Flying and crawling insects and pests that invade your home can be a source of germs, disease and immune-system irritants.
Commercial pest control products like rat poison, bug prays and flee treatment are usually made from highly toxic poisons that kill the rodent or insect via central nervous system paralysis or internal bleeding. If these products get into the hand of children, cats or dogs they can be fatal.
Natural and organic pest control products may include natural soaps or oils that work to eliminate the offending pests. They do not kill indiscriminately and therefore they do not eliminate beneficial insects.
The Australian Organic Directory lists companies who produce safe, naturally derived, eco-friendly, non chemical, solutions for urban insect and pest control.