Flies

Will I still see flies?

Yes, we do not and cannot guarantee to keep flies out of your house or premises. The chemical works in two ways firstly as a repellent which is so successful that in most cases you do not see any flies. They simply make an approach then are repelled and go elsewhere. The second way is on contact, they must make contact with the chemical before it will work.

How long will it take for a fly to die once it has made contact?
The chemicals used are Synthetic Pyrethroids (SP) which is based on a natural pyrethrum found in the Chrysanthemum Daisy. The wonderful aspect of SP’s is that they not only kill insects after they come into contact with a treated surface, but they will also deter a large number from even coming into your home. Occasionally flies will become paralysed after landing on a treated surface, and this is why you mayChristchurch Pest Control and Exterminators Elite Pest Control
see them sitting on your ceiling or walls for up to 24 hours or more, but rest assured they will die.

Is it safe for children, pets, asthmatics and pregnant women?
Yes, all chemicals used by registered pest control companies have gone through a series of tests and have been approved of by the Health Department, Pesticides Board and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry before being released for use in the commercial and domestic markets.

It has been designed to be safe for use in your home or place of work; therefore it is not a miracle cure.

If it is safe, why do we have to be out of the property for three hours?
The chemical may have a solvent that could cause skin irritation while airborne.

How long will the treatment last?
This depends on where you live and what surrounds your property. In most cases you can expect the treatment to last up to three month. If we have a long, hot season a top up treatment may be needed. (There is an extra cost for this.)

I have flies that are not landing; they just keep hovering in a jerky pattern!
This is the male lesser house fly and most of the time this species of fly is only looking to mate with a female and it will not land or feed therefore insecticide treatments will be ineffective. This fly is becoming more common in New Zealand and if you find you have this fly other methods need to be employed, with the likes of pheromone traps and automatic insecticide dispensers. (Once again, there is an extra cost for this.)

Borer

Will I still see borer?

Yes you will. After residual applications have been applied to control wood-boring beetles, the home owners can expect to see more emergence holes and frass produced. However, this activity should decrease over time. Beetle pupae particularly of the old house borer are unaffected by residual applications and adult emergence can still occur. Larvae feeding deeper in the wood also may not make contact with enough product to kill them immediately and will continue to produce frass.

How does the chemical work?

Boron, Timbor, Pest Bor

Boron is slow to  break down over time, therefore offering longer lasting protection. Best of all, Boron is virtually odorless and has no known resistance.

Common Wood Borer
Common Wood Borer

Boron is a natural insecticide and fungicide that is widely used as wood preservative and protectant. It is composed of nearly pure sodium borate, a mined crystalline form of boron with comes from the earth itself. The Borates prevent the metabolism of food by insects and fungi causing death.

 

Permethrin, Perigen, Barricade.

The products damage the nervous system of insects that come into contact with them.

The residual qualities of an Annual treatment on painted surfaces, provide control by killing larvae that feed on treated wood and the adults emerging through treated surfaces. This treatment will also provide protection against re-infestation. This must be done annually.

What can be done to stop borer landing when on the wing?

A treatment needs to be done that is similar to treating a house for spiders. This will repel borer insects from landing and laying eggs. (This needs to be done annually.)

Spiders

Will I still see spiders?
Yes, we do not and cannot guarantee to keep spiders out of your house or premises. They can be brought in through a number of ways whether it is old boxes, books or furniture being brought into the house or they have gained entry simply by walking in from untreated areas such as sheds, letterboxes, gardens or even your neighbour’s property. However, once they make contact with the treated surface they will die.

Found at Hanmer River 2013
Found at Hanmer River 2013

How long will it take for the spiders to die?
The chemicals used are Synthetic Pyrethroids (SP) which is based on a natural pyrethrum found in the Chrysanthemum Daisy. The wonderful aspect of SP’s is that they not only kill insects after they come in contact with a treated surface, but they will also deter a large number from even coming into your home. Occasionally spiders will become paralysed after walking across a treated surface, and this is why you may see them sitting on your ceiling or walls for up to 24 hours or more, but rest assured they will die.

How long will the treatment last?
For a full season, so remember if your house is treated at the end of summer it will need to be treated before the next summer season begins, so try and treat early.

Last time it lasted for over two years; will it last as long this time?
You’re lucky! It is not the chemical that has lasted, but what has happened is that the food chain has been broken and little insects that spiders feed on have gone elsewhere. But remember your house is now open to be re-infested.

 

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