Requiring little preparation or equipment, smoke generators achieve excellent knockdown on a wide range of flying and crawling pests.


While most pest treatments require the use of a chemical and specialised equipment to apply a product, there is another treatment method worth considering.

A smoke generator such as Imperator (pictured above) uses the active ingredient permethrin to release very fine particles for maximum penetration into cracks and crevices. It targets a wide range of pests including cockroaches, ants, spiders, silverfish, flies, fleas and weevils.

“Imperator is an ideal alternative to fumigation and misting, and with its fast knockdown it delivers results that your customers will see immediately,” explained Gavin Wilson, technical and marketing manager, Liphatech. “It can be used in various situations in commercial and domestic premises, including locations with difficult access including garden sheds, garages, storage rooms and caravans. Pest managers have also found the flexibility of Imperator useful in tackling problems in some unusual locations such as archive warehousing, public toilets and museums.”

Imperator will generate smoke for a few minutes and it’s important the room remains closed for at least three hours in order for the product to work. The area should also be ventilated for at least 30 minutes before re-entry.

“Imperator is cost- and time-effective with no equipment required and it frees pest managers to do other work while the treatment takes place,” said Mr Wilson. “It’s always important that you read the label carefully to make sure you prepare the treatment area correctly and set up the Imperator unit to ensure a safe and effective application.”

Imperator is available throughout Australia from your local pest control distributors.