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Sterilization means any process that eliminates, removes, kills, or deactivates microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, spores, unicellular eukaryotic organisms such as Plasmodium, etc.

Sanitization

Sanitization is the process by which most microorganisms (whether or not pathogenic) on wounds, clothing, or hard surfaces, are destroyed through the use of chemicals or heat.

Disinfection

It is a process that eliminates many or all pathogenic microorganisms, except bacterial spores, or inanimate objects.

CORONA VIRUS – COVID-19

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. They cause illness which ranges in severity like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which occurred in 2003 in China and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) which occurred in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain of this family that was discovered in 2019. We have seen all the havoc caused by this virus in the Wuhan province of China and how subsequently it has moved to the whole world despite various precautionary measures taken up by various stakeholders in each and every country.

PROBLEMS FROM CORONA VIRUS

  • The most common symptoms of COVID-19 which are usually mild and begin gradually are fever, tiredness, dry cough, aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea.
  • About 80% of people recover from this disease without needing special treatment but a few people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develop difficulty breathing especially the elderly and those with medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes.

How does the CORONA VIRUS  spread?

People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus as this disease spreads from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales and these droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. When other people touch such surfaces or objects which have droplets of COVID-19 and then touching their eyes, nose, or mouth.

 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE

Precautionary aerial Sterilization, Sanitization, and Disinfection from CORONA VIRUS is a good solution in addition to that of washing hands frequently. It is a known fact that the virus remains active for 48 hours and washing hands only helps you in making your hand clean but the droplets of viruses shall still be alive and present in your environment.

This is the reason why it is very important to disinfect the area around you. PRECAUTIONARY  STERILIZATION SANITIZATION and DISINFECTION FROM CORONA VIRUS using odorless, non-toxic chemicals in houses, offices, hospitals, hotels, schools, societies, etc.

To ensure the well- being of your employees, loved ones, and those around you in the community and to prevent the spread of pandemic like Corona Virus call us for Sterilization, Sanitization, and Disinfection Services on 8318145337.


Termites, also known as “white ants”, are known to wreak havoc. They can destroy household items, woodwork, fence, wooden poles, plastic pipes, and everything that comes in contact with termite-infested soil. They can also damage crops and trees providing fruits and shade. It is therefore important to opt for termite treatment to reduce the damage caused due to these insects.

Anti-Termite Treatment

Considering the economic loss that is caused due to termite infestation, termite control services are used which provide pre-construction treatment as well as those for under-construction buildings. The most popular termite treatment is using the porous pipe Anti-Termite Treatment. The pipe made of recycled rubber offers excellent flexibility and can be used to treat the area under construction prior to flooring. By regulating the flow of anti-termite chemicals, any future invasion by termites can be prevented.

What are the advantages of using Anti-Termite Treatment?

The advantages of using porous pipe Anti-Termite Treatment include:

  • The system is extremely durable and can offer protection from termites for a longer duration.
  • There is no need for digging the tiles or drilling holes in the floor to inject anti-termite chemicals to prevent termite infestation.
  • You are no longer required to upheaval the room or house while getting termite treatment.
  • The house does not smell pungent despite the anti-termite chemical being in place.
  • The occupants living in the building are not exposed to the harmful fumes of the insecticide.
  • The piping system comes with a warranty of 20 years with refilling done every 3 years.
  • Even the distribution of chemicals takes place under floor.

How does this termite treatment work?

Termite control services offering this time of treatment lay flexible, continuously perforated rubber pipes along the internal periphery of the building as well as the center of the flooring. This is done using a grid design. The placement is done along with the flooring prior to laying of sand bed or fixing the floor tiles or marbles. Since emitters are present in the perforated pipe, uniform distribution of anti-termite chemicals takes place under the entire flooring. The chemical is distributed at a pre-calculated rate and no area remains untreated. No debris, clay or concrete can accumulate to block the pipe when it is continuously used. With the open end of the network connected to several junction boxes, you have several refilling points to ensure continued protection of the structure from termites.


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Pre – Construction Termite Treatment

Termites (Dimak – दीमक) often called “white ants” or “silent destroyers” are actually not ants but have evolved from the Cockroaches during the Jurassic age. To date, about 3016 species of termites have been and a few hundred yet need to be classified. It is very interesting to know India is the habitat to 220 species alone from these 3016 species. Another interesting thing to note is that the weight of all termites on earth put together is greater than the weight of all human beings on earth put together.

Habitat /Nests:

Termites build either one type of nests in wood or underground or some species of termites often build more than one type of nest. Termites process the knowledge of building 5 types of nests, namely,

  • Ground Mounds – On The Ground
  • Tree Nests –  Outside The Tree But Connected To Internal Cavity
  • Pole Nests – Build Nests On The Human Structures
  • Subterranean Nests – Build Nests Underground In The Soil
  • Tree/ Wood – Inside The Tree Or Wood

With this know-how and technology Termites also maintain the humidity and temperature in their nests which not only helps in maintaining a healthy colony but also propagates its species.

Diet:

The diet of termites varies from species to species. Termites eat non-stop, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Some termites also feed on grass and other matters. Termites obtain cellulose, sugars, and all carbohydrates from the outer wood of the trees, and hence these termites can eat any wooden structure but they cannot eat the heart of the wood or the innermost wood as it is very hard and also has certain toxins which repel termites. Protein is obtained by eating fungi growing in their nests. Grass eating termites are very important as they produce a large amount of biomass.

Caste System in Termites:

Termites are social insects that build large nests in soil or wood and live in colonies. Termite colonies have the division of labor and have a caste system that consists of sterile male and female “workers” and “soldiers”. All colonies have fertile males called “kings” and one or more fertile females called “queens”. Each caste performs a specific work. Mainly the termites are classified into two castes 1. Productive Caste and 2. Sterile Caste.

1. Productive Caste :

  1. Colonizing individuals: These termites have two pairs of large wings that are shed after they have swarmed in the process of making new colonies. The swarming takes place during evening hours, especially after pre-monsoon or monsoon showers. These after traveling to a new location drop their wings and form king and queen of a colony.
  2. Queen (s): She will be larger than other members of the colony and will be swollen because of the presence of the eggs. Termite queens live a long life, in some cases; it has been observed that they live from 30 to 50 years. Some times more than one queen is present in the colony who takes overlaying of eggs form the main queen in case of her death.
  3. King: King fertilizes the queen and looks after the young. King’s life is shorter than the queen and when the king dies, he is replaced by a new king.
  4. Complimentary Castes: These are not normally found in the colonies headed by the original king and queen. They appear after a lapse of several weeks if one or both of the king and queen die. Hence even after removing the queen colony will not get destroyed. The members of this caste have no aerial life. They are the future kings and queens.

Sterile Caste:

  1. Soldiers: These termites are of the same size as that of the worker termites but are differentiated from them due to the presence of the darker head. Some species also have further two categories of soldiers –major soldiers and minor soldiers. Soldiers defend and protect the colonies from ants and other vertebrate predators. They attack with their mandibles.
  2. Workers: Workers are the most important class of the termites. They are usually pale in color. Their head is always directed downwards and can be easily identified as these are the ones which are very commonly found in our houses and our surroundings. They take care of the eggs and young termites and take them to safety in times of danger.

TERMITE LIFE CYCLE:

The king and queen start mating in a small mating chamber once they have found a suitable site. They then drop their wings and the queen begins to lay eggs a few eggs in the early stage of the colony and more than 1000 eggs a day after several years.

termite-life-cycle

Termite Treatment:

1. Pre – Construction Termite Treatment (Dimak- दीमक): The soil and foundation trenches of all upcoming buildings must undergo a mandatory chemical treatment at an early stage of construction. Before you begin construction of your residential or commercial complexes or buildings, it is important to get termite treatment for preventing or controlling the termites through an expert Termite pest control service provider.

A good Termite control service provider shall visit the site of construction and suggest the various stages of termite control treatment when the building is in Pre Construction stage.

2. Termite (Dimak) Treatment for Under Construction Buildings: A good AntiTermite pest control service provider shall lay a network of pipelines in the under-construction building to pump the pesticides periodically in the plinth of the building area post-construction. Through this technique, the pesticide is regularly and uniformly sprayed in the entire area.

Many architects and builders now engage good  Termite control service provider to ensure that the buildings so constructed through them are not only iconic but also that their clients remain happy and satisfied without the botheration of termite infestation.

RPA Pest Control specializes in Termite (Dimak) Prevention and Controlling Service at the pre-construction stage.

3. Existing Infrastructure: Various methods and techniques are used by a good termite control service provider to protect the existing infrastructure. Depending on the size and type of materials used in the building premises, the best solution is suggested by the service provider for Termite treatment.

Some of the suggestions are as given below:

  1. Involves spraying appropriate chemicals.
  2. Involves the prevention of underground termite infestation by drilling holes and injecting chemicals at the junction of walls and floors and sealing them.

RPA Pest Control Service provider for Anti – termite treatment provides the best-customized solution to prevent and control the damage that has been caused by termites or may be caused by termites to your existing buildings.

Indicators for the Presence of Termite

If you notice the following, it is time to call the team from RPA Pest Control Services.

  • A temporary swarm of winged insects in your home or soil around your home/office.
  • Discarded wings from swarmers
  • Wood sounding hollow when tapped
  • Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams, windows, and door frames.

Termites infestation has to be dealt with customized techniques and if neglected will cost huge damage to the property and human beings.

RPA Pest Control specializes in Anti Termite treatment and Anti – Wood Borer treatment services. Call us on 7827144714 / 8318145337 if you see the above indications.

Diseases:

  1. Termites build their nests by cementing soil, wood together with their saliva and feces. Human beings, when exposed to the termite nests, saliva, and feces, shall have bouts or attacks of Asthma and Allergies.
  2. Termites spread molds, when they crawl through the woods they also disperse molds. This mold travels and remains in the air and also lands on your skin. Exposure to these molds can cause skin diseases, fungal, and mycotoxin’s toxicity in human beings.
  3. A soldier termite can bite or sting you if it feels threatened or is handled and result in itching, swelling, burning, and feel very painful, especially if you are already predisposed to allergic reactions.
  4. Termite colonies generate pellets, commonly referred to as frass, which is wood-colored and looks like sawdust. When this frass touches the skin, it causes contact dermatitis in human beings and other allergic reactions.

Damage to Property:

  1. According to a study, Termites cause damage of approximately $5 billion every year.
  2. To obtain their food, termites destroy woodwork, household articles, fences, wooden support beams, plastic plumbing pipes, and wooden poles that come in contact with the soil.
  3. Termites damage fruit and shade-giving trees.
  4. Crops like sugarcane, maize, wheat, and sorghum are also destroyed by the Termites.
  5. Termites can pass through any crack even a crack as thin as that of the thickness of a credit card.

Some Interesting Fact:

Termites have been an important component in the diet of native African populations and India in some parts of Bengal. Queens are harder to acquire but are widely regarded as a delicacy when available. They are easily gathered at the beginning of the rainy season when they swarm, as they are attracted to light and can be gathered up when they land on nets put up around a lamp. The wings are shed and can be removed by a technique similar to winnowing.


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Cockroaches are members of the order Blattodea and about 4,600 species and over 460 genera are described around the world. The word Cockroach originated from the  Spanish word name “Cucaracha “, which later was changed by the English as  “cock” and “roach”, hence “Cockroach”. Many varieties of cockroaches are found around the world and they vary in size and color. The smallest cockroach is of the size of a thumbnail and the largest one 3.5 inches long and heaviest weighing, more than 30 grams is found in Australia.

TYPES OF COCKROACHES:

1. American Cockroaches

 The American cockroaches are the largest cockroach found in houses. They are about 2″ in size with an oval shape and are Reddish-brown in color. They have a yellowish figure 8 pattern on the back of the head. They have 6 legs and also have wings and antenna. Each female of this type of cockroach can hatch up to 150 offspring per year.

These cockroaches prefer to live in warm, dark, wet areas, like sewers and basements. As these cockroaches are found in homes, they are also common in larger commercial buildings, such as restaurants, grocery stores, and hospitals, and hence very important for you to call for a pest control service provider who has expertise in the cockroach control treatment.

It is also very important for cockroach control to be done because they crawl through dirty areas and then walk around our homes carrying with them all bacteria and germs subsequently contaminating our food and water which triggers allergic reactions and causes asthma and illness.

2. Brown-banded Cockroaches

 Brown-banded cockroaches are so-called due to the presence of two light bands across their dark brownish bodies. These cockroaches live for about 5 to 6 1/2 months. The female cockroach wings are smaller than the male’s wings.

Like any other cockroach, they should be avoided in our residential and commercial areas and cockroach pest control should be immediately done by a qualified pest control service provider.

3. German Cockroaches

 German cockroaches are found all over the world and they oval dark brown in the color of 1/2″ to 5/8″ in size. They have a life span of 3.5 to 6.5 months. They are attracted to sweet food and can eat items such as toothpaste and books and love to live in warm and damp places of residential and commercial places.

A pest control service provider is required to be called for controlling the cockroaches in and around your premises as they will contaminate your food causing allergic reactions and other health-related issues in your family and guests.

4. Oriental Cockroaches

Oriental Cockroaches are large and very dark compared to other cockroaches. They are about 1″ in size and usually travel through sewer pipes and drainages. Dirty and cooler places are favorite habitats of these cockroaches and are the dirtiest of the cockroaches.

Cockroach pest control is highly important if any of this family of cockroach is spotted in your residence or commercial premise as their presence can result in illness especially asthma.

HABITAT /NESTS:

Cockroaches can be found anywhere and everywhere, infesting everything from homes to restaurants to trains and planes. They are present all around the world and can survive extreme weather conditions as a result of which they are also found in the Arctic. They may follow water pipes, drains, electrical lines, through walls from one room to another and even from one apartment to another or hide and ride anything that helps them to move from one place to another. They are usually found in places where there is a lot of food supply. They use pheromones as a mode of communication with one another.

DIET:

Cockroaches are omnivorous. As they harbor many symbiotic protozoans and bacteria in their gut which are able to digest cellulose, cockroaches feed on a great variety of foods items like bread, fruit, leather, the starch in book bindings, paper, glue, skin flakes, hair, dead insects, etc.

Cockroaches Life Cycle:

cockroach-life-cycleCockroaches also practice courtship rituals to attract mates. One female cockroach can lay about 120-320 eggs in its lifetime. Many times you must have observed cockroach carrying something on its abdomen. This is an egg case called ootheca which the cockroach on the end of their abdomens. A female cockroach will detach this oothecaprior from hatching into a nymph. This capsule becomes hard and changes color to dark brown within four hours of hatching. Nymphs look like an adult cockroach and they have undeveloped wings and genitalia. It takes about a few months to a year for a nymph to become a full-fledged adult cockroach which has a life span of about four years.

COCKROACH CONTROL TREATMENT:

  • Practice better sanitation and garbage disposal methods.
  • Block all points of entry and debris around your premises.
  • To limit the number of cockroaches in around your residence, office and other places a long-term cockroach control by a pest management professional is required.

 INDICATORS FOR PRESENCE OF COCKROACH:

If you notice the following, it is time to call the team from RPA Pest Control Services for Cockroach control service:

  • Cockroach droppings,
  • Smear marks,
  • Moulted skin,
  • Cockroach eggs,
  • Unusual odour
  • Damage on food packaging, leather, books, etc
  • Actual sightings in kitchen, bathrooms of commercial and residential areas.

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DISEASES:

Cockroaches move around the whole world through various modes like debris, drainage, etc, are the source of many diseases transmitted to human beings. They can transmit the following diseases:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Cholera
  • Dysentery
  • Leprosy
  • Plague
  • Listeriosis
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Spread E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus.

.Interesting Facts

  1. Cockroaches can live for almost a month without food and for two weeks without water.
  2. Cockroaches have been on the earth since the dinosaur era.
  3. Surprising to know that some female cockroaches mate only once and remain pregnant for the whole life.
  4. The cockroaches can run up to 5 km an hour.
  5. A beheaded cockroach can live for one week without its head.
  6. A very amazing fact that cockroaches can hold their breath up to 40 minutes.
  7. Cockroaches can run up to 5 km an hour.

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Mosquitoes belong to a group of insects that have diverged about 226 million years ago and more 3000 species of mosquitoes have been identified so far. They are smaller the 15mm in length and have a pair of scaled wings with halters. In order to propagate their population, mosquitos suck the blood in order to extract protein and iron from which is important for producing eggs.

Habitat /Nests:

Mosquitoes are cosmopolitan and are found worldwide. They are found in every continent except Antarctica and a few islands with polar or sub-polar climates. They are not found in Iceland.

Diet:

Mosquitoes prefer those humans who have type O blood, who are heavy breathers, with an abundance of skin bacteria, those with high body heat, and pregnant women blood meal.

MOSQUITO LIFE CYCLE:

mosquito-life-cycleThe life cycle of all mosquitoes comprises of the egg, larval, pupal, and adult stages.

Egg: Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectar while females feed on the blood of hosts to develop and nourish eggs which are directly laid in the water or near the water bodies.

Larvae: Within 24 to 48 hours of laying, the eggs hatch into larvae which soon grow to a length of 5 mm. These larvae breathe through air tubes and cannot survive without water as they die before turning into adults.

Pupae: After the larval stage, within seven to ten days, they enter the pupal stage wherein the adult mosquito emerges and flies off to further propagate.

Mosquito Control Treatment:

Controlling, Prevention, and Treatment of Mosquitoes are important for human beings as the growth of the mosquitos’ population increases the threat of many diseases like chikungunya, malaria, dengue, filarial, etc.

Many measures have to be tried for mosquito control. Some of them are:

  1. Elimination of breeding places
  2. Exclusion via window screens and mosquito nets
  3. Biological control by using parasites such as fungi etc.

Indicators for the Presence of Mosquito

If you notice the following, it is time to call the team from RPA Pest Control Services for mosquito pest control services.

Whenever you see a huge population of mosquito in your house and neighborhood which is not getting affected even after the use of mosquito repellents, it is time for you to the desire for a professional mosquito pest controller who shall provide treatment for mosquito control.

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Diseases:

The saliva of the mosquito-transmitted to the host with the bite causes itching and a rash. Mosquitoes also act as vectors for many disease-causing viruses and parasites. Infected mosquitoes carry these organisms from person to person. Some of the mosquito-borne diseases are namely:

  1. Yellow Fever
  2. Dengue Fever
  3. Chikungunya
  4. Malaria
  5. Lymphatic filariasis which is the main cause of elephantiasis

 Interesting Facts

  1. Male mosquitoes live 7 to 10 days and female lives up to 30 days.
  2. Male mosquitoes are smaller than the female mosquitoes.
  3. Male mosquitoes drink nectar and plant juices while the female mosquitoes suck blood to produce eggs.
  4. The wings of a mosquito hum at 200 to 300 beats per second.
  5. Snow mosquitoes lay their eggs in the water of melting snow as mosquitoes lay their eggs in water only.
  6. About 3000 species of mosquitoes spread more diseases than any other insect in the world.
  7. The red bump that crops up after a mosquito bite is not a mosquito bite but an allergic reaction to the bite.

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Rodents (from Latin rodere, “to gnaw”) are mammals, which are characterized by a single pair of continuously growing incisors in each of the upper and lower jaws. They are found in all continents except Antarctica. There are brown rats, black rats, house mouse which is so famously found in and around us eating and spoiling food stored by us humans. Most commonly known and seen rodents are mice and rats. Rodents generally have well-developed senses of smell, hearing, and vision and some of them also move out in the night and see with the help of enlarged eyes.

Habitat /Nests:

The teeth of rats grow 12.5cm per year. Water and food is an essential requirement for all living beings. Rats can survive without food for a week and without water, they can survive only for 3 days. Their feeding times are normally from dusk to dawn. They can gnaw through a wide variety of materials including lead sheets, aluminum cinder, and even bricks to make an entry into a building.

Rat Life Cycle

Rodents are prolific breeders, highly adaptable, and versatile feeders. They breed 4 to 6 times a year. A pair of the rat can make 800 rats in a year and the population of rats is 6 times more than the population of human beings.

Rat and Rodent Control:

Rats and Rodents can be controlled using any one of the techniques:

  1. Traps
  2. Gassing
  3. Proofing
  4. Contact Dust and Gels
  5. Prevention

Indicators for the Presence of Rodents

If you notice the following, it is time to call the team from RPA Pest Control Services for treatment and control of Rats and Rodents.

  1. Rat holes
  2. Scraps
  3. Rat droppings
  4. Foot or tail marks
  5. Pet excitement
  6. Rat urine or marks
  7. Disappearance of bait
  8. Scratching noises in walls or under the floor

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Diseases:

Rats transmit at least 35 types of communicable diseases to human beings. Some of them are as given below:

  1. Rats bite infants who are in their cribs as the smell of milk and other baby food on the infant attracts the rats who are looking for food.
  2. Plague: Domestic rats or the rats found in the houses are the most common reservoir of plague. This disease is carried by rats and transmitted by fleas in the process of sucking blood.
  3. Hantavirus – a potentially deadly virus that is transmitted via the rat urine. It has a wide variety of symptoms, but those infected get very ill very quickly.
  4. Bubonic plague – transmitted via the fleas that find their homes on rats and is the disease that nearly wiped out most of humanity during the dark ages. Even though there are treatments, it is still a very serious disease.
  5. Rat-bite fever – a disease in the saliva of a rat that is transmitted via the bite. It can cause symptoms such as fever and vomiting and progress to severe inflammation of the skin.
  6. Rickettsial disease – there are a few diseases that fall into this category and also come from the fleas and parasites found on rats. They include two different types of typhus and spotted fever.
  7. Leptospirosis – a bacterial disease and symptoms can range from aches and pains to fevers to more severe symptoms such as bleeding in the lungs, kidney failure. It can even lead to meningitis.

Rats not only cause the above diseases but also introduce other pests such as fleas, mites, and ticks into the premise causing more damage to health and property. To prevent and protect our precious life and property it is highly important to call for a licensed and trained rats control service provider who can not only treat the present situation of rats in your residential and commercial places but also control the rats menace around you. A rat pest control service provider is a MUST.

Damage to Property:

  1. Rats not only feed on grains but also contaminate more than 20 times that what they consume with their feces, urine, hair, and sometimes with their dead bodies. On a daily basis, a rat sheds 5 lakh hairs,15-25 ml urine, and 25 -150 pellets of feces.
  2. As rats gnaw into anything tons of food grain gets spoiled.
  3. Rats damage the foundation of the buildings thus weakening the buildings and causing a threat to the life of human beings.
  4. Rats can chew the plastic insulation around the wires, thus exposing the wires which can lead to, short- circuit, malfunction or lead to the risk of fire in the premises or building.
  5. Rats can also dig into your gardens and feed on the newly planted crops in your garden of fields. They can cause massive damage to your plants before they flower or crops before the harvest. They can dig deep into the ground anywhere in your property to make their nests.

Some Interesting Fact:

  1. In 1985, there were at least 42 different societies in which people eat rats.
  2. A rat can fall 20 meters with no injury, tread water for 3 days, and survive an atomic bomb test.
  3. Rats not only feed on grains but also contaminate more than 20 times that what they consume with their feces, urine, hair, and sometimes with their dead bodies.
  4. On a daily basis, a rat sheds 5 lakh hairs,15-25 ml urine, and 25 -150 pellets of feces.

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Ants are insects with a slender waist, elbowed antennae. Ant is social showing a very high level of social organization wherein a single female produces offspring and the non-reproductive individuals of the social care for the young ones in the colonies. The ants are believed to have evolved 140 million years ago from the wasps and consist of more than 22,000 species out of which on 12500 have been yet classified.

Ants are found everywhere except Antarctica mainly because of their social organization and their ability to adapt to their environment. It is interesting to note that ants live in colonies and each colony of ants is a house to half a million ants comprising of queens(living up to 15 years) and worker ants (living up to 7 years).

Types of Ants:

1. Argentine Ants

This species of ant is native to Argentina and Brazil and is also found in some other places like California, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Oregon, and Washington. They are approximate of the size 1/16″ to 1/4″ and either segmented or oval in shape with dark brown to black and shiny body. They are 6 legged pants. They have an antenna and prefer to eat sweet substances including meats, eggs, oils, and fats. They are very smart ants as when they are foraging for food; they leave pheromone trails everywhere they go, instead of just from nest to food source to ensure that they save time by not visiting the same area twice.

Generally, it is the worker ant that is mainly responsible for gathering food for all but in this species of ants, even queens help in finding food. Argentina ants make colonies very close to the food source and many times build colonies which can grow to big sizes covering almost the entire garden etc. These ants do not cause any health threat, but they can contaminate food by leaving their bodily waste on the food.

2. Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants get their name because they build their nests in wood. Each carpenter ants colony is established by a single, fertilized queen who first starts her nest in a cavity in the wood, where she raises her first brood of workers. One colony of carpenter ants will have 2000 or more workers in it. Carpenter queen feeds them saliva and does not leave the nest or feed herself while she is raising her first brood of workers who will later get the job of feeding the next generation. These ants are of 5/8″ size with oval shape and range from red to black color.

They don’t eat wood that they remove while making their nests but keep it outside entrances to the colony in small piles. The carpenter ants have a very interesting diet which includes living and dead insects, meat, fats, and sugary foods of all kinds. Carpenter ants are not a carrier of any disease, but when building a nest inside a home, they dig smooth tunnels inside the wood which weakens the wooden structures in the building which will be expensive to repair.

3. Odorous House Ants

Odorous ant gets this name from the strong, rotten coconut-like smells that it gives off when crushed. These ants are very social and live in colonies of up to 100,000 members. Each ant size ranges from 1/16″ to 1/8″ and is segmented with an oval 6 legged body of brown or black color. These ants eat dead insects and sugary sweets. These ants make their nests in exposed soil, under stones, logs, mulch, wall, floor cracks, debris, and other items. Though Odorous house ants do not pose a threat to health, they can contaminate food by leaving waste behind.

4. Pavement Ants

Pavements ants are so-called because they make their nests in or under cracks in pavements and can continue to live inside with a family of 30,000 to 4,000 members and many queens in it. They have segmented oval bodies with dark brown to a black color and are of 1/8″ size. These ants will eat anything and everything including insects, grease, seeds, honey, bread, meats, nuts, and cheese. They commonly make their nests in the soil next to and beneath slabs, sidewalks, patios, and driveways and inside a building, they make their nest under a building’s foundation and within hollow foundation walls. There are health hazards related to them but they can contaminate food by leaving waste behind.

5. Red Imported Fire Ant

Red imported fire ants are more aggressive than any other ant species and cause pain when they sting a person and hence these ants and their mound nests should be highly avoided. These ants can adapt to all kinds of climates and if water enters their nests then, they will come together and form a huge ball or raft which enables them to float on the water and survive such conditions. Interesting isn’t!!

These ants are dark reddish-brown segmented with the oval body of the size of 1/8″ to 3/8″ and they build their nests in mounds of soil outdoors, in landscape areas or near a building’s foundation. At times they enter buildings, houses, etc. through holes or cracks in walls and foundations.

It is highly important to ensure that these ants are not found anywhere in your gardens, residential and commercial places as their sting is very painful and often results in a raised welt that becomes a white blister and in cases where a person is allergic to insect stings the reaction will be more severe, hence pest control for ants must be done.

Life Cycle of Ants:

ants-life-cycleEgg, larva, pupa, and adult are the four stages of an ant life cycle. The life cycle of an ant takes 6 to 10 weeks to complete. Fertilized eggs produce female ants like queen, workers, or soldier ants while unfertilized eggs produce male ants. An ants egg is very tiny and oval and generally 1mm long and queens egg is bigger than 1mm. The larva of ants have no eyes and legs and they shed their skin many times to increase their size. After reaching a particular size they start spinning a silk-like cocoon around itself and undergo metamorphosis to become an adult ant. An adult ant either becomes a queen or a worker. Some queens live over 15 years and some workers up to 7 years.

Social Structure of Ants:

The social structure of ants comprises of the following:

Queen: The queen ant is both the founder and leader of the colony and her primary responsibility is to populate the colony by laying thousands of eggs. Very strategically the queen’s chambers are located deep within the ant colony in order to protect against predators. They live much longer than the drones and workers who serve her.

Drones: Drones are male ants. Their main function is to mate with the queen so she can lay her eggs and they die as soon as they’ve finished this function. They are never seen or very rarely seen outside the colony.

Workers:  Worker ants are females and play no role in reproduction. They are responsible for building and maintaining the nest, protecting the colony from other ants, and, most importantly, gathering food to feed the colony. Worker ants search for food, gather it, and allocate food to ensure that the queen’s offspring will grow to fulfill their responsibilities to the colony. Worker ants are always working and are never idle.

Diseases:

  1. Ants can contaminate food because you don’t know where they’ve been foraging before crawling over your food and hence cause food poisoning.
  2. Ant bites though do not cause any harm but can be very itchy and cause immense discomfort.
  3. Ant infestation causes loss of reputation when guests and customers find ants crawling all over the house or business premises.
  4. It is time to call the team from RPA pest control who specialize in ants control and treatment for your residential and commercial premises.

Interesting Facts

  1. Ants can lift the weight which is 20 times more than their body weight.
  2. Ants don’t have ears. What they hear through their feet by feeling vibrations.
  3. Ants don’t have lungs and they breathe through tiny holes on their body through oxygen enters and carbon dioxide leaves.
  4. Whenever the queen of the colony dies, the colony also becomes dead because there is no other queen to reproduce and worker ants don’t reproduce.

If you notice ants in your residential and commercial premises and require ants control treatment, it is time to call the team from RPA Pest Control Services. Call us on 7827144714 / 8318145337 if you see the above indications

Bed Bugs (खटमल)are so-called because they are mainly found in beds. They are found across the world and they spread easily. Bed Bugs are insects that are light brown to reddish-brown, flat and oval bodied insects. Adults bed bugs can grow up to 4–5 mm (0.16–0.20 in) long and 1.5–3 mm (0.059–0.118 in) wide. Bed Bugs are not just a significant problem in India and but also around the world.

Habitat /Nests:

Bed Bugs are found everywhere across the globe – in schools, daycare centers, hospitals, hotels, public transport, and offices.

Bed Bugs can exist singly but tend to collect and form groups once in contact with each other. They are parasitic by nature but they spend a very tiny fraction of their lifecycles physically attached to hosts. Once a Bed Bugs finishes feeding, it will move to a place close to a known host, generally inside the mattress, in or near beds or couches, luggage, inside of vehicles, within furniture, among bedside clutter—even inside electrical sockets and nearby laptop computers in groups of adults, juveniles. Bed Bugs also make their nests near animals. They are also capable of surviving on domestic cats and dogs, rats, and even bats though humans are their favorite and preferred host.

BED BUGS LIFE CYCLE:

Bed Bugs life cycleBed Bugs have five stages of being a nymph which is sexually not active and after this becomes an adult that becomes sexually active. From one stage to another of being nymph it discards its skin. Newly hatched nymphs are translucent, lighter in color, and become browner as they cross each stage and move towards adulthood and maturity. Bed Bugs are usually mistaken for other insects like booklice, small cockroaches, or carpet beetles; however, when warm and active, their movements are more like ants and they emit a characteristic odor when crushed. The life span of a bed bug ranges from 4 to 6 months.

Bed Bugs Control Treatment:

Bed bugs multiply very quickly, so quickly that in just six months, a few Bed Bugs can turn into an army of more than 13,000 or more Bed Bugs. It is very important to detect the presence of Bed Bugs to break the life cycle before they become a bigger problem, hence Beg Bugs control treatment is very important and one must quickly call for a pest control service provider.

Indicators for the presence of Bed Bugs:

If you notice the following, it is time to call the team from RPA Pest Control Services to control the Bed Bugs in your residential and commercial premises:

  1. Dark/black stains on the mattress and surrounding area from bed bug excreta.
  2. Sweet scent which is unpleasant, sweet, sickly scent.
  3. Small dark blood spots on bedding known which is known as ‘fecal pellets’.
  4. Live insects that are as small as 4-5 mm despite being adult. Spot live bed bugs and their shed skins.
  5. Blood spots on the sheets or mattress.

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Diseases:

Bed Bug suck blood to survive and these bites don’t let a person sleep peacefully. As the Bed Bugs bite on the skin very close to the blood vessel, these can be very painful, and secondary infections can erupt especially in children and elderly who have a weak immune system. Many a time people also develop allergic reactions and will need medical help for the treatment.

Some interesting fact:

  1. Bed Bugs can live up to 12 months without eating.
  2. Bed Bugs also survive in environments where the temperatures range from 32 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Breeding of Bed Bugs is very fast, even faster than rabbits. Bed Bugs can have as many as 4,000 babies in six months, and grow to mate age in under a month.

Contact us to save your blood from Bed Bugs.

Silverfish are teardrop-shaped, silvery, or gray in color. They have a tapered abdomen with 3 long,bristle-like appendages. They are wingless with 2 slender antennae and they run very fast. Silverfish measures up to 10-12 mm in length. Silverfish can survive in all types of environments including high humid conditions. They are found in dark, damp areas like attics, basements, kitchens, and bathrooms.

Silverfish is an utter nuisance in your homes as they can cause immense problems by damaging valuable books, paintings, photographs, plaster, and any other household item which contains starch or cellulose. Though they do not cause any health problems but are very destructive as they not only destroy valuables as stated earlier but also your good memories.

In small numbers, the silverfish do not cause much of a problem but in large numbers, they can cause substantial damage if left unnoticed for a long period of time.

Silverfish Lifecycle

Silverfish prefer warm, humid places and are especially attracted to paper and damp clothing. It lays eggs that are hidden in tiny cracks in these warm and damp places, thereby making it difficult for anyone to spot these eggs. Some Silverfish lay few eggs and some lay clusters of 2 to 20 eggs on a daily basis. It takes about 2 weeks to 2 months for the eggs to hatch. The eggs hatch into a nymph which is white in color and a little smaller than the adult silverfish.

A silverfish live up to three years.

If you notice Silverfish in your Books, Cupboards, Kitchen, Bathroom, it is time to call the expert from RPA Pest Control Services to control the silverfish in your premises and provide an appropriate Silverfish control treatment. Call us on 7827144714 /8318145337.