First of all we want to make sure we have the appropriate clothing. Try not to have your skin exposed, so wear long sleeve shirts and gloves. If you normally like to use leather gloves, keep in mind that pesticide will remain on the leather. Continuously using them, will expose you to the pesticide every time. The best thing to do is to throw them away after handling the pesticide. This would happen in the case of other leather items as well, like watch straps, so if you value them its best not to wear them while performing this task.
Try to mix or handle the chemical outside of your home, or in a well ventilated area. Its important to ventilate the area after application also.
It may seem an obvious thing, but always keep any type of pesticide out of the reach of children.
There are also some preventative measures you can take to limit the need for pesticides. Certain types of plants act as natural deterrents to some bugs and insects. Try planting some of these around your house.
In the home building process, certain types of materials can be used that would be a deterrent for termites or carpenter ants. This would greatly reduce the need for pesticides used to treat them.
As you can see, we can take certain measures to keep safe when using pesticides. Please contact us for more information.