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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

(3) How To Control Pests ?

A latest awareness is integrated pest management which includes:

- Personal protection
- Environmental sanitation
- Use of chemical insecticides

USE OF CHEMICAL INSECTICIDES:

The selection of pesticides is a quite technical aspects and one should not depend on unqualified person or agency. Because a particular pesticides has its own characteristics to kill a particular species of an insect and the same pesticide can not be used for all types of insects. Further it is not necessary that highly toxic pesticides would be effective against a small insect. But definitely it will be harmful to the human life as well, as environment too.

The knowledge of pesticides chemical composition and biology behavior of a pest in question is very much co-related for better results. But due to insufficient knowledge of team working with any pest control agency can cause a pesticides slow and acute poisoning.

PESTICIDE POISONING:

The symptoms of pesticide poisoning are similar to other types of poisoning and diseases. In general, there are two types of poisoning: acute and chronic. Acute poisonings occur after a single exposure. Chronic poisoning occurs as the result of repeated, small nonlethal doses over a long period of time. But all pesticides poisoning symptoms are not the same. In general symptoms of pesticides poisoning are as follows:

Mild Poisoning or Early Symptoms of Acute Poisoning: headache, fatigue, weakness, restless, nervousness, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, loss of weight, thirst, soreness of joints and irritation of skin, eye, nose and throat.

Moderate Poisoning or Early Symptoms of Acute Poisoning: nausea, diarrhea, excessive saliva, stomach cramps, no muscle coordination, extreme weakness, mental confusion, difficulty in breathing, cough, yellow skin, weeping.

Severe or Acute Poisoning: fever, intense thirst, vomiting, inability to breathe, unconsciousness, increased rate of breathing.     << Previouss