Safe Pesticide Use

If you are planning to use pesticides indoors to eliminate pests, it is essential to ensure the overall safety of you and your family. Rodenticides and insecticides can spread throughout your living space causing severe health issues when your kids or pets inhale the fumes. To avoid such problems, either hire a pest control Townsville specialist or follow these tips keenly.

Pesticide Safety

When it comes to pesticides use, safety entails the right amount of toxicity and exposure. For both insecticides and rodenticides, only make use of products with a low mutagenic profile, carcinogenic likelihood and mammalian toxicity. Steer clear of chemical-based pesticides as they are highly toxic. DDT and Chlordane pesticides are two typical examples.

Pesticide Exposure

The first thing in ensuring safety when applying pesticides is managing exposure that usually happens through inhalation, ingestion and eye or skin contact. So it is essential to keep pesticide fumes or fluids from affecting your body through exposure. Consider wearing pest control gear to avoid inhaling or touching toxic chemicals.

Pesticide Label

Before applying pesticides, read all the directions or instructions on the label. This enables you to use the insecticide or rodenticide correctly. Check for meaningful words like Caution (high toxic level), Warning (more hazardous) and Danger (possible harmful effects). To reduce the risk of exposure, buy solid or gel or powder products instead of sprays. If you must use sprays, choose non-aerosol products. Also, go for pesticides labelled non-toxic or organic. Always stay away from pesticides that contain ingredients like Dichlorvos, Chlorpyrifos and Diazinon. Lastly, never apply any toxic pest control product on plants or near pets or kids.