Boot Pests - And Chemicals To Boot

by : News Canada

(NC)-As more and more Canadians seek alternatives to traditional chemical pesticides, more and more natural products become available. Research is at an all-time high with new insect control technologies hitting the market each and every year.

The 'greening' of Canada has resulted in a plethora of pesticides that contain no synthetics, no carbamates, no organophosphates, no chemicals in general. Fact is, it's unlikely that the average homeowner will ever need to use a product that isn't made entirely of naturally occurring ingredients.

But how do you pick the best natural pesticide for the job? The first step is to identify your pest. Common insect infestations include ants, termites, cockroaches, grubs, earwigs, slugs, snails and aphids. Ladybirds, praying mantis and lacewings are actually beneficial, so don't worry about these.

Once you've locked in on your problem bug, you need to select a treatment. Look for a natural control product that describes your specific infestation on the label. Then only buy the amount required to do the job at hand. Insectigone? Home and Garden Products will do the job for most residential garden invasions. They're available at your local Home Hardware or Home Hardware Building Centre.

Last but not least, be sure to discuss your problem with a qualified Home Hardware associate. Ask any and all questions about the product that you've chosen, as well as its usage. Natural or not, pesticides are serious business and should not be taken lightly.