A tactical war with pests
Win it to make your house allergen-free
on a pest control call, Ranjan Sapra did a recce of a bungalow in Delhi. The director of Pest Cure, a private pest control service provider, checked the manhole, the racks, old furniture pieces and the dustbin in the backyard leading out of the kitchen. He instructed his applicator, who quickly mixed insecticide malathion and water in the spray cylinder, masked face and began spraying.
But Neena Makan, owner of the house, asked him to limit the chemical to the exteriors, and use neem-based pesticides in the rooms and the kitchen.