product uses an Octopamine Blocker which is a lot like adrenaline to an
insect. It over excites their nervous system and kills them. I became
interested in this product when I had a severe outbreak of ants in my
aquaponic green house. While it is safe for mammals and fish I would
worry about using it around crustaceans. It is broad spectrum so you
must also be careful not to kill beneficial insects like ladybugs and
I used this product in my house and green house. I did
find one dead cockroach in the garage where I dumped a very large amount
of Essentria_IC3 mixed at the lowest recommended strength of 1/2 oz per
gallon of water. This same ratio did nothing to the ants and aphids I wanted to
I then mixed 6 oz per gallon (the maximum recommended
dosage) and sprayed heavily in the green house, and on a heavy
infestation of aphids on my cabbage. Once again the product failed to
kill anything including the aphids which received a heavy drenching. I
waited 5 days and then mixed the Essentria_IC3 at 96 oz per gallon.
Sixteen times the recommended strength. The good news is it did not
harm the fish and it did kill the ants. The bad
news is it destroyed many of my plants and the aphids have increased. It may be a better herbicide than it is a pesticide.
I would not recommend Essentria_IC3.
It's was ineffective in my green house and garden. The smell is
horrid, and required that I air my house out for two days when mixed at
the lowest ratio.