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Ewww it's a bug!

The pictures demonstrate how nature will balance herself out. It is us humans, who, feeling like we have to spray and kill anything, will mess that balance up. Hold on, let me get on my soapbox……

I know I frustrate many customers who come in and just want a spray to kill <insert any bug in the world>. You have to understand that using an insecticide can be counterproductive. Not only do you kill what is regarded as a pest…. you also kill the beneficial insects that have been sent in to take care of the pest. There is not one insecticide out there that only kills one kind of insect. Sorry, it does not exist. Yep, I said it, it does not exist. You want to kill ants? Okay. You will also kill moths, butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, bees, etc, etc. You want to kill spiders? Okay. You will also kill moths, butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, bees, etc, etc. You want to kill mosquitos? Okay. You will also kill moths, butterflies, dragonflies, lightening bugs, ladybugs, bees, etc, etc. And did you know that most of the sprays that are used are also toxic to aquatic life and birds?

So please, please be a responsible consumer. Find out what the active ingredients are in the sprays you are using. Search Google for the Safety Data sheet on that ingredient and see what precautions it tells you about. Do NOT rely on someone who is trying to have you buy their service or product. Guess what? They want you to buy their services and products. And guess what, people sometimes suck and aren’t honest. Find out what hazards risk wildlife, domestic animals, beneficial insects, and aquatic life. Then you know. Then you can decide if you want to use it.

Going back to the pictures. You see aphids- those yellow bugs,, but you will also see ladybug larvae. They are they black and red bugs. They are feasting on aphids and will shortly have them in check. All because we just let them be. Go figure.

Okay, whew, let me get down off my soap box now and finish some good old fashion weeding.

Christy




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