Sunday, February 7, 2010

Organic Bug Control {A Winey Mommy Review & Giveaway}

As a mom I am constantly wondering if the products that are used in my home are safe for my children, my cat and my family. With so many recalls, warnings and studies done I try to find products that are safe for everyone--and that they will actually work.

Living in the South we are constantly trying to find solutions to keep pesky insects out of our home. Home pest control seems to be a stressful factor for us in the summertime--mainly with ants. It doesn't matter how often we clean, what we try to do--ants are constantly marching into our lives--and not in a good way.


When I first heard about EcoSMART, I was very interested in testing out a product--especially one that works. Described as an organic bug control it is the world's leader in safe pesticides with their products based on natural ingredients. Their different products have come up with a solution that uses natural defenses that plants and trees have used for self protection from insects and pathogens for millenia--essential oils.

Another bonus in my book is that EcoSMART is safe around children, pets, and the environment. This is so important to so many people--we all want our families, friends, furry friends as well as the environment to be safe from dangerous chemicals that are found in many different pesticides.


We tried out the Organic Home Pest Control spray. Leo tested it around our dining room windows where we typically find the pesky ants entering. They usually love one of our bushes by that window and then somehow come inside. As he started spraying I asked him what he thought. He loved that it smelled minty--and wasn't a repulsive chemical smell. After he was done I could smell the minty scent in our living room--much better than other sprays we have used in the past. The scent wasn't overwhelming and after approximately 5 minutes the scent was gone.

We have yet to see any bugs make their way into our dining room and kitchen. And I'm pretty sure my husband is on board with the EcoSystem products. They offer a large variety of organic bug control products to include:

Ant & Roach Killer {can}
Flying Insect Killer {can}
Wasp and Hornet Killer {can}
Insect Repellent {bottle}
Lawn Insect Killer {hose end}
Garden Insect Killer {bottle}
Garden Fungicide {bottle}
Home Pest Control {bottle}

Their products are very affordable--you can find products ranging from $7/bottle to $31/value packs. 


***Win It***

One lucky reader will be winning a bottle of the Home Pest Control {value of $8}--which is the same awesome product that I used in my home. 

To be eligible to win visit the EcoSMART website {links are above in post} and tell me one thing that you liked/learned. It can be anything--as long as it's different from what I wrote about. This must be completed for your entry to count and before any bonus entries will count.

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 This giveaway will end on Feb 21st @ NOON CST. Open to all US residents 18+. To to be eligible to win you must do mandatory entry. If you do not follow that rule all entries will be void. Leave a valid email address in comment or available on profile. Winner will be drawn via Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email. If winner does not contact back w/full name/address a new winner will be 
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I was provided the product stated above in order to provide an honest review for my readers. No other compensation was given.

66 comments:

Vanessa said...

I learned that EcoSMART was the first company to apply modern science to essential plant oils — creating the first 100% safe pesticides

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I would like the inscect repellant. Thank you

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Anne said...

I learned they partner with Sergeant's for pet products!

Joan said...

Way to go! I always use organic products around anything concerning food, so that's why I use an organic bug killer when gardening. I haven't tried the Eco brand yet, probably because I've been using the Safer Brand bug killer and have been quite happy.

sksweeps said...

I learned that the home pest control has Clove Oil, Rosemary Oil, Peppermint Oil, Thyme Oil! Nice organic way to control pests!

clynsg said...

I have the Ant & Roach spray--it works extremely well on the ants that we have a continual problem with. It apparently has a different formulation than the Pest Spray, since it smells more like cinnamon and is quite strong. I rather like it, but some members of the family have not been so happy with it, and it does linger for quite a while.

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i learned that their products are based on the natural defenses that plants and trees have used for their self protection against insects and pathogens for millenia - essential oils.
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jennem said...

At EcoSmart, I'd like to try the Wasp and Hornet Killer. My dad and my daughter both got stung repeatedly last summer.
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bison61 said...

I read that they have 15 years of scientific research and a wealth of patents behind them. they make the only 100% safe insecticide that is proven to work.

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Erika*Coffee said...

Their products are made with essentials oils which by nature are fragrant, but are non-toxic and do not require vacating the area after use.

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Mimi the kitten said...

I'm impressed that this is the only 100% safe insecticide that is proven to work.

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erma said...

I had learned that the home pest control has Clove Oil, Rosemary Oil, Peppermint Oil, Thyme Oil in it.
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Mary A said...

I learned that they also make an insect repellent. We live in a very tick heavy area so I am always on the look out for more repellent options. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Janette said...

I learned that the products are all natural and all ingredients are listed on the FDA GRAS list.

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naynays1 said...

I learned they partner with Sergeant's for pet products.
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lilyk said...

I learned that the company is located in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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Valancia said...

I learned that EcoSMART was the first company to apply modern science to essential plant oils.

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kathy pease said...

Our insecticides will not harm your plants if applied per the label directions. Some plants may be sensitive to our oils under certain conditions. Do not spray on newly planted cuttings, plant stressed by drought or when temperatures exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not spray the blooms directly. It is recommended to always test a small area first.

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twifanheather said...

I learned that the primary active ingredients in EcoSMART products are approved as Direct Food Additives or classified as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. These oils are commonly used to add flavor and aroma to many cosmetic, beverage and food products, including cake, candy, sweetener, gum, soft drinks, and lipstick.

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Gianna said...

It's the only 100% safe insecticide that is proven to work.