You’ll be impressed by what we’ve left out
Our founder is just a local boy from Puna, Hawaii. Born and raised in the islands, he was taught to respect the aina (land) and brings that culture and care to the Company and the products we make. Aloha nui loa!
Which is why he could never create pesticides that damage plants. A natural pesticide, Miticide Green contains only ingredients Recognized Safe in food applications in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR 178.3400. Furthermore, commercial application trials and tests showed no restricted pesticide residue on cured buds.
What you won't find
Some products claim they’re "organic." And while they have organic ingredients, they also may contain prohibited elements such as isopropyl alcohol, an ingredient specifically named as a prohibited element for use in California. Others contain even worse materials. Under Title 16 California testing the following ingredients were identified as N/T (No Trace) in Miticide Green:
- Heavy metals
- Microbial impurities
How does it work?
Miticide Green is an innovative, safer solution for the control and elimination of Russet, Broad, and Two Spotted Mites, Soil Aphids and Thrips.
The active ingredient in Miticide Green is soybean oil. Soybean oil is a source for polypeptide protein molecules. On contact, Miticide Green acts to emulsify the waxy outer layer that is part of the exterior of the target insect’s skeleton. When the waxy outer layer is gone, the fluid inside the insect quickly evaporates, killing the insect. This method is considered a “mechanical kill” and as a consequence strains of insects are unlikely to develop a resistance or immunity.
Because Miticide Green is engineered to specifically target the chemistry of the insects’ waxy outer layer, it is safer around plants and mammals, and is much better for the environment than other alternative or traditional insecticides.
|Product||Miticide Green||Safer Insecticidal Soap||Safer Bioneem or Einstein Oil||PyGanic||SMC (spider mite control)|
|Active Ingredient||Soybean oil||Potassium salts of fatty acids||Neem seed extract||Pyrethrins||Plant extracts, vegetable oil|
|Degrades After||N/A||7-10 days||7-10 days||10 days on soil, 1-3 in air and water||N/A|
|Effective Against||Kills all three strains of mites, in all grow states, up to and including flowering without damaging plants||Adults, nymphal, larval||Nymphal, larval||Egg to adult||Egg to adult|
|Limitations||Dilute with pH neutral DI water only||Potassium salts of fatty acids and those containing sodium lauryl sulfate have not been shown to be efficacious, moreover, "salts and sulfates" can damage plants||Cannot be used in the last 3-4 weeks in the growth cycle due to taste||Pyrethrin is a prohibited toxic in CA||Efficacy sometimes limited. May hinder plants ability to breathe. Some products affect taste.|
And, of course, Miticide Green is California Title 16 Compliant.
For more information on our certification, read the California legislation we adhere to.