What Can Bug Spray Teach Us About Sustainability?

What Can Bug Spray Teach Us About Sustainability?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 2:44pm


In our personal and professional consulting, we stress the importance of making informed purchasing decisions as part of a sustainable lifestyle.  However, choosing an eco friendly option is not always as straight forward as grabbing an alternative ‘green’ product off of the shelf. 

As summer approaches, you may find our multi-legged friends coming out of hiding and start making their way into our homes and places of business.  This may present an undesirable situation, but rather than reaching for the nearest can of bug spray, you may want to consider your options.  But does a ‘green’ pest control product exist?
In many cases, such as pesticides, the best solution may not be a straight forward purchase decision.  Sometimes preventive measures offer a more sustainable solution than addressing a problem once it has already manifested. 
Through our own investigation, we came across some resources which may help raise your eco awareness and identify alternative pest control options:
•    The pest control industry now offers ‘integrated pest management’  services.
•    Simple preventative measures or ordinary household products may be just as effective.
•    Have a big job?  Consult the Pest Control Guide for more alternative options.
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