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Termites

Termites pose a major threat to our furniture. They feed voraciously on wood and are akin to destroy paper products such as book, cardboard, boxes and a whole array of other items.

It is true that most of us insure our houses to help recover loss arising from fires, storms and earthquakes, but is it possible to carry insurance against termite infestation? A termite colony is large and well organized. They comprise a queen, king and winged reproductive swarmer, soldiers and workers. Worker termites are the one who are small, creamy and white insects.

Drywood Termites
Drywood Termites derive their name from their very source of existence. These kinds of termites generally establish themselves in wood that is not decayed, or in contact with the ground moisture.
Subterranean Termites
Subterranean Termites are the most damaging species among termites. They require being in regular contact with moisture for their survival. Therefore, these termites most commonly nests underground and also has the capability to damage the timber foundations.

Control

  • It is very important to keep all the wooden items at least 20 cm above the ground to ensure safety from termite.
  • Get rid of decaying trees or debris nearby, if there are any.
  • Plant your trees away from house.
  • Replace with concrete all wood that’s in contact with soil.
  • Take advice and help from a professional to recognize termite infestation if there are any and get rid of the problem.
  • Termiticides are very important to treat termite infestation. We make sure that terimiticide is handled by a licensed pest control operator.

Cockroaches

Warm, dark and white environments are the breeding ground for cockroaches. Normally cockroaches hide themselves in crack and crevice of the house.

They are most active during night. Cockroach posse great threat on the food we consume and the items of our daily use like soap, glue, toothpaste, paper, leather and also excrement. Their size varies from small to large depending on their species.

American Cockroach
They are of red-brown color and are normally 3-4 cm long. They are most common among the cockroach species to be found in Singapore and are seen most often around houses, in cabinets, restaurants, grocery stores, sewers and rubbish chutes.
Oriental Cockroach
These cockroaches look similar to the American cockroach but they are darker brown in color. Oriental cockroaches also have yellow marks on their thorax. They generally are keener to feed on plant materials such as the leaf litter.

Control

  • The food must be kept in air tight containers and cabinets
  • Sinks, tables and floors must be kept clean and no food wastes must be left there
  • Dishes and utensils must be washed thoroughly after meals. Avoid storing left overs.
  • If there are any cracks of crevice in your wall seal them.
  • Clear away old newspapers, boxes and cardboard cartons as they are often the best hiding places for the cockroach.
  • Inspect all the incoming stock, crates and boxes for cockroaches and their eggs cases before storage.
  • If you are looking forward to long term solution for infestation then call EcoSciencePest for professional help.

Ants

Ants are one of the most successful and well organized groups of insects in the animal kingdom. Ants are popularly known as social insects.

They form communities which are highly organized and sometimes these communities can comprise of millions of individuals. These ant species or their colonies are of invasive nature. The individuals in ant communities work in unison to form super colonies which can span over a large area of land. Describing the ants as super-organisms therefore is no misnomer because they operate as a single entity.

Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants has length around ¼ inches (6.4mm) for a worker ant and ¾ inches 919.14 mm) for a queen. The carpenter ants survive in damp locations. The carpenter ants prefer to excavate wood that has been damaged by water or moisture.Special methods are required to ensure appropriate carpenter ants control.
Black Ants
These ants belong to the family of Monomorium. They are really small in size, black and are closely related to the Pharaoh ant (an indoor pest ant). It nests in soil under rocks, logs and debris.

Control

  • The food must be kept in air tight containers and cabinets
  • Sinks, tables and floors must be kept clean and no food wastes must be left there
  • Dishes and utensils must be washed thoroughly after meals. Avoid storing left overs.
  • If there are any cracks of crevice in your wall seal them.
  • Clear away old newspapers, boxes and cardboard cartons as they are often the best hiding places for the cockroach.
  • Inspect all the incoming stock, crates and boxes for cockroaches and their eggs cases before storage.
  • If you are looking forward to long term solution for infestation then call EcoSciencePest for professional help.

Mosquitoes

The tiny buzzing vampires called Mosquitoes, cause more deaths than any other animals on the planet.

They have earned their dangerous reputation by transmitting viruses that cause some of the deadliest diseases such as Malaria, Encephalitis, Dengue, Chikungunya and the very latest Zika Virus to the human world. Only female mosquitoes bite and suck blood in order to provide nutrients to their eggs. Their adaptability with the changing weather conditions and reproduction rate is simply remarkable.

We must increase our awareness about the threat posed by mosquitoes and preventive steps we could take to protect ourselves. Using mosquito repellents could only work as a temporary solution. There is a need of comprehensive and effective solution to drive away these blood-sucking insects for a long period of time for securing healthy living.
Aedes Mosquito
Aedes mosquitoes are the main vectors that transmit virus responsible for causing dengue and their average lifespan is around two weeks. Some species have been spread by human activity. Aedes albopictus, a most invasive species, was recently spread to the New World, including the US, by the used-tire trade. Aedes mosquitoes are visually distinctive because they have noticeable black and white markings on their body and legs. Unlike most other mosquitos, they are active and biting only during the daytime.
Anopheles Mosquito
They are most important since they are the common vector of malaria. These mosquitoes have a white or rusty-red spots on their wings. Night is the time when they generally bite. They generally require ground seepage, streams, ponds and swampy areas to breed. Appropriate methods of mosquito control in India are required to get rid of them.
Culex Mosquito
They are light brown in color. This breed of mosquitoes is also very active during the night when they generally bite. Their bites can be very itchy. One species of culex mosquitoes are a nuisance because the female lays many eggs at once and then they hatch out into numerous adults. Effective pest control services India are designed to effectively eradicate the problems of mosquitoes invading our property.

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