Each year Americans spend over $1 billion on synthetic pesticides and use over 70 million pounds of it. Synthetic pesticides are chemicals used to prevent, destroy or reduce the severity of pests. Most synthetic pesticides have harmful risk to humans (especially children), animals, beneficial bugs (honeybees, ladybugs and wasps), and the environment. Synthetic pesticides can vary in their toxicity, with effects such as cancer, respiratory illnesses, headaches and dizziness. They also disrupt the balance of our environment and leach into our soil and water supply. So what can you do?
1. Natural Ant Pest Control Recipe
Locate the ant hill and sprinkle it with salt. Dust trouble areas with baking soda.
2. Natural Mosquito Pest Control Recipe
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