Our Metropolitan Melbourne stores will remain open for Trade customers only. We encourage retail customers to use our Click & Deliver or Drive & Collect service.
Customers in regional Victoria and other states can get the essentials that they need by shopping with us in-store or online.
We continue to follow government advice, and thank our amazing team for all their hard work helping our customers.
Mortein, developed in Australia, has been the leading brand of household insecticide in Australian homes for more than 100 years.
A true Aussie success story, Mortein dates back to the 1870s when J. Hagemann, a German immigrant to Australia, became fed up with our menagerie of insects. He used crushed chrysanthemum flowers to produce a pyrethrum extract and created an insecticidal powder.
Innovation has always been part of Mortein’s DNA. The powder was originally sprinkled about as needed and in the 1920s a squeeze puffer was developed. In 1928, Hagemann introduced a liquid version. He combined this with kerosene and had a pump pack designed (the traditional ‘flit gun’), which allowed the insecticide to be sprayed into the air or onto the pests themselves.