EcoRaider is now a USDA Certified Biobased Product

Consumers now have another reason to use EcoRaider – the safest and most effective green bed bug control solution – as the USDA has announced that it has certified the product as Biobased as part of its BioPreferred Program!

Being a Biobased product means that EcoRaider has achieved third-party verification as containing renewable plant, marine, or forestry-based resources.

“This is indeed a proud stepping stone in the continuing growth of our product, to be certified by the USDA,” said Todd Zon, Reneotech Vice President. “There are very few products that are certified by the USDA and none with the performance of EcoRaider as a green bed bug and insect control solution. Families can lean on EcoRaider and know that the USDA name is now behind it, certifying it has been made with natural and organic ingredients.”

EcoRaider is a plant-based bio-insecticide that formulated with botanical extracts as active ingredients. It does not contain any chemical pesticide and all of the ingredients are generally recognized as safe and bio-degradable.

The BioPreferred program is a USDA-led initiative designed to assist in the development and expansion of markets for bio-based products. Created by the 2002 Farm Bill and expanded as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, BioPreferred is transforming the marketplace for biobased goods through mandatory purchasing requirements for federal agencies and contractors, as well as voluntary product certification and labeling.

The new Biobased seal will start to appear on product package in summer 2017. For more information, visit or call 1-800-338-0212. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Green Bed Bug Product, EcoRaider, Draws Rave Reviews at Public Housing Conference

EcoRaider, the pest control industry’s top green solution for controlling bed bugs and other insects got rave reviews at a national public housing administrators conference in Las Vegas.

PHADA, the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association, held its annual convention in Las Vegas and EcoRaider was a central figure since it is widely used by public housing executives from around the country. EcoRaider was well received because it kills bed bugs quickly with minimum risk and environmental impact, giving housing authorities a ready-to-use product that delivers long-lasting performance with a fast control of the infestations.

Public housing is plagued by bed bugs. Tenants typically have a transient background, so they have been on the move more than most people and have a greater chance of coming into contact with bed bugs.

EcoRaider has helped public housing authorities control bed bugs quickly and effectively. Officials turn to EcoRaider because it kills fast and leaves a strong residual.

Debra Krueger is the Executive Director of The Mercer County Housing Authority in western Illinois. She depends on EcoRaider and considers it a powerful tool to protect the tenants of her public housing units.

“EcoRaider is a great product for us,” Krueger said. “It’s really important to have a green product because we have elderly and disabled residents. Not only has this worked for us in helping kill bed bugs and other insects but it has made my employees feel better. That’s been huge for us.”

New York is one of the areas of the country hardest hit by bed bugs. Robert Landry, Executive Director of The Glens Falls Housing Authority, uses EcoRaider to keep bed bugs from his tenants.

“It’s big to us and we’re tree huggers so we’re environmental by nature. It’s also a protocol that we bid that out every three years that they use chemicals that are environmentally friendly. We attempt to do that with everything we do and that’s why EcoRaider is good as a green product. It works great for us.”

Martha Carlson, Owner of Maritech Pest Control, uses EcoRaider when she protects The Brunswick Housing Authority in Brunswick, Georgia.

“We started used EcoRaider as a contact, quick knockdown type of application, mainly in areas where there were not enough bed bugs to warrant breaking out a vacuum cleaner. EcoRaider’s knockdown is superb.”

Studies have shown that bed bugs are developing a resistance to pesticides. In tough areas like public housing, having a product that delivers performance immediately is important. In 2014 USDA’s IR4 PHP Program confirmed EcoRaider’s performance in a field study by research entomologists for eradicating bed bug infestations in public housing buildings.

In addition to being a popular bio-insecticide with consumers, EcoRaider is used frequently in hotels, hospitals, cruise ships, multi-family, senior living and assisted-living facilities.

About EcoRaider
EcoRaider is a highly efficacious botanical-based broad spectrum bio-insecticide with proven effectiveness for bed bug control. It can be applied anywhere bed bugs are found without restriction. EcoRaider can be used in various settings, including schools, health-care facilities and public spaces.

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