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Chemical Pesticide Safety Equipment

Proper safety equipment is one of the most vital pieces of a pest control process, because the chemicals used in many pest control applications can have serious and detrimental effects to one’s health if the proper precautions are not taken. 

Here at Do My Own Pest Control not only will you find all the professional pest control products you will need to get rid of any pest imaginable, but you’ll also find all the equipment you need to keep yourself safe while applying these products.
 

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Instant Soap n Water (PT3)
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N95 Valved Respirator Mask
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Comfortable N95 respirator mask filters out 95% of dusts and water-based aerosol particles from the air.

Comfo Classic Respirator Mask with P100 Cartridges Kit
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Comfortable fit half-mask respirator that filters 99.97% of contaminants including dusts and oil-based aerosols and fogging insecticides.


Tyvek Coveralls
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Disposable protective suit that protects skin and clothing from harmful chemicals.

Basic Safety Kit
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A convenient safety kit for applying pesticides, foggers, dusts and more. Includes suit, gloves, goggles, and masks.

Comfo Classic P100 Replacement Cartridges - 2 pack
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P100 Cartridges for use with the Comfo Classic Respirator. Filter 99.97% of particulates including aerosols and fogging insecticides.


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Protects the eyes from dust, debris and chemical spray

Professional Safety Kit with Comfo Respirator
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Professional pesticide applicators safety kit includes a Comfo Classic P100 respirator mask to filter out 99.97% of particulates from the air.


Comfo Classic Half-Mask Respirator - MASK ONLY
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Comfortable fit half-mask respirator that filters 99.97% of contaminants including dusts and oil-based aerosols and fogging insecticides.

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Aabsorb Water-Based Chemical Absorbent

Aab-Sorb 40 Gallon Spill Kit
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40 Gallon emergency spill kit to clean up water-based insecticide spills


Global Vision Eyewear Hercules Safety Glasses - Smoke
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The Global Vision Eyewear Hercules Safety Glasses hold up to almost any conditions at work or at play.

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The Global Vision Eyewear Hercules Safety Glasses hold up to almost any conditions at work or at play.

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The Global Vision Eyewear Hercules Safety Glasses hold up to almost any conditions at work or at play.


Global Vision Eyewear Flare Goggles - Clear Lens
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The Global Vision Eyewear Flare Goggles are shatterproof anti-fog goggles with a clear lens.

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The Global Vision Eyewear Z-33 Goggles are sturdy, shatterproof antifog goggles with a clear lens.

Aab-Sorb Duffle Bag 40 Gallon Spill Kit
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40 Gallon emergency spill kit to clean up water-based insecticide spills comes with a duffle bag


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The Global Vision Eyewear Flare Goggles are shatterproof anti-fog goggles with a smoke/gray lens.

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Caterpillar premium deerskin gloves with double stitching index fingers and padded palms. Sizes: Medium, Large, Jumbo

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System designed for use in all environmental conditions. It is a lightweight, portable, self-contained cool packs to help wearer stay cool - great for hunting, manufacturing, construction and many other activities


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Necessary Safety Equipment For Pest Control

1. Respirators
 
A respirator is vital to keep your lungs and breathing passages safe from pesticides. The lungs are one of the most susceptible organs to the harmful effects of some chemicals, and therefore keeping these chemicals from making contact with them is a very important part of safe pest management techniques. The best products for lung and airway protection are respirators such as the Moldex 2300 N95 valved respirator mask, which provides complete protection from the inhalation of aerosol pesticides. It also is advisable to wear this same sort of lung protection while inspecting the house for pests, as their waste products can easily become aerosolized and cause allergic reactions and occasional disease in those who breathe in the bacteria or viruses contained therein. 
 
2. Eye Protection
 
It is well known that the eyes are prone to irritation and damage from certain chemicals, and when applying pesticides, particularly in tight and non-ventilated spaces they can be in serious danger of damage that can be lifelong. Therefore you will want to purchase sufficient eye protection whenever you are planning to apply pesticides to your home. You best bet is to purchase a pair of plastic goggles that can be worn over any eyeglasses and provide you with an impenetrable barrier to protect your eyesight. 
 
3. Skin Protection 
 
Because many of the chemicals used in pest control can be absorbed through the skin and cause harmful effects, it is important to invest in something to go over your clothes and bare skin to keep from experiencing any problems. The best products for skin protection are Tyvek coveralls, which are worn over your clothes and provide complete protection for every square inch of your skin. The material used in the manufacture of these coveralls is impenetrable to chemicals but does breathe, allowing you to remain comfortable even if you are applying pesticides in an attic, garage or other similarly unventilated space. In addition to the coveralls, you’ll also want some chemical resistant gloves to keep your hands safe and sound.

Pesticide Safety Video

Chemical Pesticide Safety in the Home

If you have ever faced a severe or even mildly bothersome pest problem at home, chances are you have faced the following dilemma: 
How important is to me that my home be pest free? Does pest eradication warrant bringing toxins into my home? If I use commercial pesticides, am I putting myself and my family at risk?
These questions can be particularly poignant to those sharing their home with children or pets.  In order to make a decision about whether chemical pest control is right for you, it is necessary to weigh the risks versus the benefits of using pesticide products at home.

Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Pesticide Application

In this industry it is not uncommon to receive emails from concerned customers about the risk level of pesticide chemicals. We try to educate people about how pesticides compare with other household products they are already using. For example, do you use toothpaste, shampoo, laundry detergent, make-up, hand sanitizer, commercial cleaners, bleach, ammonia, rubbing alcohol, prescription drugs?   Does your garage shelve automobile oil, gasoline, antifreeze, fertilizer or other lawn care products?  
If you use any of the above products you are already exposing yourself and your family to a large number of potentially harmful toxins. You might respond, yes, but I have been using these products for years and know how to use them safely. And that is precisely the point! Exercising proper safety precautions in using toxic household products does not completely remove the risk of harm. There is always the chance that a child or pet will uncover an improperly stored household product and ingest a detrimental amount. However, practicing safe usage guidelines goes a very long way to drastically reduce the risk of harm or injury. This is also the case with pesticides.

Pesticide Safety Guidelines

As long as common sense and safety are practiced, there is no reason to fear using pesticide products in the home when circumstances demand it. Ideally, pesticides will not be needed very often. When a pest problem is bothersome enough to warrant pesticide use you can retain your peace of mind by following these safety guidelines:
 
1. Always practice exclusion and prevention.   
 
When doing your own pest control, safety starts with doing everything you can to avoid having to use chemicals in the first place. This is your first line of defense and many problems can be avoided or made less severe by practicing exclusion and prevention. This includes:
  • Keep living spaces vacuumed and swept
  • Limiting eating to kitchen or designated food areas
  • Removing trash daily, ideally before night time
  • Eliminating inside clutter where pests like to set up house
  • Keeping outside debris away from the house
  • Making sure doors and windows are tightly sealed to prevent entrance
  • Repairing holes and cracks in foundation or siding, or roof promptly

2. Use natural products when and where available.  

There are actually quite a few green and all-natural pest products available that do not contain harmful toxins. If one is available that meets your needs, by all means go ahead and try that first! Why use harmful chemicals if you don't have to? Just remain open to the fact that some infestations and certain types of pests may require a more potent elixir of control.
 
3. If a natural product is not available for the type of pest control you need, or is not doing the trick, a stronger pest poison can be used. Just be sure to read and follow directions give on the product label, and practice common sense.
  • Wear protective clothing as directed on product label, usually gloves, long pants and sleeves, and a face mask to prevent inhalation.
  • Use only the smallest directed amount first. More is not necessarily better or more effective.
  • Space applications properly. More often than directed is also not any more effective.
  • Only apply chemicals when children and pets are out of the space or house, and have them return only when dusts have settled or sprays have dried. 
  • Pesticides should only ever be applied to cracks and crevices and perimeters, except where otherwise directed as with furniture or carpet treatments. Do not spray a chemical haphazardly around your home or in areas where food is eaten or prepared. When treating for termites, the pesticide needs to be applied underground, so there is no issue there.
  • If you notice any reactions in family members following an application, whether mild (as in a headache or dizziness) or severe, talk to your doctor or poison control. Even when following the label exclusively, there are still rare cases where chemical sensitivities may exist in a single individual.

Remember- Pesticides don’t have to be scary.

At the end of the day only you can decide whether applying a chemical pesticide within the walls of your home is the right thing for you. This decision should never be made because a professional pest control operator, landlord, or even a friend says it is the right thing to do. The most important thing is the safety of your family and the comfort of your home. If your pest problems are making home life uncomfortable or posing other risks to health and sanitation, just know that proper pesticide application can provide relief that will improve your peace of mind and quality of life. If you use common sense the way you do when using other common household chemicals, pesticides don’t have to be scary.
 

 





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