How do Eco-Friendly Products work?
Our favorite product line to use is EcoSMART®. There pesticides contain a unique combination of plant oils which contain a class of chemicals called terpenes, that are widespread in nature. They have a similar composition to octopamine, an insect’s version of adrenaline, which regulates heart rate, metabolism, movement and behavior. The plant oils used as the active ingredients are very toxic to insects as it targets and blocks a neuro-receptor (octopamine). Mammals, birds and fish do not have these neuro-receptors so they simply metabolize the plant oils.
EcoSMART® Weed & Grass Killer uses plant oils at levels that can provide the herbicide / burn-down activity needed to control weeds, unwanted grasses, etc. This action comes from loss of plant cell membrane integrity.