Biocides pose risks to the human and animal health and the environment. Therefore, the better choice would be to use non-chemical alternatives to resolve a problem. Effective household remedies are available for a large variety of purposes.

Prevention is better than cure. Do not leave food leftovers out in the open. They attract (unwanted) animals. Use hermetically sealed waste bins.

Choose non-chemical alternatives:

  • Rat traps
  • Fly screens
  • Mosquito nets
  • Etc.

There are many non-chemical alternatives and approaches for plant protection as well:

  • Broken eggshells to protect plants against snails
  • Attract the help of natural enemies (such as ladybirds) to get rid of plant lice
  • Etc.

More concrete tips can be found in the brochure "Pesticides in your home or garden? Practical tips for a human and environmentally-friendly approach" (Pesticides à la maison et au jardin? Astuces pratiques respectueuses de l’environnement et de la santé).

If you are still convinced that you need a biocide, make sure to choose the product carefully and take the necessary precautions. Do not buy or use more of the product than you need.