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Natural Awakenings Rhode Island

Eco Tip: Social Pests

Sep 30, 2020 12:24PM ● By David Jones

Pests can’t be bothered with social distancing. In fact, many are becoming even more “social” now that so many places are closed and there is less food available for them in restaurants and bars. They have now gone looking elsewhere for a meal.

The less severe recent winters have also led to large increases in the rodent population and they are getting way too close for comfort. Now is the time to be more diligent about protecting ourselves with non-toxic pesticides and control methods.

Many pests, including fleas, ticks and mosquitoes, are building immunity to the toxic chemicals that are being sprayed almost everywhere. This immunity makes it more important than ever for consumers to stop using chemicals and instead find safer, natural methods to control pests. We can’t keep abusing nature and not expect something bad to happen.


David Jones of Bio Tech Pest Controls, located at 18 Granite St., Westerly, is available for any questions at 401-315-2400. For more information, visit