Why choose physical and organic way for pest control?
Pesticide-based repellents and lawn treatments are becoming things of the past, as safer alternative products begin to launch.
These new ways are every bit as effective as their chemical cousins, but without the negative side effects.
Have you ever wondered how chemical pesticides affect our lives?
They may do more damage than you think, with several potentially harmful effects on the environment, our health and even inside our home.
Chemical pesticides are known to pollute the environment.
While their intended effects are often short-lived, studies have shown that chemical pesticides linger in the atmosphere, the ground and in our waterways long after the job is over.
Chemicals have been used on fields across the world for almost 100 years, creating a huge pollution in our environment, which continues to grow with every application.
Pesticides have been linked to a myriad of diseases.
The Pesticides Literature Review, which is based on studies conducted by a multi-university research team in Toronto, concludes:
"people should reduce their exposure to pesticides because of links to serious illnesses. Results of this study found consistent evidence of serious health risks such as cancer, nervous system diseases and reproductive problems in people exposed to pesticides…through home and garden exposure."
Mechanical and Physical Controls
A man demonstrating a plastic, floating row cover above a row of garden plantings.
Incorporating natural pest control measures into your growing scheme is a great start, but there are several man-made options at a grower’s disposal for keeping pests at bay. Mechanical & physical controls employ the use of physical objects or devices to control pests. These devices can include several different sizes, types and varieties of screens, barriers, fences, traps and mulches. This wide array of mechanisms can include deer fence, chicken wire, insect screens, bird nets, shade cloth, plastic mulch or other appropriate defense mechanisms to deter the infiltration of pests targeting your plants. Floating polyester row cover is a man-made product that provides defenses against several environmental stressors when properly utilized. The thin material allows rain water, sunlight, and gas exchange to permeate through to your crops, while preventing both the loss of heat and the infiltration of many insects and microbial pathogens. Physical controls may also involve the trapping and killing of pests around your growing areas. Garden stores provide an array of trapping options to include but not limited to sticky traps, colored traps, pheromone traps, trigger traps, light traps, and a variety of varmint traps designed to catch and/or kill small animals.
EU government is calling and going to control the chemical and poison items for pest control in few years.
UK government had already backed a bill banning the use of rodent glue traps.
The EPA from US government is controlling all pesticide products/devices using or selling in USA.
So that more and more people prefer to choose physical and organic products for pest control.
At present, organic pest control products are mostly used for Agricultural.
There are organizations like the Organic Material Review Institute (OMRI) have been taking strides in recent years to develop standards for these alternative products, which is wildly using now.
And for personal home and garden use, the electronical pest control products is much more popular, which are using physical ways like ultrasonic, sonic, electronic shock, spray water, flashing, vibration, etc. to scare or creat unsafety environment to drive pests/wild animals away.
This trend of using physical and organic way to finish pest control work is unstoppable now.
Why should chemicals be sustainable?
Chemicals are everywhere in our daily life. They form part of nearly all device we use to ensure our well-being and protect our health Chemicals are the building blocks of the low-carbon, zero pollution, energy- and resource-efficient technologies, materials and products that we need for making our society and economy more sustainable. At the same time, chemicals can have hazardous properties that harm human health and the environment. They can cause cancer, affect the immune, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive and/or cardiovascular systems, weaken human resilience and capacity to respond to vaccines and increase vulnerability to diseases.
Consumers are widely exposed to chemicals present in products, from toys and childcare articles to food contact materials, cosmetics, furniture and textiles, to name a few and workers across the EU come into contact daily with chemical agents that can be harmful to them. In addition, chemical pollution is one of the key drivers putting the Earth at risk, impacting and amplifying planetary crises such as climate change, degradation of ecosystems and loss of biodiversity. Chemicals, materials and products must therefore become inherently safe and sustainable, from production to end of life, avoiding the most harmful properties and generating the lowest possible impact on climate, resource use, ecosystems and biodiversity.
What is a toxic-free environment and how will we achieve it?
The Chemicals Strategy sets out the steps to take to achieve a toxic-free environment, and ensure that chemicals are produced and used in a way that maximises their contribution to society while avoiding harm to the planet and to current and future generations.. The Strategy foresees that the most harmful chemicals are avoided for non-essential societal use, and that all industrial chemicals are used more safely and sustainably. In parallel, it is equally important to increasingly promote the green transition of the chemical sector and its value chain. A toxic-free environment is part of the Commission's Zero Pollution Ambition for air, water and soil, which will be presented in 2021 under the Green Deal.
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