>> Thursday, September 17, 2009
I received a sample pack of EcoSmart environmentally friendly insect control products today in the mail!!
EcoSmart products are Home Pest Control, Ant & Roach Killer, Insect Repellent, and Flying Insect Killer.
Seriously, great timing, as the ants have now split into separate colonies: one in the family room and one in kitchen. I have also noticed a small group of pioneer ants near my front door.
I sorted the products and realized I had two products to use on the ants. I will hit them with a double whammy.
The first product I tried was for both indoor and outdoor use. Glory day! It is called EcoSmart Organic Home Pest Control for indoor and outdoor use. It is non-toxic, safe around kids and pets. It kills and repeals over 100 home invading pests. Definitely what I need.
I sprayed it along a baseboard in my family room, as well as along the outside of the house in that same spot. It is a pump spray bottle. In the house, I think I may have sprayed a bit much, as it pooled a bit on the floor. So, I just dabbed it with a paper towel.
I immediately noticed a strong odor, something like rosemary, but a little sweeter. Even though I am oversensitive to odors, this was actually not bad. However, it did permeate the first floor, so I decided to let that dissipate a bit before using the other product, EcoSmart Organic Insecticide Ant & Roach Killer.
I refuse to access the ant count today as I am still in the middle of my EcoSmart application.
Today I used EcoSmart Organic Insecticide Ant & Roach Killer. It non-toxic, plant based and safe around kids and pets. The can also says it is water based and university tested.
It is an aerosol can and was a bit easier to apply. I used it inside only in the kitchen and by the front door. This odor was much stronger and very cinnamon-y. It really made the house smell good, but since it was so strong, I opened all the windows and we all went outside for awhile.
The odors are completely gone and guess what? Zero ant sightings! Zero! After fighting with them for the last four weeks using every homemade concoction I could think of, here I used EcoSmart for two days the problem seems to be solved. Wow!
Update: Day 42
It's been two weeks since the application of EcoSmart and still no ants!! I am planning on using EcoSmart Organic Home Pest Control on the whole perimeter of my house now and again in the spring.
I have plans for the rest of their products, too:
EcoSmart Organic Insect Repellent is DEET free, non-toxic and keeps away mosquitoes, ticks, and gnats. I am really excited about this and plan on using this on our campfire night, which is always a mosquito fest.
EcoSmart Organic Insecticide Flying Insect Killer is safe around kids and pets and is a plant based insecticide. I am beginning to notice bees randomly flying around my backyard since my neighbors bleached (yes, bleached) their ground hives. I wonder if they are looking for a new home. The Flying Insect Killer will definitely come in handy.
Finally there is EcoSmart Organic Garden Insect Killer. It is also safe around kids and pets. Ut us non-toxic and environmentally safe. It can be used on fruits,vegetables, flowers, ornamentals, trees and shrubs. I plan on using this on my roses next year, as something beetle-ish ate all the petals! I also plan on using it on my one tomato plant next season. It didn't do too well and I'm thinkin' it was infiltrated.
So far, I am loving what I am seeing. I did have some minor issue with the smell and wonder if, in the winter, I might need to spray this before we leave for the day.
Since I am particular (some would say anal), I did web searches on all the ingredients in these products that I didn't recognize. I found them to be listed as either pesticide-free or EPA certified safe for use around food and people.
I do think it might be better if some of the products were available in both aerosol and spray bottles so people could just pick what they wanted.
Who Should Buy this Product?
Anyone who needs fast relief from pests. I think I would recommend this product to the environmentally conscious and the non-believers alike. It seems to be that effective that there is nothing to give up here.
Come back tomorrow for a chance to win the EcoSmart Product of your choice!!