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Natural Pesticides

Many people confuse Natural with Organic.  This is not completely accurate.  What is Organic? That depends on who you ask.

The term ‚Äúorganic farming‚ÄĚ was coined in 1939 by Lord Northbourne. He was referring to a holistic, ecologically balanced approach to farming.¬† In this sense our approach to pest management could be said to be organic.

Science defines organic as a class of molecules that contain carbon.  When defining pesticides as organic we are referring to the web definition-“being or relating to or being derived from or having properties characteristic of living organisms.  Therefore, some of the pesticides we apply are organic.

Organic Pesticides

Botanical Oils

  • Clove Oil
  • Lemon Grass Oil
  • Citronella Oil
  • Pyrethrins
  • Chysanthemum Oil
  • Rosemary Oil
  • Thyme Oil
  • Peppermint
  • Wintergreen

Microbial Agents

  • Avermectin
  • Abermectin (derived from soil fungus)
  • Bacillus thuringiensis (soil bacteria)
  • Steinernema (nematodes)

Biological Agents - Parasitic and Predator Insects

  • parasitic wasps
  • lady bugs
  • praying manits

Pheromones - used as attractants in traps and insect monitors

Insect Growth Regulators - hormones interrupt insect life cycle

  • Diflubenzuron
  • Methoprene
  • Hydroprene

Inorganic Pesticides

Minerals - mined from the earth

  • Boric Acid and Borates (disodium octaborate tetrahydrate)
  • Diatomacious Earth
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Iron Phosphate

Serving:
  • Plano Pest Control
  • McKinney Pest Control
  • Richardson Pest Control
  • The Colony Pest Control
  • Flower Mound Pest Control
  • Frisco Pest Control
  • Rockwall Pest Control
  • Farmers Branch Pest Control
  • Lewisville Pest Control
  • Corinth Pest Control
  • Allen Pest Control
  • Garland Pest Control
  • Carrollton Pest Control
  • Little Elm Pest Control
  • Dallas Pest Control