Lyme Disease has been getting a lot attention these days and for good reason. The incidence and geographic distribution of the disease continues to grow at an alarming rate. The disease is transmitted by the black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis), often called the “deer tick.” Ticks become infected when they obtain blood meals from infected white-footed mice or white-tailed deer.
Up until now, choices for tick control for your yard have been limited to chemical insecticides. Introducing Essentria™ Tick Treatment for your yard. It’s an all-natural and scientifically proven product that has been shown to be as effective as chemical insecticides.
Controlling ticks is often a community-wide effort that involves wildlife management, rodent control, and insecticide treatments. Homeowners can make a difference by making smart landscape decisions around the home, teaching their children about ticks, and treating pets with products like Frontline™ or Advantix™.
The active ingredient in Essentria™ is a proprietary combination of plant essential oils. Essential oils are present primarily in aromatic plants – those often used as herbs or for their scent. In these plants, essential oils serve many functions, including helping to regulate evaporation, attract specific insects for pollination, and, most importantly, defending the plant against insects and microorganisms.
The essential oils that comprise the active ingredients in Essentria work by disrupting neurotransmitter function in ticks. Neurotransmitters conduct nerve impulses between neurons (nerve cells) and other body parts, such as muscles. The neurotransmitter binds to a receptor site on the affected cell, and then is broken down and deactivated by enzymes. In invertebrates such as ticks, with their simpler nervous systems, a multi-functional chemical known as octopamine handles many of these functions. By targeting octopamine receptors, essential oils provide insecticidal activity with a much wider margin of safety than other products. Because vertebrates like birds, fish, dogs and people don’t have octopamine receptors, they are not affected by the Essentria mode of action. And, by combining multiple essential oil compounds that have varied profiles, Essentria provides highly effective control. The result is all-natural tick control with no compromises.
Ask us for a copy of the scientific research white paper that demonstrated Essentria™ is just as effective as the leading chemical insecticide bifenthrin.
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