The Bug Stops Here
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Learn how to kill pests without killing yourself. The use of volatile pesticide poisons can be harmful to people, pets and the environment. In addition to being harmful, the author believes they are useless. After waging chemical war against insect pests for over sixty years, we have not controlled, much less eliminated, one pest species. After thirty-five years of pest control experience the author revels how you can safely and far more effectively control your pest problems.
"EPA WATCHDOG: DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT - Advises Respirators Be Worn Around Ground Zero"
Approximately one month after 911, government officials, who are elected and appointed to help defend and protect us, began to (all of a sudden) be concerned about the terrorists using their "registered" pesticide poisons in a follow-up attack on the American people. Some of the measures taken were that information regarding pesticides were removed from web sites and the aerial spraying of the deadly poisons was temporarily halted.
If our government officials were so concerned about these deadly poisonous pesticides being used against us by terrorists, then why in the world are they being allowed to be used at all as "registered" by them to be used in our homes, gardens, schools, buildings and elsewhere on this planet? Read on and come to your own conclusions about the uses/misuses of "registered" pesticide poisons and the damages they can bring. Read on and discover for yourself what can be done to reduce and or totally eliminate the uses of any "registered" pesticide poisons in the environment surrounding you, your family and your friends.
A Brief History Lesson...
Volatile, synthetic pesticide poisons by their very nature and design are not natural or normally occurring materials; they are man-made poisons specifically designed to kill and to contaminate, destroy, injure and/or negatively affect life.
Organophosphates were originally designed to kill or incapacitate people; these poisons are designed to be broad spectrum killers and are not species specific and have always attacked and negatively affected non-target species, including man and his animals. The Toxic Times, "Is School Air Making Children Sick?" noted: The U. S. Environmental Agency states that "indoor air is found to be up 70 times more polluted than outdoor air" and "because most people spend more than 90 percent of their time indoors, the quality of the indoor environment and how it affects health should be a top priority for everybody who has an impact on this environment." The American College of Allergists has said that 50% of all illnesses are either caused by or aggravated by polluted air.
As you begin this ever-evolving study of true IPM or Intelligent Pest Management™, always remember the purpose of this study is to help save the earth and you from unnecessary pollution and give you better and safer pest control. There obviously will arise traditional pest control "experts" who will critique this and all of my other work. Pierre Pachet (Professor of Psychology at Toulouse in 1872) once wrote "Louis Pasture’s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction!" These same "nit pickers" will be the same people who have contaminated the entire world with their "registered" poisons. To all those "experts" I simply remind them that some other "experts" assured us that asbestos, tobacco, DDT, chlordane, PCBs, kepone, silicone breast implants, lead plumbing and leaded gasoline were all once proclaimed "safe" by government "regulators" and industry. Later they were all banned or severely restricted due to adverse health effects they continually caused including cancer, nerve damage, and birth defects...Just another example of yesterday’s "solutions" becoming today’s problems.
Examples of the How Typical Pest Control Measures Can Hurt Children
A June l998 study by Philip Landrigan, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in the Environmental Health Perspectives compared two culturally and genetically similar groups of Mexicans/ Indians. The amount of pesticide contact was comparable to what is typically used in the USA for crops. One-half the children who were exposed to a total of 80 pesticide crop applications twice a year. This group was drastically different than the similar control group which had virtually no pesticide exposure.
Four to five year olds that were exposed to "registered" pesticide poisons:
- could not remember what they were told 30 minutes later,
- had less stamina,
- had decreased fine eye/hand coordination,
- could not draw a stick figure, they could only scribble
- had many disruptive behavior problems, particularly aggression.
Stephen L. Tvedten was President of Stroz Services, Inc. (an alternative pest control company) since 1970, until it accidentally burned to the ground 11/5/95 and is currently President of Get Set, Inc., an integrated pest management company and is also currently President of PEST (Prevent Environmental Suicide Today) an environmental group, and Steve is the founder of the Institute of Pest Management, Inc., Prescriptive Nutrients, Inc. and TIPM and the Natural Pest Control Association. Steve is Head of the Advisory Board for the Natural Pest Control Council of America. Steve was licensed as a Michigan Residential Builder and Maintenance Alteration Contractor and holds or has held Michigan pest control certifications in the following categories: Forest Pest Management, Wood Preservation, Turf, Ornamentals, Seed Treatment, Aquatic, swimming Pools, Cooling Towers, Right-of-way, Structural Pest Management, Wood Destroying Organisms, Vertebrate, Interiorscape, Mosquito and Public Health. Steve also holds or has held Texas pest control certifications in General, Pest Control and Termite control, New York certifications in termite, structural, pest and rodent control. Ohio pest control certification in the following categories: seed treatment, general aquatic, swimming pool, general forest pest, timber stand improvement, wood preservation, industrial vegetation control, ornamental plant and shade tree, interior plantscape, vertebrate animal control, turf pest control, domestic, institutional, structural and health related pest control, general pest, termite, mosquito, house fly and vector control and Wisconsin certifications in forest, ornamental and turf, seed treatment, aquatic, right-of-way, general industrial, institutional, structural and health related, termite and wood preservation; State of Illinois certifications in seed treatment, right-of-way, ornamental and turf, forest, aquatic and mosquito pest control; State of Indiana certifications for seed treatment, wood preservative non-pressured, forest, ornamental, aquatic, right-of-way, residential, institutional and non-food industry pest control. Steve has held West Virginia pest control certifications in general pest, structural pest, wood treatment and public health. Steve has been a science advisor for the National Pediculosis Association. Steve is a member of the Entomological Society of America. Steve is a member of The Xerces Society, the International Cockroach Society, Inc. and the International Organization for Biological Control of Noxious Animals and Plants, Neartic Regional Section. Steve is on the National Coalition for the Chemically Injured (NCCI) advisory board for proposed rules for IPM in schools. In addition Steve is or has been a certified home inspector, a certified termite inspector, a certified asbestos inspector and a certified environmental inspector. Steve developed the first guaranteed termite inspection program for real estate and the Get Set IPM program. Steve has written a monthly pest control column for The Toxic Times and is writing for the Journal of Alternative Medicine. Steve wrote "The Bug Stops Here". Steve developed a computerized Phase I Environmental Inspection program and a complete computerized home inspection program. Steve has written several alternative pest control books and numerous pamphlets, articles and developed (self-help) Professionally Guided Pest Control programs to safely and permanently control roaches, fleas, all wood destroying organisms (decay fungi and insects), rodent and miscellaneous pests. Was the recipient of the 1985 Small Business of the Year Environmental Award. Has been on the guest faculty of environmental groups such as NCAMP and has written and testified before the U. S. House of Representatives on the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Michigan Toxic Substance Control Commission, the Michigan Department of Agriculture hearings and elsewhere regarding the safe use of chemicals. Steve has taken pest control courses from Purdue and Penn State Universities. Steve has taught a Post Graduate Course on PsychimmunNeuro Toxicology (Effects of Chemicals on Man) including treatment protocols at the Indiana Academy of Osteopathy. Steve is and has been consulted by lawyers, doctors, laboratories, environmentalists, government officials, victims, and reporters from all over this country and internationally. Steve is a member of the National Writer's Union.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Einstein
"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened." -Winston Churchill
"Today's problems can not be solved by thinking the way we thought when we created them." -Einstein
"One of the most effective ways we can protect children is to provide adults with the information on how best to safeguard their families from environmental hazards." -Carol Browner, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
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