Your letters and Tales from the Bush
I enjoyed Helen Pilcher’s article (Should I swat a fly?, October 2018) and agree that spraying insecticides harms more than it helps, exterminating valuable pollinators and poisoning the air that we breathe.
Nature fascinates me and my family, but we do not accept being overrun by infesting, harmful, disease-carrying insects. “You get to choose,” says scientist Martin Coath in the article. We choose to respect nature, but rid ourselves of pests naturally and responsibly. Choosing the safest and most natural non-toxic extermination methods is as easy as a Google search. We are taking care of ourselves when we make the effort to take care of the natural world. Roberta K Hiss Ndong, Gabon