Household pests are a threat to your property as well as your health. Pests like cockroaches, ants, spiders and lizards cause diseases, discomfort and social embarrassment. You need a professional pest control mechanism to get rid of them. It is advisable to get the General pest control treatment done at regular intervals as crawling insects can always re-infest from the surroundings. It is advisable to get the General pest control 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
Ants are among the most prevalent pests in households. Ants also invade restaurants, hospitals, offices, warehouses, and other buildings where they can find food and water. Ants also perform many useful functions in the environment, such as feeding on other pests (e.g., fleas, caterpillars, and termites), dead insects, and decomposing tissue from dead animals. to make the ants move faster).
Three Major species of ants found in Mumbai region are
- Red Ants
Identification – Red in color at Head and thorax region and black on the abdomen area. Trail moment.
- Black Ants
Identification – Black in color and Trail moment.
- Crazy Ants
Identification – Brown in color. Small in size compare to red and black ants. Frantic movements and erratic behavior.
Prevention Methods –
Clear up – food and liquid spillages immediately.
Sweep up – any food crumbs from under your kitchen appliances and units.
Store your food – in airtight containers wherever possible.
If you have a pet – clear away any food that isn’t eaten straight away.
Block off – the entry points for ants by sealing all cracks and crevices around your doors and window frames.
In the garden – keep your compost enclosed and make sure all rubbish bins have tightly sealed lids.
Anti Ant Treatment
- Baiting Treatment – Herbal Gel
- Spray Treatment
Baiting Treatment(Herbal Gel treatment)
Baiting technology is emerging as a reliable alternative control method that produces maximum efficacy against target ants and minimal impact on human activity.
Salient Features of this Technology are;
- No smell
- Can be applied in sensitive areas such as kitchen appliances, computers, electrical control boards, record rooms etc. as it contain low dosage of active ingredient.
- No need to leave the premises during or after treatment.
- No need to empty drawers or cover up food or do any special preparations prior to the treatment.
Not a repellent but an attractant – This bait contains insect growth regulator as active ingredient which has got effect on specific species of insects like cockroaches and ants. This active ingredient is mixed with feeding stimulants like food attractants and pheromones specialized chemicals generated by the insects to identify it from the other insects.
Lizards are inactive primarily during day and night. They move indoors during the early evening or early morning in search of insects that are attracted to lights. Lizards feed primarily on insects and spiders. They especially prefer ants.
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. 2) The insecticide reacts with plastic and silver. Hence all plastic and 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.
This spray treatment is effective against cockroaches, ants, lizards and spiders.