26 Dec '13, 4pm

Eco Confession: I Used Pesticides (and Lived).

Eco Confession: I Used Pesticides (and Lived).

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I hate pesticides , and that I’m not a huge fan of toxic chemical cleaners , either. I prefer naturally formulated, eco and organic products whenever possible. Yes, I’m the eco geek that bans triclosan like the plague and DIYed my own gnat traps with wine and non-toxic dish soap. Until now. I tried to embrace eco roach traps, but after two days I caved: The woman better known as Mommy Greenest resorted to using pesticides. Forgive me? Last week, I opened the door to my darkened bathroom, flipped on the light, and spied an enormous cockroach perched on my medicine cabinet, staring me down. As background, you should know that I grew up in a rickety old house in a Los Angeles canyon. My back yard opened onto a wildlife preserve. Coyotes lined up to howl on our ridge each night, and raccoons washed their food in our c...

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