The Ideal Pesticide - THE BEST CONTROL IS A PESTISAFE® ! Safe, Non-Toxic approach to Pest Management. By Stephen L. Tvedten
The 5th Edition of Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Control Operations described the 'Perfect' or 'Ideal' pesticide as:
"Ideally any pesticide will act rapidly on pests, yet be completely harmless to people, domestic animals, wildlife, and other aspects of the environment. Its residues would only last as long as was necessary to create the desired effect, usually for very short periods. It would also be inexpensive and readily available in necessary quantities, chemically stable (before application), non-flammable, and otherwise safe to use around homes or industrial sites. It would be easily prepared and applied, non-corrosive and non-staining, and it would have no undesirable odor. Unfortunately, no such (synthetic) pesticide exists." [Excerpt taken from: Pest Control Magazine, 1997]
The above study was conducted by: Purdue University and Advanstar Communications Note: Purdue University and Advanstar Communications (Pest Control Magazine) worked on this 1997 Pest Control Manual, but they were, obviously, still unaware I had begun patenting and using and field testing the ideal or perfect (pesticide) or Pestisafe® based on natural pest control ideas.
In addition to being on the (perfect or ideal pesticide poison descriptive) list, enzyme and surfactant products, e.g., Lice R Gone®, will never create any pest resistance problems and is truly the "perfect or ideal pesticide" as the entire compound contains only ingredients that are considered to be food-grade or non-toxic or GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) and all of these ingredients are active only as long as they are liquid and can be used virtually everywhere, even when people are sick, under 1, over 60, pregnant and/or chemically sensitive to control even pesticide-resistant pests. Most insects die in about 16 seconds; ticks take about 2 minutes to be safely and effectively destroyed. In addition this patented process of using enzymes and surfactants to control pest problems can be diluted/applied in such a way that only the pest species are killed leaving the beneficial species alive!
Part of the science behind the invention and/or patented process is that maggots naturally produce enzymes to help soften up their food so they can eat it. Insectivore plants naturally produce and also use protease enzymes to digest their insect prey. Spiders and scorpions naturally produce and inject protease enzymes to predigest their prey and all molting insects produce a small amount of protease enzyme to serve as a chemical "zipper" so they can split open the back of their exoskeletons when they molt and emerge in order to increase their size. Without this protease enzyme all molting insects would be trapped inside their own exoskeletons and be crushed to death by their own growth. Therefore, there is no possibility that any insect or arachnid pests can ever develop a resistance to my Australian and USA patented process with 77 approved claims of using enzymes/surfactants to control pest problems in just the original patents
Every day I receive many letters and/or emails from all over the world asking me how to safely control a particular pest problem without killing or harming the pets and the people. Rather than trying to answer them all individually, I have posted a lot of free pest control alternatives and other relevant information on the website located at: http://www.thebestcontrol.com/bugstop/ . There is a free 86 page booklet on how to control most pest problems without using any pesticide POISONS entitled: THE BUG STOPS HERE. There is also a free IPM manual/encyclopedia entitled: THE BEST CONTROL II available at http://www.thebestcontrol2.com/ . All of these copyrighted items are free for you to simply read and/or download. All that I ask is that you note where you got this information.
VIEW U. S. PATENT #6663860 http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6,663,860.WKU.&OS=PN/6,663,860&RS=PN/6,663,860
This article refers just to the U.S. Patented Process # 6663860 owned by Stephen L. Tvedten, which has 77 claims on the process of using various formulas and compositions of Protease Enzyme & Surfactants to control a broad array of pests such as insects, arachnids, bacteria, viruses, and mold. While in its liquid state, the enzyme compound is active and can be used to safely control bugs without the use of pesticide. The entire enzyme surfactant compound basically contains only ingredients that are considered to be non-toxic, food-grade or GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe), so it can be used around people ranging from infants to elderly, pregnant, ill or chemically sensitive. The Patent allows for an unlimited amount of safer and far more effective alternatives to pesticides and herbicides.
In addition to US Patent # 6663860 - I was notified on June 20,2008 that the US Patent and Trademark Office will issue me another US Patent # 7,393,528 on my already patented enzyme/surfactant process on July 1, 2008.
Background of the Pestisafe® Invention
Pesticides present risks to human health. Although the rate of post-application degradation may vary widely, almost all pesticides present some direct risk to human health through residual toxicity, i.e. direct human contact with pesticide residues remaining after treatment, whether through inhalation of volatile toxic vapors, skin contact and transdermal absorption, or ingestion. In addition, many pesticides present indirect risks to human health in the form of environmental pollution, most notably pollution with persistent, halide-substituted organics which accumulate in the fat stores of food fish and other animals. These problems have led to complete bans on the use of some pesticides (e.g., DDT, chlordane, heptachlor, aldrin, and dieldrin); while the continued use of the remaining pesticides has produced a new problem: the increasing development of widespread resistance to pesticides in insects.
This resistance yields two results: 1) quick reinfestation by the pest insect; 2) the need and cost of continually engineering new pesticides (e.g., synthetic pyrethroids were developed because of resistance to the less toxic first generation pyrethrins). New pesticide production takes time and the new pesticides that result are almost universally more expensive than those they replace.
In this context, traditional pesticides are applied on a regular, and typically increasing, basis. For example, many schools have come to be sprayed monthly or even biweekly, and with increasing quantities of pesticides to combat endemic roach re-infestations, often to no avail. This intensifies the problem of residual toxicity to people, especially to children who, as a result, may suffer headaches, grogginess, nausea, dizziness, irritability, frenetic behavior, and an impaired readiness to learn.
Because of these effects, it has been recognized that totally new approaches must be discovered and implemented in order to effectively control invertebrate pests without destroying human health and the environment. There is a need for a quick-acting, effective, residually non-toxic method for combating insect, arachnid, and other pests which may be used as a replacement for traditional pesticide treatments and as a supplement to the arsenal of currently available IPM techniques.
Summary Of The Invention
Consequently, it is an object of the present invention to provide a method for combating invertebrate (i.e. insect and arachnid) and microbe (i.e. bacterial, algal, fungal, and/or viral) pests which is quick-acting, effective, and residually non-toxic and which may be used as a replacement for traditional pesticide treatments and as a supplement to the arsenal of currently available integrated pest management techniques.
It has been surprisingly found that the application of a composition comprising at least one protease enzyme is a method for exterminating pests which achieves these objectives. The enzyme component of the invention may comprise a single protease or a protease-containing mixture of enzymes, whether natural, preformed, or synthetic. In an alternate embodiment, the composition may also comprise a detergent component. This detergent component comprises one or more surfactant(s), detergent builder(s), or mixtures thereof.
Description of the Invention
Part of the science behind how Protease enzyme works as a natural pest control agent is that all insects undergo a molting cycle in which they naturally produce a small amount of Protease enzyme to create a chemical "zipper" that splits open a seam in their exoskeletons so they can emerge from their shell and grow larger. Without this vital Protease enzyme, insects would be trapped inside their own exoskeletons and be crushed to death by their own growth. There is no possibility that insects or arachnids can ever develop a resistance to Protease enzyme as a physical control agent because their very existence depends on it!. Indeed, enzymes play many vital roles throughout the insect kingdom. Maggots naturally produce enzymes to help soften up food for digestion. Spiders and scorpions inject their prey with enzyme and allowing it to predigest the victim. Insectivore plants such as the Venus fly trap also use enzymes to digest insects. Even pests like bacteria and mold naturally use enzymes to break down dead organic material on a cellular level.
In The Best Control II IPM encyclopedia - I outline how through my many years of pest control field research, I have continually proven that Enzyme-based compositions are the safest and fastest knock-down "pesticides"available on the pest control market today. Most insects die in about sixteen seconds when exposed to Protease enzyme and a surfactant blend. Ticks and spiders are arachnids, and have stronger outer shells than arthropods, so they require about two minutes to be destroyed. The dilution rate of the enzyme and surfactant blend can be calibrated to remove only chosen insects such as aphids, but weak enough to protect beneficial insects such as honey bees and lady bug beetles. http://www.thebestcontrol2.com/
Pest Control has long sought a 'Holy Grail' idyllic pesticide; one that is totally safe for humans, yet certain death to insects, arachnids, molds, bacteria, and viruses that would never become obsolete. This 'Perfect' pesticide would be not only be non-toxic but permanently effective too. But, the "industry" continues to only use/misuse various synthetic toxins. Sadly, humans do not have the biological tolerance to synthetic pesticides that insects and other pests do. But conversely, most insects and arachnids do not have any biological tolerance to my safe and far more effective protease enzyme and surfactant biopesticide formulations, such as Lice R Gone®. Click on the following url - http://www.licergone.com/ - and watch the lice literally disslove.
The Pest Problem and the Real Safe Solution
There are about 50 to 60 million insect species on earth - we have named only about 1 million and there are only about 1 thousand pest species - already over 50% of these thousand pests are already resistant to our volatile, dangerous, synthetic pesticide POISONS. We accidentally lose about 25,000 to 100,000 species of insects, plants and animals every year due to "man's footprint". But, after poisoning the entire world and contaminating every living thing for over 60 years with these dangerous and ineffective pesticide POISONS the POISON "industry" has never even controlled much less eliminated even one pest species and every year "they" use/misuse more and more pesticide POISONS to try to "keep up"! Even with all of this unnecessary expensive and dangerous pollution - we lose more and more crops and lives to these thousand pests every year.
We are losing the war against these thousand pests mainly because the POISON "industry" insists on using only synthetic pesticide POISONS and fertilizers. There has been a severe "knowledge drought" - a worldwide decline in agricultural R&D, especially in production research and safe, more effective pest control alternatives since the advent of synthetic pesticide POISONS and fertilizers. Today we are like lemmings running to the sea insisting that is the "right way". The greatest challenge facing humanity this century is the necessity for us to double our global food production with less land, less water, less nutrients, less science, frequent droughts, more and more contamination and ever-increasing pest damage.
National Poison Prevention Week, March 18-24, 2007 was created to highlight the dangers of poisoning and how to prevent it. One study shows that about 70,000 children in the USA were involved in common household pesticide-related (acute) poisonings or exposures in 2004. At least two peer-reviewed studies have described associations between autism rates and pesticides (D'Amelio et al 2005; Roberts EM et al 2007 in EHP). It is estimated that 300,000 farm workers suffer acute pesticide poisoning each year just in the United States - No one is checking chronic contamination.