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EcoSmart Garden Insect Killer -- 24 fl oz


EcoSmart Garden Insect Killer
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EcoSmart Garden Insect Killer -- 24 fl oz

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EcoSmart Garden Insect Killer Description

  • Kills By Contact
  • Safe Around Children and Pets When Used as Directed
  • Active Ingredients: Rosemary Oil 0.5%, Peppermint Oil 0.5%

The active ingredients in EcoSmart Garden Insect Killer consists of a blend of essential plant oils, making it an effective insecticide that is environmentally friendly. It is also safe for use around children and pets when used as directed.

 

Kills: cabbageworm larvae, cabbage looper, spider mites, and aphids.

 

Where to use: ornamental flowers, shrubs, small trees, vegetable crops and fruit crops (for homeowner's use only)


Directions

Shake well before each use.

 

Before you use:

 

Ready-to-use. Do not dilute.

 

Do not use if temperatures are expected to be over 85F.

 

Spray in early morning or evening when it is cooler. Do not apply in mid-day sunlight as temporary leaf burn may occur.

 

Some plants with tender tissue and/or tender new growth may be sensitive to oils. If not sure, test spray a few leaves 1 day before spraying entire plant. Do not use on plant if leaf burn or spotting is observed.

 

Avoid spraying new tender flower blooms.

 

Do not use on large trees or where pest populations are inaccesible to reach with spray as inadequate control will result.

 

How to use:

 

Turn nozzle to ON "Spray" or ON "Stream". Position before using.

 

Hold container upright while spraying. Hold sprayer 6 inches from surface being treated.

 

Spray thoroughly to wet upper and lower leaf surfaces, stems and branches where pests are found. Avoid excessive runoff. Repeat as listed pests are seen.

 

For best results, apply as soon a listed pests emerge (usually late spring.) Spray every 5 to 7 days when listed pests are present. May be applied the same day as harvest.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Ingredients: Active ingredients: rosemary oil 0.50%, peppermint oil 0.50%.
Inert ingredients: water, white mineral oil, potassium oleate, xanthan gum, lecithins.
Warnings

This product is safe for use around children and pets when used as directed.

 

Caution- avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing and keep out of reach of children. Breathing vapors and mists of this product may trigger breathing difficulty in asthmatics and others with allergies, physiological sensitivities or medical conditions susceptible to product ingredients. If irritation or difficulty breathing occurs and persists, then you should contact a physician.

 

First Aid

If swallowed: Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice. Do not give any liquid to the person. Do not induce vomiting unless told to by a poison control center or doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

If on skin or clothing: remove contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes.

If in eyes: flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.

 

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Saving the Honeybees: 6 Ways You Can Help

Have you ever eaten almonds, apples, avocados, blueberries, cherries, cucumbers or plums? If so, you can thank the humble honeybee.

Honeybees pollinate an estimated $15 billion worth of U.S. crops every year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. About one-third of the food consumed by Americans is tied directly or indirectly to honeybee pollination, according to the American Beekeeping Foundation.

Yet that pollination and, in turn, much of the food on your kitchen table is in jeopardy.

Close-up Image of Honey Bee Pollinating Bright Yellow Flower | Vitacost.com/blog

Findings of a survey conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership show beekeepers across the U.S. lost 44 percent of their honeybee colonies from April 2015 to April 2016. That continued a years-long decline in honeybee populations around the country, blamed on factors such as pesticide exposure, parasites, diseases, habitat loss and climate change.

“No one expects bees to disappear altogether, but if bees continue to die at the current rates, we may experience increased food prices and decreased food availability,” University of Florida Extension warns.

OK, so you’re aware of how vital — and imperiled — honeybees are. But what you can you do about it? Actually, there’s a lot you can do. Here are six recommendations.

1. Grow native flowering plants around your home.

Flowering plants, which supply both pollen and nectar, are critical to pollination of crops by honeybees.

Landscaping with flowering plants “is the healthiest thing you can do for local bee populations. Everyone can do it, even if you just have an apartment patio,” says conservationist Terra Wellington, author of “The Mom’s Guide to Growing Your Family Green.”

Put more emphasis on creating honeybee habitats and less emphasis on producing perfectly manicured gardens, she says.

“It’s fine if you want some lawn space, but for the rest consider a more natural look with native plants,” Wellington says. “It will look more interesting and varied, and cut down on your maintenance time.”

If possible, the plants should bloom at various times — some in the spring, others in the summer and some in the fall.

“If everything in your garden only blooms in the spring, pollinators have to look somewhere else for food the rest of the growing season,” Wellington says.

For advice on the types of flowering plants that are ideal for where you live, check out this guide from the Pollinator Partnership.

2. Reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides at home.

Generally speaking, traditional pesticides pose a threat to honeybees. In particular, you should avoid neonicotinoid products, which have been linked to a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder involving the disappearance of a majority of a colony’s worker bees. The Xerces Society, an insect conservation group, says residue from neonicotinoid pesticides can be lethal to bees, butterflies and other flower-visiting insects.

To sign a petition calling for a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, visit this page.

3. Provide water for bees.

Especially in the summer, bees need water, says urban beekeeper Nicole Buergers, founder of the Bee2Bee Honey Collective. So why not set up your own water station for bees?

“Consider a ‘bee bath’ with shallow water and a textured surface — think a bird bath with rocks or marbles,” Buergers says. “Make sure the water source is replenished regularly so bees can count on it.”

4. Get familiar with your local beekeepers.

“Know the source of your honey and where the hives are located,” Buergers says.

The label on any locally produced honey should indicate whether it’s raw, and should list the beekeeper’s address, phone number and website, she says. Be sure to inquire about whether the beekeeper has adopted sustainable beekeeping practices, Buergers says.

5. Buy organic food.

Organic farming boosts the health of honeybees by decreasing exposure to toxic chemicals and protecting native habitats, according to the Organic Trade Association.

“One of the simplest ways to conserve our pollinator populations in an agriculturally reliant world is through organic farming. Consumers can rest assured that every time they purchase an organic product, they are supporting pollinator health,” says Jessica Shade, director of science programs for The Organic Center, a nonprofit that conducts research about organic food and organic farming.

6. Support companies that support bees.

An array of businesses have embraced saving our honeybee population. Here are three examples:

  • Beepods is donating a portion of each sale of its organic Bee Better Butter balms and salves to a Pollinator Partnership program that promotes pollination by encouraging students to plant gardens.
  • Ice cream brand Häagen-Daz has installed one of the largest, privately funded pollinator habitats on 840 acres of farmland maintained by its almond supplier in California. The bee-friendly habitat consists of 6½ miles of hedgerow and 11,000 native drought-tolerant shrubs and flowering plants.
  • MediNatura, a manufacturer of prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals made from natural medicines, is matching consumers’ donations of at least $30 to the nonprofit Heifer International for a project that provides beekeeping equipment and training for farmers in developing countries. The company says it’ll donate up to $15,000 through July 15, 2018.
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