They have roamed this planet for more than 150 million years and go by the scientific name Blattaria. You know them simply as cockroaches. Whether it’s the American cockroach or the German cockroach or the Asian cockroach, they’re particularly ill-regarded amongst insects. They may well be the one of most loathed animals in the world. Harsh words, to be sure. But here’s the thing: It’s the height of summer in North America and that means the cockroaches are on the march.
In the New York City area, Health Department inspectors are out in force scrutinizing restaurants for the first signs of roaches in food establishments. Reports in the news pop up every week that the inspectors are finding the insects or their droppings. Such evidence is often enough to shutter an eatery immediately. Just the threat of contamination is enough to damage a small business. And the same risk extends to the sanitation of your home.
Cockroaches leave chemical trails behind, as well as emitting airborne pheromones for swarming and mating. These chemical trails transmit bacteria onto surfaces. Other cockroaches follow these trails to discover sources of food and water, as well as to detect where fellow roaches are gathering. In other words, if you see one, then you know that more are likely lurking, trailing contaminants behind them.
Here at Safeguard Chemical we have you covered. Using one of our long-lasting indoor sprays or foggers, such as Black Jack, Bug-Go, Safeguard or 707, you can make sure that the next roach you see in your home will be the last.
As we get into the dog days of summer, the chances are that you’re already getting bugged by mosquitoes. They bite and spread diseases and are, in general, just a nuisance.
In the U.S. Northeast, this year’s population should be pretty substantial, too, judging by rainy conditions over the last few months. On top of that, the latest news is that a particularly nasty species is on the hunt this year in these parts: the Asian Tiger mosquito. Unlike their domestic cousins, which normally feed at dusk, Tiger mosquitoes, or Aedes albopictus, feed all day and have a fondness for biting humans, giving them greater opportunities to infect us with dangerous pathogens such as West Nile virus. The New York City Department of Health has issued an advisory to area residents to take precautions, noting that 41 New Yorkers were diagnosed with West Nile virus last year.
So what can you do to thwart the scourge of the Aedes albopictus? Remember the basics. You can try to control them by removing stagnant water nearby, importing natural predators such as dragonflies, chlorinating swimming pools and putting up netting and repairing window screens. Still, the most effective method is using insecticide to kill larvae and adults.
To fight a vicious pest such as the Tiger mosquito, we recommend the use of Black Jack Fly and Mosquito Killer Spray, which features a fast-kill ingredient that makes this product exceptional when used against flying insects. It can be used in enclosed spaces, and scented versions in cherry and pine will leave summer houseguests protected but not bothered.
Make sure you have some on hand when mosquitoes invade your territory.
As we enter into May, a lot of people are finished with their big “Spring Cleaning” push. If your experience was anything like ours, it wasn’t fun. Spring Cleaning somehow always seems to take longer than the time you set aside for it. If you block off the afternoon, it takes all day. And if you leave your whole Saturday open, it somehow manages to swallow your Sunday as well.
So if Spring Cleaning is such a chore, why do we do it? Well, because it feels great when you’re finished. There’s no feeling quite like looking around at a spotless house or apartment, knowing that clutter isn’t ready to overflow from the first drawer or closet you open.
Of course, in seemingly minutes after you finish, the cycle begins again, dirt and clutter building until the next big Spring Cleaning. But here at Safeguard, we like that satisfied feeling that comes from having a clean house too much to only experience it once a year. So this year we’re issuing ourselves a challenge: Keep a weekly cleaning schedule, and stick to it. Quickly wiping off surfaces a few times a week saves us from having to scrub them for hours a few times a year. And cleaning out clutter weekly turns a yearly pilgrimage to the dump into a weekly walk to the curb. Our goal is to Keep the Cleaning Going all year long, and we urge you to join our challenge!
We offer a number of bedbug fighting products. Together, they form a comprehensive system that will ensure that you can sleep tight without fear of bedbugs biting. The first part of the system is our bedbug monitor, an incredibly simple and incredibly effective device. One of the problems with bedbugs is that they’re very small and hard to see. So you might not know you have a bedbug problem until it’s too late and that problem has grown into an infestation. The bedbug monitor is meant to prevent against that. It’s made of cardboard covered in a glue film. Bedbugs are attracted to cardboard so they make their way to the monitor, and get stuck. Once they’re stuck they’re much more easily visible, alerting you to the presence of bed bugs.
The monitors are great for a variety of situations. You can use them around your house or your apartment. You can also throw a few in your bag or suitcase if you’re traveling, or even keep one in your pocket if you travel light. You can set them up in your hotel room, go out for the day or night, and when you come back you’ll know if there’s a problem before you unpack or lay down to sleep. Keeping one in your suitcase or bag will allow you to make sure you never carry any bedbugs with you from one location to another.
If you do have a bedbug problem, we have a number of products to help you alleviate it. We offer traditional sprays, as well as all natural products made from plants and plant oils. The sprays act as the second and third parts of the bedbug fighting system. They start by killing off the bedbugs that have made your home or hotel room their own. Then, they act as repellant, keeping bedbugs away for the next couple of weeks. And a quick “maintenance spray” from time to time will ensure that they never return.
At Safeguard we offer a variety of products for personal use, institutional use and in-store distribution. We pride ourselves on offering some of the most effective insecticide and bedbug control products on the market. For bedbugs we offer products not only to fight the insects, but a bedbug monitor to detect their presence and a repellent to keep them away. We even offer an organic bedbug killer.
It’s our mission to provide consumers with everything they need for their home. Our suite of cleaning products includes a self-polishing floor wax. Once you apply it you don’t have to buff it or use any other type of machine—there’s no hard labor. We offer it in 24 oz. cans, as well as 1 gallon and 5 gallon containers. Our Super 80® pine is the strongest disinfectant you can find on a super market shelf. That means that a little bit goes a long way, saving consumers money.
We offer everything from heavy duty oven and grill cleaner to OXY powder laundry detergent. We can supply shippers for store displays. And there’s a whole host of other products that you can find on our website. Our mission is simple: provide stores with a line of products that offers consumers one stop shopping for their home.