Chemical Pest Control

With few exceptions, pest control requires some modification to the conducive conditions which attracted the pests in the first place. For example; untreated wood in contact with soil is an invitation for wood destroying organisms. Rat poisons and traps are unlikely to control a rat problem in an area with a lot of debris and with accessible places to build nests. "Better living through chemistry" may be part of the answer to a pest problem, but it is not likely to be the whole answer. See the Washington Toxics Coalition, a non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to protecting public health and the environment by identifying and promoting alternatives to toxic chemicals. You may also want to look in the bookstore under Healthy Home and Environment for books on pest control issues.