Try itOct/Nov 2008 Issue

Living Without Favorites: Don’t Bug Me - Insecticides

“More Americans than ever are eating organic food and buying environmentally friendly products but most still reach for synthetic chemicals to kill insects in their homes,” says attorney turned environmentalist, Steven Bessette. As the founder of EcoSmart, Bessette takes pride in producing organic, non-toxic insecticides that effectively kill pests. The ingredients include essential oils, such as clove and thyme, which block an insect’s neuroreceptors, resulting in metabolic frenzy and ultimately death. Because humans and animals don’t possess these neuroreceptors, the botanical-based formulations are safe, Bessette says. Additionally, EcoSmart has no adverse impact on birds or fish and won’t contaminate water sources.


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