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Usually conversations about using a natural approach to pest control are geared around the health insurance and well-being of the people and pets in the area being managed -- like a restaurant, hotel, or even cruise ship. There is always concern about the effects on humans when a chemical approach to pest control is used, as there should be.
However, most of us miss to take into account that chemicals impact people where they are manufactured, not just where they are used. It's time to consider those people too. An article about the explosion twenty years ago at the chemical plant in Bhopal, Of india, just came across my desk. What a misfortune! Which kind of crash can occur anywhere.
I have gained a brand new insight from reading concerning this tragedy. Do you realize there were 4, 000 people killed immediately, and another 20, 000 who were killed from side affects for a long time afterward? And that 100s of thousands of individuals have suffered severe health problems due to explosion that released poisonous chemicals into the air and water?
It occurs in my experience that if first world countries would reduce their reliance on chemicals for pest control, the production of those chemicals would decline with the necessity, and plants would be closed or re-purposed. When plants making toxic chemicals are closed, or re-purposed to non-toxic chemical creation, people in third world countries would have reduced publicity -- potential and real -- to poisons used in pesticides. People in first world countries who live near chemical vegetation would also be less dangerous from chemicals produced in such plants -- chemicals that may be released through accidents or terrorism. There are lots of ways to regulate pests other than with the use of dangerous chemicals. Lives depend on that alternative approach being used.
Using the increase of bed bugs in hotels across the US, it may be unnerving to think about keeping your hotel bug-free without pesticides. Stop panicking! Presently there are natural and organic and natural pest controls and techniques coming out daily that will help you keep your hotel bedbug free, or exterminate them if they are already in residence. It's important to be part of the solution, not contribute to the problem.
Eliminating substance pest control from your operations will make the world a much better destination to live. Adopting natural pest control is a step toward creating a welcome habitat to guests. That's an monetarily sound decision.