Posts Tagged ‘1-800-222-1222’
Why do we all need to be careful?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), approximately 10,000 children a year are accidentally exposed to mouse and rat baits.
Every day in the United States, 87 people die as a result of unintentional poisoning, and another 2,277 are treated in emergency departments.
Drug overdose death rates in the US have more than tripled since 1990.
In 2010, poison control centers reported receiving calls about 2.4 million human poison exposure cases.
Some fun at ProBest Pest Management!
The staff and management at ProBest Pest Management tries real hard to honor and say thanks to all the staff as often as possible. Since we are not the largest company out there, we have to be somewhat imaginative I mean what would the point be to have an employee of the month when there are really only 10 of us.
Amount 8 months ago we did an EXTREME AFRICANIZED BEE JOB, they were some of the nastiest of the bees we ever have to deal with. Well one of the crew was stung 13 times and another 3 times. Well just a few days ago it happened again – 11 stings and that is with a bee suit on. I was going to show the picture of his face but he had to take the next day off cause it swelled up, WOW – got to watch out for stinging pests and that is why you should always call a Pest Management Professional… Even if we get stung – we get rid of the bees.
So to honor the dedication and professionalism we decided to start a little trophy system.
Just to gloat a little, after working for over 25 years in the pest control field – I have only been stung twice to my recollection.
What happens when you get stung?
Food allergy is the leading cause of anaphylaxis; however, medications, insect stings, and latex can also cause an allergic reaction that leads to anaphylaxis.
I found this article in Pest Management Professional magazine November 2012 and they listed the source http://www.niaid.nih.gov the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
- Allergies to venom of stinging insects such as honeybees, wasps, hornet, yellowjackets, scorpions and fireants
- Systemic reactions in adults ranging from 3.3% to 5%
- 40 to 100 deaths annually from anaphylaxis
When stung call 911 or Poison Control immediatley if you are a known allergic or if you experience symptoms.
“Health Concerns About the Misuse of Pesticides for Bed Bug Control” As a member of PESP I wanted to share this, It is a must read article on scams and pesticide use for Bed Bugs! Also here is some additional information they have posted in that article.
Important phone numbers and Web sites
If you believe you or a family member has become ill from a pesticide exposure:
Call your local poison control center: 1-800-222-1222, your local hospital emergency room, or the National Pesticide Information Center at 1-800-858-7378. You can also call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information Line at 1-800-CDC-INFO for information about pesticides.
If you believe your pet has become ill from a pesticide exposure:
Contact your local veterinarian or call the National Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435.
I will add one more important item from my list – Before hring anyone check them out: Within the last week I have had an opportunity to bid against someone who quoted a price of $150 for a 3 bedroom house – my price was over $1000. I also believe that they intended to only use pesticides – it is my opinion that this will not work in all circumstances and again I also believe it is important for people to understand about the use of pesticides within homes.
I suggest you wear your shoes!
It’s dark outside and you need to run to the garage, so you ask yourself “Should I put on my shoes?” – The answer is an unequivocal – YES. Bark Scorpions pack a sting that could send you to the hospital and this whopper – Desert Hairy Scorpion will sting you but generally is not as bad as the Bark Scorpion.