Dangers Associated With Common Pest Control Chemicals


Dangers Associated With Common Pest Control Chemicals

For decades pesticides and other strong chemicals have been used to manage and exterminate pest populations that have established themselves in homes and businesses across the country. Early on, the impacts of pesticides and other chemical pest control methods on human health were unknown — yet we still pumped them into our living spaces. Because as long as the bugs are gone, it’s safe, right?

Wrong. Sniff ‘n’ Stop natural pest control products from our online store were specially designed to repel and deter pest populations naturally — because now we know how dangerous traditional pesticides and chemical pest control products really are.

In today’s blog post, our organic pest control product company, Sniff ‘n’ Stop, will be discussing the impact that chemical pest control products and pesticides have on human health, as well as some of the major impacts that it has on our environment.

Taking A Look At Pesticides — An EPA Study On Indoor Air Quality

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Breaking It Down

As you can see in the above graphic, there are a large number of pesticides that find their way into our homes. But they don’t just magically appear — we put them there, for the most part. Sure, pesticide is known to be tracked in from outdoor applications, as it hangs on to dust particles, but the primary cause for the presence of pesticides in a typical American household is the physical applications of pesticides and the chemical-based pest control products that we store in our homes.

Reducing Exposure

Pesticides and other chemical-based pest control products are known to be dangerous to human health, but there are a few ways that the dangers of the product can be mitigated. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the most effective way to mitigate exposure to pesticides is to mix and dilute the chemicals outdoors, follow the manufacturer’s directions strictly, increase ventilation during application, carefully research pest control companies, or use natural pest control alternatives.

It is probably no secret that as an organic pest control product company, the last way to mitigate exposure is our favorite. If you are interested in purchasing natural pest control products that last between six months to a year between applications, we urge you to check out our natural pest control product suite online today.

Other Impacts Of Pesticides & Chemical-Based Pest Control Products

While human health is obviously one of the greatest concerns in regard to pesticide and pest product applications, there are many other things that are negatively impacted by the application, or over-application, of pest products. Below, we will discuss a few of the larger impacts that pesticides and chemicals have.

Risk Of Disease

Piggybacking off of the impact that pesticides and chemical products have on human health, pest control products are known to do more than just cause sustained degradation to one’s personal health — it can also cause the development of diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, cancer, infertility, and even birth defects in future generations.  

Pest Resistance

When people think of pesticides they typically think that you can spray it in a home, on a field, or in any produce and it will be completely safe from pests forever. Because it kills them, right? While pesticides are extremely effective in eliminating populations of pests, they can evolve to resist pesticides.

But how is this possible. It takes hundreds of generations to evolve, doesn’t it? Lucky for bugs, they reproduce, live their lives, and die at an incredibly fast rate. Because of this, they can develop resistance relatively quickly.

Environmental Damages

In addition to being harmful to people, pesticides and chemical-based pest control products are also incredibly damaging to the environment. The environment is made up of hundreds of thousands of small ecosystems that are all codependent. When a pesticide or chemical is sprayed, it can cause an environmental disaster.

When a pesticide is sprayed it can be caught in the wind and be transported to ecosystems unable to handle the chemicals of the spray. Additionally, excess chemicals can run off of the place it was applied and contaminate the groundwater. Essentially, any time that a pest control product is sprayed, there is no way to guarantee that it has not traveled in the wind or water to another location.

What Is The Solution? Essential Oils!

Essential oils are the “secret” ingredient behind our Sniff ‘n’ Stop natural pest control products. Using modern polymer science we have created a product that encapsulates essential oils and releases them slowly over time — effectively keeping pests at bay for up to a year at a time.

So our question is: Why would you put a pesticide or chemicals in your home, business, or industrial warehouse when there are tried and proven natural pest control products like the Sniff ‘n’ Stop suite? Check out our inventory of innovative organic pest control products today.

If you have any questions about Sniff ‘n’ Stop natural pest control products, we urge you to get in contact with us today.