Type of Roaches Commonly Found in Singapore

 

AMERICAN COCKROACH

FACTS:

  • America roaches prefer to nest outdoors, yet close buildings and are very common in sewer systems.
  • American roaches can fly.
  • American roaches are considered large roaches and vary from 1.1 to 2 inches in length.
  • They can squeeze into a space no thicker than a quarter.
  • Female American Cockroaches can produce up to 150 offspring per year.
  • They’re very fast runners and can move up to 50 body lengths per second (comparable to a human running 210mph).
  • American Cockroaches are nocturnal and mostly active at night.

GERMAN COCKROACH

FACTS:

  • German roaches are prevalent in houses, apartments, restaurants & hotels and are known for infestations.
  • They’re considered small roaches and range from 1/2 of an inch to 5/8 of an inch long.
  • They eat sweets, grease, meat and garbage.
  • Their lifespan is about 200 days.
  • One female can produce up to 100,000 cockroaches in one year, the fastest of any common pest cockroach species.
  • Newborn German cockroaches become adults in as little as 36 days.
  • They can fit into a crack as thin as a coin.
  • Although German roaches have fully developed wings, they do not fly.

The Facts about Roaches

Roaches live in nests. Once they established themselves in your home or cars, they multiply rapidly. Hence, if you see one, there are more. Roaches usually nest in dark and dirty places such as sewage pipes, under the sink, behind cabinets, under car seats or car boots. And while these cockroaches are invading your space, they leave behind faeces, regurgitated bodily fluids, and cast skins that can cause allergic reactions such as asthma. Killing

 

 

 

 

Killing with Baits is the only long-term solution

The only way to effectively solve your roach problems is by using roach baits. Combat baits contains an active ingredient, Fipronil, to effectively kill roaches and eradicate their nest. Roaches are attracted to the baits because of the peanut butter attractant. They eat the bait and die when they return to their nest.

 

 

How to Use Baits Effectively

To ensure an effective kill, it is important to keep baits fresh and to deploy up to 6 bait stations in one area. Roaches are attracted to baits as a food source so it’s best placed in areas where food are found such as kitchen, dining areas, outdoor decks or even in cars.

 

To effectively target roaches, baits should also be placed be near sewage pipes, trash cans, dark corners, inside or behind cabinets, stoves or fridges, under the decks or even near the drains in these areas. For cars: under car seats, car boots or under the dash boards.

 

To attract roaches to the baits, it is important to keep the area clear from other foods or insecticide.

 

 

Take action immediately and replace baits every 3 months for continuous killing

At a first sign of a roach, the best way is to rid their nest as soon as possible before it turns to a serious infestation

 

Roaches are very resilient creatures. When a nest is destroyed, new nests can be formed. To ensure continuous killing, baits should be replaced every 3 months. This is to ensure that baits stay fresh for the roaches. Hence, once a pack is open, it is important that all baits are deployed.

Exterminating Ants

Ants: They are known as the power lifters of the insect world, famous for their ability to hoist many times their own body weight and carry that heavy load a long way. But, there's another truth to these small creatures: they're a big pain to eliminate when they invade your home.

If you're looking for an efficient and through way to exterminate ants in your home, you've come to the night place. We're going show you how to exterminate ants by teaching you a little something about these pesky bugs.

Ants are hardly, enthusiastically social pests that live in colonies consisting of three types of colony members: one or more egg-laying queens, short-lived males whose only function is to mate with the queen and worker ants which are non-egg-laying female ants. Because of this unique social structure, the only way to exterminate ants is by targeting the colony where the queen lives. While spray insecticides are effective and kill ants on contact, their one disadvantage is that the poison never reaches the nest. And as long as the queen remains alive, the ant colony will survive and continue to thrive.

To effective exterminate ants, Combat is a lethal ant killer with a delayed mode of action that tricks the worker ants foraging for food into carrying Combat's deadly insecticide back to the nest where it spreads throughout the colony, wiping out your ant problem in short order.

Ants are attracted to kinds of food and water sources that are plentiful around your house. And when foraging ants find new sources of food and water, they communicate this information to the other ants in the colony by leaving pheromone trials for other ants to follow. That's why you typically see ants "marching" in columns instead of running helter shelter all over the house.

When you discover an ant trail, your best strategy is to place Combat baits along the path. The worker ants follow the pheromone trail, find the Combat, and bring it back to the nest where the poison decimates the colony.

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.

  • Change water in vases/bowls every other day.
  • Discard water in water plates everyday.
  • Turn over all storage containers to prevent water from accumulating.
  • Ensure no gaps such as bamboo pole covers where water can accumulate.
  • Clear blockages and roof gutters.