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September 23, 2017

Things to Consider about Pesticides and How It Will Affect Your Family

During the seasons of summer and spring, infestations usually occur and when these times come, residents are ready to spray away these insects with chemicals and pesticides. However, before spraying your home environment, you should think twice on the possible harm these chemicals will do to your family or the occupants of the house.

Know that children are more susceptible to harm when breathing in these pesticides and could have a higher risk of being sick with the exposure. However, you can leave these pests also alone roaming freely in your home since pests like mice, rats, cockroaches and mosquitoes are carriers of unhealthy allergens causing respiratory concerns. Fortunately, there are now pest control companies who can offer you eco-friendly solutions and you can implement some pest management controls that can help you protect your family and at the same time control the pests invading your home.

Pesticides are also referred to as herbicides, fungicides and rodenticides. The various products of pesticides can be found in flea shampoo for pets, rat poison, weed killers, bug sprays and insect repellent, and these all have one thing in common and that is to kill pests.

Be aware that young children, the elderly, those with compromised immune system and pregnant women are more susceptible to get sick once being exposed to these pesticides.

There are three ways that a person can be exposed to chemicals, and these are through inhalation, skin contact and ingestion. It is a fact that the lasting effects of these chemicals are not immediately known and so it is advisable for parents to limit the exposure of their children to these chemicals.

It is reality that we have to buy these pesticides for our homes and thus we should be careful in storing them in our house so as not to cause harm to our children, and you can do this by labelling and storing them properly in the basement, garage, or in locked cabinets.

Through prevention, you will be able to avoid pests infestations in your home. Pests will survive and will be are attracted to your home if they find food, water and shelter so try to eliminate these factors for them so they will exit your home. It is advisable to clean up immediately all spilled food and drinks to eliminate the possible food of these insects. Always keep your kitchen and dining areas clean, especially after eating and cooking.

Other ways of uninviting pests are not leaving open food on the counters or stove, placing leftover food in airtight containers and place these in the fridge, seal food boxes, take out your trash every night, and make sure you do not have water leaks which will be a source of moisture where pests would dwell.

Choosing the best pesticides that will not be harmful for your family should be your number one consideration when purchasing these chemicals.