Over at Rentokil India our team of pest control experts have been working hard providing our clients and customers with exceptional pest control services. One event which recently took place was the BIA CSR Activity in which we were honored to be invited by one of our regular clients, Toyota, to help the local community of Byramangala address their mosquito problem.
The Pest Problem
Local residence of the Byramangala Villages were having problems with mosquitoes in Byramangala lake and the surrounding areas. Being issued with the burden of a mosquito infestation not only results in accumulating itchy and unwanted bites, but also implements the possibility of diseases such as malaria being spread. In India mosquitoes are also known to spread other diseases like dengue, chikungunya as well as Japanese B encephalitis.
The main areas affected by the mosquito infestation were Abbanakuppe, Abbankuppe Colony and Vrishabhavathi, each situated near the Vrishabhavthi Reservoir. Mosquitoes are attracted to standing water, so the reservoir provided a stable nesting place for them to inhabit, as well as a suitable breeding ground. The mosquitoes also produced a pest problem for the industries surrounding the Vrishabhavthi Reservoir such as Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM).
The Pest Solution
It is because of this health risk factor that the local villages raised the issue to their local PM, Mr Balakrishna Honorable MLA in order to get their pest problem resolved. From there support was requested from the Bidadi Industries Association (BIA) to assist in resolving the communities needs.
The BIA got in contact with Rentokil to assist in managing their mosquito problem as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). After carefully examining the area, Rentokil India suggested an intervention of the site to help control the pest problem. The pest management solution was planned to be carried out for a full day on the 28th of March 2015.
The mosquito management process was inaugurated by Hon. MLA Balakrisha and local leaders on the 28th of March 2015, with representatives of both Bosch and Coca Cola also present to support the cause. Whilst including the local community, Rentokil set about starting to manage the mosquito infestation.
To assist in the management of the mosquito problem, Rentokil used a unique chemical barrier. This not only dispersed the mosquito infestation, persuading them to migrate elsewhere, but also created a protective barrier to feature proof the pest solution.
After the successful management process of the pest infestation, Rentokil largely reduced the mosquito problem around the Vrishabhavthi Reservoir, whilst also generating awareness around the nature of mosquitoes as well as the potential health threats they cause amongst the local community.