A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

The Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu aptly summed up the beauty of undertaking a journey. A memorable journey has its antecedents in a comfortable and relaxing experience regardless of the mode of transport. So whether you are traversing the length and breadth of the country over the national highway or whether you are traveling via public transport comfort is key to a good start to an epic journey!

However these days journeys are off to a horrible start. The reason- pests are on a journey of their own. Whether it is the Indian Railways- the country’s biggest employer or the comfort of your own car – which could be a Mercedez benz or the erstwhile Maruti swift class unconscious pests shall find their way into these places and mar your journey and plague you along every step and every mile.bed bug 1

Pests such as termites, roaches, flies and specially bed bugs are a nightmare for backpackers, voyagers, families traveling and the like. Until about few years ago, bed bugs were largely the stuff of bedtime sayings. “Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Now, these tiny pests have emerged as a big nuisance throughout the country. They like to hide in small cracks and crevices close to a human environment. They can be found behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery, and in furniture crevices. Beg bugs are also known to survive in temporary or alternative habitats, such as backpacks and under the seats in cars, busses and trains.

“Bedbugs start bugging train passengers” was the news published in TIMES of INDIA dated 21st Feb 2012. Where in the news sated that Cimicidae or bedbugs are small parasitic insects and refers to species that prefer to feed on human blood. Almost invisible to human eye, these bugs, once they have fed on human blood, bloat to the size slightly smaller than the sac of a mosquito in a similar state. The most commonly infested places are the mattress.

A U.S. News stated “Detroit bus drivers bugged about bedbugs” Published: June 29, 2012 describes the request the bus drivers union in Detroit has asked the City Council regarding pressurizing the transit authority to help stop the spread of bedbugs on buses.termites 1

Although bed bugs can dine on any warm-blooded animal, they primarily dine on humans. Bed bugs do not transmit diseases, but their bites can become red, itchy welts. Bed bugs bite, leaving small bite marks which are typically red. Sometimes the bites bleed. Occasionally bed bugs will leave several bites in a row on skin. In many cases, bed bug bites cause itching and nothing more. Sometimes the bites cause insomnia and anxiety, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

In some cases these bites can cause allergic reactions, including rashes and infections of the skin and lymph glands. In the most serious of cases, bed bug bites can induce anaphylaxis, a rapid, whole-body allergic reaction characterized by abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, anxiety, swelling, chest and throat problems, and unconsciousness.  Anaphylaxis is no joke, often requiring a dose of epinephrine (adrenalin) to save the patient. To solve such problem arising from pests specially insects, we need a strong, effective and more specifically an environmentally friendly solution. A solution that is safe to humans as human are in direct contact insects.

Termirepel™ is a non toxic, non hazardous and environmentally friendly product. Termirepel™-Not only safeguards the properties and damages done by pest to various sectors but also doesn’t harm the pests in any way. Termirepel™ as the name suggests it repels the pest from the targeted area.

Termirepel™ is available in a paint based solution –can be used as solution for woods, walls, windows etc. Also it is available in form of masterbatch-to be incorporated in the polymeric material such as bed resin, seat covers, wires and cables.

Application of Termirepel™ as paints based solution or as a masterbatch is an effective way in restricting pests (roaches, flies, termites and bed bugs etc) from causing damage.