Natural Pest Control – Eco-Win
Maybe the world is getting safer from poisons, a bit at a time. Mint, neem, bacteria, and other natural ingredients are increasingly being used in pest control products. Even the big pest control product companies are beginning to offer their “green” line of pest control. As reported in The Wall Street Journal’s article Death by Mint Oil: Natural Pest Control, public demand has inspired companies to jump on the healthier, green bandwagon. The mint spray for wasps looks especially promising, especially for anyone who has a friend of family member who is allergic. Eco-Win!
Note: Make sure to read labels carefully and contact companies for information about their inert ingredients, which can be anything but non-toxic.
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).