Now that you're a pro on eliminating conventional pet products from your everyday use, it's time to move outdoors. Sadly, pesticides in the yard don't just stay there--they transfer to your shoes (which get tracked inside your home and car!), and to your pets and children.
?The Problem: Conventional Lawn Care
Let's face it: bugs suck. But even worse than bugs? Conventional pesticides. In fact, of the 30 most commonly used conventional pesticides, 16 are linked to cancer, 17 to endocrine disruption, 21 to reproductive effects, 14 to neurotoxicity, 25 to kidney and liver damage, 26 to irritation and 12 to birth defects. Doesn't sound like a fair trade-off, does it?
✅The Swap: Plant-Powered Outdoor Pest Control
Powered by innovative, patent-pending technology that uses essential oil blends to repel and kill pests, Wondercide Outdoor Pest Control is a multi-use, water soluble concentrate that's safe for around pets and people when used as directed. The active ingredient, cedar, works by blocking octopamine, which is necessary to regulate heart rate, movement, and metabolism in “bad bugs" like mosquitoes, chiggers, and ants.
?The Problem: Conventional Flea Sprays
Much like conventional lawn care sprays, flea and tick sprays are laced with pesticides. You're doing everything you can to keep your furry friends safe from invaders like fleas and ticks, but the same treatment could be fatal to dogs and cats. And it's totally unnecessary.
✅The Swap: Flea & Tick Control Yard + Garden
Grab your hose and a bottle of Wondercide's Ready-to-Use Outdoor Flea & Tick Control Yard + Garden and you're ready to kick these pests to the curb. Spray everything from the trees, to shrubs, to the sides of buildings and the lawn. Because Yard + Garden is non-staining, it's safe to spray everywhere when ysed as directed. Plus, it smells GREAT! The best part is not only will Wondercide take care of any existing invaders, it'll also erode the lifecycle, preventing any eggs in the environment from hatching. You can't say that about conventional products!
?The Problem:Granular Insecticides
Conventional pesticide granules might seem like a more viable option, but unfortunately, they're not immune to dangerous pesticides, either! In fact, the granules themselves are simply solids injected with dangerous synthetic insecticides such as organophosphates, which have also been used as a warfare agent, and are known for their high levels of toxicity.
✅The Swap: Cedar Shavings
Wage war on unwanted pests without the pesticides. Cedar Repellent Shavings have been used for years to deter not only pesky insects, but also scorpions, snakes, raccoons, opossums and other small critters. Great for use in your yard, in potted indoor plants, or even while camping, Cedar Shavings give you peace of mind.
?The Problem: DEET and Pyrethrin-Based Insect Repellents
Protecting yourself and your family from outdoor pests is just as important as keeping your yard treated. The problem is most bug sprays on the market either contain pyrethrins or DEET, both of which are known toxins. Don't be fooled, just because they're marketed as safe-for-use on humans, the National Institute of Health notes they may cause respiratory issues, stupor, tremors, seizures, nausea, comas and even death.
✅The Swap: Plant-Powered Personal Insect Repellent
Made with plant-powered ingredients, Wondercide's Personal Insect Repellent is safe for use on children, adults, nursing moms and the elderly when used as directed! Available in Fresh Cedarwood, Fresh Lemongrass, Fresh Peppermint, and Fresh Rosemary scents, there's an option for everyone in the family! Reapply every 3-5 hours, or as needed for optimal protection.
Now that you know how to enjoy the outdoors without unwanted pesky guests, OR unwanted pesticides, tell us how you'll spend your summer outside!