It has become very necessary for everyone to consider
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. The big benefit is that it is safe for humans and pets unless it is taken in very large measures. In fact, it has been used in many products that come in direct contact with the human body. There are examples of antiseptics, eye washes and salves that contain Boric Acid. To give you an idea of how safe it is for humans, it has been compared to your standard table salt. Add to all these the fact that pest can't really develop a tolerance to it, and you'll see that you have a very powerful but all-natural pest control agent. The Boric Acid is just one among a number of very effective natural pesticides. Garlic is another that can keep those pests away. Just plant them among your flowers or herbs and you have a natural pesticide that will do a great job while offering the additional benefits that you enjoy from it. Do you have concerns about red spider mites destroying your tomatoes? No, don't use those dangerous chemicals. Just plant garlic around them and you've dealt with them permanently. Do you have fruit trees? You can deal with those pest with the garlic. Making a juice out of the garlic and spraying it on your sweet potato plants will keep those rabbits off. Keep mosquitoes away by using it (garlic) around ponds or water gardens. Mix it with oil and apply it on yourself and you won't experience even one mosquito bite. Use garlic extract or oil and mix it with water along with red pepper and you will deal with caterpillars. Mix the garlic with Wormwood and you'll get rid of moths. Lavender works great as a natural pesticide (Don't let the fact that it attracts butterflies fool you). You can easily get rid of moths, fleas, mice and ticks. You can easily protect yourself and pets from certain pests by applying Lavender oil. Keep your garage, garden or basement free from pests by throwing your used Lavender tea bags around those areas. Spearmint and peppermint are also good pesticides. Just ensure that you take care with these as they can spread very easily. Dealing with cabbage worms or red spider mites is very easy with oil Geranium. Keep potato bugs away with Horseradish. Hyssop will keep your cabbages and grape arbors free from a good number of insects. Just make sure that you don't plant it near your radishes since they go well together. Thyme and Oregano will help keep your cucumbers, broccoli, cabbage, grape vines, arbors and cauliflower safe from pests. Your fruit trees will stay safe from ants, moths, flies, ants and fleas if you plant Tansy around them. You can also make a good pest repellant from it if you boil it into an extract and spray it (after mixing it with water). If you have issues with snails, slugs and caterpillars, just plant wormwood around your garden. If you want to keep moles away from plants or buildings, just rub castor oil onto them. You can also use it as a spray by mixing it with soapy water or other oils. Just spray it around areas you want to keep those moles away. You can kill slugs by placing beer in dishes and spreading them around affected areas. Do you need more recipes for natural pesticides? Visit this website (World Agro Forestry Center)... http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/NurseryManuals/Community/Appendix2.pdf You can deal with pests effectively by using certain insects. For example, you can buy Ladybugs or the Praying Mantis if you want to get rid of plant eating insects. They are easily available from garden centers or online suppliers. You can see that you don't need to endanger yourself, your loved ones and the environment all because you want to get rid of pests. These natural pesticides and pest control agents can help you maintain a pest-free home. Furthermore, they don't cost a lot in case you want to make yours. So start living a healthier life while keeping our environment safer with natural pesticides.