Natural pesticides kill bugs without harsh chemicals

07/31/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

Natural pesticides such as mint oil can eliminate pests from gardens without the use of harsh chemicals, writes Gwendolyn Bounds. Bounds notes that Terminix introduced an indoor pesticide called SafeShield that uses natural oils found in geranium plants. "There are consumers who want a more natural product lineup," said Jeff Garascia, senior vice president of global research and development at Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

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