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The Pesticide Problem


From its founding day, Epcon Lane Pest Control has prioritized environmentally friendly pesticides and insecticides because we care about our customers.

Paying attention to pesticides ingredients is crucial. Some pesticides contain elements detrimental to your health.  Epcon has your back when it comes to the safe chemicals we use around your home, but you should also pay attention to the kinds of pesticides used on your fresh produce.

Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce:


Highest in Pesticides. Apples, bell peppers, celery, cherries, grapes (imported), nectarines, peaches, pears, potatoes, red raspberries, spinach, strawberries.

Lowest in Pesticides. Asparagus, avocados, bananas, broccoli, cauliflower, corn (sweet), kiwi, mangos, onions, papaya, pineapples, peas (sweet).

Washing your fruits and vegetables is one way to remove some chemicals from your produce, but there’s one way to avoid the pesticide problem completely: Go organic. Organic produce represents a lot of attention and care, from baby seedling to green leafy sprout.  These plants are not tainted with the chemicals that research has shown could cause some types of cancer.

Many brand-name grocery stores across the country have been incorporating organic produce to their inventory. Your local Giant Eagle carries organic produce, as does Acme stores in Medina, North Canton, Cuyahoga Falls, Akron, and Canal Fulton.

Choose your produce wisely and reduce your pesticide intake. For additional concerns, call Epcon Lane today for the environmentally-friendly pest control service you can trust!


Much thanks to Environmental Working Group & Stonyfield Farm for information on produce and pesticides.