Both Sides Of The Mouth Of An Eco Warrior

I sometimes get grief from readers for my views on organic pest control and the ‘safety’ they so loudly claim. All the while I and others like me are told that we are ruining the earth with our toxic man made liquids of death. It’s not so much the difference of opinion that most frustrates me but the lack of willingness to accept facts and have an honest debate. That’s why when I find some research, claims or information that’s at least honestly viewed and given- well then I have to share it no matter who it’s from.

A reader sent me this link and I found the video fascinating. The speaker is known as the Health Ranger aka Mike Adams who embarked on this journey of perfect health when he had a serious health scare of his own. According to his bio Mike was in the pharmaceutical arena as a clinical trial tester so this and having acquired knowledge from reading 1000’s of books is what he brings to the table. I give Mike credit in that he is very entertaining and his subjects cover far more than just pesticides. His web site NaturalNews.com and articles are definitely worth the look. He’s got a lot of different subjects but since pest control is my passion I just have a small issue of what’s being presented.

The first video is about canola oil and I think you’ll be AMAZED at his take on this ‘all natural & green product when it’s used for pest control. I’ll give you my thoughts after you’ve watched it. (# it’s about 7 minutes long but you’ll get the gist in about 2 or 3)

Not what you were thinking of was it? I too was taken aback and to be honest I never thought about Canola oil as a pesticide and as a cooking/edible product with virtually no change in between roles. While I have some reservations on what was presented and am not convinced since there seemed to be a lack of facts to back up his claims, I still applaud the Health Ranger because most green supporters wouldn’t dare bring up anything negative that may harm their position or agenda.

Where Me & The Ranger Part Ways

Where I part ways with most eco warriors is when they begin with worst case scenarios as the norm and claims of devastating effects of pesticides without facts to back up their stories. Unfortunately as much as I enjoyed poking around Mikes site and reading his view points on political, religious and health related issues- this video simply soured my stomach.

In this presentation the Ranger is interviewing a supposed “expert” in the pest control industry but even a neophyte like myself caught so many false statements and claims that I lost count. I even question his claim of who his ‘mentor’ is just by looking at his age and how long he said he’s been in the business. It seems to me that he was able to pronounce many of the difficult chemical terms however he seems to be ignorant of the fact that all of the chemicals he claims are killing us have all been banned for years. Without any facts this video purports pesticides as dangerous and indiscriminate. That no pest control chemical is even regulated or tested- you know, the good ol buddy wink wink system that reigns supreme in the EPA. Ok Doc, how bout some facts- oh and while you’re at it, have you heard about all the new pesticides available? You know-Target Specific, modes of action that ONLY AFFECT INSECTS… Yea, you’re right, not as interesting as a global melt down because of man made chemicals. The only thing dangerous about this video was the lies and misinformation put out by this supposed Dr. and the only thing I can take away from this little adventure is that- it’s hard to understand someone when they speak out of both sides of their mouth.

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.
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  • Stuto1

    “All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison.” – Paracelsus

    So Liberals are now blaming their brain damage on pesticides?

    This guy “pest” guy is all about money. He is differentiating himself from the rest of us by lying and telling half-truths.

  • Stuto1

    One of the “Rangers” tips for his recipe for health is HEMP. Well what do you think he is going to do with that? Eat in? lol 

  • Mel

    I’d be more likely to believe them if they’d stop talking about those chemicals  and application methods which were banned a long time ago.  They should also be specific about which pesticides are in our bodies and their source.  Is the pesticides  in our bodies ddt or a pyrethroid specifically used in agriculture?

     Dr. Mitch was advertising AlwaysEco  natural pest control website so of course he does not have a motive to misinform the public.  He brought up an issue I found interesting regarding  inert ingredients? He stated one inert ingredient was arsenic but failed to name which product.  Is it one currently on the market or another which was also banned in the 70’s? 

  • You caught many of the same issues I did– I also wonder how Rachel Carson could be his mentor as he claims. He’s only been in the business for 15 years and her “work” peaked in 1962. I haven’t heard of her running any consulting company have you?

    Just an odd juxtapose putting the two videos side by side and trying to understand how they could be made by the same guy. I don’t mind if someone presents an argument-just make it honest.

  • I didn’t see that- must have been in the kitchen getting munchies…lol

  • Very astute….. the problem is most folks don’t know they are 1/2 truths from 40 years ago and even at that–the claims they made have been discounted from many credible sources.

  • Dydmd

    Rachel Carson!!??  Silent Spring?   Talk about misleading the public! 

  • That was a reference from left field but the sad thing is that to many–it will lend credibility and they’ll just believe it because it sounds right……