Saturday, January 30, 2010

EcoSMART: Home Pest Control (A Giveaway)

UPDATE: Kruger.4, you won!!! Send me and email and I'll get you in touch with the wonderful EcoSMART people.

Many of you know that we have been living with my parents since we moved to Wisconsin almost a year ago. My parents quickly finished off the basement in their new home just in time for us to rush in with stuff, babies and lots more stuff. It's been a wonderful place for us to transition (we'll be moving to our own place at the end of February), and my parents have been so gracious. I mean, imagine it. All of the sudden your house is invaded with toys and baby gear and your once quiet dinners are fraught with screams, chaos and flying food. Oh yes, they've been gracious. Thank you, mom and dad.

Anyway.

Back to the basement. There are bugs. It doesn't matter that my parents house is new. A basement is still a basement, and lots of little insects have been finding warmth in our abode. When I was contacted by EcoSMART, asking if I wanted to try their home pest control products, I jumped at the chance.

Many of the pest control products on the market are not safe to use or store around children, so I had previously opted not to use anything at all, hoping, praying that none of us would get a spider bite while we slept. YIKES. When I received the home bundle sent to me by EcoSMART, I was delighted to find that they use all natural ingredients. I was ready to give it a shot.

I started in our bathroom, which is where I see at least two or three creepy crawlies every day. I sprayed the home pest control around all the edges of the walls, shower and sink. I was a bit surprised at how strong the smell was. It wasn't that it was an unpleasant smell {it smelled of cloves and the outdoors}, it was just strong. After a few hours the smell was completely gone. And the best part? I didn't see a bug in our bathroom for FIVE days. AHH!! It worked. No more bugs for this family.

I'm also looking forward to trying EcoSMART's all natural insect repellent this summer. No DEET is used in this product and with the use of essential oils, insects are kept at bay for 2-3 hours. It's even safe for a baby. Beautiful.

EcoSMART has generously offered one of their safe bundles for me to giveaway. To enter, just go to their website and let me know which bundle you would like to try. I'll pick the winner via random.org one week from today.

This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.

{Many thanks to EcoSMART for sending me a complimentary Safe Home Value Bundle for an honest review of their product}.

40 comments:

  1. Wow this is really just what I have been looking for! I am an insect phobic but don't want to use the harmful chemicals. The home bundle would be a dream come true.

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  2. I would love to try the safe home value bundle. With three kids and three pets I would love to have safe stuff in my house..

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  3. I would like to win the plant and garden bundle!!!

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  4. Wow this is a great site. I think I might have to try them if i don't win the bundle anyhow. I'm always worried about the buy sprays and bug killers around my little one and our cat. I would love to try out the safe home value bundle.
    p.s. when it gets to be bug season could you post how the bug spray actually works?

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  5. I'd choose the Safe Lawn and Outdoor Value Bundle...this stuff looks and sounds amazing! Our family has just started to get into camping during the summers, but with small children (ages 6, 4, 3, and another due in August) it's tough because of our desire to avoid unsafe bug sprays. And seeing as how the state of MN is mosquito central during the summers, this can be a problem! :)

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  6. Wow this looks like something I need to try! - Safe Picnic Value Bundle

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  7. I would love to win the Safe Home Value Bundle. With a dog who's outside a lot, and a baby coming, and wanting to protect our health, this bundle seems to be the one that would fit our needs the best. Thanks Brianna!

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  8. Gimme Gimme Gimme :)

    Seriously, I would love this. I'm not THAT greedy, but yes, I would love this.

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  9. Plant and Garden bundle Please! (That and a side of Sylas would be like, the ultimate gift.)

    Amanda in Ohio ;)

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  10. I forgot to add I would love the Safe Home bundle!

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  11. What a great product! I refused to use insect repellant because of the deet, even when standing in the woods during Ted's races while pregnant with A last summer. Another spectator told me, "I used it on all of my kids and it never hurt them"...but I refused to use it on my children. I would love to try the Safe Picnic Bundle - it would be perfect for all the bike races this summer!

    By the way, my hubby watched the video of Sylas giggling twice, because it was too funny! ;)

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  12. I'd probably get the most use out of the safe patio bundle. We get invaded with ants during the summer and I'd love using a ant killer that is safe for my dogs and pets. And we can always use insect repellent against mosquitoes living in Minnesota during the summer!

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  13. Pick me, I hate bugs.
    Its a toos up for me, I would love the Garden Bundle but would also like stuff for Home too.

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  14. I would love to try the safe home bundle, as I often have creepy crawlies and a baby on the way! Thanks for doing this!

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  15. How about the safe patio bundle. We spend a lot of time on ours during the warmer months. I'm glad you found something that keeps the bugs away :-)

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  16. Living in Texas (lots of bugs!), I'd love the safe home bundle. So nice to learn about this safer alternative.

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  17. The Safe Home Value Bundle is the one I'd like to try. When in SW Texas the roaches are as big as your pets. Yikes!

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  18. Safe Home Value Bundle SOUNDS AMAZING!

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  19. Oh my goodness!! I would really love to win this!! My daughter is severly allergic to mosquitos and so we have to cover her in bug spray all summer and fall to try and keep her from having an allergy attack that will require a rush to the ER and steroids!! I would love to have something save to spray on her!! My favorite bundle would be the personal care value bundle! Thanks!!

    http://albertson-family.blogspot.com/2009/08/bugs-bite.html

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  20. I would like the safe home value bundle. We have these stupid little black beetles that are everywhere outside our area right now.

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  21. Would love to try these. I do have a bug person because it is either this or my marriage suffers from me screaming at my husband to kill it at 5am. I would love the picnic bundle.

    Jill D.

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  22. I would love to have the Safe Personal Care Value Bundle. We live neer a lake, and we use lots of insect repellant in the summer for mosquitos. Thanks for sharing!

    Shannon

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  23. I'd never heard of this company. what a wonderful thing!

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  24. This is great!!!! I love lawn and garden bundle!!! If I don't win, I am soooo going to buy it for this summer!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  25. I would have to pick the home bundle as well. I am not a fan of the creepy crawlie either!

    Thanks!
    Jodi

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  26. Thanks for posting about these products! This is just what I've been looking for. We too "live" in a basement temporarily, and it's been driving me crazy with all the "critters" that keep invading us. I would LOVE the safety home bundle! Thanks again!

    The Gleason Gaggle

    amy_jo1215@hotmail.com

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  27. Thank you so much for sharing this information with us! The little girl I'm a PCA for and I react to bug bites so it is so exciting to know that there is a natural way to keep those bugs away without all the chemicals!

    Safe Patio Value Bundle intrested me!

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  28. This is a great product. I have parrots in the house and it is not safe to spray any pesticides around them. The first thing I checked was to see if it is safe around birds and sure enough it is. I can't wait to try it! I would go with the home bundle, although the yard bundle is a close second.

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  29. The safe home bundle sounds like the perfect combo. Thanks!

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  30. The lawn and outdoor bundle would be a welcome addition to our home this spring when all of the unwelcome additions start emerging and invading. :)

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  31. Wow this has to be too good to be true! I am an insect phobic. The home bundle would be a dream come true.

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  32. I would love to enter for the Safe Picnic Value Bundle!! I am outside a lot in the summer/fall and HATE flying insects. I'm also allergic to DEET, so I am very interested in testing this product out!

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  33. i would love to try the safe home value bundle. with my lil lukas i would like something safe to use around him
    cheryl

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  34. Joni Lindenfelser (purplejoni@gmail.com)February 2, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this company and these products! I will definitely try these products whether I'm chosen for the bundle or not. They sound just great! If chosen I would like the Safe Home Bundle please.

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  35. Safe Personal Care Bundle - we love to be outside in the summer. Thanks!
    orangetriangle2 AT yahoo DOT com

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  36. Oh, I need the Safe Personal Care Bundle--repellent, repellent, and more repellent! Mosquitoes LOVE me... in the summer I can get five bites just walking outside to get the mail! :( I've tried every all-natural thing I can find, I'd love to try this one!!

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  37. I was just wondering how to make safe bug stuff. we have some ants. PICK ME!!!!

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  38. I don't know if you got my e-mail but i did e-mail you. It is kruger.4@hotmail.com

    Thanks again. I can't wait..

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  39. The presence of termites in your home is a serious problem and it should be treated by a professional pest control operator. If you're unsure about this thing, you should not do it alone.

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  40. Thanks for sharing this kind of information to us. Many will surely like to know about this kind of information that would let them know such things about pest control give away.

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