Do You Really Need Organic Pesticides?

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Pest Control industry became extremely environmentally conscious in the recent years.

Many “Green” pest control companies popped up in major cities.  Dr. Mike Merchant’s statement on some natural or organic products may be more toxic than the chemical pesticides is very agreeable.  He also defined ‘low impact’ pesticide as any pesticides (including natural or man-made) posing low risk to humans and beneficial organisms.

Read more about green or low-impact pesticides from the insects in the city blog by Dr. Merchant and hire Pest Zone Pest Control  to clean your property.

Organic pesticides can allow farmers to control pest and diseases in plants without resorting to conventional pesticides. This does not necessarily mean that they are safer to use. Organic presticides can be as damaging to the fauna/flora in the environment as chemical pesticides [1]. However, in comparison to chemical pesticides, they can be much more easily decomposed by the environment.

It turns out that a key factor in chemicals being cleared for use on organic crops is whether they occur naturally. Spinosad, for example, comes from the soil bacterium Saccharopolyspora spinosa. It can fatally scramble the nervous systems of insects. It’s also poisonous to mollusks.

Synthetic compounds can also make it onto the list as pesticides, if they are relatively nontoxic combinations that include minerals or natural elements, such as copper or sulfur. But some naturally occuring substances, such as nicotine and arsenic are off limits.

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2 Responses to Do You Really Need Organic Pesticides?

  1. Yolanda says:

    Organic pest control is a trend. It is not about better or not, it is about a trend. I feel the organic is better and it gives me a peace of mind. I believe that the organic pest control will not leave chemical residues in aquifer for thousands of years or even longer.

  2. Julie says:

    Good insight on the ‘organic’ pesticides.

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