Eliminating Pesticides

Why you’ll want to avoid the use of pesticides in your home.

Eliminating Pesticides

When summer comes, so come the bugs, and for many out comes the pesticides.  But pesticides are toxic and dangerous not just for young children, but for the entire family.  Pesticide use has been linked to cancers, so if you can, avoid them in your garden and in your house says Debra Smiley-Holtzman, author of The Safe Baby. “Pesticides should be a last resort for every family.  The most important thing is prevention by calking and eliminating hiding places in the home where pests can be.  Keeping your outdoors clean.  Remove boxes.  Remove clutter. Keep things like boric acid in your home.  It is still considered a pesticide, but it has a lower toxicity than others. You can sprinkle some behind the refrigerator, in cracks and crevices, but of course, out of the reach of children and pests. ”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Debra Smiley-Holtzman, author of The Safe Baby.

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