Orange Guard, Inc. was formed by Carmel Valley resident and inventor, Tor McPartland, who was looking for an alternative to conventional insecticides. The inspiration for Orange Guard came from McPartland's desire to find an alternative to these insecticides which have the potential of long-term health and environmental dangers.
In 1984, McPartland read an article in Science News, where someone had taken citrus hand cleaner and poured it down a fire ant hill. Every ant was killed.
"If you ever look at oranges, you'll notice that the peels are never bitten into by anything," says McPartland. "Orange peel is a natural repellent." Starting in 1985, McPartland spent the next 14 years in research and development efforts, including extensive testing and certification for safety and effectiveness. In May 1998, McPartland introduced his first product to consumers.
That product was Orange Guard, a water based indoor/outdoor insecticide that may be used around food, humans and pets. Made from d-Limonene (orange peel extract) and inert ingredients, Orange Guard is EPA-registered and now available to consumers. Works naturally on ants, fire ants, roaches, fleas, silverfish, aphids, spider mites, leaf hoppers, scale insects, and other insect pests.
Made from d-Limonene (orange peel extract)
- Indoor/outdoor insecticide
- Works on insect pests
- This item is not for sale in Catalina Island
Indoor Use: Spray from 8" to 12" directly on ants, roaches, palmettos, fleas, silverfish, and other insect pests. Saturate area until visibly wet. Use stream setting on roaches, and for penetrating cracks and crevices.Spray in kitchens, pantries, and under cabinets and appliances - anywhere insects hide. Wait three minutes, then wipe excess with damp sponge or cloth. Apply to pet bedding to control.Outdoor Use: Spray perimeter of home generously to make a barrier of protection.
Active Ingredient: d-Limonene (orange peel extract) 5.8% Inert Ingredients: 94.2%
All ingredients are food grade, water-based with active ingredient d-Limonene from orange peels. Pleasant fragrance is from fresh oranges.
Contains: Active Ingredient: d-Limonene-orange peel extract-5.8%. Inert ingredients-not listed-94.2%. May be used around humans, food and pets.