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National Alert Sent About Termite Fumigation and Kids

Termite Issues
Termite Issues

Getting rid of pests that can cause considerable damage to homes and businesses is essential, but it’s even more important to do so safely. Pest control services that use fumigation and other potentially toxic chemicals to eliminate pests can have serious health risks.

A national alert was recently released when a 10-year-old boy in Florida was poisoned after being around chemicals used for a termite infestation. The boy and his family had their home treated for termites by a pest control company that used a sub-contractor. Treatment involved tenting the house and applying chemicals designed to destroy termites. When the family returned to their home two days later, they all became sick soon after. Ten-year-old Peyton McCaughey suffered a serious illness from exposure to the chemicals and might not be able to speak or walk again.

The national alert urges pest control companies to make sure they’re using safe methods to remove bugs and other pests from homes and businesses. This alert is also a good reminder for building owners that it’s crucial to hire a pest control company that offers nontoxic forms of treatment. This helps reduce the risk of having occupants become ill from exposure to pest control chemicals.

Don’t take health risks when it comes to NJ commercial pest control. Contact Stern Environmental Group for safe and reliable pest control if you have a bug infestation.