Today with the threat of bed bugs, stink bugs and other critters not easily killed off, people are resorting to exterminating themselves. Killing bugs around the house has always been done by the individual homeowner but today it is becoming a necessity as some people are ashamed of the fact that they may have bed bugs. This is because once this is mentioned and another person gets them they will blame the last person they came into contact with.
Here are some safety tips on using chemicals to exterminate around the house and yard:
Tools needed: Respirator or dust mask, goggles, rain boots and some heavy disposable clothing.
Safety tip 1: When spraying around the house or in the yard be sure to wear a respirator or at the very least a dust mask. This will help one not to breathe as much chemical as can be prevented. Wear a pair of goggles as well to keep the chemicals out of your eyes. Many chemicals can have ill effects on people and can cause some respiratory problems especially when they are sprayed heavily.
Keeping the chemical outside of your body is very important.
Safety tip 2: Wear boots that can be left outside when finished like rain boots. This will help protect your feet as the spray is generally focused down ward.
Safety tip 3: Wear gloves, a long sleeve shirt and pants that one can toss in the trash when finished. That is unless one sees that they will have to do this again in a few days. Then just place them in a trash bag and save them for next time.
Safety tip 4: Always put food and other items that will end up in ones mouth away. Put toothbrushes and toys in some kind of protective bag like a trash bag when spraying heavily.
Food and food items can be placed in the refrigerator and this should seal them safely. Generally speaking if food is left out like cans or boxes they should be washed before opening.
Safety tip 5: If one has to bomb the house with a bug bomb then make sure to wear all of the safety equipment listed above especially wear the respirator and not a dust mask.
There is no such thing as being to safe around poisons and lets face it what might kill bugs can also be harmful to humans so safety is a great concern when spraying or bombing ones home.