We live in a world of ever increasing concern (and sometimes misguided concern) over pesticides and the environment. Not only is it essential that pest control operators conduct their business in a manner providing the highest degree of environmental protection possible, but you must also address even unfounded allegations in an honest and informed manner.
We must also admit that we do not know everything there is to know about the impacts of pesticide use. Despite extensive testing, all effects of a pesticide on human health and the environment cannot be fully identified at the time of registration. The way a pesticide behaves in the environment and especially chronic effects may not be recognized for a number of years. Once contamination occurs, it may be difficult or impossible to reverse in a timely and cost efficient manner. Therefore, it is wise to minimize environmental contamination.