DIY Pest Control Product Spotlight: Insectaclear C Insect Clear

Do you have a problem with insects in your house? Do you want to get rid of a few insects here and there and stop it from becoming a full-blown infestation? For serious infestations, we usually advise against DIY pest control. However, there is a place for it. 

Here’s the first in our series on DIY pest control and the products you might need depending on your problem. 

Need to get rid of insects from your house?

Nobody wants insects in their house but as long as there’s a food source, water, and shelter to encourage them, they’ll keep getting in. If you’ve noticed a few insects in your house, you might think it’s not that much of a problem. But we can tell you from experience that you’re better off getting rid of them at an early stage before it becomes a more serious issue. 

Insects like bed bugs, fleas, and other crawling and flying insects breed like wildfire so an infestation can easily occur. 

Should I try DIY pest control?

If all the signs are that you’ve caught things at an early stage, DIY pest control is a good option. If you’ve only seen a few insects and there are no other signs of pest activity like droppings or damage to foodstuffs and other items around your house, try a DIY insect spray as a first line treatment. 

What DIY pest control product should I use to get rid of insects from my house?

Our recommendation is our Insectaclear C Insect Killer Spray. It acts fast on insects that have invaded your house, and it’s safe and easy to use. Another big benefit is that it doesn’t have an odour like many spray products and it won’t leave stains either. All you need to do is spray it on walls and floors, apply it around any cracks in walls, or spray it directly at the insects. 

The spray will work on many types of crawling and flying insects including bedbugs, fleas, ticks, cockroaches, ants, flies, moths, and wasps. 

What is the active ingredient in Insectaclear C insect killer?

The active ingredient is cypermethrin which belongs to a class of insecticides known as synthetic pyrethroids. These are man-made insecticides which have been formulated to mimic a naturally-occurring insecticide called pyrethrum, which comes from the crushed petals of the Chrysanthemum flower. The bonus of the synthetic version is that it’s been designed to work for a longer amount of time. This makes it a very effective DIY pest control option. 

How does cypermethrin kill insects?

Cypermethrin acts as a poison which will quickly inhabit an insect’s nervous system. Once the spray makes contact or it’s ingested, it acts on the insect’s nerve cells, causing paralysis and preventing them from feeding or doing any of their normal activities. When they can’t carry on with the activities that sustain life, death usually follows quickly. 

Is Insectaclear C Insect killer toxic?

Cypermethrin has been shown to have low toxicity when it comes to humans, mammals, and birds. This doesn’t mean that you can take your eye off the ball though. Even though it’s a DIY pest control product, Insectaclear C is a professional standard formula, so always read the label and take the necessary precautions. 

An important point to note is that cypermethrin is highly toxic to fish, water insects, and bees, so avoid getting it into drains and use it with care. 

Want to get rid of insects in your house?

For a few insects here and there, where no signs of infestation are present, try a DIY pest control product like Insectaclear C. But if you notice clear signs of infestation, don’t wait and put your family and home at risk. Call in the pest professionals. 

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