1. What is an insect?
Insects are organisms having 1 pair of antenna, 2 pair of wings and 3 pair of legs. The body of these organisms is divided into 3 parts viz. head, thorax and abdomen and they have compound eyes. In some insects (e.g. bed bugs), wings are not visible.
2. What is pest?
Any living organism that is harmful to human health, food, property and has a nuisance value is called pest.
3. What are the common pests occurring in household situation?
Some of the common pests occurring in household situation include cockroaches, mosquitoes, houseflies, ants, silverfish, etc.
4. What types of pesticides are useful for control of cockroaches?
Baits are formulations with very small amount of insecticide present in the food matrix which is usually preferred by cockroaches. Treatment with bait gels is also called passive treatment as cockroaches themselves find the bait and consume it.
5. What is a termite?
Termites are social insects belonging to order isopteran. They feed on cellulose material like wood, paper, cloth, etc. for their survival. Termites are hidden invaders and are known to cause large scale damage to wood in service.
6. What is a bed bug?
Bed bugs are parasitic insects belonging to cimicidae family. They feed exclusively on the blood of warm blooded animals like human beings, dogs, bats, birds, etc.
7. How do I control bed bugs?
Bed bugs are hitchhikers and they infest homes by getting carried with human beings sharing common gathering areas like, public transport vehicles, movie halls, hotels, etc. Besides other methods pertaining to prevention of these insect, bed bugs can be controlled by application of spray formulations.
8. How long does it take for a product to work on bed bugs?
Due to the elusive nature of the bed bug, it is important to treat the area thoroughly in order to ensure the active ingredient in the spray makes direct contact with these pests. As soon as bed bugs make contact with the spray, they die very soon after. Always read the product label for specific information.
9. What treatment methods are available for termites?
There are various treatment options available for termites including liquid pesticide applications, perimeter bait stations, liquid and foam injections, liquid borate applications, and fumigation.
10. Is there a non-liquid chemical termite treatment available?
Yes. The Sentricon System for termites is an exterior bait option or the applications of naturally acting borate are two non-liquid chemical options.
11. What are the signs I might have a termite problem?
A type of pest that stays behind the scenes, termites create significant damage to structures out of the public eye.
12. What kills bed bugs instantly?
One of the most effective DIY solutions for killing bed bugs instantly is diluted rubbing alcohol. Alcohol kills bed bugs as soon as it makes contact with them.
13. What is the main cause of bed bugs?
Travel is widely recognized as the most common cause of bed bug infestations. Often unbeknownst to the traveller, bed bugs will hitchhike on people, clothing, luggage, or other personal belongings and be accidentally transported to other properties.
14. What is termite control?
Pre-construction termite control, better known as Soil Treatment, is performed in the preliminary phase of construction of a property.
15. What attracts termites in the house?
In addition to wood inside the home, termites are drawn inside by moisture, wood in contact with house foundations, and cracks in building exteriors.
16. How dangerous is a cockroach?
Cockroaches are considered to be dangerous as an allergen source and asthma trigger. They may also carry certain bacteria that can cause illnesses if left on food.
17. Should you kill cockroaches?
That said, the best way to keep roaches and other insects out is to make your home as undesirable to them as possible.