These past few months, Social Media was abuzz re this Captain ZERO character. We didn’t have a clue! The most obvious was he’s a brand superhero but even the company was totally unknown. Last November 17th, the product involved was finally revealed but the dark caped silhouette remained a puzzle to us.
What is it? It’s Captain ZERO cockroach bait! Well, it’s not your ordinary cockroach killer because it’s low toxic, safe even when ingested by kids, no strong odour thus will not pose a threat to those with asthma and bugs will die in just a few minutes!
WINZO International Corporation is the company behind this ingenious product and I’m pretty amazed. Bloggers who attended the event had no idea whatsoever.
Leveraging on the advocacy of “Cleanliness at Home”, the media event’s special guests included Ms. Lourdes “Des” Labii, a registered nurse and a former hemodialysis nurse at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute. She is also a Bento-Box-making expert speaking and holding workshops as the famous personality behind “Nanay’s Lunches with Love” and Bites of Love PH.
Ms. Labii talked about the importance of cleanliness at home and shared some of her experiences as a medical professional, a food entrepreneur, and as a mother.
“A clean home means a healthy family as bacteria and germs brought about by dust and pest such as cockroaches and rats can carry diseases through contaminated food, kitchen counters, and utensils,” shares Ms. Labii from a medical professional perspective.
Captain ZERO Cockroach Bait
Talking about cockroaches, it is no rocket science that these pests are health risks as they carry germs, bacteria, & diseases that cause serious health problems and is an endemic problem of tropical countries like the Philippines.
The Captain ZERO cockroach bait can plays a big role in eliminating cockroaches in areas where food is found including moist areas such as kitchen, bathrooms & garages, which these pests love. It has a unique luring action that attracts and makes these bugs feed on the paste and lets them return to their harbourages, controlling them at their source.
Cockroaches who eat the bait will eventually die in a few minutes or hours depending on the size and type of the bug. The formulation is a combination of very low toxic compounds while the main active ingredient is called Trihydroxyborane.
How To Use Captain ZERO Cockroach Bait
Empty one sachet in small shallow containers such as bottle caps. You can place these in moist places such as bathroom, kitchen sink, garage areas, and backyards or in places where cockroaches are frequently found. Some reports have indicated that a sachet can kill as much as 18 roaches and last for as much as 15 days (2 weeks) depending on the density of bugs in the area.
Here is a simple 3-Step guide on how to use the Captain ZERO Cockroach Bait:
1. Open #CaptainZEROph sachet and pour in a shallow container.
2. Place container where many cockroaches are seen.
3. Leave for a few days until no more cockroaches are seen. #ZEROangIPIS
Captain Zero cockroach bait is recommended to be used as a weekly regimen. It is recommended to empty one sachet in separate locations (kitchen, bathrooms, garages) where there are food & heavy moisture every 1- 2 weeks to maintain a pest free environment.
Although the active ingredients are low toxic to humans and animals, it is still best to keep it away from children and house pets. If it is accidentally applied on the skin or eyes, simply remove it by washing the area thoroughly.
During the event, tons of questions were asked especially by moms like me. Below are just some of the few, which can also shed light for those who doubt and scared to use this product.
Mr. Winston Tongco, President, Winzo International Corporation
How does Captain Zero cockroach bait work?
It works by attracting cockroaches to the paste, eat the paste and eventually die in just a few minutes/hours depending on the size & type of the bug.
What is the active ingredient(s) of Captain Zero cockroach bait?
It is a combination of very low toxic compounds and the main active ingredient is Trihydroxyborane.
How many days does one Captain Zero cockroach bait sachet last?
One sachet can last around 15 days depending on how infested your area is.
Where should you put Captain Zero cockroach bait?
Empty one sachet in moist places (bathroom, kitchen sink, garages, garbage areas) or in places where cockroaches are frequently found. It can be placed on a small shallow container and placed on areas where pets & children can be off limits.
Is Captain Zero cockroach bait dangerous to inhale?
No. Captain Zero cockroach bait is safe to inhale.
Is Captain Zero cockroach bait dangerous if ingested by my pets?
The active ingredients are low toxic to animals but it is still best to keep it away from house pets.
Is Captain Zero cockroach bait dangerous if ingested by infants?
The active ingredients are low toxic to humans but it is still best to keep it away from infants & children.
If Captain Zero cockroach bait is applied on the skin, remove it by washing the area thoroughly.
If Captain Zero cockroach bait was swallowed, drink plenty of water and seek medical treatment immediately.
If Captain Zero cockroach bait contacted the eyes, wash them out with cool water for 15 minutes.
How many cockroaches can one sachet feed?
It depends. Various cockroaches differ in appetites due to size, age & types. Some reports one sachet has killed as much as 18 roaches.
How long should we use Captain Zero cockroach bait?
Captain Zero cockroach bait should be used as a weekly regimen. It is recommended to empty one sachet in separate locations (kitchen, bathrooms, garages) where there are food & heavy moisture every 12 weeks to maintain a pest free environment.
“Captain ZERO is an innovative product because it is the ﬁrst cockroach bait in liquid paste form. Moreover, is the ﬁrst Filipino-made cockroach bait. It is also budget friendly at only Php 15 per 10 gram sachet compared to other expensive brands in the market today,” shares Mr. Winston Tongco, President, Winzo International Corporation.
Captain Zero Cockroach Bait is now available in individual 10g sachets in most sari-sari stores around the Philippines. It will also be on the shelves of all Puregold Supermarkets nationwide, in packs of 10s and boxes of 20s, starting January 2017!
Follow Captain ZERO and his adventures against cockroach pests on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CaptainZeroPH/), Twitter & Instagram on @CaptainZEROph.