Tuesday, 4 October 2016

How To Keep Your Landed Property Free From Pest

Singapore enjoys a tropical rainforest climate with lots of rainfall and fairly uniform temperature throughout the year. This makes it incredibly easy for all sorts of pests to thrive in the area, which is why many homeowners need to be constantly vigilant with their property. Whether indoors or outdoors, Singapore pests have been known to multiply in numbers if not given proper attention as soon as they’re noticed.

Kinds of Pests in Landed Property

* Pests are mainly insects – which means that you are not just dealing with one or two but a whole colony. Landed properties – as opposed to those that are in apartments or condominiums – are more prone to pests due to their proximity to the soil. Here are some of the most common pests you’ll see in Singapore land:

* Ants – ants in a landed property are virtually impossible to get rid of. They burrow into the soil and make their colonies deep down. For the most part, these ants do not really pose a threat as long as their colony is not disturbed. For those with children, however, removing the colony is a good idea since ant sting can be incredibly painful when experienced en masse

* Stinging Insects – stinging insects are fairly common in landed property, especially if there are lots of trees, bushes, and flowers nearby. Stinging insects aren’t limited to bees as they may sometimes include the more dangerous wasps

* Fleas and Ticks – for land owners who happen to have dogs or cats, you will find that fleas and ticks become more prominent. This is mainly because fleas and ticks love the ground and lay their eggs on the surface. If your dog plays on the soil and walks back in the house, you’ll find that flea infestation is not far behind

* Mosquitoes – of all the pests you will encounter, this is perhaps the most annoying. Mosquitoes often make their home in plants and hunt for food when necessary. It’s only the female mosquitoes that suck blood but that doesn’t make the male ones any less annoying

Of course, those are just some of the pests you will find in Singapore. There are also rats, termites, flies, centipedes, spiders, and more. While many of those can be seen in apartments, you can be sure that a landed property will prove to be more tempting.

DIY Pest Extermination

It is perfectly possible for YOU to effect the pest extermination yourself, especially when it comes to the smaller insect issues like a small colony of ants. For the most part, this can be solved through quick and natural methods that won’t cost too much on your part. However, there are instances when DIY methods are no longer enough.

When to Hire Pest Control Professionals

Singapore is home to some of the best pest control professionals in the market today. In case you’re no longer sure about undertaking the DIY pest control measures yourself, then bringing them in to finish the job would be the best course of action. Here are some instances when you should skip the DIY application entirely and go straight to the professionals:

* When stinging insects are involved – it does not matter whether they’re bees or wasps, stinging insects must be approached with care. When disturbed, these pest would have no second thoughts attacking and defending their queen. It takes a professional to know exactly how to approach and remove the colony without causing damage to anyone.

* When infestation is massive – if you are dealing with lots of pest infestation which goes all the way to you house, it’s time to call in the professionals. They will be able to do a clean sweep which a DIY solution would not be able to accomplish

* When you’re not sure where it’s coming from – having a hard time finding out where the colony is located? Or perhaps you can’t figure out exactly why all these pests are in your landed property? Either way – professionals have a solid technique on how to solve this problem

* When the pests are located in a dangerous part of the land – such as on top of trees, inside the grates or in the attic. If you are not sure exactly how to approach the colony, then have the professionals do it for you. They often have all the right tools and materials to perform the job without having to break anything unless it’s absolutely necessary.

What Can a Pest Control Professional Do?

A pest control professional would be able to:

* Assess the situation and figure out exactly what pests are present, what kind of damage they are doing to your property and what’s the best way to handle the problem. You’ll find that most professionals perform a clean sweep of the area to fully understand the scope of the problem

* The assessment involves more than just the land but also every nook and cranny that could be harboring pests. The beauty of hiring professionals is that they have access to information you normally don’t.

* Provide the best and most encompassing solution for the pest infestation. This includes fumigation and the destruction and removal of colonies.

* Quickly and efficiently get rid of pests within a reasonable amount of time. The procedure usually takes less than a day, 24 hours at most. Fumigation may require homeowners to leave their home for the night in order to fully immerse the property in the gas.

* Pest control providers also offer preventive measures to ensure that the same thing won’t happen again. They can give you tips, techniques, and products that will keep your land pest-free

* Most importantly, pest control professionals can do all these without doing damage to your property. They’re trained to handle the pests and only the pests – thereby leaving your land and home still in good shape

Pests are a danger not only to your health but also to the status of your property. If you have plants or fruit bearing trees, you can be sure that ants will get to them before you do. Mosquitoes are carrier of diseases while termites can cause the collapse of homes. Simply put, they’re not something you should ignore or leave to change. It’s crucial to act on them now and protect your property from invasion!

Monday, 26 September 2016

All You Need To Know About Termite Infestation

If you're a homeowner in Singapore, there's a great chance that at some point you're going to be worried about termite damage. The most common termite infestation symptoms are fairly easy to spot, but you do need to know where and how to look.

You should be looking because the key to limiting damage is to catch an infestation early ideally before a colony has time to set up in your house. A little bit of prevention can save you hours of effort and thousands of dollars of expense, to say nothing of preserving the value of your home.

The Most Common Termite Infestation Symptoms and Signs of Termites

-The first place you need to start looking is outside your home. Termites make their way into your home by way of either wood to wood contact or soil to wood contact. Termites create airtight tunnels to and through wood and soil, so these are the home ground for them.

-So, the places to check are areas where wood is contacting your house. Most commonly, this is firewood, which is a major source of termites. You should move it back from your house regardless, but that's a good place to look for signs of termites.

-You then need to look at places where the soil is contacting the wood of your house, or is very near it. Ideally, there should be six inches between the ground and the structure of your house, but this doesn't always happen.

-Another area to take a look at is areas where you have standing water or a drainage problem. Anywhere moisture accumulates, because termites need a humid environment and will naturally seek out the area where things are wet and warm.

-In either case, what you need to be looking for is signs of termites. The most obvious one is mud tubes, which are exactly what they sound like. Termites need their tunnels, so when they go above, they construct what look like tubes made out of the mud. If you see these, you have a problem.

-Termites eat wood, so the usual place inside your home to start looking is where you can find the exposed wood of the frame of your home. Depending on where you live, you're going to be looking either in the basement or a crawlspace. In either case, you're going to require a flashlight and a flat head screwdriver.

-What you're going to be looking for is wings and fecal matter, the latter looking like dirt or a sort peppercorn looking matter. These a sure sign that termites have made it to your home. You should also keep an eye out for sawdust looking debris, which you shouldn't find unless there's an infestation. And, of course, you should be on the lookout for mud tunnels, which they build on the inside as well.

-Even if you don't find any of the obvious signs, you should check the wood. Which is where the screwdriver is going to be necessary you need to stab the wood, hard, with a screwdriver.

-What you get with healthy wood is a dull thud and a fraction of an inch of penetration. On the other hand, if the screwdriver sinks deep into the wood and makes a hollow sound, you've got problems.

You can treat termite problems, often cheaply and effectively, if you know what to look for with termite damage. The most common termite infestation symptoms are easy to spot, so you need to start looking today.

How to avoid termite infestation

Whether you are buying a home in Singapore or even selling one, you will realize that one problem you need to be particularly beware of is termites.With attacks on one in five homes in Singapore, termites are not something that you can afford to ignore.

Once termites have infested your home, it can be very distressing. It is also very expensive to have them exterminated. The best thing to do is to prevent them from moving into your home, to begin with. There are many ways to keep termites out of your home. Get busy and take steps to keep them away before they cause problems.

You must keep your eyes open for signs of termites infesting your home. It is a good idea to do a check every year or even more often. It doesn't take them too long to get in and start multiplying. Before you know it they can get in and start eating away at your house.

-The signs you are looking for will occur in places that termites love, including subterranean locations and areas that have a lot of dry wood. Look for piles of termite dirt in wooden ceilings, and make sure that you keep track of any mud tunnels that show that the little pests are digging around.

-Lumber made from trees such as juniper, cedar, or redwood is great to use in constructing your home. These woods have a beautiful grain and also smell great. Termites among other pests don't care to set up housekeeping in woods such as these. The aromatic oils in them tend to repel insects and other pests as well. Also, try to keep your home as dry and moisture free as possible. The outside of your home is important too as well as the basement. Dry up any moisture you can find in these areas.

-Not only does your home need to be unattractive to termites, but your yard and surrounding area also need to be considered as well. Keep plants, flowers or any vegetation away from the house to prevent mold and dampness from forming on the exterior walls.

-Make sure there are no leaks spraying on or under your house. Position sprinklers so they do not splash the house when operating. Ensure that all cracks on the outside are filled in with proper sealant. Always check the bottoms of the walls which are likely to get damp, take steps to seal them and keep them dry.

Before you build, buy or sell a house in Singapore, consider the issue of termites. Take steps to keep them away or you will find yourself spending a lot of money later to get rid of them. Save yourself the trouble and expense by keeping them away. If you do happen to find termites on your property, perhaps it's time to talk to a professional.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

What Time Does The Dengue Mosquito Bites?

Generally, mosquitoes are considered an annoyance that simply cannot be avoided in many cases, but certain mosquitoes are also capable of transmitting deadly diseases, which makes them a serious heath hazard. Perhaps one of the most deadly of those diseases that is caused by the bite of a very particular mosquito would be dengue fever, which can worsen into dengue hemorrhagic fever. While children suffering from dengue fever barely show any symptoms, or no symptoms at all, but its symptoms in adult are typically similar to those of the flu, i.e. extreme body aches, high fever and severe headaches.

It was around the 19th century when the invasive mosquito that transmits dengue and other diseases started to be discovered. One of the very first pieces of information that was shared about this mosquito was that it feeds during the day. People were also advised to get rid of or report any stagnant or stationary water, whether indoors or outdoors, since standing water was discovered to be the ideal breeding ground for these small mosquitoes. Along with dengue, these mosquitoes are also capable of spreading other diseases like chikungunya and yellow fever.

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are the ones that cause dengue fever, but they are also called “yellow fever mosquitoes.” Since these mosquitoes breed both indoors and outdoors and they prefer urban areas, so people were specifically urged to report indoor occurrences of mosquitoes biting during daytime.

What Do Aedes Aegypti Mosquitos Look Like?

These mosquitoes tend to be black- or -dark-colored, small sized mosquitoes, anywhere between 4 millimeters and 7 millimeters in size. Typically, their legs tend to be covered in white stripes and a lyre-like white marking is also present on their thorax. The size of the female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes tends to be larger than that of the males, and they have silver or white tipping their small palps.

Another thing that distinguishes Aedes aegypti mosquitos from other ones is that they are known for being aggressive pests. As mentioned, they like to breed just about anywhere as long as stagnant water is present and prefer living in urban areas since that is where standing water is typically accessible and available. Ideal breeding grounds for these mosquitoes include cups and saucers containing water, drainage ditches, flower pots, rain gutters, spare tires filled with water and swimming pools, especially those with untreated water.

Do Aedes Aegypti Mosquitos Only Feed During The Day?

Aedes aegypti mosquitos only fly out to feet during day when there is daylight, instead of dawn or dusk. Thus, these mosquitoes become active approximately 2 hours after the sun has risen and they remain active until a few hours before the sun has set. When it is dark, these mosquitoes hide in cool, dark and shaded places like closets if indoors and trees if outdoors.

Much like any other species of mosquitoes, male Aedes aegypti mosquitos feed exclusively on fruit and do not bite animals or humans. Therefore, it is the female Aedes aegypti mosquitos that feed on both blood and fruits, and are consequently responsible for spreading dengue fever and other diseases.

The mouthparts of the male mosquitoes are designed to enable them to only feed on the nectar of fruits, while the females have modified mouthparts that also enable them to pierce animal or human flesh to suck their blood. The females of any mosquito species cannot mature their eggs without blood. They take a 1 or 2 hour break after feeding on the blood of an animal or human and then head out to feed again. These female mosquitoes prefer to bite from behind or below, at the ankles and feet, which means that they often tend to emerge from beneath chairs or desks.

Unlike some other species of mosquitoes, the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are absolutely comfortable and prefer living and breed within close vicinity of human beings and clean, stagnant water, in which they lay their eggs. It takes approximately anywhere between 1-1/2 week and 2 weeks for those eggs to grow into adult mosquitoes.

How Do Aedes Aegypti Mosquitos Transfer Diseases?

In the case of the mosquitoes that are infected with and transmit dengue, it is their salivary glands that contain that virus. When a person gets bitten by an Aedes aegypti mosquito, the mosquito injects its saliva into the wound so the anti-coagulants its saliva may facilitate feeding and the virus gets injected and transmitted along with its saliva. In a way, the mosquito does not intentionally or knowingly inject the virus; rather the virus is transmitted because it is infected with it. Adult female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the dengue virus then transfer it to their eggs and the virus is able to persist until the next summer arrives and heavy rainfall begins.

As a result of living and breed within such close vicinity of human beings, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes have also changed their behaviors and habits. For instance, their wings do not make a “humming” sound as loud as those of other mosquitoes, so they cannot be heard when they are approaching to bite, especially if a person is asleep. Moreover, they avoid flying into a human’s face, instead they bite from below, and they also tend to be faster than other mosquitoes, which makes them harder to detect and catch.

How To Prevent Dengue-Infected Mosquitoes From Biting During The Day?

People have long been urged to follow some general and simple advice to ensure that these mosquitoes are not able to breed or bite humans.

All items presented outdoors that may potentially hold water should be dumped out or removed. The breeding of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can be controlled and even prevented by placing mosquito fish in outdoor water sources that are not in use.

When headed outdoors, people should apply mosquito repellant and preferably wear long-sleeved pants and shirts.


Now that it has been clearly stated that mosquitoes that are responsible for spreading dengue fever typically bite in broad daylight, people should particularly be careful during the day and avoid getting bitten. The fact that there is no vaccine to prevent the spread of the dengue virus makes it even more necessary to be care and take the general precautions mentioned above.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Why Pest Management Is Important For Your Business

When you run a business, then you need to manage a lot of things on regular basis and proper pest management is one of those things. In fact, this could be one of the most important and crucial tasks that you need to do for smooth functioning of your business. Some of you may also wonder “why pest management is important for your business”. You question is quite valid and if you will keep reading this, then you will surely find the answer of this question as well in a detailed manner.

Better employee’s health: You don’t need to be an expert to know this simple fact that pest or similar organism can cause various health issues for your employees. With proper pest management, you will not have any kind of flies, rodents, cockroaches or any other kind of living organisms that can contaminate the food or water for your employees. Other than this, it can also spread the infection with air or other mediums. With pest management, you can easily get rid of these issues and your employees will have better health as well, which is a great benefit of this service for your business or office.

Prevent financial loss: In Singapore, they have very strict laws for the office cleanliness and if you do not meet those criteria, then you may end up having different kind of financial loss with it. Because of violation in safety and health of your employees due to improper pest management, you may end up having a lot of financial loss in the form of fine or other issue. Sometime they may also shut down the entire office or your business place which won’t be a good thing for you in any manner.

Compliant with regulations: There are certain guidelines in Singapore for quality assurance for a work place and proper cleaning is included in it. As per law, you need to comply with those policies and you can have good outcome as well with that in really easy and smart manner. If you will call an expert for the pest management, then you can get rid of these issues as well and you can comply with the law having no troubles at all.

Protection of your reputation: If rodent, cockroaches or flied will make your business place as their nesting place, then you will never have a positive reputation in front of your employees or your clients. Also, all the people that will come to your work place from outside will have only a negative image for your business and that will affect your business and growth as well. Just by choosing pest management in your system, you can get this benefit as well and you can avoid the complications that you can have because of having pest in your work place.

Safety of your structure: Some pests are known to weaken your structure and make it unsafe for you and your employees both. Other than this, it can cause a lot of financial loss as well to you because you will need to make the structure again. Making the structure again will not only cost a lot of money, but it might need a downtime as well. All these things together won’t be any good for your business in any manner. You can deal with these issues as well just by taking the help of a good quality and trustworthy pest management company.

No distraction from pest: Distraction for your employees can always affect your productivity and if you will have pest in your office, then it can distract your entire staff at once. Also, they may remain distracted and disturbed for a very long time. Other than this, they may also stay in dilemma about the pest or small organisms that will affect your overall performance and growth. With the help of pest management, you can take away all the pest and other things from your office and you can certainly reduce the chances of distraction as well.

Peace of mind to your staff: Peace of mind and complete satisfaction is one of the most important factor that can help employees to do better work. When people work at an environment where they get fresh feelings and assurance of safety from all the harmful objects, then they get peace of mind and they work with more dedication. That dedication helps them get good outcome and it encourage them to have great results as well with ease. Hence, talking about the pest management benefits, we can certainly claim that peace of mind is one more thing that you get with this simple thing.

You can focus on business: Having pest in your office or work place will keep you distracted in so many ways. You will always stay in dilemma about your employee’s health, you will never have an assurance when you half of the staff can go on the table or chair because they saw a rodent or mice under the floor. Also, if mice chew your network cable or power cable, then it can cause a serious turmoil in your business. You may need to deal with this kind of many issues unless you get done with pest management. But once you are done with the pest management, then you can pay more attention on your business and you can have good outcome as well in this regard with ease.

And to have all these benefits with proper pest management, it is advised that you hire a good company that can assist you in this regard. There are so many companies in Singapore that are experienced and expert in this work and you can choose one of them for same. Here, you also need to make sure that you do not try to do this work by yourself, because that won’t be safe in any manner and it can cause serious health troubles as well for you. Therefore, you just need to make sure you hire an expert and you get it done in right way for optimum results.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Do's & Don't On Bed Bugs Control

If you suspect bugs in your bed then before using any bed bug control method you should read following do’s and don’ts to help you in controlling them more effectively along with preventing their spreading in nearby areas. 


De-clutter your home: bed bugs get lots of places to hide in the clutters in and around your home. So to avoid these bugs you should keep the things tidy as much as possible and off the floor instead of storing them under your bed. It is easy to search out and destroy bed bugs if the things are neatly arranged.

Be educated to plan for battling with bedbugs: In fact the process of bed bug control wants your stick with it and fight to get rid of the unwanted guests. You should be aware of multiple steps of an integrated pest management approach to defeat the bedbugs successfully. You must know the treatment options and strategies to be used to win the war, whether you are doing it yourself or approaching a professional exterminator to help you.

Use mattress encasement to protect your bed: You can stop the bedbugs from biting you by encasing your mattress along with box springs in a mattress encasement as it will trap them away from you. Moreover, killing the bedbugs becomes easier as they can be spotted easily when they come out of their other hideouts. Besides it you can also use mattress encasement to prevent the infestation of bed bugs in your bed, if you are not facing this problem now. In fact bedbugs easily make their home in your bed as soon as you come in their contact. So it is necessary to spot their infestation as soon as possible to get rid of them more effectively.

Vacuum frequently to remove bedbugs: One of the most effective ways of bed bug control is vacuuming frequently. You should vacuum all the nooks and corners as well as cracks in your floors, furniture and bed along with the areas where you can expect the bed bugs regularly and frequently to remove them from your home.

Call a licensed exterminator for help: If you cannot control bedbugs yourself and can afford the expenses of a licensed exterminator then it is the best option for you. You can call an experienced pest control professional to help you in this respect. In fact pest control professionals have all the equipment and solutions needed for this purpose and the use them on the basis of their experience and knowledge.

Use other methods to prevent bedbug bite: You can prevent the bite of the bed bug in three simple ways. One by protect your bed by encasing your mattress, pillows and box spring in a good quality mattress encasement specially designed for this purpose. Secondly wear long pants or pyjamas and long sleeved shirt as bed bugs bite on exposed skin. Thirdly you can sleep under the covers tucked in tightly.


Don’t sleep in another bed or room to avoid the bites of the bed bugs: You cannot get rid of the bedbugs just by sleeping in any other room of bed as you will be helping them in their infestation in other places. When they are hungry they are attracted to the carbon dioxide exhaled and heat of the body along with other things of the humans to find them.

Don’t go to a relatives or friend’s house: By visiting a relative’s or friend’s house to get rid of bedbugs you will work as carrier for this problem. You may take the bedbugs along with you to your relative's house. Bedbugs are very nasty as they can survive for several months without any food. So you cannot get rid of them even if you stay away to let them starve. You can find them waiting for you even if you return to your bed after more than a year.

Don’t throw away anything including bed: Some people think of throwing away their bed and other things to get rid of the bedbugs but it is not the right solution of this problem. In fact you will be helping in the infestation of the bedbugs in other places by throwing away you bed. They live not only in your mattress and other bedding accessories but also in the cracks and splits of your cot. When you put new mattress on it they will find new home for them like in the previous one. So to get rid of these bedbugs you should use the best methods of bed bug control instead of throwing away your bed.

Don’t control bedbugs yourself: You should not use DIY techniques to control bed bugs unless your budget it very tight or you know how to do it. If you have no budget for it then first of all you should understand the system of integrated pest management especially for controlling bedbugs so that you can make an effective action plan for this purpose.

Don’t stop bites by using bedbug repellents: The use of bedbug repellent to get rid of bedbug bites can be very harmful for you as they contain various dangerous chemicals. You should find other options for this purpose.

Don’t scratch bedbug bites: People usually scratch bedbug bites due to irritation in them. But it can worsen the situation as it can increase the risk of infection. You can get rid of this irritation by finding out tips to treat it effectively.

Don’t try heat treatment yourself: Heat treatment is considered as an effective method to get rid of bedbugs as it can destroy not only the existing bugs but their eggs also. But you should not ever do it yourself as it can be harmful for you also. The heat used for killing bed bugs can also injure you or set your house on fire if not done carefully. U should call an experienced and licensed professional for using such types of bed bug control treatments

Thus you can safely get rid of the bedbugs by following the do’s and don’ts on bed bug control given in this write-up.

Monday, 14 December 2015

What Is The Best Bed Bugs Remedy In Singapore?

Bed bugs are some of the most annoying pests and they are very difficult (almost impossible) to eradicate. If left to breed, they can become your worst nightmare as they such on your blood causing itching pain and leaving unevenness on the skin. They also have an awful odor that will chock you. Unfortunately, these creatures are attracted to warmth and will be happy to share your bedroom and blankets coming out at night to such your warm blood. They are found in all places across the world and attack both warm and cold zones. Nonetheless, there are several bed bugs remedy options you can try out to get rid of these unsightly insects. Here is a description of some popular remedies for bed bugs.

• Lavender Oil –
lavender is known for its soothing properties that quickly vanishes the bumpy critters developing after a bed bug bite. Its strong smell that most humans love is ironically detested by many crawling creatures including bed bugs. Simply apply some lavender oil on your body and the area around your bed including the bedding. It will only take a short time before the bugs begin to chock and crawl far away from your bed area.

• Tea Tree Oil –
this is another incredible bed bugs remedy that many people just did not know yet. Bed bugs hate tea tree oil and will run away from any place they smell it. Simply find a big bottle and fill it with tea tree oil. Remember to dilute it a little bit and then spray on all affected areas including behind sheets. You will soon be sleeping without worrying about bed bugs.

• Alcohol –
combining alcohol and steam cleaning is an effective way to kill bugs instantly. Steam’s heat will kill most of the bugs before alcohol is applied to further absorb moisture suffocate their breathing.

• Cinnamon –
although this is not the most effective solution recommended for those infested with bed bugs, it can still help during emergencies. Pests are significantly affected by the strong smell of cinnamon and will refrain from biting anything that has some cinnamon on it. Sprinkle some around the bed if you do not have lavender and tea tree oil close.

• Petroleum jelly –
besides enriching and moisturizing your skin, petroleum jelly is designed to repel a number of pests including bed bugs. What’s more, petroleum jelly is a sticky substance that is an ideal trap for insects like bed bugs that cannot fly. Once you pull your bed off the wall, apply some jelly on the bed legs and sleep knowing you will find bugs stuck on the jelly unable to move.

• Use the dryer –
bed bugs are indeed attracted to warmth, and so is every living creature including plants. However, heat is a whole different story and it kills very quickly. This is why your dryer can become your best bug killer when other preventive methods are not available. Throw anything that can go into the dryer and crank the heat up to rejoice as the bugs dye in awe. Nonetheless, dryers are only effective on laundry and killing bugs in clothing. Since you cannot throw the entire space in the dryer, you need a more effective approach for the cracks.

• Vacuum cleaning –
this is another effective bed bugs remedy you can use when the infestation is too much. The idea behind vacuuming is very simple. You are targeting cracks and seams where the bugs are hiding and laying eggs. Vacuuming simply sucks in every light thing (like bugs and their eggs) it comes across. You can then empty the dirt in a fire or some solution that will definitely kill them like hot water.

Advanced options

There are various other remedies to bed bug infestation when you need help urgently. Usually, pest control professionals are your ultimate bid when looking to get rid of devastating cases of infestation. However, all you need to do is determine what bugs hate and then apply it around your bed and spaces. This will repel them. Other remedies you should consider include;

• Pesticides –
although this should be one of the last resorts when invaded by bugs, it may be the only left solution since bed bugs are tough pests to finish. It is advisable to use the IMP plan/approach to using pesticides. This factors the pest’s lifecycle, its interaction with the environment and people. Some pesticides will kill the bugs and interfere with the environment and bio-system. For instance, they may be eaten by birds and ants or chicken eventually getting into your body. To prevent the hazards of pesticides on environment and property, make sure you use them within the multi-part IPM timeframe. This will ensure you target eggs rather than adult population.

The pesticides should be registered and approved by EPA for bed bugs. It is also advisable to consult a pest professional before using any product. Some pesticides kill adult populations instantly while others dry out the wax that keeps them hydrated.

• Extermination –
this is an expensive way of dealing with bed bug infestation but it will be worth the money otherwise you may need to buy a new mattress altogether. It involves fumigation and complete exposure of the bed bugs to harsh conditions that suffocates and ends up killing them. An exterminator focuses on all crevices, corners and parts of the house removing bugs one by one if possible. Make sure you clean the house thoroughly before the exterminator arrives as they will work easily when they find things nicely arranged.

It is often recommended to use non-chemical means when dealing with bed bugs. This reduces the impact on the environment and also prevents pollution of indoor air quality. If you are going to use a dryer, make sure the temperature is at least 30 degrees Celsius. Steam cleaners should heat the water to around 200 degrees to be effective.


The surest way to eradicate bugs requires a keen analysis of their lifecycles and how they lay eggs. This is why the IMP approach is effective when dealing with pesticides. If you live in an isolated house (unlike apartment residences) consider extermination which cleans the entire house although this will dig deep into your budget. In conclusion, you should be interested in natural solutions that are known to repel bed bugs since chemicals have various negative impacts. You should consider contracting professional services from credible licensed pest control businesses.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

6 Little Tricks That Bedbugs Hate

Everyone loves the cuddly warm atmosphere of a home - especially bedbugs. The also enjoy the proximity of a nice juicy creature, whether it is a human being or an animal. It's no wonder that these annoying little critters have become a problem in many homes. They sneak into furniture, carpets, electrical appliances and even (surprise, surprise!) the bed. Consequently, they know just how induce stress and ruin a perfectly great night's sleep. Moreover, they are also a potential health risk - so if you want to lead a healthy and happy life, it's essential to get rid of these unwanted pests immediately. 
You can either opt for some ingenious home remedies or call in a pest controller to save the day. However, if you're planning on taking care of it yourself, here are some known hacks that the little demons are known to hate!

1. Lavender Oil:
The beautiful soothing notes of lavender have proven extremely useful in making the little critters scuttle away. While the strong scent of various fragrances appears to be distasteful to them, lavender has been noted to be the most effective. So smear it all over the bed and affected areas and let it work its magic. It shouldn't be long before the wonderful peace of your home is restored. If you don't have this handy, you can always use body lotions and other products which have a strong note of lavender present in it. Smear it on yourself as well to stay safe from bed bug bites through the night. 
Not only will this help you clear out the infestation, but it will also keep your home smelling beautifully for a number of days to come!

2. Tea Tree Oil:
Believe it or not, but this is the ultimate insect repelling hack. Bedbugs hate it, so we just adore it. Get the biggest bottle you can lay your hands on, dilute it a little, and spray it strategically over the affected areas. The mattress, curtains, behind the pictures, and even carpet corners - nothing should be spared. And the best part about this solution is that the little monsters will refrain from biting you as well! So say goodbye to those frustrating little insect bite bumps when you wake up every morning! 

3. Cinnamon:
Not the most effective solution, this one is a remedy for emergencies. If you need a solution straight away but don't have lavender or tea tree oil lying around, this is what you can go for instead. Cinnamon is present in just about all kitchens, so you needn't leave the house to get a hold of some. All you need to do is sprinkle it over your bed and infected areas, and the bedbugs will stay away for the time being. They seem to hate the strong scent of cinnamon, making it a great ingredient for getting rid of the annoying critters. So if you've got a problem on your hands and need a quick fix - just turn to your kitchen for the answer!

4. Dryers:
Everyone loves warmth, but heat is an entirely different ball game. Just like we can't stand boiling hot temperatures - neither can the bedbugs (or most insects, for that matter). Now we aren't suggesting that you should boil the infected products, but it is advisable that anything that can go into the dryer should be thrown in without a second thought. Now set it on high and let it do the trick. Unfortunately not all infestation zones can be thrown in, so a little extra effort will be required to combat the problem. However, if your troubles are limited to the bed sheets or even bags - this is a great solution for you!

5. Vacuum Cleaners:
Since those little suckers enjoy feasting on you, its safe to say that anything that prevents this is adequately hated by them. If a dryer is not enough and you need some extra help, enlist the vacuum cleaner for your cause. Once you've got this, vacuum everything you possibly can. From telephones to photo frames, carpets, bed sheets, and more. It's okay to go a little crazy, because the brown critters tend to be camouflaged easily - and you don't want to miss any out. However, this entire process can take a while, so its best to do it when you have plenty of time to spare. But don't put it off for too long - it is your health that's at stake here !

6. Petroleum Jelly:
Bedbugs can't fly, so they climb about everywhere. Once you discover an infestation, the first thing you want to do is keep yourself safe. So you begin by ensuring that the bed isn't touching the wall. After all, this becomes an easy path to you through the night. Once you pull it away, if you have an elevated bed (and it's frame can handle it), rub some petroleum jelly on its legs. Since the little critters can't fly, their only route to you will be up the legs. With the jelly smeared all over - this makes it the ideal trap! So the next morning, you'll probably find them stuck to the bed posts, ready to be gotten rid of.

If none of these solutions seem to do the trick, it's time to call in the big guns. The arch enemy of bedbugs - its time for the pest controller to take over. DIY methods can be time consuming and a little less effective. However, a pest controller is practiced in this and knows just what to do. With years of experience to back them up, they know how to get rid of the annoying pests relatively quickly without leaving any behind. So if nothing seems to click, don't risk your health and well-being. Instead, a professional is the ideal solution to restore your happy life. 

Bedbugs don't come around because your home is too neat or too messy. They are often passed on from one surface to another. Maybe they climbed onto your bag in the plane, or perhaps they were passed on through someone else's belongings. However, there is no denying that they are bad news. So once you do discover them wandering around your home, don't wait to get rid of them. It's time to attack - NOW!