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What Are Pesticides Really Doing to Animals?

Sometimes, it’s not the big factories or vehicle emissions that are harming our ecosystems; instead, it could be right in your backyard.  Really, what are pesticides doing to our environment?

Sometimes, it’s not the big factories or vehicle emissions that are harming our ecosystems; it could be right in your backyard. Really, what are pesticides doing to our environment?

With our climate changing, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to the factors that are causing animal species extinction.  Rapid growth in species extinction is being examined by scientists and ecologists alike.  Sometimes, it’s not the big factories or vehicle emissions that are harming our ecosystems; instead, it could be right in your backyard.  Really, what are pesticides doing to our environment?  How are they affecting animals?  To learn more, read on.


Poisoning

 

There are two types of poisoning that come from pesticides: acute and chronic.  Acute poisoning are short-term poisonings that kill animals immediately.  For instance, if there is a sudden introduction of heavy pesticides into a stream, and all the fish go belly-up, it’s a case of acute poisoning.  It usually happens over a short period of time in a very localized area, and can be related to a single chemical.  Chronic poisoning, on the other hand, is due to long-term poisoning.  Such pesticides may be introduced slowing into the environment, so effects are not immediately noticeable.  Deaths that occur are seemingly sudden and without cause.  It can also be a widespread issue, due to migratory animals that travel with the symptoms and pesticide residue to other environments.

 

Secondary Poisoning

 

This can happen when an animal ingests something with pesticides on it.  It can end up making many birds ill when they consume an animal suffering from pesticide poisoning.  Some pesticides can also kill plants that other animals eat, so it causes the environment to become starved of a food source.  Pesticide poisoning is a serious issue, which means we need to cut down on our use of it if we’re going to have any hope of saving our environment.

 

Shumaker’s Animal Control safely and humanely removes animals from your home!

 

Shumaker’s Animal Control has over 25 years of experience in the animal and pest control field. Whatever your problem, we can help remedy the situation and restore your home (or yard) back to normal. Give us a call at (443) 854-8072 or contact us online today to see how we can help you! For more information on household and neighborhood pests and how to protect your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

 

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