea family that has dense, global flower heads, and leaves that are typically three-lobed and found in open fields or lawns.
A chemical compound found in many household cleaning products and cosmetics typically used to reduce static, condition hair and skin and increase the foaming action of certain cleansing and cleaning products.
A scavenging insect that resembles a beetle, having long antennae and legs with a broad, flat body commonly known as household pests.
Colonial bent grass (Agrostis tenuis)
A fine-bladed, light-green grass where the leaves are rolled in the bud. This is a cool season grass that thrives on cool coastal weather and is used for general lawn areas. Might be beneficial to wipe his/her paws after returning indoors.
A textile fiber that is soft cloud-like and white in color that comes from shrubby plants and is used to make thread or cloth for various clothes and pet products.
Crabgrass is an annual weed whose seeds germinate during spring and summer. Crabgrass germination occurs when soil temps reach 55°- 65°F at a 3″ depth for 5 consecutive days. Un-germinated seeds can wait in the soil for up to thirty years before sprouting! Given the fact a single crabgrass plant can produce 150,000 seeds during the growing season, it’s easy to see why controlling it is difficult.
Rumex obtusifolius, commonly known as bitter dock, broad-leaved dock, blunt leaf dock, dock leaf or butter dock, is a perennial weed in the family Polygonaceae
The domestic dog is a member of the genus Canis (canines), which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.
Is a plant with yellow flowers. Taraxacum officinale (scientific name) is the most common variety of this plant, and it grows in many parts of the world. Botanists consider dandelions to be herbs. People use the leaves, stem, flower, and root of the dandelion for medicinal purposes
Tough exterior feathers and down, the fine, soft and airy under-layer. Used as a thermal insulator and padding in jackets, bedding, pillows, sleeping bags, etc.
Elms are deciduous and semi-deciduous trees comprising the flowering plant genus Ulmus in the plant family Ulmaceae. The genus first appeared in the Miocene geological period about 20 million years ago, originating in what is now central Asia.
Festuca is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the grass family Poaceae. They are evergreen or herbaceous perennial tufted grasses with a height range of 10–200 cm and a cosmopolitan distribution, occurring on every continent except Antarctica
Fireweed / Great Willow Herb
Chamaenerion angustifolium, known in North America as fireweed, in some parts of Canada as great willowherb, and in Britain as rosebay willowherb, is a perennial herbaceous flowering plant in the willow herb family Onagraceae. It is also known by the synonyms Chamerion angustifolium and Epilobium angustifolium.
Fipronil is a broad-spectrum insecticide that belongs to the phenylpyrazole chemical family. Fipronil disrupts the insect central nervous system by blocking GABA-gated chloride channels and glutamate-gated chloride channels. Found in Flea Medications like Frontline, K-9 Advantix, etc.
Includes 2,500 species of small flightless insects that survive as external parasites of mammals and birds. Fleas live by consuming blood, or hematophagy, from their hosts.
Is a colorless, strong-smelling gas used in making building materials and many household products. It is used in pressed-wood products, such as particleboard, plywood, and fiberboard; glues and adhesives; permanent-press fabrics; paper product coatings; and certain insulation materials
Is a simple polyol compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic. The glycerol backbone is found in those lipids known as glycerides. Due to having antimicrobial and antiviral properties it is widely used in FDA approved wound and burn treatments
Is a genus of about 100 to 120 species of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae. Most are herbaceous perennial species found in open areas such as meadows, prairies, and savannas
Is a layer of fine feathers found under the tougher exterior feathers
Commonly called hawthorn, quick thorn, thorn apple, May-tree, white thorn, or hawberry, is a genus of several hundred species of shrubs and trees in the family Rosaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia, North Africa and North America
Are true flies in the family Tabanidae in the insect order Diptera. They are often large and agile in flight, and the females bite animals, including humans, to obtain blood. They prefer to fly in sunlight, avoiding dark and shady areas, and are inactive at night
(Formula H2O2) is a chemical compound that’s a combination of hydrogen and water. The clear liquid acts as a mild antiseptic and comes in various potencies depending on its purpose: 3 percent (household use), 6 to 10 percent (hair bleaching), 35 percent (food-grade) and 90 percent (industrial).
Is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature, Eohippus, into the large, single-toed animal of today
House Dust Mite
Are tiny creatures related to ticks, chiggers, and spiders, that live in close association with humans. Their primary food is dander (skin scales) shed from human and pet activity. Most homes in the United States probably have detectable levels of house dust mites and their allergy-producing fragments.
Is a systemic insecticide that acts as an insect neurotoxin and belongs to a class of chemicals called the neocolonialist which act on the central nervous system of insects. The chemical works by interfering with the transmission of stimuli in the insects nervous system
Is a colorless, flammable chemical compound with a strong odor. As an isopropyl group linked to a hydroxyl group, it is the simplest example of a secondary alcohol, where the alcohol carbon atom is attached to two other carbon atoms. It is a structural isomer of 1-propanol and ethyl methyl ether
Is a genus of shrubs and vines in the olive family. It contains around 200 species native to tropical and warm temperate regions of Eurasia and Oceania. Jasmines are widely cultivated for the characteristic fragrance of their flowers
Is a type of evergreen and are usually low spreading bush type plants. Popular species of Juniper that are used for landscaping purposes are: Juniperus virginiana, Juniperus horizontalis, Juniperus communis, and Juniperus chinensis. Juniper shrubs are a low maintenance plant to grow
Is a short-lived perennial grass in the family Poaceae, characterized by a seed head that is flat on one side. It typically grows in species rich grassland
Is a smooth meadow-grass, or common meadow-grass, is a perennial species of grass native to practically all of Europe, North Asia and the mountains of Algeria and Morocco
A durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhide and skins. The most common raw material is cattle hide; can be produced at manufacturing scales ranging from artisan to modern industrial scale; used to make a variety of articles, including footwear, automobile seats, clothing, bags, book bindings, fashion accessories, and furniture, collars, leashes.
Any of a genus (Magnolia of the family Magnoliaceae, the magnolia family) of American and Asian shrubs and trees with entire evergreen or deciduous leaves and usually showy white, yellow, rose, or purple flowers usually appearing in early spring
The product made by fermentation without distillation of an infusion of barley malt or cereals whose starch has been converted by malt
Trees and shrubs that have easily recognizable palmate leaves and distinctive winged fruits; there are approximately 128 species, most of which are native to Asia, with a number also appearing in Europe, northern Africa, and North America
Meadow foxtail (Alopecurus prat.)
A stout erect perennial grass (Alopecurus pratensis) of northern parts of the Old World that much resembles timothy, is widely cultivated for pasture and hay, and has become locally naturalized in North America
An insecticide C19H34O3 that arrests growth at the larval stage of development
A group of about 3,500 species of small insects that are flies with a slender segmented body, one pair of wings, one pair of halteres, three pairs of long hair-like legs, and elongated mouth parts; these insects can cause an itchy rash to pets when bitten and can even transmit various diseases
Crystalline compound C8H8O3 used as an antifungal preservative (as in pharmaceutical ointments and cosmetic creams and lotions)
Small rodents that typically have a pointed snout, relatively large ears and eyes, and a long tail; a small mammal similar to a shrew or vole
The feces or tiny droppings from mice
A colorless, odorless, light mixtures of higher alkanes from a mineral source, particularly a distillate of petroleum used as a lubricant, moisturizer, gasoline or laxative
Mold spores that can cause reactions such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, congestion and dry, scaling skin
A tough, lightweight, elastic synthetic polymer with a protein-like chemical structure, able to be produced as filaments, sheets, or molded objects
A tree that bears acorns as fruit, and typically has lobed deciduous leaves; common in many north temperate forests and are an important source of hard and durable wood used chiefly in construction, furniture, and shipbuilding
A widely grown tall stout hay and pasture grass (Dactylis glomerata) of Eurasia that grows in tufts and has loose open panicles
A popular cultivated viola with flowers in rich colors, with both summer- and winter-flowering varieties
A series of parahydroxybenzoates or esters of parahydroxybenzoic acid (also known as 4-hydroxybenzoic acid) found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, personal lubricants, topical/parenteral pharmaceuticals, suntan products, and makeup
A synthetic insecticide of the pyrethroid class, used chiefly against disease-carrying insects.
A chlorocarbon with the formula Cl₂C=CCl₂; a colorless liquid widely used for dry cleaning of fabrics, sometimes called “dry-cleaning fluid”
A Eurasian tree of the genus Pyrus, which bears the pears as fruits
Phthalate esters, are esters of phthalic anhydride, mainly used as plasticizers, additives that decrease the plasticity or decrease the viscosity of a material
Fecal matter from pigeons, a stout seed- or fruit-eating bird with a small head, short legs, and a cooing voice, typically having gray and white plumage
A stout seed- or fruit-eating bird with a small head, short legs, and a cooing voice, typically having gray and white plumage originally found wild in Europe, North Africa, and western Asia
An evergreen coniferous tree that has clusters of long needle-shaped leaves; many kinds are grown for their soft timber, which is widely used for furniture and pulp, or for tar and turpentine
A alcoholic liquid substance used as an antifreeze that absorbs water and is commonly found in packaged foods, plastics or perfumes.
Privet (ligustrum spp)
A type of shrub that is a part of the olive family with short white flowers and poisonous black berries and are typically grown as hedges.
A synthetic resin made by polymerizing ethylene glycol, in particular any of a series of water-soluble oligomers and polymers used chiefly as solvents or waxes
Poplar (Populus spp)
A tree species commonly found within the northern temperate regions which are grown for their timber and/or pulp. These trees are typically very tall and slender in size.
A synthetic compound (also called Tween 80) that is found in various cleaning products and personal care products. This is also an emulsifier which stabilizes the breakdown of processed foods.
Quarternary Ammonium Compounds
Known as Quats, are potent disinfectant chemicals commonly found in disinfectant wipes, sprays and other household cleaners that are aimed to kill germs.
A burrowing, gregarious, plant-eating mammal with long ears, long hind legs, and a short tail.
Ragweed (Ambrosia elatior)
Ambrosia Elatior is a common type of ragweed that consists of finely divided foliage and spikes of green flowers, common in North America. Produce highly allergenic pollen that spreads through the air and is responsible for seasonal allergies hay fever and asthma.
Skinny pellets typically 3/8-inch-long and brown in color that carry illness through touch or breathing in dust from the droppings.
A rodent that resembles a large mouse, typically having a pointed snout and a long, sparsely haired tail. Sometimes responsible for transmitting diseases.
Rose (Rosa spp.)
A prickly bush or shrub that bears red, pink, yellow or white flowers and sharp thorns. Re purposed in many ways such as rose water for medicinal purposes, cosmetics, foods, nutritional supplements, herbal teas and oils typically for perfumes.
Belongs to the Poaceae Eurasian grass family that is widely grown for forage and used for permanent and temporary lawns. If your pet comes into contact it might be beneficial to wipe his/her paws after returning indoors.
A white brittle solid compound that can be in the form of lumps, sticks, chips, or pellets, when introduced to water will generate heat. This is a major ingredient in drain and oven cleaners and is also found in rayon, fabric, soap, plastic wrap, paper and rayon.
A chlorine compound used as the main ingredient in laundry bleach as well as in disinfectants and other bleaching agents within the textile, detergents, paper, and pulp industries.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
A soap like compound that lathers easily and is found in common toiletries such as shower gels and pet shampoo. Can cause redness, dryness and itching of the skin and eyes when come into contact with this agent.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Known as Sodium Laurilsulfate or Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate. Commonly used as an emulsifying cleaning agent in household cleaning products such as laundry and dishwasher detergent, spray cleaners, pet shampoo and various cosmetics.
Spruce (picea abies)
AA Norway Spruce tree a part of the Picea family commonly found in northern temperate regions. This is a very large pyramidal tree growing up to 60 feet in height and consists of dark green needle leaves and light brown cones that hang from the branches.
St Augustine Grass
Known as Stenotaphrum Secundatum or Buffalo Grass. A low, mat-forming turf grass cultivated in warm-season lawns. May be beneficial to wipe pet’s paws after returning indoors.
A small wingless bloodsucking insect typically found in tall grass, trees, shrubs and can attach to any passing animal or person. Ticks can range in size from as small as a pin’s head to as large as a pencil eraser with 8 legs and contain various diseases. Symptoms that could potentially be seen are swelling around the tick bite, rash and/or blisters.
An antimicrobial ingredient added to products intended to reduce/prevent bacterial contamination and also found in cosmetics, pet toys, beds and shampoos as well as pet food bag liners and plastic wrap on certain meat.
A bulbous spring-flowering plant with boldly colored (red, pink, yellow, or white) blooms. Can be used as decoration indoors or outdoors and also used for medicinal purposes, cosmetics, skin products, perfumes and poultice for insect bites, stings, burns and rashes.
Also known as a yellow jacket or hornet. A winged insect that has a narrow waste, a mouth that can bite and a stinger typically seen as black and yellow but can range in color. Does not play a major role in the pollination process but are vital for protecting gardens and crops by controlling pests.
A sour liquid made form distilled grain alcohol mainly used in pickling foods and found in many cleaning agents to remove grease, calcium deposits and to clean windows and floors.
A tree or shrub of temperate climates that typically has narrow leaves, bears catkins, and grows near water. Its pliant branches yield osiers for basketry, and its wood has various uses.
Fine, soft curly or wavy hair forming the coat of sheep, goat and similar animals when shorn and prepared for use to make various types of clothing, blankets, pet toys and beds.
Warm season wiry grass used for lawns and among the first of the grasses to green up in the spring.