Our Technology

It has been known for centuries that plant essential oils protect host plants through killing and/or repelling insects and fungus. Historically, the lower potency of plant essential oils, when compared to synthetic pesticides, have limited their commercial use.

GENVIRO developed a proprietary platform which allows us to increase the potency and effectiveness of naturally-occurring plant essential oils products. 

Using this platform technology, we created unique synergistic blends of plant-derived essential oils which perfectly target specific receptors signaling cascades in the insects our products are designed to protect against. When these receptors are targeted, the insects are killed and/or repelled. Our founder, Dr. Essam Enan, was the first in the world in 1996 to discover that octopamine receptors (Enan 2001) and tyramine receptors (Enan 2005) are a primary target for many plant essential oils. You can learn more about our founder here.

What makes GENVIRO unique is our deep understanding of the inner workings of plant essential oils which allows us to create highly effective and safe products. Our expertise also allows us to constantly innovate and create NEW products. The versatility of our technology is endless. This allows us to create custom-made products that meet YOUR needs. 

Our products strictly use ingredients from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 25b exempt list as well as natural ingredients from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Generally Regarded As Safe and Over The Counter lists.

Relevant Published Research

1) Lei, J, Leser, MJ, Enan, EE. 2010.  Nematicidal activity of two monoterpenoids and SER-2 tyramine receptor of Caenorhabditis elegans. Biochem Pharmacol, 79: 1062 – 1071.

2) Essam Enan.  2005.  Molecular and pharmacological analysis of an octopamine receptor from American cockroach and fruit fly in response to plant essential oils. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol.  59: 161-171.

3) Essam Enan.  2005.  Molecular response of Drosophila melanogaster tyramine receptor cascade to plant essential oils.  Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 35: 309-321.

4) Larry J. Bischof and Essam Enan.  2004.  Cloning, expression and functional analysis of an octopamine receptor from Periplaneta Americana.  Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 34: 511-521.

5) Essam Enan.  2001.  Insecticidal activity of essential oils: octopaminergic sites of action.  Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part C 130 (3): 325-337.

6) Nadia E. Abou El Ele, Essam Enan.  2001.  Insecticidal activity of some essential oils:  cAMP mediates effect.  Bulletin of High Institute of Public Health, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt.  31 No 1, 15-30.

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PO Box 628
Davis, CA 95617-0628

(530) 717-6566