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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Cockroaches Control

Control of Cockroaches and Other Crawling Insects:  
Cockroaches, bed bugs, red ants and wall lizards are pests that thrive around human dwellings. Though unclean conditions increase their numbers, these insects, because of their dependence on man for food, will still exist in the best and cleanest of premises. These insects are repulsive, cause diseases by carrying germs on their body and contaminate food. They also interfere with personal comfort and can cause social embarrassment. Personal efforts at eliminating these pests are ineffective and time Pest Control Treatment will do the job thoroughly and efficiently.

sb General Disinfestation Treatment: 
It is advisable to get the General Disinfestation treatment done at least once every four months. The treatment is carried out by spraying insecticide in every crack and crevice of the premises to reach all the hidden parts so as to kill all the existing insects.

Before The Treatment: 
  1. All utensils, containers, raw and cooked food should be removed from the kitchen (or from the area for making tea etc. in offices) and kept on the dining table or in the middle of the drawing or some other room. They should be covered with an old bedsheet or newspapers so that the insecticide does not accidentally fall on them.
The insecticide reacts with plastic and silver. Hence all plasticand silver articles should be kept away under cover. Please cover all the plastic articles such as TV, Audio Systems, Telephone Instruments etc.

During the Treatment: 
Do not close the windows. Contrary to popular belief, cockroaches do not die by inhaling the vapour of the insecticide. They die when they come in contact with the insecticide. Keeping the windows closed is harmful for the persons who are inside the premises at the time of treatment.

After the Treatment:
After the treatment, leave the place undisturbed for about two hours. After two hours wipe the surfaces which have been sprayed with our insecticide, with a dry cloth only. Do not wash those surfaces for about two days. Thereby the residual effect of the insecticide will not be reduced. The cockroaches, which may not have been reached at the time of spraying the insecticide come out from their places of hiding at night. When they move over these surfaces which have been sprayed with insecticide, they die. The cockroaches, which have remained in hiding during the treatment are killed within 3-4 days after the treatment.

The Golden Principle for Preventing Pests Is Deny Them Food and Shelter: 
If your premises have cracks and crevices along the door and window frames, particularly in the kitchen / canteen, get them filled up by a mason. Any inflated plywood, broken panels of wood, which is normally an ideal refuge of cockroaches, should be replaced. No gap should be left between the cupboards, shelves etc. and the wall. As far as possible, light colour should be used for painting the kitchen. Care should be taken while bringing in soft drink crates. The crates normally contain cockroaches. Do not exchange crates. Exchange bottles only. No food should be left around open for the night. These encourage cockroaches. They may come again!

Limitation of Pest Control Treatment:

Inspite of the treatments, sometimes the insects come again very soon from the surrounding areas. The insecticides that are allowed to be used in places habitated by human beings (as per the insecticide Act 1968) are not as toxic, since the very toxic insecticides are also harmful to human beings. The insecticides allowed mainly kill whatever insects are there on contact. They cannot stop insects reinfesting your premises from surrounding areas, from the gutters and from place to place.
The time taken for the insects to reinfest varies from place to place. There are premises which remain free from cockroaches for one year after just one treatment and there are premises in which cockroaches reinfest just after fifteen days depending upon the surroundings. Considering the factors mentioned above and also the fact that cockroaches tend to become immune to insecticides the treatment for controlling cockroaches is about 80% effective

Control of Bed Bugs, Red Ants, Wall Lizards Etc: 
The same insecticide spray used against cockroaches is effective for the above insects also.

In addition to general spray for bed bugs, seams of mattresses are specifically treated, since bed bugs mostly live and breed there.

In case of red ants, besides liquid spray, an insecticide powder is sprinkled which is highly effective.

Wall lizards, wherever accessible, are sprayed with the liquid insecticide. They take more than an hour to die.

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