Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a term used to reflect the use of a combination of pest control methods, including resident education, methods to exclude pests from individual apartments (i.e. caulking and otherwise sealing holes –Structural deficiencies– in walls and floors), site cleanliness, apartment cleanliness- Hygiene & Sanitation- baiting, trapping and chemical treatment. IPM is focused on using chemical application as a last resort, as chemical treatment may have adverse health effects on residents.
The four basic IPM principles are
(1) Monitoring pest populations with sticky traps to find out where pests are living and hiding,
(2) Blocking pest access and entryways,
(3) Eliminating food and water, and
(4) Applying low-toxicity, low-risk pesticides only as necessary to address problems.
Chemicals will be applied only on an “as needed” basis. The need for chemicals will be determined by an initial thorough inspection and follow up monitoring of pest activity.
Types of pests that are considered as House hold pests include, but are not limited to:
Ants, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, Flies, Rodents, Mosquitoes, Moths, Silverfish, Termites, Fleas, Bees/wasps, Birds, Ticks……..
Ants are capable of carrying objects 50 times their own body weight with their mandibles.
Ants use their diminutive size to their advantage. Relative to their size, their muscles are thicker than those of larger animals or even humans. This ratio enables them to produce more force and carry larger objects. Ants are the longest living of all insects, living for up to 30 years. There are over 12,000, known different species of ants. Ants move an estimated 50 tons of soil per year in one square mile. All worker, soldier and queen ants are female. Ants and humans are the only creatures that farm other creatures. Ants have two stomachs, one to hold food for themselves, and one for others. Some ant species make slaves out of another ant species. Ants can be found on every continent except ANTARTICA.
Ants worst enemies are not us, but other ants.
Adult bed bugs are wingless insects, roughly oval in shape, 5-6mm long when fully grown, and are fast runners. They are rust brown in colour and change to a deeper red brown following a blood meal. The juvenile stages, called nymphs, tend to be paler in colour and from 1-4mm in length. Bed bugs are dorsoventrally flattened and being thin means that they can hide in narrow cracks and crevices, making detection often very difficult. Bed bugs are one of the great travellers of the world and are readily transported via luggage, clothing, bedding and furniture. As such, they have a worldwide distribution. The adult bed bugs can live for 6 months at room temperatures of around 230C and much longer in colder climates. Skin reactions are commonly associated with bed bugs, which result from the saliva injected during feeding.
Based on fossil records, cockroaches have remained little changed for 200 million years. There are over 4000 different species of cockroaches worldwide – not all are regarded as pests.
American cockroach: Adult size 34-53mm; the adult is reddish brown in colour and is fully winged. Male wings extend beyond the tip of the abdomen. Female wings do not.
German cockroach: Adult size 13-16mm; the adult is light brown in colour with two dark almost parallel longitudinal stripes on their pronotal shield. They are found throughout buildings but show a preference for warm humid areas; they are good climbers, being able to climb vertical glass or tiled surfaces; an infestation of these cockroaches can be quickly established once they have entered any premises
Houseflies are potential vectors of a wide range of diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis and tuberculosis and can also transmit intestinal worms. These flies move from filth to food indiscriminately and may therefore move pathogens from dirty to clean areas. Fly Spotting is produced when feeding and defecating.
Breeding time is generally during the months June to September.
Rodents have the ability to adapt themselves to almost any environment. Their great reproductive potential, natural cunning and survivability puts them among the most successful animals on earth. Rodents use the five senses of smell, touch, hearing, sight and taste in order to survive. The main reasons for control are to reduce or eliminate:
Rodents can cause damage to food intended for humans, by consumption, contamination with faeces and urine, as well as other physical and microbiological contaminants. Rodents have the capability to spread many
human pathogens, such as Salmonella spp, Listeria spp, Escherichia coli, Cryptosporidium parvum, Leptospira spp, Hantaviruses, Bubonic plague and Toxoplasmosis.
Mosquitoes are blood sucking insects that are responsible for the transmission of many diseases throughout the human and animal populations of the world.
Most mosquitoes disperse less than two kilometres; some move only a few metres away from their original breeding place, others can fly some 5 or 10 kilometres, and a few species will disperse up to 50 kilometres downwind from the larval habitats.
On average, a female mosquito will live 2-3 weeks, but the male’s lifespan is shorter. Within their lifetime both adult male and female will feed on nectar and plant fluids, but it is only the female that will seek a blood meal.
Malaria, Dengue fever, Chikun gunya are the major deadly diseases transmitted by Mosquitoes.
Termites are often termed as the collateral destructors. When we see mud tubes on the walls inside the house, we come to know that there is termite infestation. This stage normally reaches after 2 to 3 years of harborage of termites beneath the building. By this time majority of the wooden door frames, other woodworks etc would be damaged by 85%. They even eat up the electrical wiring pipes and even wiring insulation which lead into electrical short circuits and accidental fires.
Our treatment methods are based on integrated pest management and integrated pest prevention programs
All pesticides used are household pesticides approved by who and as per central insecticides board and their act of 1968
We follow the guidelines of BIS (BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS) for anti-termite treatment