Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate

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Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate (2 oz)

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4 out of 5 stars Rating: 3.9

86 Reviews | 186 Q&A

Product Overview

Essentria IC3 is one of our natural bug sprays and the most updated formulation of the EcoExempt IC2 product. Essentria IC3 was improved by adding the adjuvant in the concentrate, as well as a fragrance modifier was added to minimize any odors. Essentria IC3 is a flexible, broad-spectrum EPA FIFRA 25(b) exempt all natural product. This means it is a very safe insecticide for use around your family and pets, but still very effective. One of the best features of Essentria IC3 is that it has no aquatic toxicity. This means you can apply near or over water for spiders, mosquitoes and other water dwelling pests with no worries about harming aquatic life.

This product used to be sold and marketed under the Envincio brand name.

Available Sizes:

  • Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate – single dose 2 oz (one time use, no need to measure!)
  • Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate – Quart
  • Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate – Gallon

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Rosemary Oil - 10.0% Geraniol 600 - 5.0% Peppermint Oil - 2.0%
Target pests Aphids, ants, bees, boxelder bugs, centipedes, cockroaches, crickets, darkling beetles, firebrats, fleas, ground beetles, fowl mites, mites, millipedes, pillbugs, silverfish, sowbugs, spiders, ticks and wasps and others. Please refer to the product label for the complete list.
For use in Indoors: General Pest Control, Fogging

Outdoors: Boat Docks, Mound Drench, Perimeter Treatments, Recreational Areas, Trees and Shrubs, Turf and Grass, Mosquito Misting

Livestock Facilities (when animals are NOT present)
Application For Indoor and Outdoor spraying. Fogging is for INDOOR ONLY. See below for application directions and also read product label before use.
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on label
Shipping Weight 2.19 lbs
Manufacturer Zoecon
UPC 041535012274


How Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate Works

Essentria IC3 is an insecticide emulsifiable concentrate that kills insects on contact. The botanical active ingredients include rosemary oil, peppermint oil, and geraniol (found in many essential oils). These all-natural ingredients act as octopamine blockers on target pests, disrupting the neurotransmitter function in target insects and causing a breakdown in the insects’ central nervous system. Because mammals, birds, and fish do not have receptors for octopamine, botanical oils are very safe to use in a variety of situations without adverse effects. Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate will kill insects that are either contacted with direct spray or with the residual left after the application has dried.

Target Pests

Crawling and Flying Insect Pests, Turf and Ornamental Pests, Livestock Pests; ants, aphids, bed bugs, cockroaches, flies, spiders, ticks, wasps


Ants, Aphids, Armyworms, Bagworms, Bed Bugs, Bees, Beetles, Billbugs, Boxelder Bugs, Cadelles, Centipedes, Chinch bugs, Chiggers, Cigarette Beetles, Cockroaches, Confused Flour Beetles, Crickets, Cutworms, Dark Mealworms, Dried Fruit Beetles, Drugstore Beetles, Earwigs, Fire Ants, Firebrats, Fleas, Fowl Mites, Fruit Flies, Grain Mites, Grasshoppers, Ground Beetles, Horn Flies, House Flies, Hyperodes weevils (adults), Japanese beetles (adults), Lace bugs, Mealybugs, Millipedes, Mites, Mole crickets, Moths, Nuisance Beetles (such as lady beetles), Pillbugs, Red Flour Beetles, Rice Weevils, Saw-toothed Grain Beetles, Scale insects, Silverfish, Sod webworms, Sowbugs, Spider Beetles, Stable Flies, Tent caterpillars, Ticks, Whiteflies, Yellow Mealworms; Bedbugs, Darkling beetles (lesser meal worms), Flies (Deer, Face, House), Gnats, Lice, Litter beetles, Maggots (fly larvae), Mites, Mosquitoes, Poultry lice, Spiders, Stable lice, Ticks, Wasps

Target Uses

Essentria IC3 can be used as a substitute for many synthetic insecticides in sensitive situations when a natural, organic, or extremely gentle product is desired. Essentria IC3 can be used indoors, outdoors, for fogging, turf or ornamental applications, in livestock facilities (when animals are NOT present), and in mosquito misting applications. A new fragrance modifier has been added to Essentria IC3 to dampen the odor of the botanical ingredients. Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate now also includes the adjuvant, so a separate product does not need to be added when mixing. Because Essentria IC3 is a FIFRA 25(b) minimum risk pesticide, it does not require a re-entry period after applications. This means IC3 can be used in areas with a lot of human activity, such as schools, day care facilities, and commercial establishments.

Because of the mode of action on target pests, Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate also can be used near or over open water without concern of effects on aquatic life. This is especially useful for mosquito applications near water and treatments around boat docks and marinas.

Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate Application Instructions

Always shake well before using. Mix 0.5 to 10 ounces of IC3 Insecticide Concentrate per gallon of water or oil just before application. Dilution rate varies according to specific use. In general, use lower rates for prevention and maintenance, and use higher rates for clean-out or existing infestations. Do not store mixtures overnight. See below for more details. Always read the product label completely before use.

A quart (32 oz.) bottle of Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate yields 3 to 32 gallons of finished solution. A gallon (128 oz.) bottle yields 12 to 128 gallons of finished solution.

Standard Application Dilution rates / Mixing Ratios:

  • 0.5 fl. oz. (15 mL) to 6.0 fl. oz. (180 mL)/gal. of water – general indoor applications; use lower rate for maintenance and higher rate for active infestations
  • Fogging: Mix 4-10 fl. oz. with sufficient oil to equal 1 gallon of finished solution – Apply at a rate of 1-3 fl. oz. per 1,000 cubic feet
  • 1.0 fl. oz. (30 mL) to 8 fl. oz. (240 mL)/gal. of water – outdoor perimeter treatments, recreational areas; use lower rate for maintenance and higher rate for active infestations
  • Mosquito Misting Systems: 1-3 fl. oz./gal. of water – System must have agitation
  • 1-3 fl. oz. per gal. of mineral oil USP – for livestock facilities (when animals are NOT present)

Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate is for use in the following areas:

INDOOR AREAS: Includes, but is not limited to, apartment buildings, bakeries, beverage plants, bottling facilities, breweries, cafeterias, candy plants, canneries, cereal processing and manufacturing plants, dairy barns, poultry facilities, flour mills, food processing plants, frozen food plants, homes, hospitals, hotels, houses, industrial buildings, kennels, kitchens, laboratories, manufacturing facilities, mausoleums, meat processing and packaging plants, meat and vegetable canneries, motels, nursing homes, office buildings, restaurants, schools, stores, supermarkets, warehouses and similar structures; USDA Inspected Facilities

OUTDOOR AREAS: Includes, but is not limited to, building foundations, dairy facilities, drive-in restaurants, drive-in theaters, golf courses, parks, playgrounds, poultry houses, recreational areas, schools, urban areas, lawns, landscape areas, trees, turf and zoos.

MODES OF TRANSPORT: Aircraft, buses, trucks, trailers, rail cars and marine vessels.

LIVESTOCK FACILITIES: When animals are NOT present


General Pest Control: Mix 0.5 to 6 oz. per gallon of water. Thoroughly spray non-visible areas where insects are usually found with special attention to cracks, crevices, niches, dark corners, drains, and other harborage sites. To prevent potential discoloring, do not spray on visible areas (i.e. baseboards, door frames, walls) and wipe away excess.

Fogging: Apply as a space spray through conventional fogging equipment misting systems (including mist sprayers and mist blowers), automated spray systems, and/or related application technologies. Use lower rates in most food facilities. Keep area closed for at least 15 minutes. Retreat if reinfestation occurs. See label for complete precautions and instructions.


Perimeter Treatments: Dilute 1-8 oz. per gallon of water and apply at a rate of 2 gallons per 1,000 square feet or until area is thoroughly wet. Also apply to a band of soil and vegetation 6-10 feet wide around and adjacent to buildings. Treat the building foundation to a height of 2-3 feet with sufficient water for coverage. Make special efforts to spray areas where pests congregate and around potential entry areas such as eaves, windows, doorways, porches, and around utility boxes. Repeat as necessary.

Mosquito Control: In pressurized sprayers, dilute 1-3 oz. per gallon of water. Treat harborage areas such as shrubbery and vegetation where mosquitoes/flies may rest. Shrubbery and vegetation around stagnant pools, marshy areas, ponds and shorelines may be treated. Repeat as necessary.

Around Boat Docks: Use 2-8 oz. per gallon of water and apply at a rate of 2 gallons per 1,000 square feet or until area is thoroughly wet.

Turf and Grass: Use 2-4 oz. per gallon of water and apply at a rate of 2-4 gallons per 1,000 square feet.

Premise Applications in Livestock Facilities: For a residual surface spray, dilute 3-6 oz. per gal. of water or mineral oil USP. Apply 1 gallon of dilution per 500-1,000 sq. ft. Thoroughly cover walls, ceilings or other areas where pests rest or congregate in livestock facilities. DO NOT USE WHEN ANIMALS ARE PRESENT.

Essentria IC3 Insecticide Concentrate Features

  • Fast knockdown and kill of flying and crawling insects
  • Safe and effective for misting and fogging applications as well as crack and crevice, broadcast and spot treatments
  • Broad label with university proven and field tested performance
  • An excellent choice for sensitive accounts and interior applications for residential and commercial accounts
  • No aquatic setback requirements allows for treatment near or over open water
  • May be diluted with water or oil

Extra Tips

  • Though there is no re-entry period necessary after application, we recommend keeping children and pets out of treatment areas until the product has dried.
  • Always shake well before using.
  • Do not apply as a space spray while food processing is underway.
  • For sensitive indoor/outdoor surfaces such as vinyl, plastic, fabric, wood floors, etc., test a small non-visible area first before spraying.
  • Do not store spray solution overnight.
  • Do not apply directly to house plants.
  • Exceeding recommended rates on turf, grass, trees, or shrubs may create potential phytotoxicity on plant surfaces.
  • Not labeled for use on edible plants.
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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    READ the label.

    By Robert on 03/10/2013

    ok folks, if you're going to buy a product and not take a little effort, don't buy it. This product is not rated for spiders. This product will not kill spiders. no where on the label does it say it will kill spiders. NO RESIDUAL SPRAY KILLS SPIDERS AS THEY DON'T GROOM THEMSELVES. Buying a product that doesnt kill spiders, then calling the product useless because it doesnt kill spiders, makes no sense at all. ALSO... if you buy a product that says 3/1 4/1 and you use it 10/1.. you have no right to complain that it doesn't work. Roaches are one of the hardest things to get rid of because they are a filth pest, and once they get into the walls and begin to breed, you'll need more than a little spray to get rid of them. Also mixing 10/1 is against the instructions, and is the reason we can't have nice things. read the label before you buy and this is a great product.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Essentria IC3 Works Great!

    By Nagy on 12/12/2013

    I own Nagy Pest Control located in Virginia and have been using this products (IC2 & IC3) for 3 years now. Works great on all insects and safe to be used around children, pest, water and our environment. I often mix 1 ounce per gallon for interior treatments and 3-6 ounces per water for exterior treatments. So far, I can see this products lasting anywhere from 30 to 60 days depending on heat and rain conditions. This product also repels rodents because of the peppermint oil smell that they hate to be around. Kills insects and repels rodents..ALL IN ONE!

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    152 of 159 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Professional advice

    By Dominic on 05/15/2013

    Verified Purchase

    Without sounding like a liberal nut job.... organic compounds like Essentria work very well, if you know your infestation and where to apply the treatment. Along with proper sanitation and insect monitor usage. Fact: According to the EPA 5 billion lbs. of pesticides are applied annually to US lawns & homes. Fact: Over 98% of sprayed insecticides reach a destination other than their targeted species. Fact: According to the EPA, 95% of the pesticides routinely used on residential lawns are carcinogens. Fact: A recent study found that 109 out of 110 children had pesticides in their urine. -Safe & Sound Pest Control Elkhart, IN.

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    121 of 174 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Works well for mosquito and no-see-um control

    By No on 05/08/2012

    We diluted it 4:1 and added it to a Halloween fogger and placed it outside to lightly fog the yard. It has been the best thing we have used. We live near a lake and have a horrible mosquito problem...until now! It even has a great non-offensive smell too!

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    117 of 120 people found this review helpful

  • 4 of 5 Stars

    New Weapon to Add to My Bed Bug Arsenal

    By Rodrick on 11/28/2011

    I use Essentria IC3 on hotel jobs for bed bugs at sites that were treated with traditional insecticides (Suspend, Phantom, Demon, etc) and I found it very effective. What I recommend is to mix Essentria IC3 with an IGR to add to the residual effect against bed bugs. This is a product I will continue to use.

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Which products will work for spiders on my boat dock?

How often would need to spray on this metal dock and wooden walkways ?

The most popular spider control product for use around water is Essentria IC3. This is the most popular choice because it effective for spiders, kills most other insects (eliminating the spiders prey which will help keep new spiders from moving back into the area) and it safe to use around water. Most other insecticides are prohibited near the water because of the risk of contaminating the water and harming aquatic animals. You will need to repeat the application once a month through the warm season.

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What can we use to kill spiders on my boat dock?

We want an environmentally friendly way of killing the spider population on our boat dock. We don


The most popular spider control product for use around water is

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Does Essentria IC3 kill honey bees?

I have bee hives on my property. Will this product kill the bees? Thanks, John

Essentria IC3, like most insecticides, even natural ones, will kill bees if they land on a treated surface.  You should not apply this product or any other type of product intended to kill insects on any flowering plants that the bees may land on.

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Are you supposed to dilute this product?

I am interested in spraying outdoors to control mosquitoes.

Yes, Essentria IC3 is supposed to be diluted with water. According to the Essentria IC3 product label:" To control adult mosquitoes and other biting flies using ground application, dilute 1 to 3 fluid ounces of Essentria IC3 per gallon of water. Treat harborage areas such as shrubbery and vegetation where mosquitoes/flies may rest. Shrubbery and vegetation
around stagnant pools, marshy areas, ponds and shorelines may be treated. Repeat as necessary." Please read the product label for complete usage instructions.

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Does Essentria IC3 kill roaches?

Our neighborhood is a former farming area that is full of roaches. Even though we have a pest guy treat our yard, we are finding them inside the house. I want to use a product that won't hurt my family but will kill the roaches. Does this work on roaches?

Yes, Essentria IC3 is labeled to kill roaches. Be sure to treat around the perimeter of each room, under appliances, around door frames and window frames and any place where utilities (cables, pipes and wires) enter into the structure.

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