Children have special vulnerability to the adverse effects of pesticides, due to their physiology and behaviour. One example: They tend to put things in their mouths. For this reason, additional precautions are needed when treating daycares and elementary and secondary schools with pesticides.
If pesticides are to be used, the following is required first:
The pest has been identified;
Preventive measures have been implemented.
Two options are available once the decision has been taken on the use of pesticides:
Wait at least 8 hours before allowing activities to resume in treated locations;
Fully comply with the instructions on the pesticide label.
If the application of the product does not resolve the problem, call a pesticide specialist. In the case of specific problems, pest management and green space maintenance companies may be able to apply other pesticides, subject to conditions.