If you walk down the cleaning aisle in your supermarket, you’ll find that there are all kinds of items that can be used to treat any problems you have around the home. No matter what you’ve got, from roaches to soap scum, there’s a spray, a powder, or a scrub that you can use to eliminate the problem. While that’s great in theory, how dangerous are these chemicals? Can they hurt you, your family, or your pets? Many of them carry warnings on the labels about dangers, but they appear safe as long as you follow the directions. Are they really safe though – - or are the chemicals in them more of a problem than they would appear?
Unfortunately, there really isn’t a definitive answer about the true dangers of these chemicals. They aren’t considered to be good for you, but they’re used in small amounts so it’s hard to say whether they’re harmful in the suggested concentrations. One of the options to consider is to get green chemicals. They’re available for sale in a lot of different stores and they use only natural ingredients to repel insects and clean surfaces. Other benefits are that they aren’t harsh and they won’t damage anything.
At the same time, there are plenty of other ways to clean things using items that you already have around the house like baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar. Some of the older recipes that your mother or grandmother used will still work just fine, and they’re often much healthier than retail chemicals. Ultimately, you have to be the person to decide which of the options for cleaning your home and repelling insects you want to use. There are no right or wrong answers – only your best judgment of what is safe and effective.