Welcome, everybody to another episode of the faith pest control podcast. Hi, I’m Mike Stewart. It’s another episode that we do for as a community service for all the fine folks in Jasper, Georgia, Blue Ridge, Georgia, Ellijay, Georgia, and the north Georgia mountains if you live in that area, that’s the areas that pet faith pest control services. And the pest expert that you all know and love is Fred Talley. And Fred today gets the question quite often from his customers, or the treatments that faith faith pest control does for their customers. Is it safe for the pets in the family? And, Fred, this is your opportunity to tell people that what’s going on with these treatments and you know, that they shouldn’t be concerned or what concerns you have you listen, Fred, you know what you do? So want this your chance to tell the folks what’s going on with the treatments that you do and that they’re that they are safe? Okay, my key. I can’t count the number of times I get asked the question. Is that stuff you’re using safe? Is it going to harm me? My children or my pets and literally probably twice or three times a week? I’ll get the question. Now I’ve seen and heard multiple arguments, defending and condemning most every pesticide insecticide imaginable. I’ve never seen it. But I’ve heard tales from years ago in the industry of chemical manufacturers, like drinking a teaspoon of their product just to prove that it’s safe or a manufacturer’s rep eaten, biting off a block of rodent bait just so they can see. The people that are watching can see that it’s not harming them. On the other. The total other side of the spectrum, though, I’ve seen people so terrified and paranoid about the use of any pesticide around their home, they’d rather let termites totally destroy their home, then even consider for a second applying insecticide to control them. So you know, I understand the answer doesn’t lie on the extreme end of either side of that. But in reality, I don’t know for sure that there is a single totally indisputable, precise answer that will suffice for for everybody. In reality, insects and people are different. Some things that are deadly to insects may be totally harmless to people and some things that are deadly to people may be totally harmless to insects. It one of the things that pops in my mind, right off the bat is in rodenticides, which are the products you use to control mice and rats. Basically, it’s they ingest a hyper dose of blood thinner, they hemorrhage internally and that’s how they die. Well roaches love it. But roaches don’t have blood. So they eat, they will eat the rodent bait and love it and they don’t die from it. So insecticides are have are designed specifically to have an effect on the chemistry and physiology of of insects, not warm blooded animals rodenticides, which would be the rodent baits. They’re designed to have an effect on the chemistry and physiology of rodents, not insects. So there are definitely some products on the market today that that are more potent than others, especially where warm blooded animals are concerned. But here in the household pest control business will normally use those. Just about all the products made for our industry today are odorless. We actually try not to even use products with any detectable odor so that we don’t upset a customer who might be sensitive, sensitive, sensitive to certain odors. I do have some customers that tend to have migraines and some odors will set them off. And of course since we use products that are virtually odorless, we do get the occasional comment from some people that were you know saying something to the fact Well I can tell you’re just spraying water because I can’t smell anything. So really, there’s not a no one easy, definitive answer. I’m a pretty down to earth, common everyday guy. So I kind of approach life. I try to approach life a little bit a common sense. Sometimes maybe too simplistically, though. But anyway, if somebody asks me, is that stuff you’re using safe? This is kind of the conversation I have with them. I will I will repeat the question to him, is it safe and then as well? Now, just think about it, if you drank the cup full of it or get it in your eyes, I’m pretty sure that it would cause some sort of reaction in you. But what if you drank a cup full of shampoo you use for your hair? Or if you get that into your eyes? What happens then? What about the stain or the polyurethane on your hardwood floors? Or your cabinets? You know, I would bet if you drank paint on your walls and trim or even got it in your eyes, it would likely cause some problems to or if you drank nail polish remover. Got it in your eyes? Well, you know, that could be very harmful to you. What about the common everyday items that 99% of homes in United States have under their kitchen same household bleach, ammonia. In the laundry room, you have a laundry detergent in you wash your clothes in this detergent and put them on and wear them various things throughout the house like that that you come in contact with. On a daily basis. You wash your bed linens, then you sleep on them. Think about this borax. It Borax is a naturally occurring mineral mined out of the earth. However, it’s deadly to most insects, but we use it to wash our clothes 20 mule 20 mule team Borax is and it can be I guess, considered an insecticide. But it’s manufactured as a laundry detergent and it makes our clothes clean and smell clean. How about the gasoline you use in your lawn more? If you drank it, it’s going to kill you. If if you don’t drink it, but another negative thing It killed exploded or you know the fumes explode and burn down your house. The more times than not the comment I will make is that I will tell people No, it’s not safe. But the amount of active ingredient in the product is designed to kill an insect that only weighs you know a couple of grams at most, where even a baby is, you know, is measured in pounds. I don’t want to give the impression that no precautions are necessary. So I don’t want to say it’s 100% safe. But if you follow the label directions, the risk, you know to anybody is actually pretty low. And my point is saying this is when used according to label directions, which includes most of them include the statement, do not come in contact with a product until it has sufficient time to dry. There shouldn’t be any problems. Is that a poison? Yes. And again, the act, the amount of active ingredient is designed to kill a bug that generally weighs only a few grams. I don’t say I don’t want to say this part with a flippant attitude. But if if you’re that concerned and worried about it so much that it’s going to cause you a great deal of anxiety. You know, it would be my recommendation that you probably shouldn’t even use it have a pest control treatment done. And that’s okay. You know, there are natural products that are available to the general public. I have experimented with some of them and have had short term decent results not spectacular but long term they’re they’re just not where they need to be those products aren’t where they need to be to be to enter I
think the commercial pest control world. Anyway at Faith pest control. We offer a free consultation and a 100% make you happy money back guarantee. If you hire fates pest control to get rid of If your bug problem, and at the end of 30 days, you’re not 100% Happy, we’ll come back and retreat your home for free. And we’ll keep on trading it for free until you tell us that you are happy. That still doesn’t make you happy, we’ll give you back every penny you spent on the original treatment plus will pay you an additional $25. For your time in trouble just for fooling with us. Bottom line is I want you to be happy with the service we provide or you won’t owe us a penny, period. If you feel like what I’ve said makes sense. Please call fake pest control today 770-823-9202 and asked to speak to me, Fred tally, I’ll be more than happy to speak with you and answer any questions that you may have. Well, Fred, thank you for all that great information. Folks. I know you can feel assured that Fred is going to do everything he can to make it safe for your family and your pets. And he wants you to have a pest free home with a state of the art technology that takes care of your home and prevents the damage that insects can do you know, such as termites and and we just don’t want pests in our home. So you’ve got to have pest control to have a pest free home. We do this podcast as a public service for all the fine folks in Jasper, Georgia Blue Ridge, LJ and surrounding areas in the north Georgia mountains. And you can subscribe to this podcast and apple. You can subscribe to it in Spotify, Google and Amazon. You know, subscribe to this podcast share this podcast. Listen to this podcast like this podcast comment on this podcast. But more importantly call Fred Talley at Faith pest control, which all you got to do to find the phone number is Google faith pest control, or Fred. Give out that phone number one more time. It’s our office number is 770-823-9202 and you’ll get to talk to Lily. Well that sounds great. And until next time, this is Mike Stewart for the faith pest control podcast.
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