Frequently asked questions
No, as a general rule, “Natural” pesticides are not any safer than Synthetic pesticides. “All substances are toxic…there is none that is not. It is the dose that differentiates a poison from a remedy” stated Paracelsus, the father of modern toxicology. For example: We can safely take aspirin for pain if we observe the guidelines on the product label. If we ignore the instructions and take 10 times the proper dose, we risk illness or death. Likewise, the proper dose of insecticides will control the pests and minimize the risk to people, pets and the environment. When using both “natural” or synthetic pesticides, be sure to follow the proper guidelines.