Living in Florida, the bugs can be relentless. In fact, it has been very difficult to keep pests away from our organic vegetable garden this year and we lost quite a bit of our crop. As a “natural” mom to three young children, one of whom has severe asthma, I am passionate about using natural bug repellents and pesticides that are free of potentially harmful chemicals. I learned years ago from our pediatrician, that it would be very dangerous to use traditional pesticides and fertilizers around our house and in our garden to keep pests away.
Thankfully, EcoSMART comes to the rescue with an entire line of non-toxic pesticides that are safe for use around the entire family, including children and pets. In fact EcoSMART is proud to offer the only complete line of EPA exempt pesticides sold in the US. I can vouch for the fact that the products we have used over the years really work too! Our family has previously used the Wasp & Hornet Killer and Flying Insect Killer and we were very impressed, even my husband who was skeptical that a naturally derived pesticide could actually kills pests.
I have recently used several products that are new to us, including the Organic Garden Insect Killer, Organic Garden Fungicide, Organic Insect Repellent and the Organic Weed & Grass Killer.
My prized tomatoes, green peppers and squash were being attacked by Stink Bugs and so I was eager to use the Organic Garden Insect Killer which includes active ingredients such as Rosemary Oil, Peppermint Oil, Thyme Oil and Clove Oil. I followed the instructions for use and sprayed the entire surface of each plant once per week. After approximately 8 days, I began to notice that my plants were appearing much healthier and once again became to have flowers blossom and the fruits/vegetables already on the plant were ripening. To keep pests away, I continue to spray lightly once a week and I love that I can spray and harvest on the same day. This product will definitely be a “weapon” (albeit a safe one) in our gardening arsenal.
For our roses that are affected by Powdery Mildew, I use the EcoSMART® Organic Garden Fungicide. It can also be used on flowers, shrubs and small trees to treat Black Spot, Rust, Powdery Mildew, Petal Blight and many other plant diseases. In Florida, there is a lot of humidity so I often have to tackle fungicides and mildew so I will be using this product on a regular basis.
My husband uses the Organic Weed & Grass Killer on the driveway and sidewalk and within hours the weeds are gone! I feel confident that it will not harm the environment or my children and pets. This patented formula uses a specific blend of natural ingredients with no synthetic toxins or residue.
There is one product from EcoSMART that travels everywhere with our family…….the Organic Insect Repellent. I appreciate that this product works really well despite the fact that it is DEET FREE! It has a long lasting protection that has kept my family bug free at the beach, around the pool in the evening, while hiking and camping and even at sporting events. Florida is known for mosquitoes the size of small house cats and even they are afraid when we use the Organic Insect Repellent from EcoSMART. It has a pleasant scent and has not caused any exacerbation of my daughter’s asthma despite multiple applications. h
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