Trifecta Crop Control vs. Other Oil-Based Pesticides
As experienced organic growers, we have found that utilizing a blend of several different essential oils is key to controlling pests and keeping your crops healthy. When you use essential oils as part of healthy preventative gardening habits, you harness the power of Mother Nature to protect your plants against antagonists. What we discovered when comparing our product to others on the market is THERE IS NO COMPARISON. Learn more about our synergistic ingredients below the chart.
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This Synergistic Blend of Oils Are Mother Nature’s Choice to Defeat Pests, Mold and Mildew
Thyme oil has properties that make it extremely effective as an insecticide and as a fungicide. It is especially toxic to spider mites. Thyme oil is also an endocrine disruptor for some pest species, which means it interferes with hormones and can deter egg-laying by females. Anyone that has a mold problem in their garden could benefit from applying thyme oil if it is properly emulsified, as this powerhouse is very effective at helping to prevent mold and mildew, by controlling growth and spore germination.
The pungent smell of garlic repels a wide variety of pests and garlic also has potent antifungal activity. The presence of lectins, a type of protein found in garlic, and lectin-related compounds interfere with many insects’ reproductive cycle. These compounds are toxic to insects and can inhibit feeding and egg-laying while also disrupting insects’ digestive tracts.
Peppermint oil and its primary component menthol have several anti-pest properties. Peppermint helps to repel garden pests like flies, ants, aphids, cutworms, slugs, and beetles, while also warding off animals like mice, squirrels, and moles. It masks the scent of the plants, preventing attraction, while also acting as an irritant. Even more important, menthol disrupts pheromones in bugs which can inhibit mating and reproduction. Menthol is also an effective larvicide for some species. It suppresses fungus too, but researchers have not yet determined the exact mechanism responsible for this effect.
If you have fungus problems, clove oil is your go-to. Clove oil contains eugenol, a substance that causes cell lysis in fungal species. What this means is clove oil breaks down the lipid membrane of individual cells, causing the cell to lose its integrity and dry out, ultimately leading to the death of the organism. Eugenol in clove oil is also highly toxic to some pest species, killing them within an hour of contact, while repelling other insects that aren’t as sensitive to the substance.
At the other end of the spectrum, rosemary oil can help attract pollinators to your garden to help with fertilization and plant reproduction. Rosemary is also known for its fungicidal properties making it a key ingredient in the prevention and treatment of mold and mildew issues on plants.
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