All Creatures Great and Small

Pesticide issues

One day our species will realize that all life on the planet are contributors to our environmental balance. We claim to have dominion over everything, yet we depend on everything as all life is symbiotic. When we destroy other living things needlessly, we are destroying ourselves. We poison the planet by spraying pesticides everywhere and calling it pest control when it reality, it is pesticide pollution. We eat foods with so many chemicals in them, that our bodies are becoming chemical containers. We breathe so much toxic and polluted air, that we can’t remember what fresh air tasted like. Our kids are now ingesting so many chemicals in the hot dogs and french fries they eat, they will never be healthy adults and they are contaminated from pesticides used in their homes and schools. We need to eliminate all GMPs (genetically modified poisons) from our food and we need to eliminate all factory farm meats from our stores. There is nothing remotely healthy about eating a factory farm steak, pork chop or chicken. Finally, we need to eliminate pesticides from our society unless they are necessary, and they almost never are.

What do asthma, birth and fetal defects, brain cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, lymphona, prostrate cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, developmental and learning disorders, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and reproductive health effects all have in common? Numerous studies have linked all of these medical problems with exposure to pesticides.

The studies show a significant association between pesticides and cancer when pesticides are used in agriculture, and when they are used in homes, public places and schools. Studies have found that women are more likely to get breast cancer if they have their homes professionally sprayed with pesticides. A study in California has found that leukemia is quadrupled in homes that use pesticides with a residual effect.

One in six children have developmental and learning disorders. A child’s developing brain is far more susceptible to toxicants such as pesticides than an adult’s brain. Research has shown that toxicants in the environment such as pesticides can have, even at low levels, a sub-clinical effect such as decreases in intelligence and changes in behavior. There are about 50,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease every year and evidence is repeatedly identifying exposure to pesticides as significant in the adverse risk factors that contribute to Parkinson’s. Exterminators who apply some pesticides for more than a 100 days are doubling their risk of getting diabetes.

Check with any public places you go or use such as day care centers, churches, retail operations and all government buildings at every level and request that they do NOT use any pesticides in their buildings.

Don’t let an exterminator just generically spray pesticides along the wall in your home or around the outside.  It isn’t necessary. It’s only purpose is to make it look like you are getting your money’s worth.  A good exterminator will inspect your home and only apply pesticides if and where an infestation is found.



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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