Pesticides are generally good tools to use in eliminating and solving pest problems. They are usually the one tool to look for when you want to achieve total pest control over the annoying pests in your home. But pesticides have proven to cause damage to human lives and the environment as well. This is why most pest control Barrie experts rely on other methods to remove pests due to the damage that pesticides can do immediately and in the long run. In fact there are actual services which measure the toxicity level of your home in terms of how much pesticide is being applied or spread.
Take the case of residential areas that have been affected due to the near proximity of farms that have been using pesticides. The downwind caused the harmful chemicals in the air to drift to the houses. The people in these areas were very much in danger. Same is true for houses that may have applied too much pesticide in their homes.
When a particular area has too much pesticide use, there comes a great danger to the health of the residents. The effects of pesticide exposure increases as the length or amount of time a person is exposed to it. First hand exposure would usually cause irritation of the skin, nose and eyes. Nausea, headache, muscle weakness and dizziness are other symptoms of being exposed. Chronic exposure could lead to damaged nervous systems, liver, kidneys, as well as the endocrine system. Studies also show that it can also increase the chance of getting cancer. Pest control Barrie experts should put on masks and wear thick clothing to block being exposed to the pesticide.
To find out the toxicity level in the air, experts use many modern testing methods. Most of these results are difficult to understand by an ordinary resident. Pesticides are dangerous chemicals in itself. Once you apply it, it is always best to take the necessary action to limit your exposure and limit it from getting out into the air.
It is also possible that pesticides are taken in orally. Once a pesticide is used, some of its particles may settle in carpets, rugs, walls and other surfaces and once touched, could possibly be transferred and ingested orally. So expert pest control services are often opted as they know how to minimize or void possible environmental damage.
Integrated Pest Management for Pest Control
Integrated pest management is the system which experts in pest control Barrie use in order to assure limited or no pesticide pollution will harm your home.
The system uses the knowledge of the specific habits of pests, its life cycle, and its sources of food as well as what these pests hate the most. This information is then used to drive out these pests with limited or no use of pesticides. Pest control experts also use the least toxic methods available of pest control before using more serious pesticides. Pest control Barrie experts also monitor the activity of these pests and adjust the application or method of elimination to non-toxic methods. Also, tolerance of harmless pests are also an option or setting a time or waiting for a certain limit to reach before actually applying pesticide.
Knowing all of these can give you smart applications of the pesticide to maximize application with minimal damage to yourself and to the environment. Don’t apply any pesticide immediately. Learn where the problem pests are. Find their habitats and purge them. You could also aim to do non-pesticide methods. Your local pest control experts are capable of providing this service – limited use of pesticides and opting for natural cures. They will ensure proper security and cleanliness in applying these pesticides.
Sometimes, getting professional help is better than simply applying it which could bring damage to the air in your area. And eventually, damage to yourself.