The Side Effect of Pest Control

Widely, people held a misconception that pest control uses chemicals that are poisonous or dangerous to oneself. This is why most people will demand organic and natural treatments in fear of their health ( This write-up will shed light on the health concern resulting from pest control.

First, it is crucial to understand that all the chemicals used in pest control are dangerous to some extent ( However, we cannot entirely say that they are lethal to humans, especially when used in the correct quantities when controlling pests. For sensitive people or those with allergies to chemicals, things are different, and they are advised to stay outside when pest control is performed. Once the process is complete and the vapor clears out, normally after some hours, they can safely return to their homes.

Organic treatment use concentrated chemicals that are derived from natural sources. Most people go for this because they cause fewer health problems. However, they are weak when it comes to treating pests. So if your home is infested with many pests, this is not always an option to go for.

In some situations, the household members or a member might not be aware of the existence of the allergy, and during the pest control process, they will be in the house. Finding out that you are allergic to the chemicals during the treatment can be distressing. Below is a list of some of the symptoms to watch out for;

  • Breathing problems

  • Throat irritation

  • Watery eyes

  • Dizziness

  • Itchy skin

  • Rashes in the skin

If you happen to experience any of the above symptoms, you should vacate the room and consult a doctor if the symptoms persist. However, in all cases, pregnant women cannot be in the room where pest control treatment is done unless pest control experts declare the place safe.