Some of us might have experienced this issue. Sometimes fogging is held on rainy season to avoid the mosquitoes breeding. In another case, mosquito fogging is held when dengue fever has resulted a victim in a particular area. Mosquito fogging has several advantages, but it has loss as well. These are some things you should know about mosquito fogging. You can choose to use the fogging as your mosquito repellent or not afterwards.
This mosquito control way contains pesticide substance named pyrethroids or permethrins. It is used not only in mosquito abatement, but also in pesticides for fleas, tics, lice, mites like scabies, ants, termites, etc. This chemical is a strong neurotoxin and marked by EPA as “likely” carcinogenic.
Neurotoxin is a substance which can cause nervous system damage. It had been tried on rats and resulted hyperactivity, salivation, tremors, hyperexcitability, defecation, urination, and also liver damage. Other animals experienced numbness of lips and tongue, nausea, diarrhea, convulsions, aggression, seizures, paralysis, respiratory failure, and the worst… death. It has negative impacts on bugs as well.
On human, neurotoxin can cause itching, burning, and prickling sensations of the skin, headaches, convulsions, tremors, facial flushing and selling, nausea, asthma, sneezing and nasal congestion. Furthermore, this mosquito fogging ingredient can cause autism, birth defects, parkinson, depression, breast cancer, thyroid damage, liver disease, kidney problems, immune damage, and also nervous system damage.
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Another chemical contained in mosquito fogging is piperonyl butoxide. It is a suspected carcinogen and highly toxic to the liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal, reproductive and nervous system. this chemical is suspected of being connected to coma, convulsions, renal damage, hyperexcitability, prenatal damage, vomiting, weight loss, anorexia and many more. It is also a dangerous neurotoxin which can kill birds, fish, and other aquatic life.
Avoiding the Impact of Mosquito Fogging
It is known that mosquito fogging can cause serious damage to nervous, respiratory, and other body systems. If you can choose, it is better if you do not apply the mosquito fogging. But, if it is an urgency, you can protect you and your family by avoiding the fogged place for several hours. Use masks tightly for additional protection.
If the mosquito fogging is held outside, make sure your windows, doors, and other slits have been closed during and after the fogging. If it is held indoors, make sure your furniture and belongings have been protected well and go towards a safe distance for several until 12 hours. Do not forget to use masks until the fog has been totally disappeared and clean up your house after the mosquito fogging.