Nature Knows Best: Natural Pest Control



I am excited spring is around the corner. However, biting bugs aren’t so enjoyable. But what I dislike even more than critters are toxic chemicals. Blessedly for us, a Creek County couple makes controlling insects the natural way easy!

Paul and Freda Goss of Bristow locally produce an all-natural bug killer that is safe to be used around children and animals. They started the “bugRIGHT” journey nine years ago while needing a natural bug remedy for their garden that actually works. The formula is patented and made with love at their local facility.

Diatomaceous Earth is the base ingredient and some essential oils and other ingredients are added to make a good-smelling, bug-killing concoction.

How does it work? Their website explains, “Essential plant oils have a mode of action that attacks the central nervous system of insects. When insects make contact with these oils, their octopamine neuroreceptor sites are blocked. Octopamine regulates the heart rate, metabolism, movement and behavior of insects.”

The kids and I experimented last year by pouring the product directly on a tick and it indeed perished. Our Labrador Retriever had itchy ears, which was probably caused by ear mites, and a couple of gentle applications of the powder to the inside of her ears (avoiding the ear canals) with a tissue did the trick.

Their natural production “bugRIGHT” works on crawling insects like ticks, fleas, hornworms, and fire ants and is great sprinkled on gardens, house plants, and fruit trees. For entire yard applications to combat fleas or ticks, Mr. Goss recommends applying Diatomaceous Earth, found at feed stores, as “bugRIGHT” is not economical for an entire lawn.

It should be reapplied after rainfall. The product “bugRIGHT” ensures that harmful chemicals are not making its way onto your garden, children, or pets. You can find “bugRIGHT” at Farmers Feed in Sapulpa and other locations. Check the website. I hope this year you “Go green and kill ‘em right!”

“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” ~Victor Hugo

Brooke DeLong

Brooke DeLong

Brooke DeLong has a degree in Naturopathy and is passionate about educating and inspiring people. She is a wife and mom to four awesome kids.

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