In line with our commitment to human and environmental safety,  Bio-Tech Environmental introduces another first in the Philippine pest control industry! For decades, methyl bromide has been a fumigant of choice in structural and commodity fumigation. However, due to its negative environmental impact, i.e. it depletes the ozone layer in the atmosphere, a worldwide phaseout of the chemical is currently underway. Phosphine (PH3), a colorless, toxic, and flammable gas, on the other hand, has now been wildely used as an environment-friendly and effective alternative to methyl bromide. Once…

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Pest control company’s track record: what to ask

In Tips on Finding the right Termite Control Professional in the Philippines, track record was highlighted as essential.  What must you ask potential pest control service providers during your initial screening.  Below are top three questions to help you assess a pest control operator’s track record: 1.  How long has your company been in business?  How many employees do you have? Pest exterminators with inconsistent results and poor customer service are neither likely to last a few years nor grow from a one-man or small team of technicians…

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Cockroaches on remote control may save humans

Cyborg Cockroach

Cockroaches, labeled by many as the ultimate household and commercial pest, may turn out to be the insect to count on in the event of a disaster. Fortune.com has recently featured a research that could make cyborg roaches unlikely allies of emergency first responders in navigating disaster wreckage.  A cockroach with miniature camera can be controlled remotely to get a first look at the situation.  Click on the image to the right to learn more about the said study that utilizes video game technology also used in Xbox….

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Cockroach personalities and urban pest management

Cockroach personality interview

Have you ever wondered why certain commercial or residential areas get reinfested by cockroaches sooner even though cockroach treatment was more or less uniform in all areas? Differences in environmental characteristics like temperature, humidity, and availability of food and hideaways surely contribute to the persistence of these pests in such problem areas. But there is another factor that is less often considered when designing a pest management program for German cockroaches: personalities. For example, there are variations in the attraction of German cockroaches to baits. Entomologists and pest…

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Pest Contro Association of the Philippines hosts Pest Summit 2012

“Protecting the future, Sustaining the Industry” That was the theme of this year’s Pest Summit held last October 24 to 26 at the Ecoville Resort and Convention Center in the beautiful island of Boracay, Philippines. Organized by the Pest Control Association of the Philippines (PCAP), the Pest Summit 2012 drew delegates from the ASEAN region and other parts of the world including pest management professionals, researchers and members of the academia, innovators, and representatives of pest management-related industries. The Pest Summit is an international biennial conference on urban…

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