Pest control sometimes becomes a necessity when you experience a pest infestation. When you have children at home, you may be concerned at the risks doing pest control treatments may have on them. The good news is that we’ve asked the experts over at Empire Pest Control how to carry out treatments in a safe way, and their advice on the safety measures you can follow.
Children don’t have the same reaction to pesticides that adults do. This is why it’s so important to seek out professional pest control when dealing with a pest infestation in your home. Children are a lot more sensitive to toxins, and these can affect them adversely. A child’s kidneys and liver are not as developed as an adult’s, so they can’t remove the pesticides from their bodies. Children also will take more pesticides into their body because they take more breaths than adults do.
Areas close to the floor are normally the areas where pesticides have been used, and these are more frequently used by children than adults. Although pesticides used by pest controllers are low level, they can still be harmful unless they are fully dried.
The best advice to follow is to keep your children away from any surface that has been treated for 2-4 hours. Keep an eye on the children and make sure that they stay away from these treated areas. For this reason, it’s a great idea to keep children out of your home for up to four hours after any pest control treatments. That way you know they will be safe when you re-enter your home.
If it’s the outside of your home that is being treated for pests, then keep your children away from the area and don’t let them play outside for a few hours after the treatment just in case.
Pest control professionals have the right knowledge and training to apply the right type and quantity of pesticides that are needed for your infestation. They will tell you of any safety precautions you may need to take so they can treat your home in a safe way. If you follow the guidance of the expert technician, you will have no problems with the pest control process, and your children will be kept safe too.
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