Updated: Jan 22, 2020
What exactly is a plant-based pesticide and who benefits from the use of these products? Read on to learn more about the benefits of using all-natural pest control.
What Is a Plant-Based Pesticide?
A plant-based pesticide is any chemical or a biological agent such as a virus, bacterium, antimicrobial, or disinfectant that is derived from plants in a natural manner, which deters, incapacitates, and/or kills pests. With the recent, alarming studies being published that shed light on the devastating long-term effects of synthetic pesticides on human health, many people are looking to plant-derived pesticides for their integrated pest management systems.
Wizard’s Brew products contain all-natural, steam distilled essential oils like Lemongrass, Rosemary, Cinnamon, Castor, and Cedarwood oils, and a plant-derived soap (SLS) especially formulated to kill pests and mold on contact.
It should also be mentioned that not all Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is created equally. Commonly, SLS is created from petroleum products and is not an eco-friendly ingredient. However, The SLS we use is plant-based, naturally derived from palm kernel oil and 100% biodegradable.
Farmworkers - Reduced pesticide exposure in organic agriculture.
The population groups most affected by pesticide use are farmworkers and their families. These people live in communities near the application of toxic pesticides, where pesticide drift and water contamination are common.
Consumers - Increased nutrition and reduced pesticide contamination in organic agriculture.
Consumers are the next to benefit from the use of plant-based pesticides. Our pesticides are non-persistent in the soil and the environment, and are non-systemic, so you can be sure you're not ingesting pesticides in mass.
Children & Family Pets - Our therapeutic grade, plant oils are found in many wellness products are non-toxic and safe to use around children and pets.
5 Benefits of Using All- Natural Pesticides
#1 They Are More Friendly To The Environment
Using natural pesticides is one way to stay “organic” and reduce your carbon footprint. Generally, pesticides created from natural means are much more friendly to the environment.
This means you will be more likely to go “green” if you are using natural pesticides versus the use of synthetic ones.
#2 Natural Pesticides Work Better Over The Long Run
Natural pesticides work better over the long run because pests are less likely to develop a tolerance to them. This means that over a long period of time, these pesticides will be more effective than ones pests have developed a resistance to.
#3 Natural Pesticides Are Healthier
The use of natural pesticides may be healthier for you, your pets, and your children. This is especially true if you are using pesticides in a food or medicine garden, like ones with herbs, fruits, and vegetables that you intend to consume.
#4 Natural Pesticides Can Be Better For The Quality Of Your Soil.
This results in better overall plant growth. It may also mean fewer chances of contamination. This is a big part of why natural pesticides are considered a solid step in the direction of going green.
#5 “Going Green”
If you are trying to maintain a reputation for your business that you are “going green”, you can start by using natural pesticides.
Why Choose Wizard's Brew?
Our unique formulas kill pests and fungi naturally, via asphyxiation, poison, and/or reproductive harm. Wizard’s Brew performs its magic using organic, steam-distilled essential oils like Lemongrass Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Castor Oil, Rosemary Oil, Cinnamon Oil, and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (derived from plants).