A Legacy You Can Trust

Since 1902 our mission has been to make life healthier by creating responsible products that protect people and their environments from the impact of insects.

As a team, we work hard to perfect the science of insect control. Driven by innovation, expertise and industry commitment, we continually add to and support our portfolio of products to bring confidence to your business — now and for decades to come.

What We Do

MGK® develops and markets a broad portfolio of branded insect control products based primarily on natural pyrethrum and man-made technology. In addition, we develop custom solutions for insecticide manufacturers around the world that meet a wide variety of insect control requirements. We strive to provide effective solutions with a lower environmental impact.

MGK is the ideal insect control partner, providing some of the most extensive support programs in the industry, including:

  • New product development
  • Broad portfolio of professional level products
  • Industry leading Research and Development
  • Registration support
  • Excellent products to help control disease-vectoring pests
  • World class portfolio of botanical products
  • High quality customer and technical service to support you in any ways needed
  • Training and protocols from Ph.D.-level entomologists

Who We Are

When MGK® was founded in 1902, its principal business was grinding spices. By 1915, a variety of botanicals, including pyrethrum, were added to the portfolio. By continually fine-tuning extraction, refinement, standardization and innovation, we consistently develop and provide high-quality pyrethrum-based and man made technological products.

Four generations of family leadership have guided MGK since its founding. In fact, our company name is a nod to our three founding families (McLaughlin, Gormley and King). In 1989, MGK became an affiliate of Sumitomo Chemical Company, a critical relationship to our long-term successes in chemistry, technology, sales and growth.

This long tradition of stability and continuity is a major reason we have earned the respect of business and scientific communities around the world. We pursue new answers to insect control with internal research projects as well as through sponsorship of others at universities and institutions.

Advanced pest control methods that minimize environmental impact while meeting control requirements hold great promise for the future. And that is where MGK plans to be — at the forefront.

Discover how a small spice company grew to be a worldwide leader in the botanical insecticide pyrethrum in The MGK Story: The First 110 Years.

For additional information, please contact us at 1 (800) 645-6466