Hygiene is crucial to our health and wellbeing. The environment in which we live and work affects our quality of life – and our life expectancy – in many different ways. Our job in the Crop Science division of Bayer is to make the world a safer, healthier and nicer place to live in. Gently, but firmly.
In addition to causing damage to the food and fibre crops in the field, pests also put at risk, the health and hygiene at home; they may cause damage to the property and disturb our general sense of well-being. The Environmental Science unit of the Crop Science division aims to provide customers with first choice sustainable solutions to protect and care for the environment in which we all live, work and play.
Our product portfolio in India is divided into Professional Pest Management and Vector Management.
Professional Pest Management:
Structural Pest Management, also generally called as Pest Control, is a professional service rendered by Pest Control Operators (PCOs) to address pest problems at household or even at commercial premises. These solutions are custom made to address important household concerns such as toxicity, odour, stains, etc. The Professional Pest Management portfolio presents a diverse range of solutions that are primarily designed for management of pests like cockroaches, house flies, mosquitoes, termites, rodents, etc.
There are some pests that affect public health like mosquitoes that transmit diseases like Malaria, Dengue, Filariasis, Chikungunya, etc. The Environmental Science unit in India has been instrumental in the fight against vector borne diseases by providing vector management solutions for pests like Anopheles, Aedes, and Culex mosquitoes. The solutions offered by Bayer include insecticides which can be effectively used for indoor residual spraying (IRS), space spraying (e.g. fogging), larviciding, bed net treatment, etc.
Similarly, Industrial Vegetation Management and Green Care are some of the new avenues that the Environmental Science unit is exploring in order to make people’s lives better.