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Mosquito prevention

As the number of casualties rise annually from Mosquito borne diseases such as Dengue fever and the Zika virus, being proactive in preventive measures is compulsory. Playing our part will help reduce mosquito breedings and protect our family and community.

These are 4 DIY tips to prevent Mosquito breeding’s and bites:

1. Empty stagnant water regularly

The Aedes Mosquito thrives in stagnant water to lay their eggs, resulting in Mosquito breeding (larvae). 

 

Puddles of water around your home, storage containers and potted plants can become a potential breeding source for Mosquitoes. 

 

For those living in HDB’s, always cap the bamboo pole holders when not in use to prevent rain water from collecting and forming a breeding source.

 

 

Remove stagnant water

2. Use Mosquito repellent

Yes, it is true that repellents and patches can assist in (not killing) repelling these insects. 

 A spray containing DEET (it’s safe, even for kids, when used as directed), picaridin, IR3535, citronella or eucalyptus is your best bet for keeping mosquitoes away. 

However, it will wear off after a certain number of hours, depending on the formula. Ensure to apply regularly. 

Tiger balm mosquito repellent spray and NeutriCare All-Natural Mosquito Repellent Patch and some of the common repellents that can be found at your nearest Watsons or Guardian.

repellents

3. Clear roof gutters

If you resided in a landed property, remember to keep the gully traps, scupper drains, and roof gutters in your home clean. 

Thinning dense vegetation will help to improve air circulation and avoid potential breeding areas. 

Clear mosquito breeding

4. CALL AN EXPERT

If you are experiencing multiple mosquito bites over days and weeks but have done the steps above, a professional pest control exterminator should be contacted immediately. 

A skilled technician can inspect hidden potential areas which can collect water and become a prime breeding spot.

Wipeout Pest Control’s effective Mosquito treatments include safe and NEA approved procedures such as Source Reduction to eliminate breeding grounds and thermal fogging. 

fogging

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Termites Infestation: 7 Signs https://wipeoutpestcontrol.com.sg/7-signs-of-a-termites-infestation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=7-signs-of-a-termites-infestation https://wipeoutpestcontrol.com.sg/7-signs-of-a-termites-infestation/#respond Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:08:05 +0000 https://wipeoutpestcontrol.com.sg/?p=4544 Rated as one of the Top Common Pests in Singapore, Termites live mainly in dry wood and dark, humid environments. Subterranean termites…

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7 signs of a termite infestation

Rated as one of the Top Common Pests in Singapore, Termites live mainly in dry wood and dark, humid environments.

Subterranean termites build their nests in the ground and they come out to find access into buildings and homes in search for food. When there is a need for them to come out into the open, they would build mud trails to allow safe travel from one place to another.

In most situations, tiny cracks and crevices caused by the weather will provide access for termites to penetrate into buildings and your homes.

Subterranean termites only need 1/64th of an inch to squeeze through to gain access to your properties in your buildings and homes. Once inside, termites with their excellent instinct for finding cellulose, their main food source will attack anything that is wood-based.

Your built-in kitchen cabinets, bedroom cabinet, wall to wall wooden panel structural beams, doors and furniture will be prone to damage by Subterranean Termites. They can also cause short circuit to your wiring once they come into contact with some.

Although visible damages done by termites may be gradual, a Termite infestation needs to be dealt with by a professional Pest Control Technician immediately.


These are 7 signs of a Termite Infestation:

1. MUD TUBES

Subterranean Termites build their shelter tubes made out of mud, dirt and debris to travel to and from their food source and nest. 

These tubes are pencil sized tunnels wood structures, and concrete or stone foundations. When searching a home for these tubes, there are three types to look for:

  1. Working tube – path between termite nest in soil and wood
  2. Exploratory tube – path extending only from soil
  3. Drop tube – path from wood back to soil

These tubes are found on exterior and interior walls leading up to entry points of your premises.

Termite Mud Tubes

2. Wood tunnels

Unlike mud tubes, wood tunnels also known as “galleries”, are difficult to spot from the outside. However, these can be spotted within broken wood or timbre infested area. 

This is one sure sign that a termite infestation has occurred.

However, technological devices have allowed pest control professionals to detect wood tunnels and termites when there is no visible exterior signs. 

These include electronic odour detectors, sounds and infrared detectors.

Termites wood tubes
Termites detector

3. "HEAD BANGING" TERMITES

You must be wondering; what sounds do termites make?

The first sign of a termite infestation is quiet clicking sounds coming from the walls. 

Soldier termites bang their heads against the wood or shake their bodies when the colony is disturbed to signal danger.

If you place your ear against your wall or suspected infested wood and listen closely, clicking or “eating” noises can be heard by these unwanted pests.

 If these specifiers are undetectable but you can still hear some unusual sounds, contact us for an inspection right away to give you a peace of mind!

4. FLYING TERMITES & DISCARDED WINGS

Typically, the first signs of an infestation are flying termites also known as swarmers or alates and discarded wings.

Flying termites are in action when the males and females have left their nest to mate or build a new colony – which could potentially be within your premises. 

Some flying termites swarm at night and are commonly attracted to light sources. 

Other species swarm in daylight. Drywood termites tend to swarm after rain at specific times of the year.

termites

Flying termites vs. Flying ants

While flying termites closely resemble winged ants, there are clear differences in their appearance. 

Ants have a constricted waist, while termites have a more straight-sided waist. 

Termites also have four wings of equal size. 

Ant antennae bend at 90-degree angles, while the antennae of the termite are straight. 

Either way, should you spot these pests within your premises, seek professional pest control advice immediately!

Termites

Presence of Discarded termite Wings

Another common indication is the remnants of discarded wings on windowsills and floors. 

Flying termites shed their wings shortly after finding a mate.

Termites wings

5. hollow wood sounds

An infested area that has been eaten away by termites usually produce a hollow sound once tapped or knocked on. 

Termites consume woods from the inside out, leaving a thin veneer of timber or paint.

6. termite droppings (frass)

Termite droppings are often referred to as frass. These are tiny pallets commonly found at the entry points for the termites. These droppings are expelled from their nest from tiny kick holes. 

These tiny 6 sided, egg shaped pellets accumulate over time, in a pile below and around the base of the infested wood.

The frass of termites is a lot rougher and harder in texture than the frass of other wood pests like carpenter ants or beetle larvae. 

In the event you find a pile of droppings outside or inside your premises, it clearly indicates that there are termites around.

Termites Droppings

7. termite TREE NESTS

Is your tree infested with termites??

Some termite species make nests in the hollow center of the tree root or trunks which makes it a challenge to detect them. However, a visible infestation will show a chunk of of mud on the exterior. 

This is an indication of a heavily infested tree and should be dealt with immediately!

Infested termites tree

Wipeout Pest Control : Effective Termites Treatment

We eradicate these destructive pests with treatment methods such as dusting, baiting and anti-termites soil treatment. Regular inspection and treatment are most definitely essential. 

-Dusting method is injected into the tubes or tunnels of termite infestation.

-Slab injection (Post treatment) only for existing buildings

-Pre-construction Soil-treatment. 
The soil is chemically treated even before the foundation is laid ensuring built in protection 

Spotted the above signs in your home? 

Wait no further, Contact us immediately and avoid further damage within your premises!

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Small red bumps, consistent itching all over your body and a reoccurrence of bites overnight? You might be having a bed bugs infestation…

What are bed bugs?

bed bugs singapore

Bed bugs are small, oval-shaped insects that feed on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bed bugs are flat and resemble the size of an apple seed. After feeding their bodies tend to swell up and become a reddish colour.

Female bed bugs are known to lay hundreds of eggs which is about the size of a speck of dust, invisible to the human eye. Bed bugs are most commonly found in vicinities where a large volume of people come and go.

Considering their size, they have the ability to hide in between things such as small crevices, furniture, luggages and even clothing which may be a nuisance to find during a suspected bed bug infestation.

We recommend immediate attention should you be experiencing a bed bug infestation within your premises.

What do bed bugs bites look like?

bed bugs bites
bed bugs bites

Bed bugs bites can typically be visible on exposed body areas during sleep such as your legs, arms, shoulders, hands, neck and face. The severity of each bed bug bite depends on your skin type, some may not feel the bites till a day or two, others who tend to have more hypersensitive skin can visibly see and feel bed bug bites almost immediately.

Bed bugs bites can have typical appearances: 

  • Bump with a clear center
  • Red bumps with a dark center and lightened a swollen surrounding area
  • Red bumps with blisters and hives
  • Straight row of red itchy bites
bed bug bites

Most bites heal on their own, within a week or two, nevertheless, these medications can help soothe and relieve the itch, you can purchase these from your nearest Guardian or Watsons :

  • Antihistamines to reduce itching and burning sensations
  • Calamine lotion
  • Anti-itch cream

If severe swelling or inflammation persists, seek medical attention immediately.

What are the signs of an infestation?

As bed bugs are nocturnal insects, they only emerge from their hiding spots at night. In the day, they stay hidden in cracks and dark areas in between your bed and furniture.

Common signs of a bed bug infestation :

  • Dark stains on the mattress and surrounding area
  • Bloodstains on your bed sheets or pillowcases
  • Dark spots of bed bug excrement on mattresses, bed, bedsheets, clothes and wall
  • Bedbug faecal spots, eggshells, or shed skins in areas where bedbugs hide
  • An unpleasant, musty odor from the bugs’ scent glands
  • Live insects, usually about 5mm long

Call an Expert

Unfortunately, unlike common pests such as cockroaches and ants, there is no insecticide that can permanently remove a bed bug infestation. Yes, an off the shelf product may kill a couple of bed bugs on the spot, however, this is not a proposed solution.

Wipeout Pest Control Services provides professional Pest Control treatment for your bed bug infestation. This includes a thorough inspection of your infestation and misting treatment of the entire vicinity with a 7- day reinspection process. Our experienced pest control technicians will also advice preventive measures.

As these pests are extremely stubborn pests that reside in dark areas such as beneath your bed frames, it might take more than one visit to fully get rid of them. Refrain from being alarmed should you encounter more bed bugs emerging from your infested area after the first treatment. It is a common procedure for them to be pushed out of their hiding spots after our misting treatment.

We highly recommend immediate attention to your bed bug infestation as bed bugs have the capability to spread quickly and cause greater discomfort.

Wipeout Pest Control Services provides Professional, Quality and affordable Pest Control Services and management in Singapore since 1995. Our technicians are certified to carry out and assist you in eradicating pests.


Contact us should you be facing a bed bug infestation, we will arrange an immediate inspection and treatment.

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