General Insect Treatment (GIT)
Our General Insect Treatment (GIT) controls all common household insects including spiders, flies, millipedes, mosquitoes, earwigs, beetles, fleas, and all general insects
At Spiderman YP/MN, our surface spray for our GIT.
Is safe, colourless, odourless and eco-friendly. It dries completely clear, so you won't even know it's there!
The product is biodegradable; meaning it doesn't accumulate in the environment.
It has a Schedule 5 & 6 poison rating and it is AQIS IOA approved for use within food -processing establishments
is when applied as per the registered labels it is less toxic than many cleaning products used in the home – in fact, it’s less toxic than table salt.
Apart from fish, our product is safe for pets. We ask that you cover any aquatic pets you may have (eg. fish tank, pond etc.) and notify your Technician of their location prior to treatment. In the unlikely event that people, plants or animals come into contact with our product – either by touching it while it’s wet or by ingesting it orally – there is no concern to their safety; the amount of active constituent that they may take in is very small and is completely harmless.
How it Works:
The product we use for our GIT is a "residual insecticide", which means it must be ingested, inhaled or absorbed by the pest to be effective. Once the pest comes into contact with a treated surface, they will become affected and die. The time it takes for the insect to die will depend on its size (ie. a large spider can remain active significantly longer than a mosquito or fly).
One of the most important things to remember is that the treatment is not a repellent. It is possible that insects may enter your home from outside (eg. in washing, through open windows/doors etc.). Chances are that they will have crossed treated areas and will die shortly after. Generally after treatment, you will notice a large number of the insect population has disappeared and will stay that way for months. If you have concerns that the amount of insects you're seeing after treatment is excessive, please let us know and your Technician will contact you to discuss solutions. We’re not happy unless you are!
Areas we Treat:
Your Technician will treat both indoor and outdoor areas of your property (or as per your request). They treat surfaces that get the most traffic from pests (ie. ceilings, entrances, skirting boards, door and window frames, walls, eaves, paths etc.) with a surface contact spray, which is pre-mixed and applied using a hand-pumped backpack. Outdoor areas such as your clothesline, dog kennel, fence lines, garden borders, letterbox, outdoor furniture, pergola, retaining walls, verandas, wheelie bins, children's play equipment etc. can also be treated.
You are welcome to discuss your specific requirements and options with your Technician prior to treatment.
Vacating your Property:
It takes about 1-1.5 hours to complete our GIT on both the interior and exterior of an average sized (3-bedroom, 1-bathroom, single-garage) house. However, this will depend on variables, such as ease of access for your Technician, size of property, height of ceilings, extra sheds, level of infestation etc. Your Technician will ask you to vacate the property whilst the GIT is being performed inside. This is not for any "toxic" reasons but rather so that you don't slip on any wet surfaces! Once the treatment is dry (usually 10-20 minutes, depending on the weather), it is safe to re-enter.
In order to adhere to surfaces properly, our product requires surface areas to be dry prior to treatment.
Therefore, our GIT cannot be applied to external areas during very windy or rainy weather. If the weather turns bad the day of your treatment booking, we will contact you. We may still be able to service indoors and arrange another time to treat the outside. Alternatively, we can reschedule the whole appointment. As per the interior, surface treatments applied to the exterior of the home need 10-20minutes to dry (depending on the weather) to be effective. Rain after this period will not wash the treatment off or make the treatment ineffective.
There are many variables that determine how long treatment lasts but feedback from our clients suggests that in our part of South Australia, our General Insect Treatment (GIT) remains effective for up to 12 months - sometimes longer! Because our product is biodegradable, its strength will weaken over time. It will break down faster outside due to natural elements such as wind, rain, sun, dust etc. Indoors, it will break down first in areas such as the kitchen and bathroom, as steam and moisture can increase the speed of biodegradation.
Generally, we recommend treatment every 12 months. The return of spider webs indicates biodegradation of the treatment. Similarly, if you find the time insects take to die becomes excessive, a further treatment may be necessary. If the property has not been treated previously or there is a large, widespread or heavy infestation, it may be a good option to re-treat after a shorter period of time (eg. six months).
Our Technicians are able to further advise treatment programs, depending on each individual situation.
Preparation and After-Care:
Before Treatment, we ask that you:
Cover or clear all food items from bench and table tops. Although not necessary, you may also like to cover sensitive items: toothbrushes, pillows, baby's cot, toys etc.
Remove general clutter for ease of access around your home
Move any small items away from skirting boards to allow your Technician good access to treatment areas.
Open/raise curtains & blinds internally and raise any external roller shutters
Heavy furniture does not need to be moved.
Use an old towel or sheet to cover fish tanks and a tarp to cover ponds and don't forget to let your Technician know where they are located. please remove once the Technician has finished
After Treatment, we ask that you:
Please watch your step when returning – some floors may become slippery!
Wipe down any food preparation surfaces prior to use.
If possible, leave any existing spider webs for 1-2 weeks after treatment before brushing them down.
This allows the spider to enter the web and treatment to take effect.
Avoid washing it off! Our product is biodegradable and will break down faster outside due to natural elements such as wind, rain, sun, dust etc.
Mop approximately 5cm from skirting boards (if possible) when washing floors, as detergent will neutralise the treatment. When cleaning windows, try to avoid washing product from window frames.
Try to keep run-off to a minimum when watering. Avoid use of high-pressure hoses to wash down treated areas.
Be vigilant! Many insects will be on the move immediately after a treatment. The fact that insects are fleeing means that they have been affected by the treatment and will die soon after. It may take 24-48 hours for the insect traffic to settle after treatment.