Insects and mites have no place in your house, indoors or out. Compare-N-Save Indoor/Outdoor Insecticide keeps your house and surroundings safe from insects. It may be used both indoors and outside, as the name implies. The product contains permethrin*, which is effective against ants, cockroaches, fleas, ticks, and other pests.
Spraying insecticide inside is usually not a problem if it is being used according to instructions. However, if you use too much or if it gets on objects people might come into contact with, such as furniture or carpet, you could harm yourself or others. This could happen if you use more than what's recommended on the label or if you don't follow directions about where to put products that contain permethrin*.
People who are sensitive to chemicals should not use compare-n-save indoor/outdoor insecticide. Children should never be allowed to play with products containing permethrin* because they could put them in their mouths. Also, avoid breathing in the spray. It is important to wear protective clothing when spraying compare-n-save indoor/outdoor insecticide. Do not eat or drink during or after handling this product.
Comparison-n-Save sells several products that contain permethrin*.
The safety of any pesticide is heavily dependent on the type of insecticide and how it is used. Insecticide dust and aerosols, for example, are commonly applied to cracks and crevices. Staying out of the house until the substance has dried is often recommended in these indoor spray guidelines. Pesticide fumes are also dangerous to humans so caution must be taken not to allow them to build up in the environment.
Insecticides can cause health problems for people who are exposed to them directly or through the environment. They may affect the lungs, heart, nervous system, liver, kidneys, skin, reproductive organs, gastrointestinal tract, and blood. Some pesticides may be toxic even when they fail to kill their target insects. The following are examples of common insecticides and their effects on humans.
Organophosphates are a family of chemicals that prevent nerve transmission by taking control of the enzyme that breaks down neurotransmitters. These chemicals are known for their ability to damage the nervous system of humans and other animals. Symptoms of exposure include headache, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, muscle weakness, blurred vision, and dizziness. If you are exposed to organophosphate pesticides, take appropriate precautions to protect yourself from contamination. Do not eat vegetables that have been grown in contaminated soil or drink milk from cows that have eaten contaminated grass. Wear protective clothing if you come into contact with pesticides. Use protection as you would for any other hazardous material.
Overview Indoors, insecticides should only be used as a last option and as a supplement to other nonchemical techniques such as sanitation, exclusion, and mechanical disposal. Only ready-to-use sprays, dusts, or baits explicitly marketed for in-home usage should be used by residents. These products must be stored in a dry place out of the reach of children.
In addition, all household chemicals should be kept away from children and pets. If you are going to use anything with alcohol, do not let anyone else do so either. Alcohol can cause eye irritation or blindness if it gets into your eyes.
Pesticides are often called the "indoor menace" because of how easily they can get into our homes. They're also hard to get rid of once they start leaking into other rooms. If you have a pest problem inside your home, call an applicator licensed in your state to treat your house.
Professionals apply pesticides under close supervision. They always wear protective clothing when applying pesticides. They also use breathing equipment to prevent inhaling any of the pesticide's fumes.
Some pesticides are toxic if swallowed. Others may cause skin reactions or problems if they come in contact with the skin. Some products contain ingredients that should not be ingested, while others cannot be applied directly to the mouth. Follow instructions on the label to ensure the safety of everyone in your home.
When chemicals are sprayed outside, rain, sun, and microbes break them down. What about inside your home? Not at all. While testing indicates that the insecticide is usually harmless, it can cause skin irritation, headaches, and nausea in those who are more susceptible. The smell may trigger asthma attacks in people with asthma.
You should avoid exposing yourself to pesticides for any length of time. Pesticides will harm humans through ingestion (eating), absorption through the skin, inhalation, and injection. Pesticides can also enter bodies through contaminated water or by contacting plants that have been treated with pesticides. Pesticides can stay in food if it isn't cooked properly or if it contains a lot of fat. The government recommends that you do not eat fruits or vegetables when they are being grown using pesticides.
People who work with pesticides on a regular basis are at greater risk for developing cancer. Researchers believe this is because they are exposed to higher levels of pesticides than the general population. Pregnant women should not handle pesticides without special protection. Chemicals that kill insects are also toxic to animals that consume insects, such as birds and pets. If an animal consumes a pesticide-treated area, it could die from poisoning. The best way to prevent animals from consuming toxins is by keeping gardens clean of any leftover foods, and installing protective fencing around your property.
Yes, it is safe; but, as Dave implied implicitly, eliminating or keeping bugs from entering the house is preferable, so spraying inside becomes unneeded. However, if you must apply insecticide inside, here are some tips for doing it safely.
First, identify which insects may be present before applying the product. This can be done by reading the label information and knowing the chemistry of the product you are using. Most products have a list of harmful ingredients including pesticides on their labels. Also, your local greenhouse supplier should know what pests may be problems inside your house. Finally, you can call your local agricultural extension office for advice.
Second, follow all safety instructions included with the product. These instructions might include not to eat any foods after applying pesticide, not to drink any beverages after handling pesticide, and so on.
Third, do not let children play in areas where they could be exposed to the product. Keep them away from plants until they have had time to move away from these sensitive areas.
Fourth, use caution not to contaminate other parts of the house with insecticide sprayed inside only areas affected by a problem.
Finally, clean up any spills immediately - especially if you are using a product that contains alcohol.