Spraying pesticides on the ground and underneath infested structures is one of the most common termite treatments. While termite spraying is effective, it is not necessarily safe. Spraying pesticides to kill termites has a number of negative consequences, including contaminated well water, poisoned fishing ponds, and interior air pollution. Thankfully, times have changed, and termite spraying is now done with safer, more organic chemicals.
Today’s liquid termiticide solutions can be used almost everywhere on your property without putting yourself, your children, or your pets at risk. This is due to the fact that today’s termiticides are both odorless and non-hazardous to humans.
To destroy existing termite infestations and prevent future ones, these treatments can be injected into your home’s foundation, lumber, or soil in your yard. Liquid termite treatments are a very safe and effective way to get rid of termites.
Baiting Stations (Baiting Stations)
Individual termites consume EPA-approved baits at termite baiting stations, which are then taken back to the colony and shared with other insects. Termite baiting is a highly successful method of eradicating whole termite colonies from your home or yard. It’s a good idea to employ a professional to put up a termite baiting system, as it’s a time-consuming operation that could take months to finish.
Routes of Exposure
Pesticides can enter the human body in three ways: 1) through the skin or eyes (dermally), 2) through the mouth (orally), and 3) through the lungs (breathing) (inhalation). When a pesticide comes into touch with the skin or eyes, it causes absorption. As long as the pesticide is in touch with the skin, absorption will continue. Dermal absorption happens at a varying rate in different parts of the body (Figure 1). By comparing each individual absorption rate to the forearm absorption rate, the relative absorption rates are calculated.
Pesticide residues are easily transferred from one portion of the body to another. When this happens, the risk of pesticide poisoning increases for the applicator. Residues can be accidentally transferred from a hand to a sweaty forehead (4.2) or the vaginal area. The absorption of a pesticide is more harmful than eating it at this rate!
If a pesticide is swallowed, it can cause significant disease, severe harm, or even death. Pesticides can be ingested accidentally, carelessly, or deliberately. When pesticides are taken from their original containers and placed into an unmarked bottle, jar, or food container, the most common unintentional oral exposure occurs.
Pesticide particles can be quickly taken into the circulation by the lungs, making respiratory exposure extremely dangerous. If pesticides are inhaled in large enough volumes, they can cause catastrophic harm to the nose, throat, and lungs. The most dangerous substances are vapors and very microscopic particles.
Inhalation of pesticide powders, airborne droplets, or vapors can expose the lungs to pesticides. If breathed while mixing, handling concentrated wettable powders can be dangerous. When dilute pesticide sprays are administered with low-pressure application equipment, the risk of breathing pesticide spray droplets is quite minimal. Because most droplets are too big to stay airborne long enough to be inhaled, this is the case.
Signs and Symptoms of Poisoning
Others may notice indicators of poisoning, such as vomiting, sweating, or pin-point pupils. Symptoms include nausea, headache, weakness, dizziness, and other functional alterations in normal condition that can be characterized by the poisoning victim. Anyone who works with pesticides should be aware of these warning signs and symptoms in order to avoid serious damage and receive quick medical attention.
- People who work with pesticides on a regular basis should get familiar with the following steps:
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of pesticide poisoning for pesticides you use frequently or may be exposed to.
- If you think you’ve been poisoned by a pesticide, go to the nearest hospital, doctor, or poison control centre right away.
- Identify the pesticide to which the victim was exposed in the event of a pesticide emergency. This information should be given to medical authorities.
- Bring a copy of the pesticide label with you when you go to the doctor. The label contains important information for assisting a pesticide poisoning victim.
- Know what to do in an emergency until help arrives or the person can be sent to the hospital. The product label includes instructions for both first aid and medical care.
If you’re considering termite spraying, make sure that any pesticides you employ have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (Environmental Protection Agency). A termite control expert can advise you on the most effective and safe treatment for your infestation. Inquire with our professionals about which system is best for you.
Always inquire about the safety of your termite exterminator’s sprays, and check the label of any over-the-counter pesticides or termiticides you intend to use. Contact Sky Chemical Services today to learn more about the liquid termite treatments offered at Action Termite Control.
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