The Pestman, Pte Ltd has been providing professional, quality pest management consulting services in the corporate and residential sectors for many years. It has since established a reputable and distinguished name in the pest control industry.
So why choose The Pestman, Pte Ltd? You might ask.
At The Pestman, Pte Ltd, we believe we are like tailors in pest management consultations. Our team of dedicated and experienced staff tailor their services to suit the needs of each and every one of our client base. Like tailoring a suit, we get involved in all stages of the pest management, from listening to our clients, providing best-fit solutions according to the issues face, implementing it, “snipping” away problems, and ensuring the completion of our services is something desired, like a well-made suit, created just for you that would fit perfectly.
That being said, of course, we need artisans to deliver only the best to you. Our technicians are well trained and equipped with know-hows and skills in pest management attained over many years of working in the industry. They are distinct in their functional and technical expertise, and with their day to day hands-on experience garnered, ensuring all our clients are given the most effective and efficient expertise advice and services.
Behind every successful technician, lies a master of the trade. Our masters, otherwise known as our management comprises of a team of dynamic and driven staff who believe that the word “adequate” should never be in our dictionaries when it comes to knowledge in this ever changing world. We constantly seek to improve ourselves by being aware of the new products, equipment, and pest management methods in the market that could better serve our clients.
Our goal, is to provide top notch customer service, that is highly versatile and unique, improving in operations efficiency as well as optimizing integrated functionality.
There is nothing quite like walking out of a tailor, with a customised suit fitted to a T, essentiating an air of satisfaction. That’s how it feels when you pick us at The Pestman, Pte Ltd.
Knowing Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are animals that are mostly active at night. They feed on the blood of mammals and birds. They hide in cracks and crevices and live in groups and clusters when not in feeding. These places are usually near their victims as this allows them to quickly escape after sucking their blood. Some of the common places they are found include bed sheets, mattresses, bed frames, especially wooden bed frames as bed bugs tend to prefer wood or paper as compared to metal surfaces.
A female bed bug usually lays one to five eggs a day which hatches within 6 to 10 days.
Problems they caused
Bed bugs can be a nuisance because they disrupt the sleep of humans with the bites on their face, neck, arms, legs while they are asleep. A wheal is formed as a common response after being bitten, which is a spot of swelling at the attacked area of the skin due to an allergic reaction. Itching is followed on thereafter which may last for several hours.
In more severe cases, asthmatic symptoms occur, and if the affected area is near the eye, the eyelid maybe swollen shut affecting vision. Other problems include constant agitation, sleeplessness and nervousness.
Our service technician will carry out a thorough inspection on the premise to find out where the source is at, especially anything close to the bed, like the mattresses, bed frame, sheets and other possible furnishings. Cast skins, faecal spots might be very noticeable in severe cases, as well as large clusters of bedbugs. A flushing agent will be applied, followed by residual spraying at the infested area throughout the premise.
It is advisable to frequently vacuum the area to help eliminate the bed bugs. To prevent cross infestation, the vacuum cleaner bag should be tied in a plastic bag before disposal. Laundering bedding and clothing in hot water would also be a good preventive measure.
There will be a follow- up visit from us 7-10days after the initial treatment to ensure the effectiveness of the control. A flushing agent will be used during follow-up inspection and residual spraying will be carried out should there be any active bed bugs upon detection still.
Mosquitoes are said to have been around for more than 30 million years and there are around 3000 of their species. Over the years, they have adopted the ability to locate their prey through chemical, visual and heat sensors. They can detect carbon dioxide and lactic acid from up to 100 feet away. Mosquitoes use their heat sensors to detect presence of warm blooded and mammals and birds. Although they are not visually inclined, they are able to see humans if their clothing match contrasts with the background. They are a nuisance because they spread diseases and germs through the sucking of blood.
Why mosquitoes are pests and health hazards:
Mosquito Aedes – They include such species as the yellow-fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) and the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus). They are strong fliers, capable of travelling great distances (up to 75 miles/121 km) from their breeding sites. They persistently bite mammals (especially humans), mainly at dawn and in the early evening.
Mosquito Anopheles – They include several species, such as the common malaria mosquito (Anopheles quadrimaculatus), that can spread malaria to humans.
Mosquito Culex – They include several species such as the northern house mosquito (Culex pipiens). They persistently bite (preferring birds over humans) and attack at dawn or after dusk. These mosquitoes can carry many types of diseases that are caused by bacteria, parasites or viruses. These diseases include: Dengue Fever, Chikungunya, Malaria, Yellow Fever and Encephalitis.
These mosquitoes can carry many types of diseases that are caused by bacteria, parasites or viruses. These diseases include: Dengue Fever, Chikungunya, Malaria, Yellow Fever and Encephalitis.
Mosquito life cycle
Mosquitoes have a four stage life cycle, starting from an egg, larva, pupa and then finally an adult mosquito. Eggs are laid in stagnant water or on moist places such as damp soil, as water is essential for breeding to occur. The eggs are laid in 100 to 300 at a go, it usually takes the eggs to hatch in two to three days in warm water. However, some eggs remain dormant for months as they require a drying period, they hatch when in contact with water.
Larvae feed on organic matter in the water. They breathe through an air tube which is extended through the water surface. They develop into pupae within a week and transform into adults in around 2 days.
Since water is needed for breeding, it is needed to get rid of all sources of standing water. Our highly trained personnel will search for all active sources in your premises to prevent mosquitoes from infesting. We will also provide advice on housekeeping to ensure no stone is left unturned.
Rodents are commonly found in sewers and drains, as well as underground soil. They are capable to adapting to any environment that allows them to go into hiding and has a source of food for them. Other than physical damage rodents cause by gnawing on electrical wiring, water pipers, drainage systems as well as wood and soft metals, they pose as a health hazard because of their dwellings
Rodents spread germs and diseases such as food poisoning and Weil’s disease through contact with their fur, feet, urine and faeces.
Some possible signs of their presence include:
Burrows in the ground
Black droppings cylindrical in shape, up to 2cm long
Damage caused by gnawing
Any presence of food or spillage should be cleared to prevent rodents. Rubbish should be kept in bins with lids or tied up in plastic bags. A clean environment is needed to ward them off. Other methods include implementing traps and rodenticides to control rats.
Ants have become such a commonly sighted insect that it is believed to fill every part of the earth except places like the Antarctica as well as remote islands. It is said that there are more than 20,000 species of ants. They are easily distinguished by two characteristics: a distinctive node-like structure that forms a narrow “waist” called a pedicel as well an elbowed antenna. Ants are social insects and live in large groups called a colony.
Ants form colonies which comprises of queens, males, workers, reproductive and non-reproductive castes. Each one is given different tasks. The queen mates and reproduces, while the worker ants will be in charge of fending for the queen as well as defending the colony. Queen ants can live up to 30 years, workers 1 to 30 years, but the males only live for a few weeks.
Different ants can cause different kinds of damage. Fire ants and others may sting and bite humans and animals. Pharaoh ants attack wounds and dressings in the hospitals. Carpenter ants tunnel into structural wood, house infesting ants become pests in the homes of humans.
Ants usually attack foods of humans, especially those laced with sugary substances. They also attack food spills and garbage. Sometimes, they attack other insects or dead ones. They are common household pest problems that many face.
Common ants control
Eradication and prevention of ants can be done by cleaning up the area and ensure proper sanitation is practised. If there is no or minimal presence of food , water and shelter for the ants to populate, infestation can be avoided.
Ants can lift 20 times their body weight.
The average life expectancy of an ant is 45 to 60 days.
Cockroaches are one of the most commonly faced pest problems in Singapore. On the sight of one sends most people shrieking or disgusted. Cockroaches can be quite a health hazard. They are known to contaminate foods as well as utensils through carrying human pathogens such as Salmonella and E.coli. This results in humans contracting diseases such as food poisoning and diarrhoea upon consumption of such food. Products of infestations such as saliva, faeces and cast skins can cause allergies and asthma in people, most prone to these are the young ones. Roaches also destroy fabric and paper.
Cockroaches are nocturnal animals that hide in the day and are active at night. They usually hide in places such as crevices, or anywhere that has spaces where surfaces touch them on both sides. They come in the dark to search for food, which can sometimes be backing glue, leather, book bindings, and bar soap. Some cockroaches are known to be able to live up to 3 months without food. Usually, there are more cockroaches in the area as compared to those that are seen by humans.
Cockroaches start from an egg, develop into a nymph and finally an adult. An egg case laid by the adult usually contains between 16-50 eggs.
To get rid if an infestation, insecticide is usually used to eliminate the roaches. However this must be combined with good hygienic and sanitation practices.
Cockroaches are associated with unhygienic and filthy conditions
Known to carry bacteria and germs that cause diseases
All 3 forms of the life cycle, egg cases, nymphs and adults can be found in the infested area
Unnecessary sources of water, food and hiding places should be eliminated
Use traps, residual and non-residual insecticide sprays and insecticide dusts to eradicate cockroaches
Subterranean termites require moist environments to survive. They typically live underground where moist is present. These pest are known to cause damage to buildings, by biting on electrical cabling as well as wood structures and drywalls, resulting in power failures in homes and industrial places.
Termites are hard workers, they work 24hours a day and it is easy for an infestation of aggressive termites to form sub-nests in the interior of structural property. This often happens when the present colony becomes too congested and overpopulated that there is a need to find a new “home”. When a pair of male and female alates find a new place through cracks, they will shed their wings and after coitus, a new nest is formed. Inevitably, these two will become the new King and Queen of the colony. The Queen termite is one of the rare species of insects in the animal kingdom that demonstrate extreme physogastry, it has the capacity of laying up to 20,000 eggs a day. As such, its main job is to reproduce. The larger the nest, the larger the Queen. King termites on the other hand do not increase much in size as compared to the Queen.
There are different roles for each caste in the colony. The workers are in charge of a process called “trophallaxis” whereby one colony member feeds another, as well as the digestion of cellulose-based food. Other tasks that worker termites carry out include, attending to the Queen’s every needs including feeding, carrying her eggs to the nurseries. However, the King and young ones also have their welfares well taken of by the worker termites.
Soldier ants on the other hand as their name state are put in charge of defense of the colony, warding off predators such as ants using their powerful mandibles as well as fontanelle by emiting a white sticky substance when disturbed.
Subterranean termites control
The presence of termites is not easily spotted because they often hide behind wallboards, door frames, or wood trim. There is a need for a professional inspection by a well-trained and experienced pest control personnel in order to access the situation and implement the pest treatment recommended.