SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 8 November 2021 - Rentokil Initial Singapore has introduced an
Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) Solution for indoor and outdoor
protection, designed to provide better efficacy and protection for both people
and our planet. With the IMM Solution, Rentokil
Initial aims to play an important role in protecting the nation as well as the
environment's health, by minimizing the use of harmful chemicals that adversely
impact the planet and our exposure to harmful chemicals.
Singapore, mosquito-borne diseases are of concern to us all. We need protection
from them- whether indoors or outdoors. Year to date, in Singapore, more than
cases have been reported this year. Therefore,
addressing mosquito control remains a top concern
among the public.
Through research at Rentokil Global Research and Development
Centre, Rentokil has developed the IMM solution that is holistic, effective and
a greener way to control mosquitoes- using chemicals only when absolutely
necessary. Rentokil pest experts help identify risk areas and hotspots with all
4 stages- exclusion (preventing mosquito entry as far as possible), restriction
(eliminating breeding areas), treatment (innovative eco-solutions to destroy
mosquitoes), and monitoring (ensuring control measures work effectively).
of the most common ways to deal with mosquitoes outdoors is fogging. Rentokil
offers water-based fogging which is effective, safe, environmentally friendly and
virtually odorless. It doesn't produce carbon emissions (as oil-based fogging
does), thereby reducing air pollution. Fogging, though effective, doesn't
provide 24-hour protection- as the effects of fogging may last up to an hour.
Additionally, fogging is toxic to pollinators such as butterflies and bees.
This adversely impacts the ecosystem as more than 75% of the world's crops depend
on these pollinators.
overcome these 2 issues, Rentokil introduces In2Care- an effective,
eco-friendly, solution that effectively targets all stages of the mosquito life
cycle thereby reducing the need for fogging. Additionally, it effectively controls
mosquitoes, without adversely affecting the environment or killing our
pollinators. This mosquito trap attracts mosquitoes ready to lay eggs and
infects the mosquito with a bio-active that kills the mosquitoes but also any
larvae it comes into contact with. This is very effective in controlling
mosquitoes in even hard-to-reach places.
control mosquitoes indoors- Rentokil suggests the Mosclean- which helps to
eliminate mosquitoes without the use of any harmful chemicals. This solution is
safe for all the family- especially infants and young children. The Mosclean
indoor mosquito trap utilizes efficient UV LED light to attract mosquitoes into
the trap. It is an environmentally friendly way to control adult mosquitoes
without the use of gas and chemicals. The trap includes a container to exhaust
inlet air to dehydrate trapped mosquitoes. This provides 24-hour indoor
protection and is also effective against insecticide-resistant mosquitoes.
Dr. Su Yee Lim (PhD. Entomology),
Technical Director of Rentokil Initial Singapore says,
"Rentokil is committed to green pest control, which means we only use
chemicals such as pesticides when absolutely necessary. It means taking a
holistic approach to vector and pest removal that looks for the source of the
problem and providing a solution before anything is used to eliminate the
are committed to helping the environment by thinking about the impact of
anything and everything we do. The impact to your family and your property, but
also on the surrounding community. With our IMM solution- we look at providing
you with effective 24-hour protection from mosquitoes without heavy reliance on
chemicals. We eliminate access points, find solutions that work for you, and
ensure your home is pest-free with minimal impact to the environment, thereby
helping keep your business and home free from mosquito infestations".