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Usually conversations about utilizing a natural approach to pest control are geared around the health insurance and well-being of the people and animals 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 only where they are used. It's time to consider those people too. An article about the explosion twenty years ago at the substance plant in Bhopal, Indian, just came across my desk. What a disaster! Which kind of crash can occur anywhere.
I have gained a fresh insight from reading relating to this tragedy. Do you realize there were 4, 000 people wiped out immediately, and another 20, 000 who were killed from side impacts for years afterward? And that hundreds of thousands of individuals have suffered severe health issues 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 demand, and plants would be closed or re-purposed. If plants making toxic chemicals are closed, or re-purposed to non-toxic chemical production, 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 plants would also be less dangerous from chemicals produced in such plants -- chemicals that could be released through incidents or terrorism. There are lots of ways to control pests other than with the use of dangerous chemicals. Lives depend on that alternative approach being used.
Using the increase of your bed bugs in hotels across the US, it could be unnerving to think about keeping your hotel bug-free without pesticides. Stop panicking! Right now there are natural and organic pest controls and techniques coming out daily that will help you keep your hotel bed bug 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 chemical substance pest control from your operations will make the world an improved place to live. Adopting natural pest control is a step toward creating a welcome habitat to guests. That's an financially sound decision.