Day 170 – Living in the midwest, bugs become a real problem in the warmer months. However, you can easily find a creepy crawler or two inside your home during the winter months. So, before reaching for the nearest can of toxic chemicals, consider something a little friendlier to the planet and your health.
If you happen to have pesticides in your home, you should know their level of toxicity.
- Products that say CAUTION are the lowest in toxicity
- WARNING indicates medium toxicity products
- DANGER alerts you to the most toxic products
Always read the warning on the label. If a product is labeled DANGER — or even WARNING — think twice before using it in your home, or on your lawn or garden.
Here are five eco-friendly mosquito repellents:
- Sawyer Products 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent
- Murphy’s Naturals Lemon Eucalyptus Oil Insect Repellent
- Quantum Health Buzz Away Extreme
- Badger – Anti-Bug Shake & Spray
- Sallyeander No-Bite-Me Organic Bug Repellent & Anti Itch Cream
Here are five eco-friendly household pest repellents:
- Eco Defense Home Pest Control Spray
- Orange Guard Home Pest Control
- Zevo, Ant Roach and Fly Spray
- Mdxconcepts Organic Home Pest Control Spray
- EcoSmart Insect Killer
So, the next time you’re at the store looking for a bug spray, you may want to avoid alarming words like CAUTION, WARNING and DANGER. You might want to look for words like NATURAL, ORGANIC and HEALTHY.
Tomorrow, making sure to be good stewards of the environment while on summer vacation.