Zika Virus Alert in Singapore: To step up vigilance and protection

News   •   Sep 09, 2016 16:54 +08

The high frequency international travel and in this urban city environment are some of the key reasons which causes transmission of diseases easily. Zika virus outbreak in Singapore has cause a major concern for everyone since the first case was reported on 27 Aug 2016. The health and local authorities are monitoring the situation closely as more Zika cases could emerge from more areas. Rentokil Singapore has received a 172% spikes enquiries since the Zika news outbreak. These enquiries are relating to mosquito control from home and business owners, geographically covering Singapore and including Zika-hit areas.

What is Zika virus? It is a virus infection that is transmitted by the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes, and identical to that of a Dengue. Zika may cause viral fever, with skin rashes, body aches and headache. However, the danger is, most people whom are infected do not develop symptoms. The virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. These Aedes mosquitoes get infected when it feeds a blood meal from a Zika-infected person, who in turn transmits the virus to people they bite on.

What can you do to minimise placing yourself at risks in contracting the disease?

  • Ensure no breeding source in and out of your home or work place. (Aedes mosquitoes breed in clean and stagnant water)
  • Protect yourself from being bitten by wearing long, covered clothing.
  • Apply insect repellent for additional safety
  • Ensure your home or work place is adequately treated in controlling the adult mosquito population and application of Larvicide to target at the larval life stage of the mosquito.
  • Additional protection such as indoor and outdoor mosquito trapped can be installed for peace of mind

Seek medical treatment if you are unwell or approach for medical advice if you are unsure if your symptoms are Zika positive. Some symptoms to look out for include:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Joint paints, muscle pain and headache
  • Conjunctivitis (red eyes)
  • Symptoms that last between 4 to 7 days

Rentokil offers comprehensive mosquito solutions to reduce the chances of Zika transmission

Larviciding is a preventive way to halt the development of mosquitoes’ larvae. A thorough inspection for any potential breeding ground will be conducted by our team before the larvicide treatment is carried out. The larvicide treatment at mosquito hotspots can help to reduce its infestation. A thorough inspection for any potential breeding ground will be conducted before the larvicide treatment is carried out.

Thermal waterbased fogging can be carried out at night for more effective control breeding of adult mosquitoes.

The Mosquittaire trap units are safe to use in landed residential homes with to capture large amounts of these flying pests in an outdoor large area such as the home garden. It is designed to attract and trap mosquitoes by utilizing patented human-mimicking odour and visual cues. It forms a barrier between the source of mosquitoes and human, and hence increasing a greater chance in trapping the mosquitoes before they are able to reach the humans. These trapped mosquitoes within the catch bag will then die from dehydration.

The MOSCLEAN trap units is eco-friendly and safe to use in indoor homes. It traps mosquitoes 3 to 4 times more than conventional bug lights. This enhances health safety as UV spectrum used specifically targeted at mosquitoes, and enhances trapping.

Stay vigilant and observe any potential risks by inspecting your environment on any presence of breeding mosquitoes and removing stagnant water diligently. Engage a specialist to help you inspect for assurance and trustworthiness. An enhanced mosquito protection program is available to protect your family and workers.

Our experts are just a call away at 6347 8138 or email to enquiry.sg@rentokil.com

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Colour Your Washroom In The New Age Of Personalistation

News   •   Sep 01, 2016 15:51 +08

Creating Pleasant Washroom Experience for Your Employees and Guests

News   •   Sep 27, 2016 09:00 +08

Embracing Innovation and Aesthetics in the Competitive Business Landscape

News   •   Sep 27, 2016 09:00 +08

In the competitive business landscape today, differentiated and personalised marketing has now become a common business strategy to stay ahead of competition. Technology is changing consumers’ expectations. In the age dominated by social media, consumers would trust recommendations from referrals rather than trusting brands.

Why the need to enhance your washroom space? Brand image: the first and last impressions start from your washroom. Besides addressing typical washroom critics including how clean and hygienic the washroom is, are there adequate hygiene facilities available, is it dry and well-scented, but also details covering how aesthetically-enhanced, comfortable and personalised the experience is for your customers. A customised aesthetics enhancement in washroom solutions is your answer on how enhance this space with Initial Hygiene Signature Colour

Initial Hygiene Signature Colour’s sleek, curvy and edgy outlook range fits into today’s business arena of service experience and aesthetics appeal. The refining factor revolves around product design improvement and efficacy, translate optimal benefits and values to end users.We engaged in a series of research and development and undergone stringent tests to ensure paint quality & durability.Anti-microbial properties and anti-bacterial technology are being applied during the design process and tested for users’ hygiene protection.

Available in 7 elegant, vibrant and sleek matt finished colours, Initial Hygiene Signature colour is innovated to personalise the washroom aesthetics, blending in with the décor, environment, business and end users’ profile. Embracing innovation and aesthetics, the units are designed “out of the norm” and set as trend setting washroom interior design attributes.

Personalise your washroom environment today with Initial Hygiene Singapore. Visit www.initial.com.sg or call (65) 6347 8138.

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Bedbugs Prevention At Home. Protect Your Family.

News   •   Sep 22, 2016 09:00 +08

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Does touching the toilet flush button make you sick?

News   •   Sep 22, 2016 09:00 +08

Harnessing the Power of Colour Psychology

News   •   Sep 22, 2016 09:00 +08

Does Traditional Mat Maintain Hygiene and Safety for Your Business Premise?

News   •   Sep 22, 2016 09:00 +08

80% of dust and dirt is brought into the office by shoes. Health and safety is an important and critical element in all work places with the large traffic environment. With cleanliness and good hygiene becoming top employee welfare concerns, taking the first step in addressing your work place floor care hygiene is definitely one of the key factors toward building a safety-driven and healthy work environment.

Over time, these normal mats pose a risk of breeding ground or germs such as bacteria, virus and mould. With the built up grim and dust, the cleanliness and hygiene of your working environment is compromised. Germguard mat made with cotton and nylon, it is capable of absorbing most moisture and eliminate any potential germ growth compared to other traditional mats, and are often used in greasy workstations or indoor wet area.

Slips, trips and falls are the most common causes of injuries at work premises. More than 1,000 employees are hurt every year based on WSH council’s data. The right type of anti-slip floor mats has to be selected to maintain safe work environment. Examples of activities resulting in potential work place tripping incidents include oil stains from the workers’ shoes that dirty the lobby and reception flooring; hand washing and cups washing that wet floor tiles in the pantry area. Anti-microbial safety mat has suction discs which are available to enhance mat stability on smooth and wet areas. Prolonged standing at work can cause discomfort and fatigue. These can affect posture and health. Anti-fatigue mat are designed with unique ergonomics, promoting safety, comfort and protection for your employees who are required to stand for prolonged periods at assembly lines and kitchens.

Potential cost can be incurred for traditional mats replacement and cleaning charges. You can avoid unnecessary risks and worries in a workplace where health and safety is highly critical by engaging a professional who offers floorcare solutions. Take the right steps to make your work premises safe with Initial floormats. Contact us at 6347 8138 or email us at ihs-enquiry-sg@rentoikil-initial.com today.

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How Termites Can Destroy Your Home Property?

News   •   Sep 20, 2016 09:00 +08

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Germs can travel up to 130km per hour when you sneeze!

News   •   Sep 13, 2016 14:00 +08

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