Rodents are very clever mammals. They can quickly learn to avoid poisoned baits,which makes very difficult to control. Their breeding rate is also high as one pair can multiply number of times in one calendar year.
They infest, destroy and contaminate more than they can eat because of their continued gnawing habit.Rats and mice consume food around the house and contaminate it, they damage containers and packaging in warehouse, also damage wiring and buildings by gnawing, nest building and urination.
They are extremely hazardous to your family health and business. They spread parasites and disease to animals and humans. They cause severe diseases such as rat bite fever, Leptospirosis, Plague, Trichinosis, Salmonellosis and also food poisoning.
Ants cause problems mostly when they forage in buildings for food or water, or when they construct nests in buildings and gardens. When ants search for food, they can be attracted to a wide range of products, with different species preferring sweets, meats, fats or oils.
They will also search indoors for water during dry periods. When desirable items are found many species will recruit fellow nest
mates to help gather the food and return it to the nest. This can result in large numbers of ants appearing over a short period of time.
Insects that infest the buildings, ants are the most common. There are many different species of ant. Each is unique in terms of nesting sites, habits, characteristics and feeding preferences.
Ants leave an invisible chemical trail which contains pheromones for others to follow once they locate the food source.
Mosquitoes are most active during the hours of sunset and sunrise. Mosquitoes are attracted towards carbon dioxide, body heat and body ordor.Mosquito can sense body heat and carbon dioxide from long distance. The receptors present on mosquito antenna help them to find their food source.The more you sweat the more you attract mosquitoes.
Female mosquitoes typically look for animal and human blood to aid in egg production.They often lay eggs in stagnant water.Manmade sources include birdbaths, buckets and even mud puddles.
Mosquitos are a major risk to public health and are responsible for the spread of many deadly diseases such as Malaria, Dengue fever, Chikungunya,and more recenlty Zika virus.
Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in homes and businesses. They favour conditions similar to those that humans create, which is why effective cockroach control and cockroach management in your house and business are very important. Cockroaches can contaminate food, utensils and preparation areas with droppings, cast skins, egg sacs, regurgitation marks and foul odours.Cockroaches are extremely hard creatures and adapt well to residential or commercial properties.They are often found in dark, warm places with good humidity. How to Tell If You Have Cockroach Infestation:
• Fecal residue
• Foul odor especially in dark and damp areas
• Body parts usually limbs
• Egg cases
Termites are often called the “silent destroyer” because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your home or yard without any immediate signs of damage. All termites consume cellulose-based plant materials. Unfortunately, all homes, regardless of their construction type, can provide cellulose food for termite infestation. How to Tell If You Have Termite Infestation:
• A temporary swarm of winged insects in your home or from the soil around your home.
• Any cracked or bubbling paint or frass (termite droppings).
• Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.
• Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams or in crawl spaces.
• Discarded wings from swarmers.
Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown, oval insects up to 4 to 5 mm long or the size of an apple seed. They become swollen and reddish after a blood meal. Bed bugs are found in cracks and crevices, including mattress seams, sheets, and furniture, behind baseboards, electrical outlet plates and picture frames. Often found in hotels, where they can travel from room to room and in visitors’ luggage. Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation: • Seeing the bugs: Adult bed bugs are about the shape and size of an apple seed. • Case skins: As the juvenile bugs grow, they shed their skins, discovery of which can indicate their presence. • Defecation: After feeding, bed bugs return to their harborage to hide where they defecate black to brown stains on porous surfaces or black to brown mounds on nonporous surfaces. • Bites also may indicate bed bug activity, but further signs will need to be found, since other sources can cause red welts on the skin.
Cockroaches are extremely hard creatures and adapt well to residential or commercial properties.They are often found in dark, warm places with good humidity.