Several pest control methods may come into mind once you encounter creepy crawlers around your home or business. The first solution you might think of to get rid of these pests would be a pest control spray. And we can’t blame you. Pest control sprays are the one that is the most accessible, inexpensive, and convenient way to get rid of pets.
However, it is essential to know that these pest control sprays have the ability to kill pests for a reason—- the chemicals. Paying attention to the chemicals you use in an indoor setting is essential as these chemicals may cause harm if not handled well. Most often, the air indoors is more polluted than the air outside. And the addition of chemicals may not improve the situation.
Here’s what you should know about the safety of pest control sprays in general:
The type and application of the pest control spray are factors for safety. For example, aerosols and insecticide dust are usually applied in crevices and cracks. Roach and ant baits may be set in gaps and their usual traffic patterns. While these chemicals aim to kill off pests, the residues can be enticing for some pets, and people may quickly notice some. So, it would be best to exercise extreme caution around children and pets when using these chemicals to prevent unwanted contact with the chemical residues.
Usually, pest control treatments that leave a chemical residue have specific instructions on how to handle them. It normally instructs the user to stay out of the treated area for a few minutes or a few hours while the material is drying. Sometimes, avoiding the treated area after several hours is recommended to minimize contact with residues.
While most pest control poisoning cases occur when the substance is swallowed accidentally, some ingredients may still seep through the skin or be brought by air particles. This is why waiting for the material to dry is highly encouraged to minimize the risk of such accidents. A qualified pest control team knows how to apply these treatments safely, especially in indoor settings, so you may call them if you are not confident with using the treatments by yourself.
Pest Control Ingredients
If you are worried that pest control sprays may be toxic, check the spray’s label or ask a pest control specialist near you. If you are concerned about possibly poisonous ingredients, you should watch out for the following chemical components:
Importance of Precaution When Handling Pest Control Sprays
Pest control sprays are generally safe, especially when handled well. Here are the following precautions you can take when handling pest control treatments:
- Minimize exposure and inhalation risk by asking the pest control company about the product they are using to control the crawlers. Then, learn about this product ahead of time to know the indications, contraindications, instructions, etc.
- Try to stay out of the treated area for a while, preferably several hours, to let the spray settle and dry. Residues may be present even after they are dried, and they may not be safe, especially when around kids and pets. So, ensure complete dry down first before visiting the area.
- If you are handling the chemicals yourself, make sure that you wear long sleeves and gloves. You may also use face masks to avoid inhaling the chemicals. Goggles may also be optional if you have sensitive eyes, as droplets may still reach the eye area.
- Once the material has dried down, try your best not to make the area enclosed yet. As much as possible, make sure that the windows are open to allow proper ventilation by getting fresh air from outside.
- Plants may help filter the air indoors, which can help improve the flow of fresh air in the area.
The Most Effective Way to Control Pests
While you think you can handle the bugs alone, it is still best to call for help, especially when you have been spraying insecticides for months and the crawlers keep on coming back. There is a reason why pest control professionals exist. Let them handle the pest and do the rest.
Highly experienced pest control specialists, like Hybrid Pest Control, are trained to know precisely when, where, and how much pest control should be used in your area. They know just the perfect amount of pest control to use to control pest infestations without putting your, your family’s, or your employees’ health at risk. Trusting trained professionals to manage the pests is the most effective way to control them.
Moreover, Hybrid Pest Control ensures that the sprays they use are evaluated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.). Products that underwent these agencies were rigorously assessed for quality and safety for use. Hybrid Pest Control only puts their clients to safety, ensuring that they introduce minimal toxicity risks.
Also, they make sure that their extermination professionals are up to date regarding pest control spray regulations and uses. So if you are curious about what chemicals will be applied to your home, you can ask them while on the job! Client trust is also one of the foundations of Hybrid Pest Control; that is why they make sure that you stay informed about their decisions.
After treating infestations, it is more likely that these crawlers will go back if the reason for their existence is still not resolved. For example, stocking items, piling rubbish, stacking clothes, etc. Thus, make sure to clean the area to avoid future infestation.
To be more confident about the pests not coming back, you can also ask the pest control specialist if they offer preventive measure services. These measures are essential to avoid long-term damage caused by frequent infestations.
Get Rid of Pests the I.C.E. way!
Hybrid Pest Control has a comprehensive program for getting rid of pests: the I.C.E. or Identify, Customize, and Eradicate. This involves identifying the severity of infestation by specific pests, customizing a plan to eliminate them, and then taking the plan into action to eradicate the crawlers. This program is the framework of Hybrid Pest Control procedures and is the reason why clients vouch for them!
While pest control sprays are generally safe for use, professional care is still best to ensure proper management of the pests. Should you be interested in pest control services of Hybrid Pest Control, contact them now and ask for a quotation!