Why Organic Pest Control?

Don't' take my word for it - It's no secret what toxic chemicals do to our bodies. It's been shown that the cells in our bodies harbor hazardous substances from the air we breathe, the foods we eat, products used on our bodies, building materials and from our environments. According to the EPA, our indoor environment is two to five times more toxic than our outdoor environment and on average, Americans are spending about 90 percent of their lives indoors! Indoor Pollution Sources https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.asp?csem=33&po=7 There are many case studies exposing the dangers of indoor air quality. https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.html When our bodies are exposed to these chemicals, physiological changes take place. And unless we change the way we do things, the change in the chemistry of our bodies will continue to intensify. US President's Cancer Panel has reported that synthetic chemicals can cause "grievous harm" and that the number of cancers for which they are responsible had been "grossly underestimated". https://prescancerpanel.cancer.gov In a letter to the President of the United States:
"The Panel was particularly concerned to find that the true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated. With nearly 80,000 chemicals on the market in the United States, many of which are used by millions of Americans in their daily lives and are un-or understudied and largely unregulated, exposure to potential environmental carcinogens is widespread. One such ubiquitous chemical, bisphenol A (BPA), is still found in many consumer products and remains unregulated in the United States, despite the growing link between BPA and several diseases, including various cancers."

The Downside of Our Chemical Revolution

It's estimated that the average home contains about 63 synthetic chemicals for approximately 10 gallons of hazardous material. Although we can only mention a few, here are some found in every day building materials, household products and personal care items. It can be shocking to see just how many of our trusted brands and beauty products are compromised by one or more of these toxic ingredients.

Compare what you use in your home to this list!

Where Are They Found?

  • VOCs (furnishings and paint).
  • Synthetic air fresheners (candles, air-fresheners).
  • Formaldehyde and PCB's (wire coatings, adhesives, sealants and pressed wood).
  • Flame retardants (computer and TV casings, circuitry, mattresses and upholstery).
  • PDBEs (treated plastics and fabrics)
  • Perfluorinated acids (PFAs) (non-stick and stain-resistant coatings in cookware).
  • Asbestos (insulation, paints and floor tiles)

Household Products

  • Phthalates (dish soap, scented soaps, laundry soap and softeners, air-fresheners, aerosol sprays, toilet paper, anything with "fragrance" on the label).
  • Perchloroethylene or "PERC" (carpet and upholstery cleaners, spot removers, dry-cleaning solutions)
  • Triclosan (Anti-bacterial dish and hand soaps).
  • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds, or "QUATS" (most household cleaners, antibacterial, fabric softener sheets).
  • 2-Butoxyethanol (multipurpose cleaners, window cleaners).
  • Ammonia (polishing agents, glass cleaners).
  • Chlorine (tap water, toilet cleaners, laundry whiteners, mildew removers, scouring powders).
  • Sodium Hydroxide (drain openers, oven cleaners).

Personal Use Products

Personal Use Products

Carcinogens, hormone disruptors, and allergens are found in the majority of our personal care products.

  • Formaldehyde (preservative in soaps and shampoos, nail polish remover).
  • Phthalates (hidden in "fragrance", deodorants, perfumes, lotions, nail polishes, liquid cleansing products).
  • Triclosan (toothpaste, body washes).
  • Parabens (preservative in all types of personal care products).
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (foaming agent in soaps, shampoos, and toothpastes).
  • Boric acid and Sodium borate: (body care products).
  • Heavy Metals (byproduct of color additives).
  • Carbon Black (pigment in eyeliners, mascaras, and eyeshadows).
  • Polyethylene/PEG compounds (tiny exfoliating beads in your scrubs and body wash).
  • Butylated Compounds (preservative listed on labels as BHA or BHT).
  • Siloxanes (hair products, deodorants, and moisturizers).
  • Octinoxate (sunscreens, skin creams, and lipsticks).
  • Phenylenediamine (hair dyes and shampoos).

Pesticide Risks

We live in a world of diverse ecosystems and believe the logical solution to sustainability is by creating a balance, embracing natural elimination of unwanted pests in and outside our homes. Face it, we don't live in air tight sealed environments. The smallest of openings in door frames, windows, utility inlets, roofs and foundations allow the passage of air, pollens, dusts and pests of all kinds to pass through these openings and seek harborage inside our homes from time to time. When this happens, the use of toxic pesticides causes undue harm by adding insult to injury. I truly hope that this helps you to better understand the importance of "Why Organic?" pest control and how we protect you, your family and environment from further harm.