It was once considered normal to have a closet stocked with pesticides such as a random assortment of bug sprays and roach motels. And whether we realize it or not, our expectations for these over-the-counter products have diminished over time. The chemicals we spray on our skin and in our homes gets inhaled in the home, and residual toxins do, inevitably, make their way onto our clothes, furniture, and even in our food (and so do insects). We know better now; the next evolutionary step in pest control takes the battle outside of the home, where it belongs.
Toxic Active Ingredients in Over-the-Counter Pesticides
You have probably heard or DEET (N-diethyl-m-toluamide) as a common active ingredient in insect repellants and sprays. According to sources, DEET is a toxic substance which, depending on the circumstances and the individual who has been exposed to these toxins—can vary from a slight rash to life-threatening neurological damage.1
Other sources2 recommend that DEET should not be used on infants under 2 months. And DEET should not be used more than once in a 24 hour period on children older than 2 months. Pregnant women should also minimize exposure to insecticide spray and repellant. Taking into consideration the amount of applications required for effective mosquito control when spending time outdoors, it seems that safe and effective coverage is not a possible combination with over-the-counter products.
Home Should be a Shelter for the Family
As parents, you are probably well aware of the possible allergic reactions that you or your children may have to bee stings, spider bites, ant bites, etc. Allergic reactions can vary from your typical ant bites to life-threatening anaphylaxis. 2 Insect and mosquito control misting systems would also give your beloved pet some relief from possible flea and tick issues, which would also save you on extra trips to the vet (and spare much discomfort for your sweetest best friend)!
Insect and mosquito control misting systems are the next wave of pest control. You get results immediately upon installation and initial use. You will notice over time, that your life has changed for the better: Pest-free!
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