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What to Do About Bed Bugs?

Imagine waking up one morning feeling itchy all over, then discovering red welts all over your body. After further investigation, you realize that your entire living space had been infested with bed bugs. What would you do? Like most people these days, you’d probably start by doing a google search on ‘how to get rid of bed bugs’, then finding many products and services that ‘claim’ to exterminate them. But the question is, are these advertised claims true? Are they effective? And more importantly, are they safe? After all, it’s not just yourself you have to worry about. You’re also…

How to Get Rid of Annoying, Deadly Mosquitoes

Nothing like a hot summer day, enjoying the great outdoors, camping perhaps, while hanging out with your family and friends. Not to mention, the family dog. Just when you start to relax, you realize you can’t. Mosquitoes start doing what they do best – buzzing all around, trying to find a safe place to land where they can poke through your skin to suck your blood, while injecting chemicals causing your skin to itch. You can’t help but scratch while swatting away these annoying creatures. Is there anything worse? In fact, there is something worst. Turns out mosquitoes are not…

A “Biopreferred Cleangredient”: What Does it Mean?

At Zen Earth, we proudly participate in both the USDA Biopreferred Program as well as the EPA Cleangredients Database. But what are these programs, and what do they mean for our customers? One of the major goals of the USDA Biopreferred program is to provide consumers with the ability to identify products that are “biobased”- meaning that they have been derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine and forestry materials. All Zen Earth products bearing the USDA Certified Biobased product label represent chemicals that have a third party verified amount of biological ingredients, thus providing an alternative to conventional…

Natural Pest Control: A Closer Look at Bioinsecticides

At Zen Earth, we are proud of the fact that our products contain all natural active ingredients, eliminating unnecessary waste and contamination to our waterways, earth and atmosphere. Our Pest and Bed Bug Control products are no exception. Bioinsecticides, pesticides that are derived from natural materials, are considered to be the best effective pesticides (Grainge et al, 1985). Our Pest and Bed Bug Control products are made up of a long list of ingredients including garlic oil, thyme oil, geroniol, peppermint, and lemongrass. Each of these ingredients compliments our proprietary surfactant made of coconut and palm oil. The main insect…

What is a Surfactant?

At Zen Earth, our products use surfactant-based technology to clean and eliminate dirt and oil for a wide variety of industry purposes. Now, you may be wondering, what exactly is a surfactant? What do surfactants do and why are they important? Surfactants have been utilized for cleaning purposes for centuries- in fact, the earliest documented surfactant was used as a trade commodity by the Phoenicians in 600 BC (1)! In fact, surfactants are a key component in some of the most commonly used cleaners today- including soaps, dish and laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, and even toothpaste. So what is a surfactant?…