I mentioned earlier this year that, in these years of being sick, I’ve grown more and more conscious of the products, food, and ingredients I use and consume. To be honest, prior to the drastic shift in my health, I didn’t pay much attention to labels. (face palm)
I’m still learning so I’m by no means an expert. However, I do like to share some of my favorite green alternatives when I come across them… or when they’re sent my way to review!
A couple of months ago I was approached by Diann at EcoRaider about trying out their natural bed bug spray.
Since we don’t have a bed bug problem, I spent some time on their website looking over their products and discovered they also carried a non-toxic ant spray. We’d been having quite an ant problem in our yard over the summer months and I loved the idea of using a non-toxic product.
I live in Southern California, so summer can feel like it goes on for-e-ver (picture the kid from the Sandlot) and our ant problem was happy to stick around for the warmth and suntanning opportunities, OF COURSE.
Over the weeks of the summer I tried a few different natural DIY alternatives, but only experienced short-term effects at best. Needless to say, I was eager to try something new. Enter: Diann’s email, which felt like a holiday gift basket – full of cheer and hope of good things to come.
Sorry, not sorry, ants.
Before I share my experience and opinion on the EcoRaider Ant & Crawling Insect Killer, I want to be clear that I was not paid to write this post. I was given the bottle to use and share my experience. This is my unbiased opinion and findings from my husband and I using the product.
Most of our ant problem remained outdoors up until about six weeks ago – it was then the ants started to get “friendly.” We had a few start appearing in random spots in the house and then they started making their way more regularly through the back door.
A month ago Trevin sprayed the EcoRaider over a bunch of ants that appeared at the back door, and then sprayed a line across the outside base of both the back and the front door.
We haven’t had a single ant enter the house since! I hadn’t seen that kind of result with any of the DIY formulas I’d tried and we are both so impressed.
We’ve also used the ant spray along our fence line where a family of spiders have made camp and planted several egg pods, with great results.
The bottle says it can be used on a variety of other insects, including crickets, spiders, fleas, beetles, moths, TICKS (#dieLyme), and many others. Essentially: if it crawls, it’s in trouble.
One note I will share: the spray is potent (not an unpleasant smell, just strong), so do keep that in mind when spraying. As the bottle suggests: spray just until the insect or area is damp, not soaked.
A few key qualities to love about this green product:
→ It’s 100% biodegradable
→ Contains NO toxic chemicals
→ Uses all-natural ingredients
→ Leaves NO water or soil pollution
My final verdict: I’m an EcoRaider fan.
I’ve mentioned before how important it is to me to feel comfortable using the products I purchase. This non-toxic ant spray is safe to use around my dog, doesn’t give me a pain spike (unlike most big name products that do), is all-natural and has proven effective in and around our home.
I’m also making a green-conscious choice when I use this product over others that can leave a toxic footprint.
It’s effective AND environmentally friendly. What more can a girl ask for?
If you’d like to learn more about the full line of natural products EcoRaider offers, you can visit their website here. If you try anything out, I’d love to hear your experience!