Today, I traveled up to a Lincolnton North Carolina Farm house to give a gentleman a price on Termite Protection for his home. After I performed an inspection, he took me out to his barn to show off a couple of old tractors. Immediately catching my eye on an old work bench was anachronistic blast from the past.
There it was, an unopened bottle of DDT. (See images below) DDT was Banned in the United States more than 30 years ago, and it remains America’s best known toxic substance. Like some sort of rap star, it’s known just by its initials; it’s the Notorious B.I.G. of pesticides. And much like the Notorious B.I.G., it has been put to rest. Many scientist blame the thousands of deaths from malaria on the ban of DDT. Most industry leaders and media publications agree it’s common knowledge that the ban of DDT is the sole reason for the resurgence of a pest species which was almost extinct.
Yes, Bed Bugs are back with a vengeance and epidemic in Belmont, Gastonia, and Charlotte, North Carolina due to the fact persistent pesticides like DDT have been banned forever. We pride ourselves at Envirosafe Termite & Pest in offering organic pest control methods such as heat treatments, steam treatments, and Pest Control that is safe for you family, home, and pets. Business is booming here at Envirosafe Termite & Pest and we are thankful for the demise of DDT in more ways than one.
- Happy Holidays from Envirosafe Temite & Pest