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Are Termite Chemicals Dangerous to Humans or Pets?
Special chemicals are used in the extermination of termites. There are termite baits and spray chemicals that are used and what makes some nervous is that these chemicals are used within the home.
When your exterminator does an assessment of your home to see how bad the infestation is, they will then determine what kind of treatment is necessary. Once the treatment method is determined, it will be discussed for you.
There are different treatment methods. The exterminator will apply chemicals in certain areas. However, one of the most common treatments is the bait treatment. The way the bait treatment works is the termites send out their workers to gather food. What they find is the bait and they take that back to their colony. The colony then eats that bait and it kills them off.
Treatment methods are repeated as often as needed to ensure the infestation is eliminated for good.
Are the Chemicals Dangerous?
The main way in which chemicals are dangerous is when they are used incorrectly. This means if they are not sprayed in the appropriate areas of if baits are left in areas where pets, children, and others can get into them. You definitely don't want to ingest the chemicals. That is when they are harmful. If you touch them, you need to wash your hands.
Yes, many stores do sell the chemicals. If someone doesn't know how to handle them or administer them, then they can be harmful.
To avoid contaminating yourself, your children, and your pets, it's a good idea for you to talk to a professional about your extermination options and the dangers of termite chemicals so that you, your family, and your pets can dwell in your home without the worry that you are going to get sick.