How to keep pests away from children

Kids are particularly vulnerable to harm from pesticides because their immune systems are still developing. They are additionally bound to be exposed to pesticides by crawling on the floor, placing their hands, along with objects into their mouths. As a parent, understanding your pest control choices can assist you with picking effective pest control operators while limiting your family’s contact with pesticides. The initial step to reducing your child’s contact with pesticides is to use preventative measures. Mentioned below are some of the things you can take care of for your family’s protection.  

1.Keep mice out of the house by getting rid of their food supply, screening windows and entryways, while also fixing other potential entrances. On the off chance that rodents and mice have entered, traps are the most ideal alternative for disposing off rodents without any other unintentional damage. Simply make sure to put traps in regions that are far from children’s reach or in plastic enclosure boxes.  

 

2.At the point when ants and cockroaches get inside the house, try to pinpoint their entrance and seal them with caulk or weatherstripping. Likewise, get rid of their food source by cleaning all spills and crumbs, putting away food like a sweet dish in the fridge, seal all food compartments, washing food, and drink holders before tossing them out, don’t leave pet food unexposed overnight, and fix any leaks. 

 

3.Showering ants with soap water or cleaning them up with a sponge won’t just kill the ants, also wipe out the path that ants follow. On the off chance that you find that pesticides are important, use encased trap stations rather than showers to decrease exposure to pesticides and the danger of poisoning. 

 

4.Lessen the number of mosquitoes in the house by getting rid of stagnant water, particularly around places where children play as well as windows and entryways. Keep kids safe against mosquito bites by dressing them in long jeans and long-sleeved shirts, whenever the situation allows, and cover strollers in mosquito netting. On the off chance that covering isn’t a choice, search for less harmful mosquito repellants, for example, citronella oil or lemon eucalyptus oil. 

 

5.Washing hands with soap and water is the most ideal approach to kill microscopic organisms, prevent diseases, and decrease the chance of microorganisms getting resistant to antimicrobial agents. To properly wash your handshake sure to wet them with clean running water, and scrub them well with a bar of soap or hand wash for more than 20 seconds. Make sure to clean the back of your hands, between your fingers, and underneath fingernails. On the off chance that soap and water are not accessible, the U.S. Communities for Disease Control suggests using an alcohol based sanitizer that is at the very least 60% alcohol. Make sure to teach your kids to properly wash their hands as well as feet after waking up or going to bed. Take a bath every day if possible or on alternate days.  

 

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Mandy Kloppers
Author: Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.

Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.

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