What is OrganiShield?
OrganiShield is an EPA-Registered biopesticide that controls soft-bodied insects.
OrganiShield is approved for both indoor and outdoor environments and is safe for use on all types of plants, including fruits, vegetables, trees, and ornamental plants like roses, etc.
What pests will OrganiShield control?
OrganiShield is effective for controlling a wide range of soft-bodied insects, including but not limited to Adelgids, Aphids, Armyworms, Caterpillars, Glassy-winged Sharpshooter, Lacebugs, Leafhoppers, Mealybugs, Mites, Plant Bugs, Psyllids, Soft Scale, Tent caterpillars, Thrips, Fungus gnats, Whiteflies, and many more.
OrganiShield provides a sustainable and environmentally safe alternative to chemical pesticides. OrganiShield is also effective for controlling pests that have developed resistance to chemical pesticides as insects cannot develop a resistance to the effects of OrganiShield.
The Origin of OrganiShield
In the late 1990's, a team of researchers discovered something fascinating about certain plants. They found that some plants in nature secrete a particular molecule called Sucrose octanoate from the tiny hairs of their leaves to ward off pests. They were surprised to learn that this molecule had insecticidal properties, dissolving the waxy protective coating of the target pests, causing them to dry out and die.
Inspired by nature's solution, the team embarked on years of research to find a way to produce this molecule for organic insecticidal purposes on a commercially viable scale. Finally, they succeeded in formulating a process and methodology to create OrganiShield; with its active ingredient Sucrose octanoate. With this breakthrough, they were able to bring nature's most effective and safest pest control to the world. And so, the story of OrganiShield began, rooted in the discovery of a remarkable molecule and the power of nature. Nature invented it and we copied it and are bringing it to you.
What is OrganiShield made of and is it non-toxic?
According to the U.S. EPA, the substance biodegrades quickly, which reduces the potential for adverse biochemical or chemical interactions. Products containing Sucrose octanoate esters (SOE's) break down into inert components including sucrose, fatty acids, carbon dioxide, and water. All of which are nontoxic. SOE's rapidly biodegrade, and do not persist or accumulate in the environment (U.S. EPA, 2002a).
Beneficial insects and OrganiShield?
OrganiShield is practically non-toxic to beneficial insects, including Lady Beetles (Harmonia spp., Curinus coeruleus Mulsant, Cycloneda sanguinea L., Olla v-nigrum Mulsant), Green Lacewing (Chrysopidae rufilabris), Red Scale Parasoid (Aphytis melinus De Bach), Insidious Flower Bug (Orius insidiosus Say), and honeybees (Apis mellifera L) (LD50 > 80 ug/bee).
OrganiShield compared to other products