Here’s Why Going Pesticide Free Matters, and What You Can Do About It
You’ve probably heard of the term “pesticide free” before, but is it actually important for you, your family and the environment? If you ask us, the simple act of switching out some of your everyday products for pesticide free alternatives can do a lot to help the environment and keep your family safe from harmful chemicals. Here’s what you need to know!
What Are Pesticides?
Broadly speaking, a pesticide is a substance used to kill a specific pest. They are often used in farming to prevent insects from destroying crops, but the use of pesticides doesn’t stop there. It’s extremely common for homeowners to turn to pesticides to get rid of mosquitos, ticks, fleas and other common household insects. But while pesticides are effective at driving away pests, they often have harmful effects on other living things as well — including humans!
How Do Pesticides Affect the Environment?
Studies show that pesticides have an enormous impact on the environment and human health. While they are effective in killing the pests they target, they can also have negative effects on the planet, infiltrating water systems and the soil. The residue from pesticides can also remain on the foods that we eat. Topical pesticides used to repel mosquitoes and other insects can be absorbed into the skin or land on the ground. There are any number of ways to come into contact with pesticides, so it is best to avoid using them when possible.
Pesticide Free Alternatives to Consider
Although pesticides are used so often in our world today, it’s still important to do what you can, when you can, to avoid them. Many organic foods are treated with fewer pesticides (or hopefully none at all!), and you can find lists such as the Dirty Dozen if you want to prioritize the most important produce items to buy organic first.
Another place you can make an impact for you and your family is your home and in your yard. Using an alternative to pesticides for dealing with unwanted pests is a great way to ensure your family, pets, and the environment are kept safe! Instead of dangerous ingredients, some common natural ingredients found in pesticide free products are:
- Food-grade essential oils
Many companies are taking up the pesticide free cause and including these options. Our products use safe, effective ingredients, and there’s no wait time between treatment and using your yard again. You can let your kids and pets play outside right away, without worrying about harmful products getting on their skin. It’s one less thing to worry about, how does that sound?!
Take the Next Steps
Now that you know the advantages of a pesticide free household, you can take steps to protect your family and the environment. Learn more about our services and let’s talk today about creating a relaxing, worry-free outdoor space for you and your family to enjoy.