A BETTER CLEAN
A residual contact insecticide is applied to ceilings and walls down to window-ledge level. We also treat sheltered areas at front and back doors.
This pyrethrin treatment should kill most insects crawling on it for up to 12 weeks. (Don't believe the reports of it still working up to a year after application. Those insecticides were banned over 30 years ago.)
We warrant the treatment for 12 weeks except when temperature and humidity are high as these conditions lessen the effect of insecticides.
If temperature and humidity are low and flies are not dying, it is possible that there is resistance to the insecticide in use. That being the case, we would arrange to re-treat with a different insecticide.
The cost of this treatment is based on an average 3 bedroom house around town and is $100.
Extra Bedroom-sized Room is $11. Single Garage is $30 and Double Garage is $45.
Discounts may apply if you arrange a friend or neighbour to be done at the same time.
Note that these prices are based on average 3 bedroom houses around town and if your house was bigger than average, or had high ceilings, the price would naturally be more. Likewise, if your house is out in the country there may be a travel charge if we had to make a special trip to do just the one house.
Average 3 Bedroom House is 9 bedroom-sized rooms with an average bedroom being 12 square metres.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Flies crawling on the treatment to die for at least 12 weeks after the treatment.
Hover flies to remain a pest as they rarely land on the treated surfaces.
Over-spray on windows which you may need to clean off.
WHAT NOT TO EXPECT
Flies to stop coming inside. The treatment is not a deterrent. It is a contact insecticide which kills flies that have crawled on the treated surface enough to receive a lethal dose. Only fly screens deter flies from coming inside.
Flies to die after 12 weeks from treatment.
Flies to die during a period when temperature and humidity are high, as this weakens the effect of most insecticides. This is not a fault of either the insecticide or the technician. As soon as temperature and humidity return to normal, so should the effect of the insecticide.
Flies to die where the treatment is applied over fresh paint which weakens insecticide.
Flies to die where chlorine bleach has been used on the treated surface.
Flies to die where the treated area is cleaned after treatment.
Flies to die in areas where steam is created e.g. bathrooms and kitchens.
Flies to die that do not come in contact with the insecticide, which is often the case with the small common house fly (also called the hover fly).
PRE AND POST TREATMENT YOU NEED TO DO
Place all food and cooking utensils inside cupboards or cover them to avoid over-spray.
Place toothbrushes inside cupboards and cover pillow cases and any items you do not want treated.
Ensure goldfish are covered and that pets and people are outside until safe to return.
Ventilate the house before re-entering and do not re-enter for at least 4 hours after treatment.
Wash down food benches and dining tables after treatment and before use.
Fit fly screens in areas where hover flies are a problem and where livestock are near.
Destroy breeding sites: Turn compost heaps regularly and keep lawns mowed.
Keep tight lids on rubbish bins and regularly remove rubbish from the property.
Fresh meat should be refrigerated. Don’t leave it on the bench, especially in summer.
Wrap and dispose of fish and meat scraps promptly.
Wash dogs regularly and dispose of animal wastes from near the property.
Keep livestock as far from the house as possible.
Phone Larry & Jos on 0274927035