mom. Organic Gardening. January 17th , 2018.
When finding weeds or pests in their garden, most people respond it by using chemicals, they even use chemicals as deterrence. Severe chemical pesticides exposure has been linked to many health problems: cancer, Parkinson’s disease, encephalitis, lymphoma, and birth defects just to name a few. Another complicated matter is that the test required to be performed by the companies on their lawn pesticide products have different standards than the test of the pesticide products used on commercial food. Many contact undetectable "vigorless ingredients" which have never been tested to find out possible harm. The CDC had found cases of farm workers getting sick after having contact with pesticide sprays.
Beside dangerous to humans, chemical pesticides also can harm the plants animals and local ecosystems. For example, it has been proven scientifically that pesticides harm butterflies honeybees, ladybugs (predator of pests), and even fish. And the pesticides used in the lawn will eventually leak into the water table. Not to mention they are expensive! To know the method to control pests without using chemical substances is a powerful knowledge that help you, your garden, and your local environment.
Another key aspect to consider is that having healthy organic soil in your garden is a good start to control unwanted pests. Plants will flourish if being planted in places which contains many organic matters, which then make them to become more resistant to pests. So it’s important if you have compost bins in your garden for composting purpose. Also , it helps to have a compost pail placed near your kitchen sink so you can easily collect vegetable scraps.
Organic pest control pose no danger for humans as it’s a non-toxic but it’s lethal for the bugs. The orange peel extract (d-Limonene component) make the bugs suffocates as it disturbs the respiratory system of the bugs. Use a water house to spray this organic pest control effectively around your garden.
On the other side, the use of chemical-based pesticides will harm our bodies. On the long term, we can get terrible disease like cancer if we’re exposed to the toxic materials for a long time. So it’s understandable if many people turns to Organic Pesticides (beside using organic products and methods).
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