Non-toxic Insect Control for Home and Family

Focus Area: Non-Toxic Home and Garden | Reading time: 2 minutes

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The global home insecticide market is dominated by chemicals that are toxic to insects, people, and pets. P&G Ventures is interested in insect control products and technologies that are non-toxic to people and pets, yet perform as well or better than their toxic counterparts. P&G Ventures is interested in all segments of insect control (contact killer, barriers, traps, on-body repellents and foggers) and managing the following insects: House Flies, Mosquitoes, Fruit Flies, Stink Bugs, Bed Bugs, Roaches, Ants, Moths, Gnats, Spiders, Silverfish, Centipedes, Millipedes.

Background

The global home insecticide market is dominated by chemicals that are toxic to insects, people, and pets. P&G Ventures is interested in insect control products and technologies that are non-toxic to people and pets, yet perform as well or better than their toxic counterparts. 

P&G Ventures is interested in all segments of insect control (contact killer, barriers, traps, on-body repellents and foggers) and managing the following insects: House Flies, Mosquitoes, Fruit Flies, Stink Bugs, Bed Bugs, Roaches, Ants, Moths, Gnats, Spiders, Silverfish, Centipedes, and Millipedes. 

Mission 

Help families manage insects in and around the home without using toxic chemicals that could present an even bigger harm to families. 

We are looking for insect control technologies that:

  • Are non-toxic to people and pets 
  • Kill on contact 
  • Create barriers 
  • Can be used Indoors and outside the home 
  • Will not impact beneficial species (such as: bees, fish, butterflies) 
  • Have a clear point of distinction versus current market alternatives 

Ideal solution will:

  • Deliver a competitive advantage versus existing/known technologies 
  • Have IP protection (granted or filed patent applications are preferred), know how, trade secret, exclusive agreements or some other form of business protection 
  • Have experimental evidence of efficacy 
  • Use ingredients from the FIFRA 25b exempt list (Non 25B are less preferred but also acceptable.) 
  • Have a unique form or formulation