All Creatures Great and Small

Spraying in the rain

I saw a pest control company spraying pesticides around a home today. The forecast is for rain  tonight and it is absolutely ridiculous to spray pesticides before the rain. The pesticides will get washed into other areas and kill a lot of non-pest bugs. Birds will eat the dying bugs and they will get sick and die and many songbirds are protected in NM.  It  will affect lizards and anything else that eats bugs. Spraying pesticides around homes is not pest control at all. It is environmentally unsafe pesticide pollution. The pesticides most companies use are synthetic pyrethroids and these pesticides have been linked to causing pregnant women to have autistic children.

Some government agencies are using the same synthetic pyrethroids to spray entire communities for mosquito control, which is the least effective method of controlling mosquitoes and is very dangerous for the people and animals in the area. We use and abuse way too many pesticides in our society and we need to change this. Our children are affected when they spray pesticides in and around schools and in and around homes. If you have any pest questions and you don’t want to use pesticides, contact me and I will make some non-toxic pest management recommendations.  My email is



About askthebugman

I have been in the pest management industry for over 40 years. In that time I have used almost every pesticide available to control so-called “pests”. With this experience, I have learned over the years that the pesticides we use are far more dangerous than the pests we are trying to control. As a result, it has become a passion for me to improve the quality of life for humans and the planet, by assisting people to not only become more educated and aware of their environment – but also by learning to manage their home and business with a sustainable and healthier approach to tending to unwanted infestations of bugs. Please enjoy my blog posts, check out my publications, utilize my services, or simply stay in touch if you have a bug question…


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