Traditional chemical pest controls are toxic and non-specific. Our food production systems have become overly reliant on these powerful yet harmful methods.
Chemical insecticides are a major contributor to the alarming 50-75% decline in insect abundance over the last 50 years, putting 40% of known insect species on the brink of extinction. Shockingly, a staggering 98% of chemical insecticides miss their target, resulting in pollution of soil and water ecosystems. As if that weren’t enough, these chemical pesticides pose a severe threat to human health, causing 26 million poisonings and 220,000 deaths annually.
Biological pest control is a non-toxic alternative, but its effectiveness often falls short, hindering a smooth transition away from lethal chemicals.