Cockroaches are one of the most common pests in homes and businesses. They favour conditions similar to those that humans create, which is why effective cockroach control and cockroach management is so important.
Cockroaches can contaminate food, utensils and preparation areas with droppings, cast skins, egg sacs, regurgitation marks and foul odours.
The most common cockroach species encountered are;
American (Periplaneta Americana)
German (Blattella Germanica)
Oriental (Blatta Orientalis)
Smoky brown (Periplaneta Fuliginosa)
Brown Banded (Supella Longipalpa)
German cockroaches can be a major problem in commercial kitchens, restaurants, pubs, cafes and in our homes as they are prolific breeders, and can live in refrigerators and in ovens as well as the smallest cracks and crevices. They are relatively small cockroaches, ranging from nymphs (young insects) the size of a pinhead to adults up to 15–25 mm long.
American and to a lesser degree the smoky brown cockroaches can be found throughout buildings. They are much larger than the German cockroach, up to 30–55 mm, and they have the ability to fly at night.
Cockroaches typically are nocturnal, if you’ve seen one, you probably haven’t seen them all. The few cockroaches you see by day means they were likely forced out by overcrowding; a possible sign of severe infestation.
Cockroaches have been implicated in the spread of over 30 diseases such as Salmonella, which is a major cause of food poisoning.
How to tell if you have a cockroach infestation
Cockroaches are extremely hard creatures and adapt well to residential or commercial properties. They are often found in dark, warm places with good humidity which includes:
The new method of dealing with cockroaches is the gel treatment which does no require emptying the house and creating a mess as its odorless but very effective in nature.
This is done by applying the necessary amount of gel in strategic locations with the help of a syringe. The get consists of a new molecule call phenyl pyrazole which has many advantages compared to the other methods used in the past. The experts decide the dosage as per the research conducted and studies performed on the same. As it requires the perfect dosage so that it does not repel but attract the cockroaches. It is applied in all cracks and crevices. The cockroaches consume the same and they die.
The gel has an edible product that attracts cockroaches. Once cockroaches consume the gel they also contaminate other cockroaches thus help in spreading the effect throughout the population which in turn results in quick eradication.
This gel can be applied on electric boxes, furnitures, kitchen appliances, electronics etc.
Ants cause problems primarily when they forage in buildings for food or water or when they construct nests in buildings and gardens. When searching for food, ants can be attracted to a wide range of products with different species preferring sweets, meats, fats or oils. They will also search indoors for water during dry periods. When desirable items are found many species will recruit fellow nest mates to help gather the food and return to the nest. This can result in large numbers of ants appearing over a short period of time.
Of all insects that infest buildings, ants are the most common. There are many different species of ant. Each is unique in terms of nesting sites, habits, characteristics and feeding preferences.
Ants live in colonies consisting of
We begin by locating the areas infested by ants (cracks and crevices of walls, flooring etc). Once located we inject these ares with the necessary insecticide and help control ant infestation. The surfaces on which ants are seen are also taken care of by our experts by spraying the necessary amount of insecticide on them.
Loose screens and cracks under doors, windows, and other openings are all possible entryways for a spider. These pests may move indoors while searching for food, mates, warmth, or moisture. The presence of insects and other prey in homes is a common reason for spiders to come inside. Spiders are also accidentally introduced inside homes when they are unknowingly introduced to the home’s interior via infested items such as plants, firewood, clothing and other items stored in attics, basements or other storage areas.
For spider infestation we have special chemicals that are sprayed in large volumes. Our experts repeat the spraying activity in all the infested areas to eliminate spiders and their nests completely.
Small lizards are common pests in houses and buildings that are surrounded by vegetation or close to areas of dense plants. They are pests simply by their presence indoors. They do not live in or infest houses, but come in from surrounding vegetation to find insects (food).
Usually they are following the insects that are attracted to outdoor lights, which often attract moths and many other insects. Of course, they don’t bite people or animals, and would eventually move out of the house, except for those that get lost indoors.
The best control strategy is to keep them out by making sure doors and windows closed or screened. Reducing the vegetation around the house and limiting outdoor lights at night may also be helpful.
We at pioneer have equipped ourselves with the latest techniques to eradicate lizard infestation. For controlling lizard infestation we make use of special chemicals that are sprayed in the areas of the infestation. The lizards are eradicated once in contact with the chemical sprayed.
Termites (commonly known as white ants) are one of the most destructive pests. Termites are often called the “silent destroyer” because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your home or yard without any immediate signs of damage. They cause millions of dollars damage to homes and structures every year. Termites eat timber, hollowing it out from the inside this can cause the timber to appear like it is bubbling or wrinkled. Sometimes the termites eat through and will patch the hole up with mud.
How to tell if you have a termite infestation
How do you get a termite infestation?
Termites invade homes by crossing from their colonies in yards to foundations. Cracks or gaps around pipes and wires give the pests access inside. Homeowners can also get termites from:
Above ground locations in the house that remain damp enough to support termites without them needing to return to the moist conditions found in the soil.
Termites are known to cause damage to all kinds of wood work. The most common and effective treat used for subterranean termites is the soil termiticide injection. In this process we drill holes along the joints where the floor meets the wall at approx intervals of 18 inches as drill the foundation walls prevents thee movement of termites from the ground.
The insecticide is then poured into these holes. The wood work in contact with these walls are usually susceptible to infestation (doors, wardrobes, shelves, etc). We drill holes towards the core of all the infested wood work (12 mm approx) and pour the insecticide into them and finally cover them up, hence eradicate the infestation.
Rodents (rats & mice) are a serious issue that affect many homes. Our homes are very attractive to them, as they provide them with everything they need: food, water and shelter.
Rodents do not only spread diseases and contaminate food, they also cause damage to your home. Rodents have to continually gnaw on their teeth to keep them from growing too long. Every year homes are water damaged and fires are caused by rodent infestations.
How to tell if you have rodents
Here are some signs or key indicators of a rodent infestation:
We use various types of traps to take control of rats and mice as trapping is the most effective way to reduce rodent infestation.
This includes adding poison as bait. the two types we mainly use are :
Bromodiolone is potent to prove fatal for rodents in a single feeding.
2. Acute Rodenticides
Zinc phosphide also known as single dose poison when injested by rats reacts with the acid present in the gastro intestinal tract releasing phosphine gas which spreads throughout the body through the blood stream resulting in haemolysis which leads to kidney failure.
As rodents do not develop shyness to these poisons, baits placed for 1-4 days are sufficient to kill various species of rodents in approximately 14-15 days.
Bed bugs are wingless insects that are oval in shape and 5-6mm long as an adult. They are a rusty brown in colour and change to a deeper reddish brown after a meal of blood. An Adult bedbug can live for 6 months at room temperatures of around 200C and much longer in colder climates. After mating, each female lays 2-3 eggs a day throughout her lifespan. The cream coloured eggs are approximately 1mm in length and will hatch within around 10 days at room temperature, but longer in cooler conditions.
Once the eggs hatch they are called nymphs. The nymphs are paler in colour and are approximately 1-4mm in length. Bed bugs have a flattened body and are a very secretive species which makes detection often very difficult, they tend to shelter in dark locations, mostly close to where people sleep. This includes under mattresses, floorboards, paintings and carpets, in various cracks and crevices of walls, within bed frames and other furniture.
Bed Bugs are found in virtually every place people tend to gather, including homes, hotels, schools, offices, retail stores and even public transportation; they travel easily and are transported via luggage, clothing, bedding and furniture.
The mouth parts of bed bugs are designed to pierce the skin and suck blood. They inject saliva during feeding, which enables them to thin the blood. Bed bugs are attracted to warmth and carbon dioxide which we exhale. Most feeding will occur at night, and they generally seek shelter during the day and become inactive while digesting the blood meal. They can survive for long periods without feeding.
How to tell if you have a bedbug infestation
Bed begs known to cause major problems when infested as they are known to multiply at a rapid rate.
For bed bug infestation we have specialized chemicals that help us eradicate this infestation completely.
In case of bed bug infestation our experts will first inspect the infected area. As in some cases where the infestation is more the treatment has to be repeated within 15-20 days.
We use both oil based and water base chemicals for wood, clothes etc respectively.