Pesticides are made to exterminate pests and it should remain that way. As much as possible, one must make sure that it will not come in close contact with humans. With the right information dissemination and knowledge on the adverse effects of pesticides on people exposed to it, there will be less harmful effects that may be attributed to it. One should take note that some pests have the same system as that of humans. Logically therefore, whatever kills or harms pests may also harm humans.
Luckily, humans have the ability to avoid exposure from the adverse effect of pesticides. In general, pesticides may cause poisoning or injuries. There are pesticides that could cause the eventual failure of the internal organs through poisoning that could lead to death. There are also pesticides that contain irritants that may lead to major injuries examples of these pesticides are those that contain chemicals that may cause irritation when absorbed through the skin. Exposure to pesticides may cause mild to severe damage to health depending on the extent of exposure and the chemicals used in the pesticides you applied.
Some ill effects manifests instantaneously right after a person is exposed to it. In some other cases, it may take some time. Other adverse may not surface for years such as cancer.
Pregnant or breast-feeding women should check with their physicians before using pesticides because it might be harmful to the developing baby. Those that work in a company that provides professional services on pest extermination also have to undergo a routine health check because they are prone to develop diseases related to prolonged exposure to these harmful chemicals present in pesticides.
It is essential that we only kill the target and will not get a dose of our own medicine. The process of exterminating pests using chemicals require extra caution and due diligence. I believe that for severe infestation problems, how to combat this problem should be left to trained professionals who are expert on this particular field. They sure know better.