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Usually conversations about by using a natural approach to infestation control are geared around the into the 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 ought to be.
However, most of us forget to take into account that chemicals impact people where they are manufactured, not simply 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, Indian, just came across my desk. What a disaster! Which kind of crash could happen anywhere.
I have gained a new insight from reading relating to this tragedy. Did you realize that there were 4, 000 people wiped out immediately, and another 20, 000 who were killed from side impacts for many years afterward? And that 100s of thousands of folks have suffered severe health problems as a result of explosion that released toxic chemicals into the air and water?
It occurs to me 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 manufacturing, people in third world countries might have reduced publicity -- potential and real -- to poisons used in pesticides. People in first world countries who live near chemical plant life would also be less dangerous from chemicals produced in such plants -- chemicals that may be released through incidents or terrorism. There are lots of ways to manage pests other than with the use of dangerous chemicals. Lives depend on that alternative approach being used.
With the increase of mattress bugs in hotels across the US, it could be unnerving to think about keeping your hotel bug-free without pesticides. Stop panicking! 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 a much better location to live. Adopting natural pest control is a step toward creating a welcome habitat to guests. That's an monetarily sound decision.