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Essentria IC3 is one of our natural bug sprays and the most updated formulation of the EcoExempt IC2 product. Essentria IC3 was improved by adding the adjuvant in the concentrate, as well as a fragrance modifier was added to minimize any odors. Essentria IC3 is a flexible, broad-spectrum EPA FIFRA 25(b) exempt all natural product. This means it is a very safe insecticide for use around your family and pets, but still very effective. One of the best features of Essentria IC3 is that it has no aquatic toxicity. This means you can apply near or over water for spiders, mosquitoes and other water dwelling pests with no worries about harming aquatic life.
|Active Ingredient:||Rosemary Oil - 10.0%
Geraniol 600 - 5.0%
Peppermint Oil - 2.0%
|Target pests:||Ants, Aphids, Armyworms, Bagworms, Beetles, Billbugs, Chinch bugs, Chiggers, Crickets, Cutworms, Earwigs, Fleas, Grasshoppers, Hyperodes weevils (adults), Japanese beetles (adults), Lace bugs, Mealybugs, Mites, Mole crickets, Scale insects, Sod webworms, Tent caterpillars, Ticks, Whiteflies, Livestock, Bedbugs, Darkling beetles (lesser meal worms), Flies (Deer, Face, House), Gnats, Lice, Litter beetles, Maggots (fly larvae), Mites, Mosquitoes, Poultry lice, Spiders, Stable lice, Ticks, and Wasps|
|For use in:||Indoors: General Pest Control, Fogging
Outdoors: Boat Docks, Mound Drench, Perimeter Treatments, Recreational Areas, Trees and Shrubs, Turf and Grass, Mosquito Misting
Livestock Use: On or Around Beef Cattle, Goats, Horses, Dairy Cattle, Poultry, Swine
|Application:||* See label for complete application instructions|
|Pet safe:||Yes, if used as directed on label|
|Shipping Weight:||2.19 lbs|
How Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate Works
Essentria IC3 is an insecticide emulsifiable concentrate that kills insects on contact. The botanical active ingredients include rosemary oil, peppermint oil, and geraniol (found in many essential oils). These all-natural ingredients act as octopamine blockers on target pests, disrupting the neurotransmitter function in target insects and causing a breakdown in the insects’ central nervous system. Because mammals, birds, and fish do not have receptors for octopamine, botanical oils are very safe to use in a variety of situations without adverse effects. Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate will kill insects that are either contacted with direct spray or with the residual left after the application has dried.
Crawling and Flying Insect Pests, Turf and Ornamental Pests, Livestock Pests; ants, aphids, bed bugs, cockroaches, flies, spiders, ticks, wasps
PESTS CONTROLLED WITH ESSENTRIA IC3 INSECTICIDE CONCENTRATE:
Ants, Aphids, Armyworms, Bagworms, Bed Bugs, Bees, Beetles, Billbugs, Boxelder Bugs, Cadelles, Centipedes, Chinch bugs, Chiggers, Cigarette Beetles, Cockroaches, Confused Flour Beetles, Crickets, Cutworms, Dark Mealworms, Dried Fruit Beetles, Drugstore Beetles, Earwigs, Fire Ants, Firebrats, Fleas, Fowl Mites, Fruit Flies, Grain Mites, Grasshoppers, Ground Beetles, Horn Flies, House Flies, Hyperodes weevils (adults), Japanese beetles (adults), Lace bugs, Mealybugs, Millipedes, Mites, Mole crickets, Moths, Nuisance Beetles (such as lady beetles), Pillbugs, Red Flour Beetles, Rice Weevils, Saw-toothed Grain Beetles, Scale insects, Silverfish, Sod webworms, Sowbugs, Spider Beetles, Stable Flies, Tent caterpillars, Ticks, Whiteflies, Yellow Mealworms; Bedbugs, Darkling beetles (lesser meal worms), Flies (Deer, Face, House), Gnats, Lice, Litter beetles, Maggots (fly larvae), Mites, Mosquitoes, Poultry lice, Spiders, Stable lice, Ticks, Wasps
Essentria IC3 can be used as a substitute for many synthetic insecticides in sensitive situations when a natural, organic, or extremely gentle product is desired. Essentria IC3 can be used indoors, outdoors, for fogging, turf or ornamental applications, on approved animals, and in mosquito misting applications. A new fragrance modifier has been added to Essentria IC3 to dampen the odor of the botanical ingredients. Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate now also includes the adjuvant, so a separate product does not need to be added when mixing. Because Essentria IC3 is a FIFRA 25(b) minimum risk pesticide, it does not require a re-entry period after applications. This means IC3 can be used in areas with a lot of human activity, such as schools, day care facilities, and commercial establishments.
Because of the mode of action on target pests, Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate also can be used near or over open water without concern of effects on aquatic life. This is especially useful for mosquito applications near water and treatments around boat docks and marinas.
Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate Application Instructions
Always shake well before using. Mix 0.5 to 10 ounces of IC3 Insecticide Concentrate per gallon of water or oil just before application. Dilution rate varies according to specific use. In general, use lower rates for prevention and maintenance, and use higher rates for clean-out or existing infestations. Do not store mixtures overnight. See below for more details. Always read the product label completely before use.
A quart (32 oz.) bottle of Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate yields 3 to 32 gallons of finished solution. A gallon (128 oz.) bottle yields 12 to 128 gallons of finished solution.
Standard Application Dilution rates / Mixing Ratios:
- 0.5 fl. oz. (15 mL) to 6.0 fl. oz. (180 mL)/gal. of water – general indoor applications; use lower rate for maintenance and higher rate for active infestations
- 1 fl. oz. to 4 fl. oz./gal. of water – bed bug treatments
- Fogging: Mix 4-10 fl. oz. with sufficient oil to equal 1 gallon of finished solution – Apply at a rate of 1-3 fl. oz. per 1,000 cubic feet
- 1.0 fl. oz. (30 mL) to 8 fl. oz. (240 mL)/gal. of water – outdoor perimeter treatments, recreational areas; use lower rate for maintenance and higher rate for active infestations
- Mosquito Misting Systems: 0.5-3 fl. oz./gal. of water – System must have agitation
- 1-3 fl. oz. per gal. of mineral oil USP – most livestock uses except poultry
Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate is for use in the following areas:
INDOOR AREAS: Includes, but is not limited to, apartment buildings, bakeries, beverage plants, bottling facilities, breweries, cafeterias, candy plants, canneries, cereal processing and manufacturing plants, dairy barns, poultry facilities, flour mills, food processing plants, frozen food plants, homes, hospitals, hotels, houses, industrial buildings, kennels, kitchens, laboratories, manufacturing facilities, mausoleums, meat processing and packaging plants, meat and vegetable canneries, motels, nursing homes, office buildings, restaurants, schools, stores, supermarkets, warehouses and similar structures; USDA Inspected Facilities
OUTDOOR AREAS: Includes, but is not limited to, building foundations, dairy facilities, drive-in restaurants, drive-in theaters, golf courses, parks, playgrounds, poultry houses, recreational areas, schools, urban areas, lawns, landscape areas, trees, turf and zoos.
MODES OF TRANSPORT: Aircraft, buses, trucks, trailers, rail cars and marine vessels.
LIVESTOCK: Beef Cattle, Swine, Goats, Sheep, Lactating Dairy Cattle, Horses, Poultry; dairy barns, horse barns, poultry houses, swine buildings, livestock sheds, other farm buildings
General Pest Control: Mix 0.5 to 6 oz. per gallon of water. Thoroughly spray non-visible areas where insects are usually found with special attention to cracks, crevices, niches, dark corners, drains, and other harborage sites. To prevent potential discoloring, do not spray on visible areas (i.e. baseboards, door frames, walls) and wipe away excess.
Bedbugs: Thoroughly clean, vacuum, and air mattresses and springs prior to treatment. Mix at a rate of 1-4 oz. per gallon of water and apply as a spot treatment to cracks and crevices, around baseboards, floorboards, headboards, and walls. On mattresses and springs spot treat only areas that may harbor pests, concentrating on tufts, seams, folds, and creases. Repeat as necessary.
Fogging: Apply as a space spray through conventional fogging equipment misting systems (including mist sprayers and mist blowers), automated spray systems, and/or related application technologies. Use lower rates in most food facilities. Keep area closed for at least 15 minutes. Retreat if reinfestation occurs. See label for complete precautions and instructions.
Perimeter Treatments: Dilute 1-8 oz. per gallon of water and apply at a rate of 2 gallons per 1,000 square feet or until area is thoroughly wet. Also apply to a band of soil and vegetation 6-10 feet wide around and adjacent to buildings. Treat the building foundation to a height of 2-3 feet with sufficient water for coverage. Make special efforts to spray areas where pests congregate and around potential entry areas such as eaves, windows, doorways, porches, and around utility boxes. Repeat as necessary.
Mosquito Control: In pressurized sprayers, dilute 1-3 oz. per gallon of water. Treat harborage areas such as shrubbery and vegetation where mosquitoes/flies may rest. Shrubbery and vegetation around stagnant pools, marshy areas, ponds and shorelines may be treated. Repeat as necessary.
Around Boat Docks: Use 2-8 oz. per gallon of water and apply at a rate of 2 gallons per 1,000 square feet or until area is thoroughly wet.
Turf and Grass: Use 2-4 oz. per gallon of water and apply at a rate of 2-4 gallons per 1,000 square feet.
Premise Applications in Livestock Facilities: For a residual surface spray, dilute 3-6 oz. per gal. of water or mineral oil USP. Apply 1 gallon of dilution per 500-1,000 sq. ft. Thoroughly cover walls, ceilings or other areas where pests rest or congregate in dairy barns, horse barns, poultry houses, swine buildings, livestock sheds, and other farm buildings.
Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate Features
- Fast knockdown and kill of flying and crawling insects
- Safe and effective for misting and fogging applications as well as crack and crevice, broadcast and spot treatments
- Broad label with university proven and field tested performance
- An excellent choice for sensitive accounts and interior applications for residential and commercial accounts
- No aquatic setback requirements allows for treatment near or over open water
- May be diluted with water or oil
- Though there is no re-entry period necessary after application, we recommend keeping children and pets out of treatment areas until the product has dried.
- Always shake well before using.
- Do not apply as a space spray while food processing is underway.
- For sensitive indoor/outdoor surfaces such as vinyl, plastic, fabric, wood floors, etc., test a small non-visible area first before spraying.
- Do not store spray solution overnight.
- Do not apply directly to house plants.
- Exceeding recommended rates on turf, grass, trees, or shrubs may create potential phytotoxicity on plant surfaces.
- Not labeled for use on edible plants.
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63 of 96 people found this review helpful:
READ the label.
By Robert in Texas on 03/10/2013
ok folks, if you're going to buy a product and not take a little effort, don't buy it. This product is not rated for spiders. This product will not kill spiders. no where on the label does it say it will kill spiders. NO RESIDUAL SPRAY KILLS SPIDERS AS THEY DON'T GROOM THEMSELVES. Buying a product that doesnt kill spiders, then calling the product useless because it doesnt kill spiders, makes no sense at all. ALSO... if you buy a product that says 3/1 4/1 and you use it 10/1.. you have no right to complain that it doesn't work. Roaches are one of the hardest things to get rid of because they are a filth pest, and once they get into the walls and begin to breed, you'll need more than a little spray to get rid of them. Also mixing 10/1 is against the instructions, and is the reason we can't have nice things. read the label before you buy and this is a great product.
37 of 37 people found this review helpful:
Works well for mosquito and no-see-um control
By No in Virginia Beach, VA on 05/08/2012
We diluted it 4:1 and added it to a Halloween fogger and placed it outside to lightly fog the yard. It has been the best thing we have used. We live near a lake and have a horrible mosquito problem...until now! It even has a great non-offensive smell too!
36 of 56 people found this review helpful:
By Dominic in ELKHART on 05/15/2013
Without sounding like a liberal nut job.... organic compounds like Essentria work very well, if you know your infestation and where to apply the treatment. Along with proper sanitation and insect monitor usage. Fact: According to the EPA 5 billion lbs. of pesticides are applied annually to US lawns & homes. Fact: Over 98% of sprayed insecticides reach a destination other than their targeted species. Fact: According to the EPA, 95% of the pesticides routinely used on residential lawns are carcinogens. Fact: A recent study found that 109 out of 110 children had pesticides in their urine. -Safe & Sound Pest Control Elkhart, IN.
31 of 35 people found this review helpful:
New Weapon to Add to My Bed Bug Arsenal
By Rodrick in Brooklyn, NY on 11/28/2011
I use Essentria IC3 on hotel jobs for bed bugs at sites that were treated with traditional insecticides (Suspend, Phantom, Demon, etc) and I found it very effective. What I recommend is to mix Essentria IC3 with an IGR to add to the residual effect against bed bugs. This is a product I will continue to use.
31 of 34 people found this review helpful:
Essentria IC3 Works Great!
By Nagy in Stuarts Draft on 12/12/2013
I own Nagy Pest Control located in Virginia and have been using this products (IC2 & IC3) for 3 years now. Works great on all insects and safe to be used around children, pest, water and our environment. I often mix 1 ounce per gallon for interior treatments and 3-6 ounces per water for exterior treatments. So far, I can see this products lasting anywhere from 30 to 60 days depending on heat and rain conditions. This product also repels rodents because of the peppermint oil smell that they hate to be around. Kills insects and repels rodents..ALL IN ONE!
Works great so far Instant kills
By Caitlin in Nanuet N.Y. on 10/23/2016
Im using it for bedbugs and roach infestation. I live in N.Y. we have bbrs and german cockroachs. Also I have had an infestation of bed bugs again this year. First time I had bed bugs we re built whole room from scratch. This time no money to remodle again. I used a ratio of 6 ounces to 1 gallon to start getting the infestation under control. I saw a roach while spraying and sprayed it and result was an instant kill. Not sure in bed bug situation yet but I also use harris bed bug powder which does not help by itself. Harris spray killer did not work at all beside keeping the infestation down to a medium. I would say I am very happy so far. However my guinea pig hates the smell so I am airing the bedroom. Also I found a roach drinking it a few minutes ago because they are starving and thirsty at this point. Lol.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
THIS DOES KILLS SPIDERS
By Jp in San Francisco Bay Area, CA on 08/10/2016
THE COMMENT THAT STATES NO RESIDUAL SPRAY KILLS SPIDERS INCORRECT. I PERSONALLY USE THIS SPRAY AND IT DOES KILLS SPIDERS ON RESIDUAL BUT SO DOES OTHER SPRAYS. SAYING THAT NO RESIDUAL SPRAY KILLS SPIDERS IS NOT A TRUE STATEMENT
Excellent botanical and safe product
By Michael in Greenville, SC on 07/25/2016
I simply love this product, very safe around your family, safe for the environment, we love the minty scent it leaves. Just have to use more often, especially if used outdoors, but it is safe, not like other chemical based junk that is causing cancer and a lot of health issues and harming the environment. I highly recommend Essentria ic3. EXCELLENT Product!!!
By Joe in California on 07/23/2016
I'm a professional pest provider and I'll recommend this product all day for spider control which is achieved through a contact kill. Risidual has nothing to do with it.
By James in Middletown, NY on 05/23/2016
Product is excellent, and company is even better! Great people to do business with.
By Alan in Port Angeles, Washington on 05/11/2016
I used a mister and treated around my house on acreage with very tall trees usually replete with mosquitos every evening. It has been nearly 3 weeks and the mosquitos are still mostly gone. I have seen literally a couple. Then I took my mister and this product up to a friends camp spot in the woods right next to a pond where the mosquitos were thick. That evening in just a couple hours my friend told me...NO MOSQUITOS!! I don't know how long the treatment will last but I am sold and will buy more when this runs out. Wish I had thought of this years ago.
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By Tg in California on 02/07/2016
I've been using Essentria IC3 for about 6 months now and I have been pleasantly surprised with the results. Knockdown - As good or better than most synthetic products. I'd say its comparable with Tenguard/Dragnet. Good for instant kills, if you see it & spray it, it drops immediately. Residual - Holds up for 2-4 weeks VS the 2-4 months you can expect from a synthetic product. This is the main drawback from using green products in general. With that said, you can only kill em once, so having a great knockdown can help balance the short residual. Odor - Has a very strong mint smell. I've found that most customers like it, but it can be overwhelming. Staining - I haven't had this problem myself, but I have heard of Essentria staining some surfaces. Overall - Its a 5 star for green products/3 star if compared to synthetic products. Best green product on the market in my opinion.
By Rick in La Mesa on 11/07/2015
the Ic3 worked well had no harsh smell covered well will buy again
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By Kathy in Southeast Michigan on 08/07/2015
Product works great! We couldn't go outside due to the Mosquitos. We went together with our neighbor on the stihl sprayer and solution and spray every 4 - 5 weeks. We originally found out about it through another neighbor who was having his yard sprayed by a professional company. We asked for the name of the product. We can finally use our yards again!
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By Kristen in Franklin, TN on 04/21/2015
We were told by our "Natural" pest control that this is what they use. We use about 1 bottle per year (March-November) and have been very happy with this product to help rid our house of some of the spiders. We make it stronger for outside and reapply monthly inside and out. Our house is about 1900 sq/ft and mix up 1 gallon per month.
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06/20/2012 Mike from Shell Knob, Mo
QWhich products will work for spiders on my boat dock?
How often would need to spray on this metal dock and wooden walkways ?
AThe most popular spider control product for use around water is Essentria IC3. This is the most popular choice because it effective for spiders, kills most other insects (eliminating the spiders prey which will help keep new spiders from moving back into the area) and it safe to use around water. Most other insecticides are prohibited near the water because of the risk of contaminating the water and harming aquatic animals. You will need to repeat the application once a month through the warm season.
08/25/2012 Barry from Arlington, Va
QAre you supposed to dilute this product?
I am interested in spraying outdoors to control mosquitoes.
AYes, Essentria IC3 is supposed to be diluted with water. According to the Essentria IC3 product label:" To control adult mosquitoes and other biting flies using ground application, dilute 1 to 3 fluid ounces of Essentria IC3 per gallon of water. Treat harborage areas such as shrubbery and vegetation where mosquitoes/flies may rest. Shrubbery and vegetation
around stagnant pools, marshy areas, ponds and shorelines may be treated. Repeat as necessary." Please read the product label for complete usage instructions.
05/11/2015 Mmla from New Orleans La.
QHow long does one spray last of Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate?
AEssentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate has a residual of 3-4 weeks.
QDoes Essentria IC3 kill roaches?
Our neighborhood is a former farming area that is full of roaches. Even though we have a pest guy treat our yard, we are finding them inside the house. I want to use a product that won't hurt my family but will kill the roaches. Does this work on roaches?
AYes, Essentria IC3 is labeled to kill roaches. Be sure to treat around the perimeter of each room, under appliances, around door frames and window frames and any place where utilities (cables, pipes and wires) enter into the structure.
10/07/2011 Paul from American Fork, Ut
QAre Essentria products safe around pregnancy?
AYes, Essentria products are the safest professional products available. They are made from plant oil extracts and contain no man made chemicals. This being said, as when applying any insecticide, you should follow the label, only treat in approved areas, and have others leave the treatment area while you are treating. After the spray dries, which usually only takes about 30 minutes, it is perfectly safe to have children, pets, and pregnant woman back in the area.
10/03/2016 Ellen from Oak Point, Tx
QWhat is the best and easiest to apply product(s) for scale on oak trees near water?
I need something safe around pets, too.
A Essentria IC3 would be a great product to apply at 1-2 fl oz per gallon of water. It will not harm aquatic organisms and is safe for pets when dry (they need to be out of the area during the application until surfaces are dry completely) and labeled for applications on non-fruit bearing trees to treat scale insects.†
Essentria IC3 would be a great product to apply at 1-2 fl oz per gallon of water. It will not harm aquatic organisms and is safe for pets when dry (they need to be out of the area during the application until surfaces are dry completely) and labeled for applications on non-fruit bearing trees to treat scale insects.†
08/30/2016 S. from Browns Valley, Ca
QWill Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate work on the kissing bug?
A Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate will kill kissing bugs that come in contact with it.
Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate will kill kissing bugs that come in contact with it.
08/22/2016 Linda from Brooklyn, Ny
QDoes Essentria IC3 kill bed bugs?
A Essentria IC3 is labeled for bedbugs but should not be the sole product for eradicating this pest. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Bedbugs†for more detailed information on a successful treatment program.
Essentria IC3 is labeled for bedbugs but should not be the sole product for eradicating this pest. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Bedbugs†for more detailed information on a successful treatment program.
08/21/2016 Gary from Kingsland, Tx
QIs Essentria IC3 safe to apply to vinyl seats, carpet and fiberglass inside a boat?
A Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate is labeled for sensitive indoor/outdoor surfaces such as vinyl, plastic, fabric, wood floors, etc.†Test a small non-visible area first before spraying and be sure to†follow all†label instructions.†
Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate is labeled for sensitive indoor/outdoor surfaces such as vinyl, plastic, fabric, wood floors, etc.†Test a small non-visible area first before spraying and be sure to†follow all†label instructions.†
08/20/2016 Frank from Kennebunk, Me
QHow long does it take Essentria to kill a mosquito once it lands on a coated surface?
A Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate will kill mosquitoes by direct contact or contact with the residual, so exactly how long it takes to kill a mosquito may vary from a few minutes to hours, depending on how much active ingredient an insect picks up.
Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate will kill mosquitoes by direct contact or contact with the residual, so exactly how long it takes to kill a mosquito may vary from a few minutes to hours, depending on how much active ingredient an insect picks up.
08/08/2016 Katie from Columbus, Oh
QIs it safe to spray Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate on to bales of horse hay?
We received a load of small square bales infested with straw mites. I am wondering if it is safe to spray directly onto the bales of hay.
08/06/2016 Crystal from Union City
QHow long does it take to dry if just spraying base boards, cracks, and crevices with Essentria IC3?
A It should take about 1-2 hours to dry after the application of Essentria IC3.
It should take about 1-2 hours to dry after the application of Essentria IC3.
QCan Essentria IC3 be used on furniture such as couches, recliners, and inside vehicles?
A Essentria IC3†should only be applied to cracks and crevices to interior areas (not on furniture or vehicles) and exterior applications per the product label. We do carry Steri-Fab that can be applied to upholstered areas and the interior of the vehicle.
Essentria IC3†should only be applied to cracks and crevices to interior areas (not on furniture or vehicles) and exterior applications per the product label. We do carry Steri-Fab that can be applied to upholstered areas and the interior of the vehicle.
08/05/2016 Nancy from Hollywood, Fl
QCan Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate be used in a misting system, or Ultrasonic mister like Mosquito Sentry?
A Yes, Essentria IC3 Insecticide can be used inside of a misting system and other conventional fogging equipment.†
Yes, Essentria IC3 Insecticide can be used inside of a misting system and other conventional fogging equipment.†
06/25/2016 Danny from Md
QCan Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate be sprayed around fruit trees?
A Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate†is not labeled to be applied to anything edible so could not be used on the fruit trees themselves. †It could be used around the trees outside the drip line. †If you would like to treat fruit trees the Essentria All Purpose could be used on the listed edibles.
Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate†is not labeled to be applied to anything edible so could not be used on the fruit trees themselves. †It could be used around the trees outside the drip line. †If you would like to treat fruit trees the Essentria All Purpose could be used on the listed edibles.