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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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Cockroach personalities and urban pest management

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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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What is General Pest Control?

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In the pest control industry in the Philippines, three services are usually offered by pest control companies: General Pest Control, Termite Control, and Fumigation.  Usually, only the first two are offered by majority of these exterminators, while a minority, usually the bigger ones with trained and licensed fumigators, offer the third.  This blog post will explain the first service. General Pest Control or GPC encompasses the management of all urban pests excluding termites.  While this may mean dealing with all vertebrate and invertebrate pests, most pest problems are…

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