They are very different. Tritek uses mineral oil, with its primary mode of action being suffocation. Our product uses a blend of various plant based essential oils, each with a different function. Peppermint oil inhibits reproduction. Thyme oil is an endocrine disruptor. Clove oil contains Eugenol, a terpene that causes cell lysis in fungal species. Garlic oil is a repellant. Rosemary oil is a miticide. The oils are then combined with a soap, which acts as a delivery system.