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How to Start the New Year Free of Pests

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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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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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What’s the similarity between a cockroach and a gecko?

Your answer might be that both cockroach and gecko give some people the creeps.  That’s why such people might lump these two animals as “pests“.  Can you name another similarity? It has to do with their ability to disappear under ledges. Despite the fact that one is an arthropod (with exoskeleton) and the other one a vertebrate (with endoskeleton), both of these animals play their disappearing trick in a strangely similar way. The secret has been uncovered. Watch this video and pay particular attention to the hind legs…

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April is National Pest Management Month

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As a proud member of one of the most recognized pest control association worldwide, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), Bio-Tech Environmental Services Philippines Inc. congratulates fellow pest control companies in the United States of America as they celebrate the National Pest Management month this April. For more than 30 years, this annual celebration recognizes the role of pest control professionals in protecting people’s health and property against threats from various invertebrate and vertebrate pests in the urban environment.  Learn more about this month’s celebration in this press…

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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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