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Bee-friendly non-pesticide range from ecofective

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Rose Defender
Rose Defender. Picture; ecofective

Don’t take chances with the health of our bees

Do you care about bees? The recent study on the effects on bees of the use of neonicotinoids on agricultural seeds has not come to any firm conclusions but one British company can assure gardeners that its pest control products are safe for honey and bumble bees.

The non-pesticide range of Defender/Bug & Mildew Control products from ecofective will not harm these insects that pollinate nearly 85 per cent of our food crops.

Rose Defender contains a blend of safe physical control surfactants and provides full protection and control without the use of pesticides.

It’s ideal for controlling whitefly, aphids, red spider mite, mealybug and scale insects outdoors and under cover, the formulation acts by turning the bugs sticky and unable to move and feed off the plant – without making the plant sticky.

It removes powdery mildew spores from the plant and adds nutrients through the leaves.

Plant Defender is a pesticide-free, ready-to-use spray treatment, to tackles most pests effectively. It does not contain any specific active ingredient or poison, but a blend of surfactants forcing the bugs to stop moving and feeding, resulting in their death.

Ideal for use on edibles, you can spray fruit or vegetables and are safe to eat them the next day.

House Plant Defender
House Plant Defender. Picture; ecofective

House Plant Defender encourages the growth of flowers with its blend of safe physical control surfactants, it helps to control pests without the use of pesticides.

Matt Jones from Sipcam UK said: “Bees play a vital role in the life cycle of plants and flowers. It is often not realised just how easy it is to hinder their effectiveness as crop pollinators and so we all have a responsibility to protect them from harmful chemicals.

“Whilst the debate on the use of neonicotinoids and the impact they have on the bee population continues, we are pleased to say that the ecofective Defender range uses harmless ingredients making it a safe product for bees, children, and pets.”

The Defender range is part of the ecofective range launched this year. Other products include a garlic-free Cat & Dog Repellent, Mice Control with a non-anticoagulant formula, Bug Killer, Path & Patio Weed and Moss Killer, and an organic Wonder Feed including biostimulants.

Ecofective Rose Defender 1 litre Ready to Use Spray £4.99; 100ml concentrate £9.99; Ecofective Plant Defender 1 litre Ready to Use Spray £4.99; 100ml Concentrate £9.99; Ecofective Houseplant Defender 1 litre Ready to Use Spray £4.99; Bug Killer 1 litre Ready to Use Spray £4.99.
The ecofective range is available in garden centres, DIY outlets and Amazon, visit www.ecofective.uk.com.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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