Anybody who has lived at some point in their lives in Asia is probably no stranger to the concept of pests. Pests are just one of those things that seem to be naturally present in a place or seem to make their way to destinations, a day having no sign of them, with the next one having the entire location infested with them, with no explanation. More than half of the world’s entire surface is plagued by one sort of pest or another, with some being native to a single country or location and others being the more widespread ones that can be found all over.
Pest Control- Eradicating Pests
Pest Control is an industry that is quite definitely not recent. As pests are not a problem that has recent origins and has indeed plagued the world for centuries, if not millennia, Pest Control is a fairly old concept. The methods used to eradicate the pests, the level of pest control, the equipment and gadgets used for the job, and the pests themselves- these have all changed greatly over the years, but the job itself has remained the same: bring back peace into people’s lives.
The Equipment Used For Pest Control
The equipment used for pest control has changed greatly over the years. While in the 90s, portable flamethrowers (those are dangerous things!) were used to clear out nests of pests, today, with advancements made in the field, just a few quick sprays from a bottle of formula can do the job. Flamethrowers are only used for those nests which require immediate attention and pose some sort of direct danger.
Another modifying factor of equipment used is the company that one contracts. While larger companies stock equipment that has the capacity to deal with large affected areas in just a single afternoon, smaller companies have to take more time to do the job, and expose their workers to more risk, as the protective material gets better with the level of the company.
Pests in Singapore: An Introduction, And Their Types
Cleanliness and hygiene are two of the biggest parts of Singapore. These two factors are the things that Singapore cares about the most, as it holds the revered title of being one of the cleanest cities in the entire world. Unlike most of the other cities of the world, the streets of Singapore are not littered with ten types of garbage and are indeed clean enough to eat off. The drains, unlike most of Asia, are covered, and the Government has taken the utmost measures to ensure that their filth, under no circumstances, spills onto the streets.
Pests of Singapore
Even though Singapore has repeatedly proven itself as one of the cleanest cities in the entire world, just like the rest of the world, it also suffers from pests. Indeed, Singapore is no stranger to pests, as the hard conditions have forced the pests to grow smart, and indeed become much more hard to deal with than most other pests found elsewhere. Across the land of Singapore, many a 1 BHK flat is terrorized by swarms of cockroaches, flying around the whole flat, while many houses are being slowly eaten by a rush of termites, taking their time and building up their nests.
Below, for the convenience of the reader, we have included a thorough list of the pests found in Singapore:
These are by far the principal threat faced by Singapore. Often found in great swarms due to their ability to breed, well, like cockroaches, even a single cockroach present due to some careless leftovers left out often turn into whole swarms. This not only poses a quite significant passive threat to the home but also poses a quite immediate one, as cockroaches can have immediate health demerits.
Termites are another one of the more immediate pests bugging Singapore right now. They seem to be able to spread anywhere, and due to the wet climate, it is quite hard to dry out wooden furniture that got wet, thus further accelerating the spread of these disgusting creatures. They burrow into just about any wooden furniture and often makes wooden buildings unsafe to be in, and wooden furniture unsafe to use or be around.
● Bed Bugs
Bed bugs. These are fussed over the whole world, as these are some of the most irritating, annoying, dangerous, health demoting and otherwise harmful pests there are. Once a single one of them gets into one’s bed, it is quite hard to get them out, as clearing a bed of bed bugs is held to be one of the most difficult activities just about all over the known world.
Choosing a Company for Pest Control in Singapore
While it is true that Singapore does not have many pests, it is also true that the ones it does have merit special attention, as the lack of dirt, litter, and sewers have made them that much more determined to survive the eradication attempts by petty humans. There are many companies that offer reliable pest control company in Singapore services, but one must be really careful with the company they choose, as the people they trust with restoring tranquility back to their life must be worthy of that trust.
A few tips for choosing are outlined below:
● Always choose a company that has good reviews, and is known among friends/family/acquaintances/to you. Choosing a new company is a very risky proposition.
● Choose a company that has the right equipment. An under-equipped operation not only leaves many pests standing, but also exposes both you and the operator to much more risk.
● Check up on the company you do choose, as the second level of verification.
After reading this article, one should feel encouraged about handling pest problems in Singapore. One should try their best to educate themselves about the different types of pests and their habits, and how to prevent the spread in the first place. If there already are pests, do not despair, and contact a known home or office pest control company immediately.