We know for a fact that almost all pest control companies use pest control pesticides to eliminate or exterminate most if not all of the pests in a house or in a community. You may have heard about organic pesticides or harm-free pesticides, but none of us consumers (except of course for those scientists and chemical engineers) can completely identify if a products is 100% organic or not.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has defined pest control pesticides as:
- any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying or controlling any pest, including vectors of human or animal disease, unwanted species of plants or animals causing harm during or otherwise interfering with the production, processing, storage, transport or marketing of food, agricultural commodities, wood and wood products or animal feedstuffs, or substances which may be administered to animals for the control of insects, arachnids or other pests in or on their bodies. The term includes substances intended for use as a plant growth regulator, defoliant, desiccant or agent for thinning fruit or preventing the premature fall of fruit. Also used as substances applied to crops either before or after harvest to protect the commodity from deterioration during storage and transport.
Yes of course, we can read labels and search in Google about the ingredients contained in a gallon of pest control pesticide. But that is simply not enough to make us experts in pest extermination.
Yes, we can do the extermination by ourselves and learn from demo videos or pest control lessons on the internet. But there is more to pest control than just watching videos. Especially if you’re doing it the first time and you are not sure about isolating treated areas, keeping them away from your family, and the kids. And don’t forget about yourself, you need to gear up to avoid the harmful effects of exposure to pest control pesticides.
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Hence, it is very important to consider asking any professional pest exterminator in your area. You can weigh everything first, assess the result of the inspection and decide whether to proceed with the treatment or not. Just bear in mind, pest control pesticides contain harmful ingredients that can cause far greater damage to your own health. Remember, safety first.
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