When you are faced with a pest infestation in your home, you have many pest control service options to choose from. With traditional pest control companies using harmful chemicals to treat your infestation, it is fortunate that green companies like Natran Green Pest Control offer sustainable and safe solutions to your pest problems. Keep reading to learn about some of the products we use at Natran Green Pest Control and how these botanically based insecticides are safe for the environment and most importantly, safe for your family’s health.
The Benefits of EcoVia Research Based Insecticides
Botanically based insecticides, and specifically the EcoVia Research Based Insecticides by Rockwell, allow you to control your pest infestation troubles without adding harmful or poisonous chemicals to your home and the environment. The EcoVia Research Based Insecticides are the most advanced and most tested insecticide formulations on the market today. These formulations have been created through thorough scientific research and are proven to be so safe that they are FIFRA 25(b) exempt. This means that the EcoVia Research Based Insecticides are so low risk that they are exempt from federal registration under section 25(b) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, or FIFRA. EcoVia Research Based Insecticides utilize plant based oils, including rosemary oil, thyme oil, wintergreen oil, lemongrass oil, clove oil, cinnamon oil, peppermint oil, soybean oil and citronella oil as the active ingredient in their formulations. It is the use these botanical oils that allow EcoVia Research Based Insecticides to be FIFRA 25(b) exempt.
The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, will assess pesticide formulations and decide whether or not they are exempt from registration based on a few different factors. First, the Environmental Protection Agency evaluates the health risks which the pesticide might pose to humans, including to vulnerable groups such as children and those with suppressed immune systems. The risks which are evaluated include food risks, water risks and risks associated with residential uses. The hazards that these chemicals can have for those who are applying the pesticides during their work are also assessed. The Environmental Protection Agency will then asses the environmental risks of the pesticides. This assessment includes the level of risk for ground water contamination, risks to endangered or threatened species and the potential for the pesticides to disrupt the human endocrine system through the imitation of naturally occurring hormones such as estrogen, androgens and thyroid. The presence of chemicals which imitate these hormones in the environment can cause overstimulation in humans which might result in health complications for exposed individuals. After assessment, many of the pesticides used by traditional pest control companies will be required to register with the Environmental Protection Agency. As mentioned, the EcoVia Research Based Insecticides were deemed so safe for humans and the environment following assessment that they were not required for federal registration or review. Read below to learn more benefits of EcoVia Research Based Insecticides and the purposes of each.
EcoVia Research Based Insecticides work fast to get rid of your pest infestation troubles and often work more quickly than traditional chemical formulations. These products also boast the benefit of working in the vapor phase, earning the classification of “true repellent”. Instead of simply killing pests and insects after they are already present, true repellents will actually repel the pests and prevent them from coming near your property, as these pests are put off by the vapors emitted by the repellent. Because EcoVia Research Based Insecticides work in the vapor phase, they can also act as fumigants in enclosed spaces. Whether you are looking to rid your kitchen drain of small flies or rid a wall void of cockroaches, the fumigant capabilities of EcoVia Research Based Insecticides will kill and repel other pests from the fumigated area. Often times, pests can become resistant to traditional pest control chemical pesticides, as they are repeatedly exposed to the same chemicals during treatment. EcoVia Research Based Insecticide formulas consist of many different botanical oils, each containing several active components. The variety of oils and components within these oils help to cut down on the likelihood that pests will become resistant to these insecticides. Another benefit of choosing EcoVia Research Based Insecticides over other traditional or even botanical pesticides is that these particular pesticides can be used over water. EcoVia Research Based Insecticides have a much lower fish toxicity than pyrethroids and in turn, can safely be sprayed up to the water’s edge, on boat docks to control spider infestations, fogged over water for mosquitos or used with less risk on properties with decorative water features such as ponds or waterfalls. Because pesticides are sometimes used on plants to target certain insects and other pests, they can put helpful pollinators at risk. With EcoVia Research Based Insecticides, pollinators such as bees, are safe from any harm when coming into contact with treated plants because the botanical ingredients in EcoVia Research Based Insecticides do not bio-accumulate in plants or the environment. Additionally, the vapor-phase action of EcoVia Research Based Insecticides will repel pollinators from visiting any treated plants while the treatment is still active. Yet another benefit of using EcoVia Research Based Insecticides is that most states do not require notification when these pesticides are used on particular properties, including schools. Because state notification is not required in most cases, inspection and pest control treatment can be completed in one visit when using EcoVia Research Based Insecticides. However, make sure to check your state’s pesticide notification requirements.
1. EcoVia 3 in 1 Emulsifiable Concentrate
The EcoVia 3 in 1 Emulsifiable Concentrate is a highly effective, broad spectrum insecticide, miticide and fungicide. This means that the EcoVia 3 in 1 Emulsifiable Concentrate will work to rid your home or property of unwanted insects, mites or fungi. This formulation was created through extensive scientific research and is proven safe for use on both edible and ornamental plants. Because EcoVia 3 in 1 Emulsifiable Concentrate has a broad label with no neonicotinoid or pyrethroid restrictions, it can be used outdoors, in greenhouses as a spray or fog and in plantscapes on the interior of your home. When applied according to the label, this formulation has a minimal fragrance that will not irritate humans or animals who are in close proximity to treated areas. The active ingredients in the EcoVia 3 in 1 Emulsifiable Concentrate are thyme oil, geraniol, cinnamon oil and peppermint oil. Because these ingredients are botanically based and are derived from plants, this formulation is FIFRA 25(b) exempt.
2. EcoVia WD, Wettable Dust
The EcoVia Wettable Dust formulation will provide fast acting control and residual protection against invading insects. This formula is versatile and can be used as a wettable powder or dust. The broad label on EcoVia Wettable Dust means that it is safe for use on interiors, exteriors and livestock facilities. This formulation is also a great option for spider control on boat docks and other sensitive areas as well as for dusting attics and entry points into your home to repel occasional pests. As with the other EcoVia Research Based Insecticides formulations, EcoVia Wettable Dust is FIFRA 25(b) exempt because its most active ingredient is thyme oil.
3. EcoVia G, Granular Insecticide
If you are seeking mosquito or tick control in your home or on your property, the EcoVia Granular Insecticide is a great option for you. Your pest control professional at Natran Green Pest Control can use EcoVia Granular Insecticide on the outdoor perimeter or in the yard of your home to repel and control invading pests. This formulation provides quick control and residual protection that will keep your family safe from mosquito bites, tick bites and bites from other crawling insects. If you live near wooded areas or have heavy vegetation growth in your yard, EcoVia Granular Insecticide can be applied on the boundaries between your property and this heavy vegetation for optimal pest protection. All active ingredients of the EcoVia Granular Insecticide are botanically based and include thyme oil, clove oil, lemongrass oil and rosemary oil. Due to this plant based formulation, EcoVia Granular Insecticide is also FIFRA 25(b) exempt.
4. EcoVia MT, Mosquito and Tick Control
The EcoVia Mosquito and Tick Control is a specially formulated botanical concentrate for the control and repellency of mosquitos and ticks. This formulation provides fast acting kill control and residual repellency and is intended for use in compressed air sprayers, mist blowers and foggers. EcoVia Mosquito and Tick Control is safe for use in unfinished interior areas such as attics, basements, garages or sheds and can also be used outdoors. With four of its five active ingredients listed as soybean oil, clove oil, citronella oil and lemongrass oil, this mosquito and tick repellent is also exempt from FIFRA 25(b).
5. EcoVia WH, Stinging Insect Killer
If your problem pests are of the stinging variety, the EcoVia Stinging Insect Killer is a great option for you. With a foaming jet aerosol application, the EcoVia Stinging Insect Killer delivers fast knockdown of wasps, yellow jackets, hornets and spiders. This foaming jet spray can reach up to 18 feet which will ensure complete coverage of any stinging insect nests. The formulation of this stinging insect killer is water based and will not leave behind oily residue after it is used to treat infested pest areas. EcoVia Stinging Insect Killer is easy to use, safe to spray around water and highly effective. This insecticide can be used in areas of your home including garages, basements, attics and sheds as well as anywhere outdoors. In most cases, no state notification is required when using this product and because it is botanically based, as its active ingredients include clove oil and peppermint oil, EcoVia Stinging Insect Killer is also FIFRA 25(b) exempt.
6. EcoVia EC, Emulsifiable Concentrate
The EcoVia Emulsifiable Concentrate provides the winning combination of efficacy and flexibility to rid your home of a wide range of crawling and flying insects. This research based botanical insecticide has no pyrethroid or neonicotinoid use restrictions, allowing for flexible application on your problem pest areas. The EcoVia Emulsifiable Concentrate is safe to use near or over water, including around boat docks or in marshy areas to provide the most effective pest protection in these locations. This formulation may be used indoors or outdoors, including livestock facilities and is especially effective for mosquito and tick applications. Like the many other EcoVia Research Based Insecticides, this particular formulation uses thyme oil and rosemary oil to help repel and kill invading pests. These botanical ingredients allow this formulation to be exempt from FIFRA 25(b).
7. EcoVia IB, Insect Block
The EcoVia Insect Block is an innovative and unique insecticide block for enclosed space fumigation and specific site repellency. This formulation and method of application is especially useful for small fly control and in areas where food is stored or consumed. The vapor release function of the EcoVia Insect Block is enhanced when the block slowly dissolves in water. This function makes the EcoVia Insect Block especially good for beverage fountain drip trays or drains. If you are facing an infestation of fruit flies, this EcoVia product is ideal for you. The EcoVia Insect Block can also be placed in enclosed areas such as electrical boxes or garbage cans to repel ants and other insects. The Environmental Protection Agency has deemed this formulation safe enough to be exempt from FIFRA 25(b), as it uses botanical active ingredients including lemongrass oil, to repel pests.
8. EcoVia CA, Contact Insecticide
Not only does the EcoVia Contact Insecticide offer fast acting knockdown and kill against a wide range of crawling and flying insects, but it also provides effective residual kill that will keep pests away for a longer period of time. This botanical insecticide uses thyme oil, rosemary oil and cinnamon oil in defense against invading pests. The formulation of EcoVia Contact Insecticide and its method of application are especially beneficial in cracks, crevices, voids and tight spaces, as it comes equipped with a crack and crevice straw for easy application. Pleasantly scented and naturally based, EcoVia Contact Insecticide will not put off harmful vapors or chemicals that might be dangerous for your family to inhale after treatment. The botanical ingredients of this EcoVia product mean that it is EPA exempt from FIFRA 25(b).