It has become very necessary for everyone to consider new ways of handling pest control matters. This is especially true considering the fact that global warming is a real problem today. Furthermore, a number of allergic reactions in both humans and their pets have made the use of natural solutions a better alternative. That is, for everyone who is mindful of keeping the environment safer both for their immediate families and the world at large.
While it is a fact that the relevant authorities have made major strides in banning harmful pesticides (A good example is DDT), a lot more still needs to be done. It takes just a little research for you to find out many other pesticides that are still being sold to the public even though they are as harmful.
There is a carefully kept secret (companies who deal with chemical pesticides have done a great job of covering it up): What those chemicals do to those pests is what they also do to human beings. These chemicals are largely to blame for many instances of certain health conditions. Among them include immune and neurological disorders, Alzheimer’s, certain types of cancer, certain birth defects and Hodgkin’s. Those chemicals attack the nervous systems just in the same way they do those pests.
Another well-kept secret is the fact that a number of these chemicals are causing untold damage to our planet. They impact the Ozone layer negatively and also pollute surface and ground water. But should we continue with such chemicals? No, especially as there are better options…
Natural pest control is a very effective option that is also friendly to the environment and does NOT compromise our health in any way. We no longer have any excuse to use harmful pesticides in dealing with different pests. Don’t forget some of the dangers mentioned above.
One very important ingredient in most chemical pesticides is Boric Acid (If you see references to Borax, it is the same substance). It is a natural pesticide (insecticide/fungicide). It has proven very effective in getting rid of termites, ants, roaches, fleas and ticks among many other pests. Apart from the fact that using the powdered form of this acid keeps these pests away, it does much more: It is a fire-retardant, an antiseptic, a preservative and also gets rid of certain odors.