Have you often worried that perhaps you went a little too far with your spray or chemicals? Perhaps you just become frightened and wanted a quick solution. Or maybe you believe that pests are meant to be destroyed in the most effective way possible? Whatever your stance may be on this subject, it’s a debate that has people divided. Do you use pesticide? Or are you someone who likes to look at natural solutions before administering a pesticide?
Definition of a Pesticide: A pesticide is a broad category that includes herbicides, insecticides, fungicides or rodenticides. All of these are the strongest means of getting rid of your relative problems.
However it is warned that using any of these unnecessarily or in the wrong amount, it comes with certain dangers. You could end up creating a worse problem, or nothing could happen at all. Exposing yourself to these substances without proper merit can be dangerous to your health. Not too mention the environmental damage they can cause.
Depending on how the poison is ingested and how much, will determine the affects on your health. As a human you are at risk of being poisoned by the chemicals contained in the pesticides, and the severity will vary depending on toxicity. Most of the symptoms are quite normal of any type of poisoning, or even a virus, which makes it more impossible to tell whether it’s due to the pesticide.
Symptoms can include diarrhea, vomiting, headaches and dizziness. As you can see it’s not out of the ordinary, but if these symptoms are recurring then this will be a constant illness. Or in the worst cases you can experience lifelong memory issues, muscle soreness and chronic fatigue. All these have certified links with overusing or using pesticides.
All pesticides are ranked on their Toxicity level in order to help all users determine what sort of pesticides will be safe to use in your own environment. If you have children or pets you will be looking for pesticides that won’t put these precious beings in danger. What also helps in accordance with the toxicity level is the label warnings, you know the ones, : Keep out of reach of children, Caution, Poison, Dangerous Poison.
Should I not use pesticides then?
Well, it’s really up the individual. However it is safer to look at all options and get a thorough inspection of what exactly your pest problem is, before using something of a chemical nature. It’s not going to harm you if you use it in it’s intended manner, and with professional advice, or help.
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