We have all had pests of one kind of another in our homes that we
needed to deal with. Most people just go to the supermarket and by
pesticides. While this usually takes care of the problem, it is
important that you know how to use pesticides safely when dealing with pests. This is especially important if you have small children, elderly
people or someone who suffers allergies in your home. Here are some tips
for how to use pesticides at home and keep everyone safe:
• The most important thing, and you must always do this, is to read
and understand the label. Follow the instructions and also understand
the particular symptoms in case of exposure.
• Get rid of what is bringing the pests to your home in the first
place. Most pests will come in because they are attracted by something. A
common is example is cockroaches – they usually come after food that is
left lying in drawers and so on. Make sure that your house is always
• When using the pesticides keep away all food and eating utensils
in a closed drawer. One common way that people ingest pesticides after
they use them is through food and utensils. Make sure to wash your hands
thoroughly after use even if you were wearing gloves.
• Always read the label to see what pests the particular pesticide
you are using kills. There are different kinds of pesticides for
different kinds of pests. Do not use more than is indicated on the
• Do not use pesticides outside on windy days as they tend to travel with the wind.
• Before you use the pesticides you should take out your children,
toys and pets and let them stay there until the pesticides clear from
• Dress properly in a long sleeved shirt and pants before you use the pesticides.
These tips will help keep you safe as you use pesticides but what if
the pests don’t die? This is not uncommon especially where nests have
already formed. In such a case, a professional pest control company is
required. They have stronger and more effective pesticides and they know
how to get rid of infestations in such a way that they don’t come back.
One such company is Avon Pest Control. They serve clients in Leamington
Spa, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Kenilworth, Warwick, Coventry &
surrounding areas. They are fast, discreet and your neighbors will never
know they were there. You can find out more on their website, http://www.avon-pestcontrol.co.uk/
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