What kind of treatment methods do Innovative Pest Management use?
The treatment depends on the type of ants that is infesting in your premise. Our treatment methods vary from gel baiting to residual misting and even granular baiting.
How long does it take to get rid of an ant infestation?
The time it takes to get rid of an ant infestation depends on the severity of the infestation and the treatment method used. It may take a few days to several weeks to completely eliminate an infestation.
Do I need to hire a professional to get rid of ants?
While minor ant infestations can be handled by homeowners, more severe infestations may require the assistance of a professional pest control company.
Why do ants walk in a trails?
Ants form trails as a way to communicate with each other and locate food sources. The trail is made up of pheromones that guide other ants to the food source.
Bed Bug Questions
What should I prepare for the first session?
As this is a water based treatment, ensure that all electronic appliances are cover with trash bags. All opened food must be kept in a seal container. Remove all blankets, bed sheet and pillow case. It is best to wash these with hot water of at least 60 degrees celsius. Any unnecessary carton boxes, please have them discarded.
Do I need to vacate our premise after the treatment?
After the treatment, you are require to leave the premise for about 3-4 hours. This will allow the water based mist to settle and rest on the surfaces that was targetted on. After that, you can enter the premise and open all the windows to ventilate the house.
How is the bed bug procedures?
The package requires at least 2 sessions with both sessions being 7-10 days apart. This is to break the egg cycle. Our technician will start the treatment in each room first before finally treating the living room. Before we start the treatment in the living room, we will remind you on any items that you need to bring along during the 3-4 hours waiting period. Once we are done with the living room, you can lock the house and all of us will proceed to leave the premise.
Once the waiting period is over, you can come in to ventilate or air the premise.
Do I need to throw my bed and mattress?
Very rarely do you need to throw your bed or mattress. Our expert technician will always try to solve the issue without the need to throw any of the above items away. However, it is advisable to throw away any carton boxes, or potential harbourage items that are not needed in the house.
What kind of treatment methods do Innovative Pest Management use?
The treatment depends on the type of cockroach that is infesting in your premise. Our treatment methods vary from gel baiting to residual misting and even granular baiting.
My restaurant has a very bad cockroach infestation. Can Innovative Pest Management eradicated them 100%?
Innovative Pest Management has solved countless cockroach infestation in a restaurant. We offer 100% eradication for our flush down treatment. As long as the housekeeping are maintain, we guarantee that the cockroach infestation will be eradicated.
Are the treatment safe since I have young children and pet at home?
Innovative Pest Management uses only eco friendly products for residential home. It is not harmful to your children or pets.
How will my premise be inspected?
We will either inspect visually for signs of termite infestation like mud trails or possible damages to wooden structures or use Microwave technology to detect termite’s movement beneath the parquet flooring or behind the built-in furniture.
Are termites common in Singapore?
In Singapore, termite infestations occur often, and the majority of homes or building are susceptible to an attack. This is primarily due to Singapore’s humid and damp climate, in addition to the structure and design of the building.
How many type of termites are there?
There are 3 common type of termite. For more info, check out this page.
What should I do when I think I have termite?
Do not do disturb the trails especially spray anything on it. Leave it to the expert to get rid of it safely.
What are the common type of flies in Singapore?
House flies (Musca domestica) - These are the most common type of flies found in households. They are attracted to garbage, decaying organic matter, and animal feces.
Fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) - These small flies are attracted to ripe and overripe fruits and vegetables.
Drain flies (Psychodidae family) - These small flies are often found in moist areas, such as drains or pipes. They are attracted to decaying organic matter and sewage. You can find out more here.
What do flies feed on?
Flies are attracted to a wide range of food sources, including fruits, vegetables, meats, and decaying organic matter.
How long do flies live?
The lifespan of a fly can vary depending on the species and environmental conditions. Some species may only live for a few days, while others can live for several weeks or even months.
How do flies reproduce?
Female flies lay their eggs on or near decaying organic matter, such as animal feces or rotting food. The eggs hatch into larvae, which feed on the organic matter and develop into pupae. The adult fly emerges from the pupa and begins the cycle again.
Are flies harmful to humans?
Flies can carry and spread a variety of diseases, including food poisoning, dysentery, and cholera. They can also contaminate food and surfaces with bacteria and other pathogens.
Is Shrew considered a Rodent?
No, shrews are not rodents. Shrews belong to a separate order of mammals called Soricomorpha, while rodents belong to the order Rodentia. While shrews and rodents share some similarities, such as small size and a diet that includes insects and other small prey, they have several distinct differences in their physical characteristics and biology. Shrews, for example, have pointed snouts, tiny eyes, and a high metabolic rate, while rodents have larger eyes and ears, and continuously growing incisors.
What is the difference between rats and housemice?
Rats are larger than mice and have a longer tail, while mice are smaller and have a shorter tail. Rats also have thicker bodies and larger heads than mice. Additionally, rats are more likely to live outdoors, while mice are more likely to live indoors..
How many type of rodent are there?
There are 3 common type of rodent.
House Mouse (Mus musculus): This small, gray or brown rodent is commonly found in homes and buildings throughout Singapore. House mice can cause damage to property and can carry diseases like salmonellosis.
Sewer Rat (Rattus norvegicus): Also known as the Norway rat, this large, brown or gray rodent is commonly found in urban areas of Singapore. Brown rats can cause damage to property and can transmit diseases like leptospirosis.
Roof Rat (Rattus rattus): This smaller, black or brown rat is commonly found in roofs and attics of buildings in Singapore. Roof rats can cause damage to property and can transmit diseases like plague and typhus.
Why do mosquitoes bite humans?
Female mosquitoes bite humans to obtain blood(proteins, iron and amino acids), which they need to lay eggs. Male mosquitoes do not bite humans because they feed on plant nectar.
Do all mosquitoes carry diseases?
No, not all mosquitoes carry diseases. However, some species of mosquitoes can transmit diseases like malaria, dengue fever and Zika virus.
What is the best time of day to avoid mosquito bites?
Mosquitoes are most active during dawn and dusk, so it's best to avoid being outdoors during these times if you want to avoid mosquito bites.
Can mosquitoes transmit COVID-19?
There is currently no evidence that mosquitoes can transmit COVID-19. The virus spreads primarily through respiratory droplets when an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes.
What are booklice?
Booklice, also known as psocids, are tiny insects that are commonly found in room walls ,toilets and other areas with high humidity. They are often mistaken for lice, but they do not bite or feed on blood but on fungi build up..
Are booklice harmful to humans?
Booklice are not harmful to humans and do not transmit diseases. However, they can be a nuisance if they infest your home.
How do I know if I have a booklice infestation?
Signs of a booklice infestation include the presence of tiny insects on walls mainly with high humidity, such as bathrooms or kitchens. You can find more here.
What causes booklice infestations?
Booklice infestations are often caused by high humidity levels in your home. High humidity in homes lead to fungi/mould build which leads to booklice infestation.
How do I get rid of booklice?
To get rid of booklice, you should reduce the humidity levels in your home. You can use dehumidifiers or air conditioners to help reduce humidity. Vacuuming and cleaning affected areas can also help eliminate booklice.
Can I prevent booklice infestations?
You can prevent booklice infestations by airing the rooms effected on a sunny day and painting with anti fungi paint to prevent fungi build up.
Do I need to hire a professional to get rid of booklice?
In most cases, booklice infestations can be eliminated by following the above steps. However, if you have a severe infestation or are unsure of how to proceed, it's best to consult with a professional pest control company.
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