Many people don’t realize that pesticides are very commonly used in many households. In fact, according to the EPA, any substance used for the destruction or repelling of any pest is considered to be a pesticide. That means that most common products like weed killers, bug sprays, and rat poison are considered to be pesticides.
It’s important to consult the manufacturer’s label before using any kind of pesticide. While many modern pesticides are not always harmful to humans, it’s best to err on the side of caution. If the pesticide takes the form of an aerosol or otherwise liquid spray, it would be good to avoid using the product on a windy day. Also, it is generally a good idea to keep all chemicals – not just pesticides – in a locked location that is hard to reach. When applying pesticides, be sure to wear appropriate clothing to avoid any harmful ingestion or absorption.