Where do Pests Come From?

Where do Pests come from?

The answer is nature. In Singapore the organisms we consider pests are naturally existing species that live roam in our world.
Each species has its own tasks within the ecosystem and live with other living and non-living elements of the environment.
Organisms survive to exploit resources in a way that cut down competition with other species.

An interesting example is the common bed bug, an organism that prefers to feed on human’s blood.
Evidence shows that it is related to bat bug, which feeds on bats.
By switching to a new host, the bed bug no longer had to compete for food with bat bugs, making it an condemned pest today.

Other types of pests.

Other pests, however, can be pre-adapted to exploit human conditions. Insects that feed on dried plant material, for example,
are well equipped to survive production plants, grocery stores and our homes. In this way, humans make food finding for these
pests much easier than finding scattered seeds on the forest floor. An abundant and predictable food source is one reason our environments are attractive targets
for pest species.

Whatever the pests may be, we are here for you. With greener & a more eco friendly options, we cover a wide array of pest services.

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All about Ants.

Facts, Identification & Control

How Did I Get Ants?
Bad cleanliness is the main cause of ant problem. Placing unclean plates in the sink, left over food on countertops, food on the floor and trash not
cleared give food for hungry ants. What starts with a few seekers coming to a home can turn into a big issue if ants create colonies in walls, cracks
or under home foundations.

How Serious Are Ants?
One of the most problematic issues linked to ants in the home is contaminating the food. Ants have bacteria on their bodies, which pass around when they travel on plates
and across countertops. Not many ants are able to transmit diseases, but seeing any type of ant in any food or around the home is not a good feeling
that gives irritation.

Carpenter and fire ants can give more issues for example a carpenter ant infestation can do huge problem by creating tunnels through wood beams. Fire
ant stings that inject venom can give pain and other symptoms that normally end in allergic problems to people who are hyper-sensitive to ant
stings.

Ant control can be hard, here are few points about ants’ character that is good to know:

Entry: Ants can access in through the tiniest gaps, finding water and sweet or oily food items in the kitchen or storeroom.
Scent trails: Ants release a pheromone trail to guide other ants once they found the food meal.
Nest locations: They can live anywhere in and around your house; in walls, wire casing, even under your flooring.
Colony size: Colonies size is from 10,000 to 400,000, and whole colonies can migrate quickly when they feel threat.
Colony Lifetime: A colony can live a quite a long time. Worker ants may live up to 7 years, and the queen may live to around 15 years.
Do it yourself effectiveness: Almost all DIY ant control items control only the ants you see. The really good treatments can totally emliminate the whole nest
to stop these insects from coming back. DIY products also don’t take note that there are many kinds of ants and each needs a different treatment.

How Do I Get Rid of Ants?

Execute Pest Control specialist is qualified to help control ants and other pests. Since every building or home is not the same, your Execute Pest Control expert will create
a specific plan for your problem.

Controlling ants out of homes and buildings is an ongoing treatment, not a one-time treatment.

Execute Pest Control specialist can give the right tactic to keep ants away from your home or business!

Ant Life Cycle
An ant life has 4 different life stages: egg, larvae, pupae and adult. It normally takes about a few months for an ant to complete the life cycle depending on the ant
type.

Eggs
Queen Ants will start laying eggs after mating with a king ant. They then choose a covered place to start a nest and start laying eggs. Ant eggs are tiny oval shape
and white in colour.

Larvae

After about 1-2 weeks in the egg stage, a grub-like, legless ant larvae hatches. This stage has a voracious appetite, and the adult ants spend much of their time
feeding the larvae with food and liquids they digest and regurgitate.

Pupae

After the larvae molts and shed their skin, they change into the pupal stage. Pupae appear somewhat like adults except their legs and antennae are folded and pressed
against the pupal body. Initially, ant pupae are usually white, but slowly become darker in color as they age. Depending upon the ant species, pupae may be housed in
a protective cocoon.

Adult

Once the pupal stage is complete, the adult ant comes on the scene. At the time of emergence, the adult ant is fully grown, but darkens in color as it ages. Adult
ants are one of three different colony castes; queens, workers or males. Queens are fertile females that lay all the eggs in a colony. Workers are females that do
not reproduce, but do gather food; feed the larvae; and maintain and clean the nest. Workers are wingless, and it is the worker stage that is seen foraging around
for food or defending the colony from intruders. The male ants are winged, but their only job is to mate with the queens during the swarming process.

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Termites Prevention Tips.

How Can You Prevent Termites from Wrecking Your Home?
Termite control is a 2 section procedure: preventing termites from going into your home and controlling spotted termite colonies.

Ways to help prevent termites from wrecking your home are:

Having regular, normally once a year, termite inspections from a trained specialist.

Working with your pest control specialist to diagnose the situations in your home, such as many trapped water and wood touching the ground, which is favourable to
termite infestation.

Checking on what preventative termite treatments, direct wood treatment, bait and monitoring systems, etc. will work the besst depending on your home’s construction
and indication of infestation in your home.

What Can You Do To Prevent Subterranean Termite Infestations?

Remove Access
Close gaps around water pipes which they can get into your home to help get rid of entry points.

Wood touching the soil is a typical access point for subterranean termites trying to get into your home. Try to remove wood touching the soil if you can.
You can also treat the wood with termiticide to prevent termites from consuming them.

Reduce Food Sources
Dispose away extra items with cellulose. Change landscaping mulch with cellulose-free items or shift it back at least
six inches from your foundation.

Reduce Excess Moisture
Ensure there is not trapped water anywhere around your home.

Repair leaking water pipes, stucked gutters and air conditioner condensation pipes that may be dripping.

Spot for Activity and Adopt Prevention Measures

Talk to your pest control specialist to provide prevention techniques around your home, which invovles monitoring stations, liquid treatment or direct wood
treatment. Monitoring stations do not cause any disruption as they can only show signs of activity but they can not give any cover against
infestations. Proactive treatment can give cover to your home against future infestations.

What Can You Do To Prevent Drywood Termite Infestations?

Take Away Access
Drywood termites can go into your home through small cracks in the wall. Cover all cracks and crevices to stop termites from coming in.
Ways to cut down access are, coating a new layer of paint on crevices in wood to close the gap, putting insect screens over top of your house and undgerground vents.

Reduce Food Sources
Clear away rotting trees, and any other dead wood that drywood termites can infest.
Monitor for Activity and Adopt Prevention Techniques

Inspect lumber:
Wood shingles make comfortable entries for drywood termites. Take note of signs of drywood termites around places with wood shingles. Ask your termite specialist
about different treatment ways that can help cover your home from termites.

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Dry Wood Termites Singapore

Unlike other termites, drywood termites don’t have anything to do with dirt. Instead, they are homebodies, setting up house in wood.
As there is no worker division, immatures and nymphs get stuck with all the work.

Drywood termites swarm and then find cracks or knotholes in wood with potential for a cool pad. They start by gnawing a small tunnel, then close it, excavate a chamber, and mate. Yet they may stay dormant for nearly a year and work on their relationship instead.
Or, they can lay up to 5 eggs, 20 nymphs and 1 soldier.

By the end of the second year the colony may have grown to 6-40 nymphs and 1 soldier; by the third year there may be 40-165 individuals, and by the fourth year the
population explodes to 70-700. By this time, swarmers may have developed. They swarm in dozens or sometimes even hundreds – not a welcome sight.

Drywood termites can chew through support beams, floors and walls, causing expensive home repairs. In fact, drywood termites and other termite species cause a
collective $5 billion in property damage each year.

Drywood termites control treatment method includes pumping foam into the wood, the foam expands up to 30 times its initial size. This pushes the foam through every corridor of the nest and makes it impossible for termites to escape.

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How to Control and Prevent Bed Bugs In Singapore.

How to Control and Prevent Bed Bugs

Act Fast
Once you first see signs of bed bugs in your house, you need to be react fast. When the population is not big, it is much easier to control them. It takes
around 3 months for a female bed bug to mature and start reproducing.

Get mattress safe cover
You can get an encasement for your mattress. This will prevent them from staying around your mattress. You should get this encasement even if you do not have an
infestation as a preventive measure. The casings are usually very durable and made of good quality material.

Be careful about used items
Bed bugs like to stay on mattresses, sofas, pillows and some other furnitures. Never bring used furnitures into your own home. Even if you try to inspect these items,
you may not be thorough enough and all it takes is 2 bed bugs for an infestations. You should also be wary about used electrical appliances.

Get vacuum sealed bags
Keep your clothings in vacuum sealed bags. Do this especially when you want to keep items such as blankets and sweaters
and you are afraid of bed bugs going into them. You can also do this before the pest controller go to your place.

Contact a execute expert pest control technican in Singapore.
You may be tempted to control this pest yourself but it is not a proper idea. Do not have the wrong thinking of underestimating bed bugs. Call professionals who are
able to handle the chemcials and equipments for killing bed bugs. It may cost more but getting good peaceful sleep is definitely more worth it.

Wash and heat dry your bed bugs
Your blankets, mattress cover and bed sheets etc are all perfect resting places for bed bugs. Ensure you regularly wash and heat-dry these items to destroy any bed
bugs or their eggs. You should also do the same method to your clothings.

Take safety actions when staying in hotels
If you plan to go overseas and stay in hotels, ensure that you cover your luggage in plastic. If during the stay you notice any bed bugs, report to the hotel staff and
request to change room. Wash all your clothes in hot water once you return. It is wise to search around the hotel room before staying in.

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Bed Bug Treatment Singapore

What You Need To Know About Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a terror bug that cause their victims headaches. Even though bed bugs do not transmit any serious disease, this pest snatch away the peaceful night ofpeople. So here are the details of bed bugs:

Bed bugs are not big
These pests are really small and are around 1cm long. They have a flat oval shape body allowing them to be able to fit in small cracks and crevices. But luckily they cannot fly.

Bed bugs can survive without feeding for months
They can actually survive for months without having any meal. This means that you still can get bed bugs even if vacate the place for a few months. Adult bed bugs can live as long as a year without feeding.

Bed bugs can infest at any place
Many misconceptions that people think bedbugs live only in dirty places. Bed bugs can infest anywhere and are not repelled by cleanliness. All it takes is just a male and female and they can start a big family.

Bed bugs lay 1 to 5 eggs in a day
A female bed bug can lay up around 300 to 500 eggs in her lifetime. All these eggs will hatch and produce more future generations. Afer a few months, they will grow into a big population and you will have a bad infestation.

Bed bugs feed on any person
Everybody is not safe from bed bugs however some people will not have any reactions to it. Bed bug bites cause a person skin to be itchy, red and bumpy. They mostly prepare the arms and the legs. If you are having these bite marks, it could be from other pests too so you need inspect your place to check if its bed
bugs.

Bed bugs comes out to feed at night
This is one of the reasons why this pest is very hard to catch. They like to stay in hard to find places and come out to feed when the lights are gone. They have anesthetic chemical in their bites that make you don’t feel the bite. Once the victim reacts to itching by scratching their skin, the bed bugs will be long gone.

Bed bugs survives in a big range of temperatures
It is mistaken people think that bed bugs don’t survive in cold places. They can adapt in a very cold environment and a high temperature of about 40 degrees Celsius.

Bed bugs tracks can easily be identified
Although they are sneaky, you can easily tell whether you have bed bugs. Look around for blood stains on your sheets and mattresses. They are also visible to
the naked eye although they can crawl quite fast. They also have an awfull odour once crushed so you can squeeze them to confirm your worries.

 

Cockroach Pest Control

Types Of Cockroach in Singapore

What Types of Cockroaches are there?

There are four types of cockroaches in Singapore: American (Periplaneta americana), German (Blattella germánica), Australian (Periplaneta australasiae), and brown (Supella longipalpa).

The American cockroach is the largest breed, extending to about 4cm in length. They are reddish brown, have tri-segmented bodies, are winged, and have
antennae on their heads.

The German cockroach is shorter, ranging from 2 to 4 cm in length. Various colors present themselves, going from a pale tan to black.
Although it has wings on its back, it cannot fly. Another distinguishing characteristic is two dark lines that run from the base of the head to the beginning of
the wings, looking like an equal (=) sign.

The Australian cockroach is 2-3 cm in length. A mask pattern of dark brown and yellow near its head is the distingushing feature, and it is able to fly.

Finally, the brown cockroach is the smallest of the four, growing to roughly 1.3cm long. It is also a flier, and is recognizable because of
its light brown color and two long, brown bands that wrap around its body.

F&B Regulations

F&B Regulations

NEA requires all F&B outlets in Singapore to be licensed in order to run the operation.
A rule to obtain this license is to have a pest control covering the control of pests during the year-long licensing period.
The frequency of the inspection should be at least once a month covered in the contract.

Why Pest control is important in F&B?

Food safety is the key to F&B business. Because pests bring disease with them, you do not want to
contaminate your food as it will make people sick and tarnish your business reputation. If there is a high level of pest infestation,
it could mean that you have to stop your business for a period and it will affect your revenue.

Why Good housekeeping is Important?

In any F&b outlets, spillage and food dropping outside of dust bin while clearing are bound to happen.
If the food or juices are not cleared properly, they act as an invitation to many pests. They are able to come
into your outlet through cracks, vents and areas that you will not notice. When this happens, you will need to contact
pest control services to control the pests.

Types of pest commonly found in F&b outlets.

Pests such as ants, flies, cockroaches and rodents can be found in any type premises with food such as warehouse, grocery store or eatery.

You do not want to overlook the safety of your food and beverages. Contact a pest control professional even if do not have any noticeable pest situation as
it is required by NEA.

Life Cycle Of A Mosquito

The mosquito has four separate and distinct stages of its life cycle: Egg, Larva, Pupa, and Adult. Each stages can be distinguished by
its unique appearance.

Egg: Eggs are laid one at a time or attached together to form “rafts.” They float on the surface of the water.
In the case of Culex species, the eggs are stuck together in rafts of up to 200. Anophele and Aedes lay their eggs singly. Culex and Anopheles lay their eggs
on the water surface while many Aedes lay their eggs on damp soil that will be flooded by water. Most eggs hatch into larvae within 48 hours; others
might withstand harsh temperatures before hatching. Water is a necessary part of their habitat.

Larva: The larva lives in the water and comes to the surface to breathe.
Larvae molt their skins four times, growing larger after each molt. Culex and Ades Larvae have siphon tubes for breathing and hang upside down from the water surface.
Anopheles larvae do not have a siphon and lie parallel to the water surface to get a supply of oxygen through a breathing opening.
The larvae feed on microorganisms and organic matter in the water.
During the fourth molt the larva changes into a pupa.

Pupa: The pupa stage is a non-feeding stage of development, but pupae are mobile, responding to light changes and escaping with a flip of their
tails towards safe areas. This is the time the mosquito changes into an adult. This process is similar to the metamorphosis seen in butterflies.

Adult: The newly emerged adult needs to rest and wait for all their parts to dry and harde before they are able to fly. A few days later, feeding and mating starts and
a new cycle begins.

 

Booklice

Booklice are wingless and often yellow or grey in colour. This insect has a soft body and can grow up to 6mm in length. Booklice are sometimes mistaken for bedbugs,
as they have a similar squat body shape. When young, they can be entirely transparent becoming opaque as they grow larger.
Adults have long thread-like antennae, large compound eyes and a swollen forehead.

Booklice live in warm environments with plenty of moisture and humidity. They prefer to inhabit undisturbed spaces and are often found around books and papers,
in furniture, under wallpaper, along the sides of windows, and in damp areas that support the growth of mould. Certain species of booklice will attack stored grains
and infest household pantries as well as granaries, warehouses, and commercial food processing facilities.
Booklice are most common and active during spring and summer.

Preventing an infestation of booklice starts with eliminating the moisture that fosters the growth of the mould on which the pests subsist.
This can be achieved by reducing the level of humidity around the home with the use of dehumidifiers or fans. Keeping high-risk areas such as bathrooms and
attics properly ventilated will also help with the reduction of moisture levels. Additionally, books and papers should be kept off the floor and stored in
a dry place to prevent the items from becoming damp, growing mould, and attracting booklice