Green Zone Information

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What does "Green" mean?

“Green” is a pretty broad term and some companies will stretch the definition of that to the point where it is more a marketing slogan than anything else. It does not necessarily mean the product is non-toxic, natural, or organic.

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What does the Green Zone logo mean when it's on a product?

Our Green Zone™ logo is used on products that we consider to be suitable for a green service offering. These include our products wherein the ingredients are classified by EPA (the Federal Agency that regulates pesticides) as “Minimum Risk”, and/or the ingredients are FDA GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) listed and/or the ingredients are allowed by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP). Note that many of our ingredients fall into more than one of these categories. We also use the Green Zone logo on our non-pesticidal traps and attractants.

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What are the active ingredients used in the Green Zone products?

Our “green” actives include chemicals called borates that are mined minerals. Forms of borates we use are orthoboric acid (same as boric acid) and borax, which is also known as sodium tetraborate decahydrate. Other “green” actives we use are plant oils, for example, rosemary oil, thyme oil, lemongrass oil, and 2-phenylethyl propionate (PEP). PEP is a component of peanut oil. It is not the component that causes the peanut allergy. We do not use any peanut allergens in our factory.