I just had our house sprayed by a pest control company. I have only found two cockroaches inside the house since we moved in last October, plus a few other harmless but annoying insects and bugs, certainly not a dire problem, but...
two too many in my opinion.
I am all about a pesticide free home. For my family's safety and for the environment's. We use chemical free cleaners and body products and we eat basically organic everything but I just can't tolerate creepy crawlies in my house. I agonised over calling the pest control company and read all the details on their website, which contained comments such as no harm to the environment, no harm to your children or pets.
I guess that's okay then...is it??
The company advises children with asthma, pregnant women and children under four had to leave the house for 4 hours until the spray residue completely dried off. My mum was at my house when they arrived and they advised she, too, leave the house.
So how bad is it?
What is that chemical?
(He told me the name of it but I just can't remember, started with 'p').
I was told not to wash the floors for a few days (vacuuming is okay) so I have an anxious few days a head as I implore my little girls not to take their shoes off under any circumstance for fear of getting 'poison' as they call it on their feet, which, could be transferred who knows where!
Would I do it again in a years time?
I'm not sure. I think I have a lot of reading to do.
What are the alternatives?
I loaned a book from the library some months ago on chemical free pest control but during the busy weeks of moving house had to return it before enlightening myself. Must find it or something similar again soon! Any thoughts or suggestions are most welcome!