Thursday, 11 September 2014

Safety in the use of pesticides at home!


 It's easy to lose your head if you are dealing with fleas, flies, woodlice, or other common UK home infestations. In fact, if you are dealing with hornets, centipedes, or other poisonous or dangerous pests, panic can set in.

Unfortunately, most pesticides, when used improperly, can pose more of a danger to you, your family, and pets than the pests themselves. Because of this, safety when using pesticides is of the utmost priority. In this article we'll take a look at what you should know to make sure that you handle pesticides safely for home use.

The best thing you can do is to always read all labels on any pesticide you use at home. The presence of a safety label on a pesticide protects you due to the fact that it ascertains that the pesticide in question adheres to all government regulations and has been tested and certified for safe use at home.

Never store pesticides in containers other than the original package. The reasons for this are to make sure that access to the pesticide is restricted by safer packaging and to ensure that the pesticide is always contained in packaging that includes safety labeling and indications on how to use the pesticide safely.

You should pay attention to the reputation of the pesticide brand. You should also be aware of the active ingredients and their percentage in the pesticide (this information should be clearly labelled.) This allows you to research effectively to ensure that the pesticide is appropriate for the location you want to target.

It is also important to use the right pesticide for the pest you are dealing with.

If you are dealing with hornets, a pesticide designed for fleas may not be the best idea.
Most importantly, follow all safety recommendations detailing how and how much pesticide to use and what to do in case of accidental ingestion.  


If you need advice about hornets, wasp,woodlice, flies and or bees or would like assistance removing them from your home, call Avon Pest Control on 01926 632 929 or click here to request a quote.

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