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EcoSmart Home Pest Control -- 24 fl oz

EcoSmart Home Pest Control
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EcoSmart Home Pest Control -- 24 fl oz

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EcoSmart Home Pest Control Description

• For Indoor & Outdoor Use

• Kills and Repels: Over 100 Home Invading Pests

• Use in all Areas: In And Around Your Home, Including Kitchens

• Work fast! : Kills on Contact

• Safe: Around Children & Pets NON TOXIC

Introducing EcoSMART® Home Pest Control.


Now there is an organic insecticide that is safe to use around children and pets and won't harm the environment. EcoSMART® Home Pest Control is made from a patented blend of plant oils. It kills bugs fast, without any synthetic toxins or harmful residue. It's safe. It's effective. It's smart. Naturally.


Kills and Repels: Ants (including Carpenter, Red Harvester, Pavement and Argentine) Beetles, Centipedes, Cockroaches, Crickets, Earwigs, Fleas, Milipedes, Pantry Pests, Pilbugs, Silverfish, Spiders, Sowbugs, Ticks and other crawling insect pests.


Shake well before using.

Read entire label and use accordingly.


Before Applying Product:

If applying in pantry area, it is recommended to remove items from pantry to allow best access.


If applying outside as a barrier treatment, remove debris and leaf filter from around the foundation, cut back vegetation and branches that touch the foundation and remove or rake back deep mulch, rocks or other potential pest harborage sites next to the foundation.


Indoor Applications:

Turn nozzle to "spray" or "stream" position before using.


Spray areas where insect pests are found or normally occur, including dark corners of rooms and closets, cracks and crevices in walls/cabinets, beneath and behind built-in appliances, sinks, cabinets, around plumbing pipes, garbage cans, window frames and doorways and in attics, basements and crawl spaces. Contact as many insects as possible.


For Control of Fleas and Ticks: Thoroughly spray pet beds, resting quarters, nearby cracks and crevices, along and behind baseboards, window and door frames and localized areas of floor and floor covering where fleas and ticks may be present. Pet bedding should be replaced with clean, fresh bedding after treating area. To control the source of flea infestations, pets should be treated with a product approved for application to animals.


Spray until wet but not soaking.


Repeat as necessary.


Outdoor Applications:

Turn nozzle to "spray" or "stream" position before using.


Apply a 12 inch wide band along the exterior perimeter of your home. Contact as many insects as possible.

Spray until thoroughly and uniformly wet.


Apply along the foundation, around window frames and doorways, around vents and utility line entry points and along eaves. Contact as many insects as possible.


Repeat as necessary.

*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:
2-Phenethyl Propionate......................5.00%
Rosemary Oil.....................................0.50%
Clove Oil.........................................0.50%
Thyme Oil.....................................0.25%
Inert Ingredients*.........................93.75%

*Water, wintergreen oil, potassium oleate, vanillin, sodium benzoate, polyglyceryl oeate.


We recommends good safety practices when using any pesticide, such as avoiding contact with eyes and skin and keeping out of the reach of children. If product gets in eyes, flush with water. If on skin, wash with soap and water. If irritation persists, contact a physician.


Note: This product contains plant oils which are inherently fragrant. For people who are fragrance sensitive, please test a small application before using over a larger area. This product is non-staining to most home siding materials. However, before applying to any home siding (vinyl siding in particular), test in an inconspicuous area and recheck in a few hours. Do not use if any staining is observed. If applying to carpet or fabric, it is recommended to test an inconspicuous area for staining before using.


Storage & Disposal: Turn nozzle to off position. Store in original container in a cool, dry area and avoid excess heat. Keep from freezing. Do not reuse container. Offer for recycling if available or discard in trash.

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Honeybees in Danger? What You Need to Know

Is it possible that our civilization's food future may be closely linked to the fate of a humble insect?

Honeybees have been dying at an alarming rate across the globe for several decades. And as the bees lose their sting, many of America's most important foods may be vulnerable to shortages.

Honeybees in Danger: What You Need to know

In fact, honeybees pollinate more than 130 agricultural crops, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

"A reduced U.S. honeybee pollination force could result in increased prices of fruits, nuts and vegetables pollinated by bees," says Michelle Flenniken, assistant professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology at Montana State University in Bozeman.

She adds that the bees also play a key role in pollinating plant species that enhance biodiversity outside agricultural environments. Such plants include the mountain shooting-star, wild geranium and silvery lupine.

What has happened to honeybee populations?

The White House states that the number of honeybee colonies in the United States has steadily declined for decades. The numbers are sobering:

  • 1947: 6 million colonies
  • 1970: 4 million colonies
  • 1990: 3 million colonies
  • 2014: 2.5 million colonies

Flenniken says "no single factor" is responsible for the high annual loss of bee colonies.

However, research has shown that colonies affected by colony collapse disorder – in which adult bees suddenly abandon their hives en masse – have a greater prevalence of pathogens, including viruses, than healthy colonies that remain intact.

In addition to pathogens (such as viruses, mites, microsporidia and bacteria), a host of factors have been identified as possibly contributing to honeybee mortality. They include:

  • Genetic problems
  • Exposure to agrochemicals
  • Weather patterns
  • Bee management practices

What can you do to help honey bee populations?

There is some good news about honeybee populations. Flenniken notes that the decline has stabilized over the past decade or so.

However, other troubling signs continue to pop up. One recent study found that beekeepers lost 40 percent of their hive colonies in 2014, although they were able recover many of those losses by dividing surviving hives.

The federal government remains concerned about the problem. In May, it announced what it described as an "all hands on deck" strategy to save the honeybees.

Initiatives to save both the honeybee and the monarch butterfly include:

  • Making more federal lands friendly to bees
  • Funding more research into the issue
  • Weighing a reduced use of pesticides

As a consumer, you can take several important steps to help slow or even reverse the honeybee decline.

Flenniken suggest planting bee forage. This includes blooming plants that provide nectar and pollen, such as wild columbine, thyme, phacelia, aster, fireweed, clover, alfalfa and dandelion.

She also urges you to support any initiatives that try to establish conservation areas that provide good bee habitat, and to back efforts that support research into honeybees.

Finally, Flenniken says homeowners and those involved in agriculture can help protect honeybees by reducing the use of pesticides, insecticides and herbicides that may damage the honeybee population.

When these chemicals must be used, it is best to do so late at night, when honeybees are less active. This reduces the bees' exposure to the agrochemicals.

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