Pest control is required to be carried out in homes, commercial buildings, hospitals, restaurants and in many other places to keep environments safe and healthy. The work must be carried out by licensed and experienced pest control companies through the use of chemicals and many other devices like bait tunnels. It results in the production of waste that can include contaminated packaging, leftover chemicals, carcasses of rodents and other pests, bait tunnels, boxes and many other things used to eradicate pests from the premises that the pest control companies are asked to work-in.
Waste generated from the activities undertaken by these exterminators requires to be disposed of in ways that are environmentally responsible so that the health of its customers and the general public is not affected in any way. Fluorescent tubes and UV lights are also used by pest control companies to help control the flies and insects in places where these can be a nuisance, and the safe disposal of the used tubes and lights has to be part of any pest control companies. Others pest control materials such as used plastics and cardboards should be collected and discarded properly or be shredded using cardboard shredder.
Other items that need careful waste disposal are empty containers of chemicals used for pest eradication and control, sachets of specialized chemicals used for the same purpose, any personal protective equipment used by the workers that are often single-use, and many other items that the work of carrying out pest control can generate. Rodent carcasses require to be carried away and disposed of separately and considered as waste. Though they contain levels of bait that may be fatal to rats but not humans, rats can still be carriers of infectious diseases, and the residue is therefore considered to be clinical waste that requires that the waste produced is buried or burnt in incinerators.
Pest control agencies who have undertaken contracts for rodent control need to examine traps, tunnels and other devices used for this at regular intervals and remove carcasses before they rot and turn into dangerous waste. They also need to ensure that the bait laid out does not spill over or become hazardous to other pets and animals. All waste generated by the activities of pest control agencies requires careful collection and disposal that is relevant to the type of waste that their actions have caused.
Pest control agencies have to carry away the waste that their activities have created and treat it in the ways that the classification of the waste demands. Care has to be taken to prevent infection during handling and transport. Any waste that is considered clinical, disposal, and treatment has to be carried out at particular sites that need to be licensed to dispose of such hazardous waste.
Pesticides leftover from work carried out by pest control agencies mustdisposed of as per the instructions that given for storage and disposal that most pesticides containers will be labeled. It is considered household hazardous waste and must never be into household garbage bins. Containers containing pesticides must never reused.
Careful collection and handling of waste created by pest control activities is vital to health and must be insisted on by customers.