Gardeners Demand More From Their Pest Control

With the growing interest in “eating clean,” more home gardeners are looking for ways to keep their growing methods organic. From the moment a seed goes into the soil until the day of harvest, these customers are looking for a way to grow organically.

These same gardeners also seek out organic pest control solutions, and you can provide for them by offering a selection of Safer® Brand insect, mite, weed and fungal control sprays. Each of these sprays is OMRI Listed®, meaning they have been reviewed by the Organic Materials Review Institute and are considered compliant for use in organic production.

To stand out from competitors, who often rely on synthetic chemicals that can linger in the ecosystem or even be ingested by the gardener, Safer® Brand uses four key ingredients in its garden pest control products:

PYRETHRIN

Safer® Brand pyrethrin products use PyGanic®, an OMRI Listed® source of this insecticide. How do pyrethrins work? They disrupt an insect’s nervous system, which leads to its quick death. Pyrethrins are derived from chrysanthemums, the popular flower known for its pest resistance.

NEEM OIL

Neem Oil is truly a miracle treatment for gardens under threat. Derived from the neem tree, it works as an insecticide, miticide and a fungicide, which means one spray can be used to combat all these problems. Even better, the EPA states that the oil has “no unreasonable adverse effects,” which makes it a great product for organic growers.

POTASSIUM SALTS OF FATTY ACIDS

This compound attacks the body coverings of insects, ultimately breaking down their cellular membranes. The cell contents leak out, which triggers an unstoppable dehydration process. Potassium salts of fatty acids are commonly referred to as soap salts, and especially effective against soft-bodied insects. Higher concentrations are effective against unwanted weeds and grasses.

SULFUR

The key component of fungicides, sulfur works to prevent fungal spores from germinating. It’s a naturally occurring element, and was once known as brimstone.

GET TO KNOW THE SAFER® SEVEN

With the growing importance of organics to your customers’ buying decisions, you need to upgrade your pest control lineup. To do so, turn to Safer® Brand and its line of OMRI Listed® products. To cover all your bases, from total insect control to fungi/disease control to weed control, check out the lineup we call The Safer Seven:

  1. Neem Oil Spray (5180-6) is Safer® Brand’s newest product and features neem oil to battle insects, mites and fungus without any need for mixing the neem. Active Ingredients: Neem Oil
  2. EndALL ® Insect Killer® (5102-6) is a patented, unique formulation that kills insects from eggs to adults. Active Ingredients: Neem Oil, Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids
  3. Tomato & Vegetable Insect Killer (5085-6) appeals to customers who shop by specific issue (tomatoes are the most commonly home-grown garden plant). Active Ingredients: Pyrethrins, Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids
  4. Insect Killing Soap (5110-6) is the original organic gardening insecticide and remains one of the most popular solutions for insect control. Consumers seek this product by name!  Active Ingredient:Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids
  5. 3-in-1 Garden Spray (5452-6) is a product for consumers who do not know what is causing their plant problems: 3-in-1 takes care of insects, mites and fungi. Active Ingredients: Sulfur, Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids
  6. Garden Fungicide (5450 -6) is a fast-acting fungicide that solves numerous types of plant disease or fungi issues. Active Ingredient: Sulfur
  7. Weed & Grass Killer (5055-6) is a for-organic-gardening weed killer that appeals to consumers who want to avoid glyphosate. Active Ingredient: Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids

By ordering this particular group of pest control products, you’ll have everything on hand when your customers come asking for help. With Safer® Brand, you’ll be able to confidently recommend products that are compliant with organic gardening standards and ready to use as soon as they get home.

Order Now Using Program Number: W75E3

Top 10 Enhancements You’ll See With Arett’s New Computer System

Arett is excited to launch our brand new computer system over the July 4th Holiday. This new system will impact the way you do business with Arett Sales by streamlining and improving current ordering and inventory systems, as well as adding helpful and efficient new functionality. Our new modern website will make your connection to Arett Sales’ products and services easier to use and more responsive to your needs!

Arett Sales will be closed on July 4, but customers can still place orders July 2 and July 3 through their Arett Salesperson or by calling our Customer Service Staff at 800-257-8220, from  8 AM – 5 PM. After the transition to the new computer system is complete, our existing ordering portal, Arett Direct, will be seamlessly transitioned to our new, streamlined ordering system, which will also be accessible on Arett.com.

In the coming weeks, we will be sharing more details on how these changes effect you. In the meantime, here are some of the top 10 enhancements:

  1. Enhanced Search: The search bar in the new Arett.com Portal is made up of a series of algorithms that analyze what it is you are looking for and presents items that are most relevant to your search. The Arett.com search takes into consideration the UPC, item number, marketing copy, synonyms, manufacturer name, keywords and more. Once presented with a product listing either, you can choose to narrow your search by selecting product attributes.
  1. Real Time Inventory & Inventory Allocation: Inventory levels are now shown in “real time” and order quantities are allocated to your account as soon as you submit your order.
    1. Quick Access to Item History: If you have previously purchased an item, a “H” icon will appear next to the item, indicating that it is part of your account history. If you click the H icon, you will be presented with a 2 year purchase history by month. Customers also have the ability to quickly search their history by Manufacturer, item, or category/sub category. Export that report to excel/PDF or send the report via e-mail.
  1. Supply List: You can create multiple unique product lists of items that can be saved and easily referenced for placing orders quickly.
  1. Enhanced “Shop By Program”: There are now many ways to find the marketing program for you. You can search by program code, program description, and category or item number. When on the program page, you will be informed of how close you are to a better deal, if one exists.
  1. Quick Order Entry: enter orders in bulk by uploading excel order template or use a scan gun to build an order while walking the store.
  1. Enhanced Order Tracking
    1. Minutes after an order leaves the Arett warehouse, the order detail and Arett tracking number will be available online. The order detail can be downloaded to Excel or PDF.
    2. Quickly find previous orders by searching by Order Type, Date Range, Order Number, Item Number or Program number.
    3. Ability to re-order against any previous order. Select the “re-order” button and have those items immediately added to your shopping cart.
  1. Enhanced Account Balance Access
    1. View/print customer information, account summary, and invoices.
    2. Search invoice by invoice number or PO #.
    3. Select an Invoice # to see detail
  1. View Payment History: View payment history. Search by date, check number of invoice number. Select Invoice/Credit # to see details.
  1. View/Order from History: Quickly view or order from your previous order history by searching for manufacturer number, item number, UPC, item name and more. Example: Search “Bird” to be presented with all items Bird related. You can you narrow your results by Category or Manufacturer. Select the “H” icon to view your order history on that item.

 

Merchant’s Picks For February

Want to know what hot items you should have on your shelves for this month? Find out with this list of Merchant’s Picks for February 2018.

Merchant Picks - February 2018

Item NumberItem NameWHY A MERCHANT PICK?
D28 6YR3100Landscape Weed Barrier - 6 YearIdeal for short-term weed control for annual plantings.
H51 LKIT60 Agrosun Dayspot Grow Light KitEasy-to-use clamp-on, grow light is great for growing light-loving plants anywhere in your home. Great for orchids, terrariums, bonsai, and all houseplants. Promote healthy growth year round.
H51 MT10006Seedling Heat MatJump start your seeds with this seedling heat mat. Offers more uniform heating and the durability to withstand rugged greenhouse environments. Increases success of seedlings and cuttings. 9" x 19.5".
P95 F2Felco No. F2 Classic Model PrunerHandles with rubber shock absorber and cushion to protect the wrist, toothed center-nut for aligning the cutting and anvil blades easily and precisely for a clean, accurate cut.
S32 453816" Essential Line Planter - Dark RedThe perfect colors for Valentine's Day. It's waterproof and comes fitted with a drainage plug to protect indoor surfaces.
S32 447947.5" Essential Line Planter - Dark RedThe perfect colors for Valentine's Day. It's waterproof and comes fitted with a drainage plug to protect indoor surfaces.
S32 57267 5.25" Galaxy Ruby PotThe perfect colors for Valentine's Day. Innovative surface textures with a hand-made look give these pots a unique aesthetic.
S70 74978500 Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting MixThis is the time of year when when gardeners start planting their indoor seed varieties.
S98 37750609 Terrarium Glass ClochePotted plants, succulents, natural curios, or even sweet treats find their perfect home in this classic glass vessel. 6" H x 4.75" Dia.
S98 37760409Terrarium Glass ClochePotted plants, succulents, natural curios, or even sweet treats find their perfect home in this classic glass vessel. 7" H x 8.25" Dia.

Merchant’s Picks For October/November

Want to know what hot items you should have on your shelves for this month? Find out with this list of Merchant’s Picks for October & November 2017.

Merchant Picks - October/November 2017

Item NumberItem NameWHY A MERCHANT PICK?
C01 CSV08501NLC&S Suet High Energy Value PackA great value. As the colder weather approaches, birds are eating suet for the energy it gives them as they forage for food. C&S Products high quality process allows suet to be fed year round.
D80 CRM047254G Southern Patio 12-Piece Greta Bird Bath AssortmentThese glazed, ceramic, decorative bird baths were a top seller in Arett's Open House Power Alley. Includes 3 colors, 4 each – red, blue, and teal.
E10 2568Eaton Poly Leaf ToteFor gathering leaves after clean up and keeping them all in one place. This square of woven polypropylene mesh with sewn poly corner handles makes the collection and hauling of leaves, trash and twigs a snap.
E10 2576Eaton Burlap PacPrepare to protect plants and trees from the winter weather. Medium weave burlap. Strong, yet lightweight. Also great for crafts and decorating for the upcoming holiday season.
N70 07000Wilt-Pruf Plant ProtectorSimply pick up a bottle, spray, and give shrubs, small trees and bushes a fighting chance in extreme temperatures. Chemically engineered to improve the amount of moisture plants retain when conditions are dry and inhospitable.
R09 B1009PReal Wood Products Half Whiskey Barrel PlanterOne of the top 5 best sellers in Arett's Open House Power Alley. Constructed of 100% solid whote oak. Now available packed 9/pallet.
S09 38615 Scotts Turf Builder WinterGuard Fall Lawn Food - 32-0-10 - 15M bagBuilds strong deep grass roots for a better lawn next spring. Provides nutrients to help repair damage from summer heat, droughts, and activity.
T34 30480Tru-Tough Steel Leaf Rake With Wood HandleSteel lawn and leaf rake with a 54" lacquered ash wood handle. Now is the time to rake up fall leaves and clean up before the first winter snow.
W75 DO32RTUHavahart Deer-Off Deer, Rabbit And Squirrel Repellent Ready-To-UseProvides both odor and taste barriers to repel deer, rabbits, and squirrels. One application lasts up to 90 days. Dries oderless to humans.
W77 WDCMSWelliver Father Time Bluebird HouseNew item! A best seller at Arett's Open House. Blue bird house carved to look like Father Time. Makes a great gift for bird enthusiasts.