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What You Read and Hear
The media likes to focus on industrial waste and human tragedy involving pesticide intermediates used to manufacture products for industry and agriculture. Although these are not the same products used by pest control operators, there is a tendency to lump all pesticides into the same category. The generalization of chemicals may cause a person to wonder if pest control pesticides are safe.
What You Don't Hear
Federal and state authorities regulate pesticides. The registration process for pesticides is long and extensive. The Environmental Protection Agency requires information on any environmental or toxic qualities of a pesticide that may be detrimental. Additionally, these pesticides are thoroughly tested for effectiveness. Likewise, both federal and state regulations require the professional pest control operator to be tested by examination before receiving a license for business. A pest control operator must demonstrate knowledge of entomology, biology, and chemicals, and in the methods of safe control and application. Many pest control operators are members of state and nation pest control associations which provide them with educational workshops and up-to-date information on pest control. Also, the associations require members to abide by a strict code of ethics.
Your Pest control operator can advise you in advance about products and safety procedures. You should ask if there is any odor with any treatments. Don't be overly concerned if you see pest control technicians using safety equipment. They sometimes work with concentrated and restricted pesticides. Respirators, gloves and eye protection help reduce their level of exposure during a workday.
Pesticide applicators and manufacturers have the highest safety rating in industrial accident records. In addition ninety-five percent of all poisoning accidents result from the ingestion of cosmetics, medicines, paint and other non-food substances that are improperly stored around the home. Your professional pest control operator is licensed and trained to provide professional service so that you get the maximum benefits with minimal risks in safeguarding your environment.
Remember these safety rules when using pesticidesBuy only pesticides that are labeled for your intended use and have Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration numbers.
Read the labels before buying and before applying pesticides. Follow directions exactly. It's against the law to do otherwise.
Never apply pesticides to someone else's home or property unless your have a license. Liability is just too great and you may violate state or federal laws. If a "yardman" sprays your shrubs he should also be licensed. Would you go to a chiropractor for a heart problem?
Store unused pesticides in locked cabinets to keep them away from children and pets
Follow instructions on the label when you dispose of leftover pesticides and pesticide containers.
Please don't misuse pesticides. They are harmful and dangerous when improperly used. Careless use, storage, or disposal could endanger the health of your children and pets and pollute the environment around your home.
If all this is too much trouble, you should hire a Professional!