WFP HealthTalk: Non-Toxic Pest Control

pest_web-946x427Listen to WFP HealthTalk Radio podcast and learn about non-toxic pest control options for your home with guest Jim Holland, Owner of Eco-Wise.

Since 1990, Eco-Wise has been Austin’s green building, eco-everything store and has been voted the city’s greenest business for several years running, thanks to its mix of green building materials, green business supplies, and green lifestyle products. When Austinites want something green, they’ve learned that this is the place to find it.

Eco-Wise has many ways for you to have a healthier, safer, and pest-free garden and yard.  The have beneficial bugs to help you battle fleas, ticks, and aphids, as well as non-toxic, plant-based repellents and to keep away pests without poisoning your environment.  The also carry a variety of gardening products, including organic and heirloom seeds, hemp gloves, garden water filters, gardening and composting books, and more.

Located on South Congress in the Travis Heights neighborhood, it’s a small wonder that the 3,300 square feet of display space at Eco-Wise consists of narrow aisles that are stuffed floor to ceiling with its unique blend of merchandise. “It is crammed to the gills here,” admits Holland. “This building is an old post office with high ceilings, but we have a showroom area for installed hardwood and cork flooring, and we have 8 different kitchens in our green kitchen design area.”  For more information about Eco-Wise, please stop by their store, or visit