What do you do?
Our technician treats the surfaces that get the most fly traffic (ceilings, entrances, window sills. Under veranda’s etc.).
This takes about 15-20 minutes per standard sized house.
What is the product you use?
We use a Pyrethroid which is colourless, odourless and environmentally friendly. It is pre mixed and applied in a fine misty spray, from a hand pumped back pack.
How does it work?
Any fly, mosquito or spider that touches a treated area, gets a dose and will die. The size of the insect governs how quickly it dies – mozzies die quickly, blowies can take 5-10 minutes and large spiders may take 24-48 hours, they don’t become aggressive, but will often come out of hiding.
The treatment is NOT a repellent.
How safe is it?
Like all chemical compounds, it is a question of dose. Many compounds which we are exposed to every day are potentially toxic (e.g. Coffee and Salt) but the doses we are exposed to are low enough for them not to be. Our product is less toxic than salt and caffeine and at labelled ratios the potential for exposure is extremely low.
What should I do before the sprayer arrives?
Just look at each room and think to yourself “What would I NOT want to spray fly spray onto?” and cover those things with old newspaper. Cover toothbrushes, pillows, jug, and toaster. Any food stuff must be put away. Goldfish don’t like any sort of fly spray, and should be covered or removed while the treatment takes place.
How long do I need to be out of the house?
You will need to be out of the house for the duration of the treatment (15 – 20 minutes) then about one hour after treatment. Check your invoice to see when it is safe to re-enter your home.
Wash down any food prep areas with hot soapy water.
You’ll find the dead flies mostly along the window sills, but they often go out to die.
Brush the cobwebs down about two or three weeks after treatment.
You will notice a large number of the insect population has disappeared and will stay that way for months.
To ensure you get the most out of your treatment, good hygiene and sanitation practices are always very important. Rubbish and debris need to be removed, stagnant water drained and areas where pets live should be kept clean to minimise breading material for insects.
Is it safe for my pets?
Apart from fish, Pyrethroid is safe for pets, but we recommend they be out of the house until the treatment is finished and dry, which will vary depending on the weather. Everybody should be out of the house while it is being treated, and until it is dry.
How much does it cost for treatment?
We charge $155 (includes GST) for treatment of a standard residential house, the treatment is charged on the amount of Pyrethroid used for the job and sometimes we can fit a shed or garage into this range, if your home requires more treatment we charge $15 for every litre after that.
We don’t charge for travel, GST is included in all our costings and there are no labour charges. We also offer a discount if you pay on the day. If we need to send an invoice or payment is not received on the day a $15 book-keeping fee is incurred.
Do you have a loyalty program?
Yes, we do. Book a friend or new customer and accumulate dollars off your next treatment. Just ask Clarissa or Adele in the office how you can get in board.
Do you offer sponsorship for schools & clubs?
Yes, we do. Each booking that aligns with your club/school we donate $10 back. Clubs/schools need to call office to register. For more information call 1800 008 420 or send us an email.