Inesfly Africa, the only producer of insecticide paints, has embarked on a nationwide exercise to support schools to effectively fight the increasing bedbug menace.
The exercise, which largely forms part of the company’s corporate social responsibility programme, involves the spraying of some selected bedbug infested schools, holding bedbug prevention seminars for school authorities.
Recently, there have been increasing reports of bedbug invasion of schools across the country, with boarding schools being the most affected from the bloodsucking insect invasion.
The company, whose innovative insecticide paint in helping households and institutions to fight mosquitoes to reduce malaria, is leveraging on its expertise and internationally acclaimed insecticides including the bedbug spray solution, to support in addressing the bedbug pandemic that is currently confronting schools.
So far the Keta Senior High School in the Volta region and Odorgonno Senior High School in Accra, have benefitted from the spraying and painting exercise which has relieved the two schools of bedbugs mosquitoes and cockroaches in their dormitories.
During an interaction with journalists in Accra, Olivia Asiedu-Ntow, Chief Communication Officer of Inesfly, which is operating a local production plant as a wholly owned Ghanaian company, said the company moved swiftly to save the situation because of the danger the bedbug infestation posed to students.
“Inesfly is here to eradicate the infestation, and we want to work with as many schools, boarding houses, hostels, hospitals, local government and many stakeholders to rid these institutions of such an ordeal.
“Bedbugs should be a thing of the past and we hope with the positive effects from the schools and hospitals we have treated the rest shall surely follow and utilise our innovative products,” she said.
The company, she said, was currently planning to collaborate with the Ghana Education Service, and the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, in rolling out the next phase its anti-bedbug and anti-malaria programme for the selected schools.
Alfred Kafui Amorin, Sales Manager of Inesfly, touching on the treatment results from the two beneficiary schools, said the feedback showed positive results, adding that “bedbugs are now a thing of the past, and students are happier and more awake in class.”