A few days ago, the Botanic brand removed from its shelves pest control products for animals based on neurotoxic pesticides: Frontline, Fiprokil, Effitix, Effipro. And for good reason, these would be dangerous, especially for the brain development of children!
Farewell the Fipronil
Fipronil is a potent pesticide used as an insecticide and acaricide in animal parasite treatments. Only small problem, in addition to being extremely chemical, Fipronil is not only dangerous for parasites but also for animals and children! When children pet their pet, they are in direct contact with Fipronil. However, this pesticide is associated with a decrease in neurological abilities in children.
Especially with regard to verbal comprehension and memory. In addition, anti-parasitic treatments are known to be very toxic to animals. The proof, in the United States and Canada, between 2008 and 2014 is not less than 2000 dogs and cats who died after being seriously intoxicated by the insecticides present in the flea products.
What are the alternatives ?
In addition to being toxic, anti-parasitic products are now ineffective. Indeed, fleas and ticks have become resistant to these products. Despite this, companies continue to make money. And yet, natural alternatives exist. Diatomaceous earth, for example, is a powder that can act as a natural antiparasitic agent. Similarly, essential oils of tea tree, lemongrass, lavandin or geranium rosa can be particularly effective.
But be careful they must be carefully dosed. Finally, pipettes or necklaces based on pyrethrum and margota extract are able to fight parasites on our pets. Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes are to be removed from the coat of your animal, you are granted. But now you may think twice before inoculating a pipette or flea collar to your favorite hairball …