Desecticide: Effective, Unique Solution to Darkling Beetles in Poultry Houses

Desecticide is a non-toxic, effective solution for darkling beetle control in poultry houses. Learn how it works and how to use it!
Desecticide: Effective, Unique Solution to Darkling Beetles in Poultry Houses

Darkling beetles in your poultry house are a nuisance, but they're also a biosecurity risk. Our poultry farm pest solution is called Desecticide. It's a non-toxic, non-resistant spray that you can apply with birds present and don't need a license to use. Watch below for more information about Desecticide, how it works and how to use it.



Desecticide Darkling Beetle Insecticide

At Southland Organics, our motto is "natural solutions to natural problems." Our natural solution to darkling beetles and other pests in poultry houses is Desecticide. It's a responsible, safe and effective spray for killing bugs on poultry farms. 


Desecticide is all-natural and non-toxic. It contains no harsh chemicals, so it won't harm you, your employees, your pets or anyone who visits your farm. You can spray it with birds present or even spray it on your birds, and they will be unharmed. 

Since Desecticide is non-toxic, you don't need a license to spray it. Anyone can apply Desecticide at any point. 


Desecticide Darkling Beetle Insecticide

Since Desecticide is made of oils and soaps, it is non-resistant. That means bugs cannot build resistance to it. It also means that you don't have to worry about rotating pest control products, and there's no limit on the amount of times you can apply it. 

Contact Kill

Desecticide is a non-residual contact kill spray. So to kill bugs, you need to spray them directly. When you do, the bugs will die!

Desecticide works through its main ingredients of oils and soaps. The oils act as a toxin to the bug, and the soap makes those oils stick so the bugs die. While Desecticide does not provide a residual kill, its smell (which smells good to us humans!) is a deterrent to bugs.

FIFRA 25B Exempt

You may also like to know that Desecticide is FIFRA 25B exempt. This means the EPA has deemed it GRAS, or "Generally Regarded As Safe." It's recognized as posing little to no threat to the applicator or the environment. 


To apply, mix 4 gallons of Desecticide with 40 gallons of water to cover 20,000 square feet. When you mix, add the water in first. If you start with Desecticide and then add water, you will get a foam!

What to Expect

Once you apply Desecticide, you can expect any bugs sprayed to be dead in 24 hours. You can also rest assured that you haven't applied any harmful chemicals on your farm. 

Learn more and purchase Desecticide here.

Contact Us 

If you have any questions, reach out to Allen Reynolds at or by calling 800-608-3755.

About the Author

Izy Dobbins

Isabella (Izy) Dobbins

Marketing Manager

This was written by Isabella (Izy) Dobbins, Southland Organics' Marketing Manager. Izy has devoted her education and career to communicating science-related topics. With an enthusiasm for sharing accurate and honest content relating to science and agriculture, she ensures Southland Organics' publications are as informative as they are interesting. Izy graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in advertising, minors in both Spanish and environmental health science and a Certificate in Sustainability. She has been working at Southland Organics since 2021.

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Allen Reynolds

Poultry Sales Manager

This was edited by Allen Reynolds, Southland Organics’ Poultry Sales Manager. Allen spent years working on poultry farms, from installing equipment to dumping chicks. He has been helping poultry farmers overcome obstacles since 2014, focusing on poultry farm strength in the antibiotic-free environment since 2017. He has traveled thousands of miles and worked closely with hundreds of farmers during his time with Southland Organics. Allen is known by even more farmers from the YouTube channel Poultry Biosecurity, where he regularly appears in videos that educate farmers on topics like bird health and farm business.

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