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Is Pest Control Safe During Pregnancy?

October 13th, 2017 by Mike MacDonald in Pest Control Services

A common concern with pest control: is pest control safe during pregnancy? This post is all about how to effectively use pest control even if you are pregnant.

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There are various pest control products that could be dangerous if you are pregnant

There are various studies which found PBO, DDT and other banned substances inside 42% of homes. One study found 89% of homes have detectable pyrethrins inside.

There are correlations between pregnancy risk and pesticide use inside the home. There are a few steps you can take to keep pests out without putting your family in danger.

Two major factors play a role in whether pest control can be harmful or not. What products are used, and where are they placed?

Why doing your own pest control can be dangerous if you are pregnant

Most pest control products that are used in homes are bought over the counter. When you buy pest control products over the counter that doesn’t necessarily mean they are safe.

It’s important to pay attention to what is on the labels when it comes to pest control products. Over-the-counter pest control products can be just as dangerous as any other product, especially when used by someone who is untrained.

Most chemicals in pest control products would take an entomology, biology, or chemistry expert to understand what they contain. Be careful what you buy if you try your own pest control, especially if someone in the home is pregnant.

When you hire a pest control service, like the pros at Rove Pest Control, they use only pest control products that are approved for use in schools, hospitals and rest homes. This is a much safer option for you and your family.

Placement of pest control products is another key factor if you are pregnant

There are several factors that go into whether a pest control product would be safe around your family, pets, or even if you are pregnant. A major factor is where products are placed in your home. People that try to do their own pest control end up putting over-the-counter products in the wrong places. This can make them more dangerous by increasing the exposure to non-pests.

People often unknowingly end up using outdoor pest control products indoors. This can make what would be a safe product to use, dangerous. When hiring a service like Rove Pest Control, they know what products go where, without increasing risk to you or your family.

Another thing to keep in mind is that with proper treatment, many pest issues can be controlled from outside of the home. Unless you already had an issue in your home to specifically treat, pest issues originate from outside of the home.

If pests never get in your home and take hold to begin with, it’s hard for them to cause any problems. Proper treatments from a pest control service can create a barrier around your home that will eliminate most pest issues before they happen.

This doesn’t mean that you’ll never see a pest again, but the ones that do pass through the barrier will quickly die off and they won’t be able to take hold in your home and start nesting and causing problem.

If you are pregnant or have someone pregnant in your home and are concerned with pests, we highly recommend reaching out to a pest control service. This can help you rest assured that the products being used are as safe as they can be and that they are also being used in the correct manner to keep your family protected.

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