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Chlorpyrifos:

Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate. It is registered to treat a number of pests in Australia from crop spraying, general pest treatments to termite control. The chemical disrupts the insect’s nervous system by interfering with the enzyme acetylchlolinesterase in the brain. Very similar enzymes are found in the human nervous system and can poison humans through this same mode.

Stewarts Pest Control stopped using Chlorpyifos in 1998. In 1998 all pest control operators using this chemical were require to have blood tests annually; at the same time as this was being introduced the chemical Premise arrived on the Australian market. There are a lot of health concerns with Chlorpyifos in America, especially in children.

Stewarts chose to stop using this chemical and use the safer alternative chemicals not only because it is safer for our operators, but also for you. A lot of Pest Control companies in Australian still use Chlorpyrifos and clients are attracted to using this chemical at their properties because of the price without even knowing the health risks associated with it.

Chlorpyrifos stinks. This smell can be most discomforting for yourself, your neighbours and our operators. The smell can linger on for a considerable amount of time and is especially noticeable in wooden floor houses.

If you want to know more information on Chlorpyrifos then I recommend going on the internet and researching the chemical before having it applied at your property.

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