It seems as if every time you look at the news or read recall reports, another pesticide or chemical pest control is being banned because of the dangers. It is time to face the fact that even chemical lawn pest control is harmful to our basic environment. Sometimes this danger is not noticed until it is far too late. It is important to recognize the disadvantages of this type of pest control before it causes a major issue.
Most Chemicals Are Bad for the Environment
As with most chemicals, lawn chemicals are detrimental to the environment. Runoff from chemical pest control ruins our lakes and rivers, causing massive die-offs of fish and other marine life. Although your lawn may be beautiful, the ground is not. In many cases, the ground underneath that beautiful lawn is very close to toxic.
Lawn Chemicals Can Harm People
When you use chemical lawn pest control, you risk people who frequent your lawn, including those that are spraying the chemicals. Although it is worse for those spraying it due to constant exposure, it can still harm you and your children. In some cases, children are more susceptible to adverse reactions because of their age and their likelihood of ingesting the chemicals.
Lawn Chemicals Are Indiscriminant
If you know anything about gardening, you know that there are good bugs and bad bugs. Unfortunately, lawn chemicals are not targeted. They usually kill both types. This creates unstable and unhealthy soil. Your lawn might look great but forget ever planting anything else.
Lawn Chemicals Are More Expensive
Although organic foods and products are usually more expensive than their counterparts, this is not true between chemical pesticides and organic ones. Since both the chemicals and the equipment costs more, that cost is translated to you, the consumer.
When choosing your lawn pest control, consider an organic or targeted solution. It is safer for you, your lawn and the environment.