You may not know it but exterminators are required by the law to list all the active ingredients in their pesticides. They are also required to reveal to their clients potential health hazards associated with the pesticides they use. Such information could be anything to do with the side effects, symptoms of poisoning, allergies or any additional instruction that can be handy for minimizing exposure and health impacts. Read on to find out more about the safest pesticides used by exterminators.
Pyrethroids and Pyrenthrins
While each pest control company likely has a unique formula, the most common and popular ingredients in professional grade pesticides are pyrethroids and pyrethrins. They are made from African and Australian chrysanthemum flower varieties. That explains why they are generally safer to humans and mammals. They hardly trigger asthma as well as allergic reactions.
It is added to pyrenthrin to make it stronger. Most pesticides with pyrenthrin work by inhibiting insect metabolism. Note that piperonyl butoxide cannot be used alone as a pesticide. Note too that piperonyl butoxide has a possible carcinogen. It however has low human toxicity. Ingesting it can easily cause diarrhea and vomiting.
It is commonly used as a bait for cockroaches, termites, ants, silverfish and crickets. It is not an instant solution as it is a slow killer. It however offers long term solutions and comes with no side effects to humans. Once pests ingest the chemical, they take it to their colonies. This kills more pests over a period of two to four days.
Always hire a licensed exterminator. Take time to find out if there have ever been complaints directed towards your preferred exterminator for using dangerous pesticide. Find out too if their clients are a satisfied lot. Sounds tiring but that is the only way you can be assured of value for your money.