EcoSMART has been issued 40 U.S. patents and 55 foreign patents, with multiple applications pending. The Company has 20 product formulations that are exempt from EPA registration under the rules defined in the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act. Under these rules, EcoSMART’s EPA exempt products can make unique, explicit safety claims not allowed with traditional pesticides. These safety claims enable EcoSMART to clearly distinguish itself from conventional, synthetic products.
EcoSMART’s patented technology is based on the natural defenses that plants and trees use for their self protection against insects and pathogens – essential oils. After over a decade of research, EcoSMART had developed revolutionary and proprietary combinations of efficacious insecticidal plant oils that offer viable botanical-based alternatives to conventional pesticides.
Why EcoSMART’s Patented Botanical Products Are A Better Choice:
- Unique and Patented Mode-of-Action
- Unprecedented Margin of Safety
- Extremely Effective Against a Broad Spectrum of Insect Pests
- Cost Effective and Easy-To-Use Versus Conventional Products
- Performance Comparable to Conventional Products
- Perfect Fit For All IPM and “Green” Programs
- No Known Pest Resistance Issues
- Unique Mode-of-Action
- Targets Insects: Not People or the Environment
The Octopamine Blocker
Octopamine is a key neurotransmitter found in invertebrates (i.e. insects). Octopamine is the insect’s equivalent to adrenaline. It regulates their heart rate, movement, behavior and metabolism. This unique molecular structure in EcoSMART Botanicals™ targets and blocks the Octopamine neurotransmitter receptors in insects. Blocking Octopamine results in a total breakdown of the insect’s central nervous system. Mammals, birds and fish do not have receptors for Octopamine, so EcoSMART Botanical Oils have no adverse effect on them. The molecular structure of the EcoSMART’s Botanical Oils target and block the Octopamine receptor site in insects.