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Your Facebook screens about Raid were a crash and burn. Calm down about bugs.
I’m not sure what this means exactly.
I’m a biologist that studies spiders- a beneficial animal that is just as, if not more, misunderstood as the house centipede. Which, by the way, are not bugs. House centipedes are about as related to bugs as you are to a fish- but this is not the time for a basic evolution lesson.
I’m very active in public outreach regarding environmental issues- so I will not “calm down”. I may have left the Raid Post alone had it only been endorsing their pesticides as per usual. However, it was also encouraging the need to rid homes of a chemical-free natural defense. How convenient on Raid’s part.
I stand by that education of the natural world is a better defense against pests than the over-use of pesticides. I stand by that using even ONE can of Raid on anything is more of a threat to humans, both indirectly and directly, than most of the benign or beneficial animals that that poison is designed to kill. Unfortunately, without education, humans have a tendency to want to sterilize their immediate world from nature- even when those animals are the most beneficial to their health.
You want a biologist to calm down? In light of Colony Collapse Disorder of Honey Bees? In light of most of the remaining population of mountain lions in CA being wiped out because of indirect effects from human homeowners using rodenticide? In light of the connection between overuse of pesticides and cancer in mammals? Do you think our crops/lawns/backyard attempts to “kill the bad bugs” with pesticides aren’t throwing the rest of the ecosystem out of whack also by killing the “good bugs”- not to mention our water supply and everything else????? And I’m the jerk by pointing out- hey- maybe you guys should know who the “good bugs” are? It’s about time we, and COMPANIES LIKE RAID, educate. Educate. I understand there may be EXTREME cases where extermination is the only choice- but I applaud companies that do their part to educate on real scientific issues- and those that use their platform to teach the wonders of nature. I simply pointed out this was not the case here.
And by the way, ANON, over 1000 notes in roughly 2 hours… I’d call that a win. The issue is reaching people to rethink the nature that enters their home. I don’t see where your so-called “crash and burn” is happening. Sure, some people may say “devil spawn” and “kill it with fire” but the vast majority are in support of the original message. Don’t worry ANON, I’ll hopefully reach the others through education and respect of the natural world eventually…
Deep in the Yafaem Saltmoor lie the ruins of the fabled city of Mhach─a
civilization of the Fifth Astral Era whose prosperity was built upon
unparalleled magicks of destruction. It is to this ancient edifice, and
its vaults of occult secrets, that you and the Redbills plan your next