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FAQ

How often do I need treatment and how long will it last?

We recommend treatment once every 12 months, but in some instances you may need a top up treatment in high insect activity areas i.e. in food preparation businesses, sheep and cattle properties. The major factor to the longevity of our treatment is UV light. UV light increases the biodegrading process therefore the product will last longer internally. Externally, the natural elements (rain, dust and wind) also help increase this process. Since external areas are classed as an uncontrolled environment, you will find these areas will biodegrade first. Please bare in mind, every season is different and certain climatic conditions can increase insect activity.

How toxic is your product and will it harm our pet(s)?

The product we use for general insect treatments rate as a Schedule 5 & 6 poison rating; less toxic than many cleaning products used in the home and in fact is less toxic than table salt. It also has no adverse effect on plants or animals. For more information see our toxicity page showing comparisons of Greedy Gecko treatment compared with other household items.

How long will it take to treat an average sized property?

The technician will only take 30 - 60 minutes for an average property which uses a 5 litre pack. Larger areas that use more literage will take proportionately longer. There is no requirement to leave the property but in the interest of health and safety, we require the occupants to vacate while the technician treats inside as your hard surfaced floors will become slippery. Once these areas are dry, you're ready to re-enter your property.

How much does your service cost?

This is covered extensively in the pricing link found in the main menu bar above.

On which insects is your service effective?

Our product is a general insecticide and is effective on all common household insects including mites, cockroaches, beetles, silverfish, earwigs, fleas and ants. Although excellent on flying insects such as flies, midgees and mosquitoes, we find them difficult to control as they need to land on the surface that has been treated. Remember, our product is not a repellent. These insects are also dependant on seasonal climatic conditions with moisture a major factor.

How will rain affect the treatment?

As long as the treatment is applied onto a dry surface, is given time to dry, it will cling to that surface. It has a silicon like substance that attaches itself but being biodegradable, it will wear off over time. In dusty areas with high winds the surface that has been treated may be covered. To rejuvenate a light hose may be required.

Why have I found insects immediately after treatment?

The product we use attacks the insects immune system so although effective, it is not immediate. Spiders may enter your property through washing, or flies through open doors. You may also find certain crawling insects come straight under your door. Given time they will all become affected by our treatment, remembering the larger the insect, the longer it takes. We do not treat inside cupboards, behind curtains or under beds; so if you find there is a problem in these areas, mention this to your technician.

What preparations are necessary before and after treatment?

Before: Leave all spider webs as this will give an indication as to where insect activity is located. Cover any open food ie. fruit bowl or left out bread. A tea towel is adequate or put away in pantry/microwave. Cover any aquatic pets such as fish tanks or ponds (use an old towel or sheet for tanks and a tarp for ponds). We will ask you to vacate whilst treatment is being performed inside. We recommend siting outside with a tea/coffee and a paper as we will only take 20 - 30 minutes to complete internally.
 
After: Brush down those webs 1 - 2 weeks after treatment. This will give you an indication of treatment durability. Once the webs return, another treatment is required. Biodegradation will occur first externally. Keep 1 - 2 inches away from skirtings when washing floors. Detergent will neutralise the product.