Monday, June 20, 2011

Orange Guard Review

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Do you have ants, roaches, fleas or other kinds of bugs you want to get rid of?  I got just the thing for you!  Have you ever heard of Orange Guard?  For this review I received a bottle of Orange Guard. I just love Orange Guard, since it is natural, eco-friendly and it doesn't have any harsh chemicals!  We always seem to have a lot of ants out on the side walk and sometimes in the house, so I sprayed on the Orange Guard.  It has been a couple of weeks and I don't see any ants where I used it, so this product is really great.

About Orange Guard

Orange Guard, Inc. was formed by Carmel Valley resident and inventor, Tor McPartland, who was looking for an alternative to conventional insecticides.  The inspiration for Orange Guard came from McPartland’s desire to find an alternative to these insecticides which have the potential of long-term health and environmental dangers.

In 1984, McPartland read an article in Science News, where someone had taken citrus hand cleaner and poured it down a fire ant hill.  Every ant was killed.  "If you ever look at oranges, you'll notice that the peels are never bitten into by anything," says McPartland. "Orange peel is a natural repellent."

Starting in 1985, McPartland spent the next 14 years in research and development efforts, including extensive testing and certification for safety and effectiveness.

In May 1998, McPartland introduced his first product to consumers.  That product was Orange Guard, a water based indoor/outdoor insecticide that may be used around food, humans and pets.  Made from d-Limonene (orange peel extract) and inert ingredients, Orange Guard is EPA-registered and now available to consumers.

The active ingredient d-Limonene (orange peel extract) destroys the wax coating of the insect's respiratory system.  When applied directly, the insect suffocates.

Most insecticides are nerve toxins that perform their function by chemically attacking the insects nervous system.  This may also effect humans, animals, birds and reptiles.  Studies of pesticide exposure have shown neurobehavioral impacts on children, estrogen mimicking or testosterone blocking in humans and these hormone disrupting pesticide residues have been found in the amniotic fluid of pregnant women.

Orange Guard has none of these effects and is OMRI listed (Organic Materials Review Institute) for use in Organic Production as a plant extract pesticide.

Material Safety Data

CAS Registry #5989-27-5 The active ingredient d-Limonene (5.8%) is steam distilled orange peel oil and is entirely of natural origin.  Orange Guard is water based and all ingredients are classified as food grade by FDA.

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A product  SAMPLE was received for review.  I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting.  The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.

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Reanne said... Best Blogger Tips

Last year, my husband and I were watching a movie and had ordered pizza and breadsticks. I didn't want to pause the movie so I set the breadsticks down on the tile by the front door. An hour later, I opened the top to grab one more and it was COVERED in ants! I screeched dramatically and danced in place shrieking. If they peep through the little crack in our front door this year, it's on!

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