SKIP THE PESTICIDES: SPRING INTO PEST SEASON SAFELY
May 6, 2014
By Alexandra Zissu, Editorial Director
Spring marks the return of oh so many good things. Hello daffodils, melodious tree frogs, and raised bed gardening with the kids. But there’s one sign of warmer weather we could all do without: the myriad insects that ride its first waves right into our homes to set up shop for summer.
Whether minor or major, these pest problems tend to illicit a similar response. Parents reach all too quickly for pesticides to provide the cure. Hang on! Many of the poisons that are toxic to insects are, of course, also toxic to children and others.
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