Pest Control Professional: Tips on finding the right one

How do you find out if the pest control operator or pest exterminator you contacted is a professional and the right one for you? In this series of blog posts, we are going to provide tips on what to watch out for when dealing with pest control service providers in the Philippines. Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner/manager, and looking for a term contract or just a one-time service, you assess the CHARACTER and COMPETENCE of the company representatives you get into contact with. With…

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Food processing plants can be shut down due to cockroach infestation

Foster Farms truck courtesy of NBC news

Don’t underestimate the power of insect pests over your business.  Business owners in the food and hospitality industry, especially restaurants and hotels, are very conscious of what pests can do to their brand and image.  Food manufacturing firms should be equally aware that infestations can shut their operations down and tarnish their reputation as well. This is what happened to a poultry plant in California where United States Department of Agriculture inspectors found cockroaches in its fresh chicken processing facility.  The inspection and resulting shutdown are in line…

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How to Start the New Year Free of Pests

Party's over

Pests could be furthest from your minds during the holidays, but they cannot be ignored any further.  If you want the new year to be pest-free, rid of the following to prevent pest problems: 1.  Used gift wrappers, boxes, and other packaging materials.  Christmas is the time for giving and receiving gifts, and also for shopping.  After the holidays is the time to remove materials accumulated in the basement, closet, and other storage spaces in the house that are meant to be discarded.  Cardboard, boxes, cloth, paper and…

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Pest Control Services: in high demand in the Philippines, Worldwide

It’s no surprise nowadays to find local and international headlines that says “pest control companies are making a killing.”  In the Philippines as it is elsewhere, the need for professional pest control services continue to increase every year. Two important factors that have contributed to this worldwide trend are: Urban centers continue to grow in number and size.  As human populations become more and more concentrated in cities and megacities, pests like rats, mice, bedbugs, termites, mosquitoes, house flies and cockroaches that thrive well in human dwellings will…

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Pest in the News: Cockroach in the White House

Pest control is once again in the minds of many people as news about the White House, the home of U.S. President Barack Obama, being plagued with roaches hit the internet this week.  This is not the first time in the 213-year history of this famous landmark that problems on pests and pest control became news. Thirty six years ago and also in the month of September, then President Jimmy Carter was furious when mice scampered across his office during a state visit of the Italian Prime Minister. …

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