Updated: May 18
What are pesticides (chemical spray)?
Pesticides (chemical sprays) are natural or man-made substances, used to kill certain pests - plants, animals, insects and other living organisms. Pesticides can be harmful to the humans, animals and the environment. That's why it's important to use pesticides the way they are meant to be used and to use them as little as possible.
What are some types of pesticides (chemical spray)?
Types of pesticides (chemical sprays) include:
· Insecticides (to kill insects).
· Fungicides (to kill fungi).
· Herbicides (to kill plants such as weeds).
· Rodenticides (to kill rodents, such as mice).
· Algaeicides (to kill algae in swimming pools or tanks).
· Bactericidal (to kill germs).
How can I safely use a pesticide (chemical spray) on my lawn?
It is common practice to use insecticides (chemical spraying) to control weeds in a lawn or lawn. This type of pesticide is called a herbicide or herbicide. An unhealthy lawn is more likely to contain weeds.
Common garden problems are:
· Fertilizer Imbalances
· Soil compaction (the soil becomes too dense for air and water to pass through)
· Not watering properly
· Not cutting properly
If you take good care of your garden, it usually has fewer weeds. Having fewer weeds means you can use less herbicide or use none at all.
To apply the herbicide safely:
· On the label always follow the instructions carefully.
· Wear protective clothing, such as long sleeves and the gloves.
· Do not spray the whole lawn. Weed it by hand or spray it right away.
· Do not spray when it is windy, very hot (above 30°C or 86°F) or rainy.
How do I use pesticides to control pests?
To control specific pests in your home or around your garden, keeping things clean is always the first thing to do.
If you need to use the pesticides, they can control pests such as:
· Cockroaches and digger ants
· Head and body lice
· Ticks and bed bugs
There may be other less harmful pest control methods, but they may take longer to work or not work at all. If a pest problem is more dangerous to your health than pesticide use, always try to use the least toxic (less toxic) and more effective pesticides, such as:
· Borax to combat ants and cockroaches (remember that borax is toxic to plants).
· Salts of fatty acids or soap to combat caterpillars, mites and aphids
· Desiccants such as diatomaceous earth to control ants, carpet beetles, cockroaches, fleas and grain beetles
· An inert oil to quench some insect pests in gardens
What should I do if I use a pesticide (chemical spray) indoors?
If you use insecticides inside your home, cover the items or remove them from the room you are treating. For example, if you use insecticides in the kitchen, remove items such as food, plates, utensils, and pet food bowls.
Open doors and windows while using insecticides, so that there is a good flow of air in the room.
When you are done and drying the insecticides, use hot, soapy water to wash anywhere that might touch food, such as tables, stoves, and counters.
Tips for using pesticides (chemical spray) at home
1. Read the label
The first thing you should always do before using any of the chemical products is to read the label. It's simple, fast and can save you a lot of trouble later. So, before you remove the cap from the bottle or pour the solution into the sprayer, take your time to read the label. Check manufacturer's warnings and recommended uses. Use the pesticide only according to the directions on the label. Anything else could be dangerous.
2. Store the pesticide (chemical spray) properly
The University of Nevada has warned that pesticides can leach or leak if improperly stored. Again, you should check the label to see if there are any special requirements for the chemical you are using. Chemicals that seep into the soil can cause significant health risks to local people and animals. As such, any spills should be dealt with immediately - large spills may require a professional. Likewise, if you notice that any of your stored chemicals are old, you should take them to the appropriate facility for disposal.
3. Keep children and pets away
If you are spraying insecticides on your lawn, the first step you should take is to remove all children, pets, and their toys. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, animals and children are more exposed to chemical hazards than adults. If any toys come into contact with chemicals, it is best to throw them away and replace them.
4. Monitor your containers
The Environmental Protection Agency has also noted that you should always close pesticide containers when not in use. If you do not look, the child may accidentally come into contact with the chemical. For example, if you are pouring a chemical into a sprayer, seal the original container and store it before moving in the yard to spray. Likewise, you should never transfer chemicals into an unsorted container for storage.
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