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Get the low-down on green products

  • Thursday, February 28, 2013

This week I’m going to continue writing about “green” products that have been getting very positive reviews. If you missed part one of this article, you can go to www.possumsupply.com and look under the Horticulture Hotline tab and the article should be there.

Last week, I ended with Essentria G. Essentria G controls many of our Lowcountry pests: Ants, Bermuda grass mites, centipedes, chiggers, chinch bugs, clover mites, cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, fall armyworms, fire ants, fleas, leafhoppers, millipedes, sowbugs / pillbugs and other insect pests. As you can see, Essentria G controls several of our problem insects. With no aquatic setbacks, this is a good tool to have in the tool box especially when controlling fire ants near a pond’s edge.

Rockwell Labs has a tagline of “creating the future of pest control,” and that is what their scientists are doing every day. At Possum’s we have heard many success stories from professionals to do-it-yourself homeowners about the effectiveness of the Rockwell line of products. Rockwell also packages their products so you can buy enough for one house or for one apartment complex.

InVict Gold Cockroach Gel is a LEED Tier 3 product. I helped a lady whose elderly father was about to be carried out the house by roaches. She had tried all kinds of other products that she had purchased elsewhere and nothing worked for her. She had roaches everywhere. She tried the InVict Gold, and their roach problem was quickly under control. She came back to the store just to thank us.

InTice 10 Bait is a LEED Tier 3 product that is N.O.P. (National Organic Program) Compliant. InTice 10 can be used indoors, outdoors and on turf. InTice 10 kills roaches, crickets, mole crickets, sowbugs, pillbugs, silverfish, millipedes and some ants. InTice 10 is a mold and moisture resistant ready-to-use Orthoboric (boric acid) Acid Bait. InTice 10 lasts up to 90 days outdoors in the weather. The bait matrix contains a highly effective blend of attractants. With all the fishing in the Lowcountry, we all know how important a good bait is.

The last few Thanksgivings I get a call from a friend who tells me the drain flies are about to take off with his Thanksgiving turkey. InVade BioDrain takes care of the situation.

A combination of citrus oil and microbes eats up the scum in the drains that the drain flies feed on and nest. I have several friends who use it in their kitchen sink because they like the citrus smell.

Preemerge your lawn and beds for small seeded summer annual weeds now.

Always read, understand and follow product label. The product label is a federal law.


(Bill Lamson-Scribner can be reached during the week at Possum’s Landscape and Pest Control Supply. Bring your questions to a Possum’s location or visit us at http://www.possumsupply.com. You can also call in your questions to “The Garden Clinic,” Saturdays from noon to 1 p.m., on 1250 WTMA. The Horticulture Hotline is available 24/7 at possumsupply.com.)

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