Booklice (Booklouse)

Imagine yourself relaxing in your living room with a deep sense of calmness and tranquillity. Then all of a sudden, your eyes caught the attention to a tiny insect moving along the wall which is a pause for concern. Your thoughts quickly registered that to be the possibility of booklice. But how on earth did this booklice enter my beautiful home? What are harmless” Could it be a nuisance to me and my family? Let’s find out together.

Actually, the word “booklice” is the plural form of “booklouse.” Booklice (scientific name psocids’) are very common but they are categorized as harmless household pests.Booklice have minute, soft bodies – transparent to greyish-white in colour and are about 1mm to 4mm in length. Usually, they are wingless and often go unnoticed due to their size.

However, if you are observant enough, you may see them crawling on your wall surfaces. These booklice are common in humid climates and also in homes which are poorly ventilated. They usually feed on moulds, fungi, dead insect fragments, pollen and other starchy foods found in places high in humidity. Also, booklice are attracted to books, paper and sinks that leaks.

How can we control them?

It’s always advisable to ventilate the house especially the infested area with fresh air. Using a dehumidifier at the infested area will definitely reduce the moisture content of the air which the booklice find it essential. Another alternative is to have all your windows be opened for a free-flow of ventilation in your home.

You may use a vacuum cleaner to remove any debris from any cracks or corners of your storage areas. Have your walls wiped using a cloth and soapy water. After which, make sure your walls are dried thoroughly without having any moisture left behind.

Coronavirus Disease Pandemic

Coronavirus

Coronavirus or known as COVID -19 is a common type of respiratory virus. Most infected people will experience mild or moderate respiratory illness. Older people with medical problems are vulnerable to COVID-19 and will require intensive care.

Coronavirus

How it is transmitted

COVID-19 can spread from an infected person’s mouth or nose when they sneeze, cough, or speaks.

  • Close contact with each other and can be infected when the air-borne containing the virus are inhaled or come directly into eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Spread in crowded indoor and poorly ventilated areas.

Infected by touching surfaces that have been contaminated with COVID-19 and touching their eyes, nose and mouth without cleaning the hands

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 transmitted through air-borne

 

Symptoms

COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and some will recover without hospitalization.

                                               Symptoms of COVID-19

Prevention

  • Wash your hands regularly or clean with an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Physical distancing at least 1 meter.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay at home if you feel unwell
  • Limit all your non-essential travels

Ridpest Professional Disinfection Services

Ridpest offers Professional Disinfection Services to help you sanitize and disinfect your workplace or home lowering the risk of possible infection through surface contacts. Ridpest uses a certified and renown disinfectant called Rely+On Virkon.

Rely+On has one of the broadest virus/bacteria/fungi efficacies tested todate, it has an efficient and environmentally safe chemistry among most disinfectants. These qualities make Rely+On Virkon the disinfectant of preferred choice for the use in medical facilities, pathology and biosafety, laboratories and residential homes.

Request for quote at https://www.ridpest.com/solution/disinfection-sanitization-service-2/

 

Ridpest Professional Disinfection Service

The DO NOT’s and DO’s for termite activity

1. DO NOT  spray directly on any  termite trail or infestation with aerosol as this will cause the termite to change their path and continue attacking your property

 

 

 

2. DO eliminate any moisture in and around your property which termites love to thrive in such condition.

 

3. DO repair any pipe or roof leakage. The constant supply of water will keep the area moist which creates a perfect environment for termites.

 

 

 

4. DO monitor the noticeable change of door frames, skirting boards, and other wood areas including your windows.

 

 

 

5. DO remove any mulch in or around

your property as termites are good decomposed. 

 

 

 

6. DO routine inspection for termite trail around your property 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Termites Infestations are not something you can treat it all by yourself (DIY).

If you suspect there’s termite activity, seek professional advice from RIDPEST. Leave your worries all us. We will sort them out accordingly for you. RIDPEST takes great pleasure in cushioning your burdens and woe.

Call us now at our Free Phone No: 1 800 881 777 for our quick and prompt service. You may be glad that you can click on to this page to submit the Promo Code – Termite” for an extended 1 Year Warranty should you choose to sign up for a 2-year contract with us. Hurry, don’t’ delay!

 

The World’s Deadliest Animals

The world’s deadliest animal is not the shark, the tiger, or even the human being. It is the tiny pest flying around your home that is constantly buzzing around. This deadliest creature is known as the mosquito. What makes mosquitoes so deadly? Mosquitoes transport disease from one person to another. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), every year, there are more than 725,000 people around the world who are killed by mosquito-borne diseases.

World Deadliest Animal

One of the common mosquito-borne disease is called Dengue which is spread by the Aedes mosquito. According to the statistics, the number of Dengue cases from January to March 2020 was 33,936 cases with 48 death cases in Malaysia. Symptoms shown for those who were infected by dengue are high fever, severe headache, severe pain behind the eyes, and mild bleeding (gums, nose, and bruising easily).

Mosquitoes are active during dawn and dusk and usually found in areas with mature vegetation as it is their food source to get enough nourishment for both males and females in order for them to live. However, females need blood meals to produce eggs and the blood usually come from humans and other animals.

Aedes mosquito

Source reduction and environmental management are the best approaches for providing long-term solutions to a number of mosquito problems. The control of dengue fever can be done by using source reduction in order to get rid of unwanted containers. Thus, it is highly effective to prevent the mosquito from breeding. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water but their eggs won’t survive in moving water.

For the control of adult mosquitoes, the use of chemical insecticidal adulticide in the form of space spray formulations (thermal fogging and ultra-low volume sprays) against vectors is routinely carried out in the prevention and control of dengue fever outbreak. Studies on chemical larvicides including insect growth regulator (IGR) have shown that mosquitoes larvae stop turning into an adult.

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during the Movement Control Order (MCO), use the time to find the mosquito breeding in and around your home. In this way, you can help protect your place and keep your loved ones safe.

For Mosquito Control, you can get a special 10% discount. Just click to this page to submit the promo code “Mosquito-10%” for a special discount.

 

RIDPEST’S SOCIAL CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AT RUMAH CHARIS

Rumah Charis was founded in 1988 by Reverend Teo How Ken and it is a non-profit Christian based organization. Rumah Charis is home to serve the old and the aged (Home for The Aged) and had expanded to include the children and the youth (Home for The Children). Throughout 25 years, it has offered social services such as spiritual guidance, shelter, education, and healthy community activities.

Rumah Charis Old Folks Home

Rumah Charis had encountered bedbugs’ problem and Ridpest Sdn Bhd had helped to eliminate the above pest as a part of their Social Corporate Responsibility because they believe their responsibilities go beyond just making a profit and include protecting and improving society’s welfare.

A thorough inspection was done on 2nd March 2020, we had found adult bedbug’s infestation and their eggs on the side of a mattress, bedsheets, and plug socket.  We had also found bedbugs’ infestation underneath the drawer.

Since the Rumah Charis had an infestation of bedbugs the old folks had trouble sleeping because the bedbugs’ bites caused itchiness all over their body. An uncle used a toilet brush just to scratch the back of his body to relieve the itchiness. Some of the old folks used aerosol on their clothing and mattress to get rid of the bedbugs.

Below are some pictures of the situation encountered at Rumah Charis

Figure 1: Bedbugs found on the sides of the mattress

Figure 2: Bedbugs found on the bed sheets

Figure 3: Bedbugs found at the plug socket

Figure 4: Bedbugs found underneath the drawer

Figure 5: Dead bedbugs found in the sides of the mattress after treatment has done

Figure 6: Dead bedbugs found in the sides of the mattress after treatment has done

X Way Sdn Bhd team was also on the site to help along in making inspections on the bedbugs. We also used a new formulation named Provecta in this procedure to get rid of the bedbugs’ infestation which leaves no toxic residues on the surface after the treatment. Provecta also has innovative formulation with a physical mode of action designed for immobilization of insecticide resistant populations of insects in hardly accessible places.

As the second inspection was done on 11th March 2020, the infestations on the side of the mattress and underneath the drawer at Rumah Charis were finally cleared while the ones at the plug socket were reduced. The old folks are now happy that they finally will be able to sleep comfortably and not feel itchy anymore. All in all, helping Rumah Charis was indeed rewarding as the quality of life of the old folks improved tremendously with a pest-free environment.

You can click the youtube link below to see the effectiveness of Provecta.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DISINFECTION SERVICES FOR YOUR HOME AND WORKPLACE

PROTECTING YOUR LOVED ONES AND STAFFS

Until now, there is no WHO-approved Coronavirus vaccine available. Therefore preventive measures must be taken in order to reduce the risk of contracting this virus as it spread easily. Viruses, germs, fungi and bacteria can contaminate the air and linger on surfaces from few hours to a number of days. So far most conventional household products are not tested nor has the efficacies against coronavirus.

Ridpest offers Professional Disinfection Services to help you sanitize and disinfect your workplace or home  lowering the risk of possible infection through surface contacts. Ridpest uses a certifiedand renown disinfectant called Rely+On Virkon.

Rely + On Virkon

Rely+On has one of the broadest virus/bacteria/fungi efficacies tested todate, it has an efficient and environmentally safe chemistry among most disinfectants. These qualities make Rely+On Virkon the disinfectant of preferred choice for the use in medical facilities, pathology and biosafety, laboratories and residential homes.

  • Suitable for homes, offices & more
  • 99.9% effective against virus and germs
  • Non-toxic and safe
  • Approved by US EPA
  • Used by renowned Government labs (IMR & MKAK Sg.Buloh)
  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Professional Team
WHY RELY+ON VIRKON IS BETTER AGAINST COVID19?
  • Ridpest only choose US EPA certified and lab proven disinfectant.
  • It’s a safe cold mist using the Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) to increase area coverage unlike certain disinfectant where it is hazardous eg. alcohol which causes fire.
  • It is a US EPA certified product. It is environmental friendly and any leftover solutions can be discharge directly into the drain.
  • It has a broad spectrum: independently proven and highly effective against over 600 strains /clinical isolates of viruses/bacterias/fungi
  • Ridpest uses a very safe and powerful disinfectant using Hypochlorous acid against the viruses/bacteria/fungi
  • It has an accredited lab test report from US which shows complete inactivation of the MERS coronavirus
  • It is locally used by two renowned Government labs currently handling COVID19 sample screenings (IMR & MKAK Sg. Buloh)
  • It is a biocide disinfectant recommended by WHO for handling outbreaks. When spraying this disinfectant, there will be a complete inactivation of viruses/bacteria/fungi within 10 mins of contact time. It doesn’t leave residues/coating on your surfaces. This means there are no chance for bacteria/viruses to acquire pathogen resistance.

Below are some pictures disinfection against COVID19

RIDPEST’S PROFESSIONAL DISINFECTION PROCEDURE

  • Disable the room’s ventilation system and close all doors and windows.
  • Cover sensitive equipment-TV and computers, food utensil and metals that are made of copper and brass
  •  When the ULV misting operation is being carried out, the residents must stay outside of the premises.
  • The Residents are only allowed to enter the premises 30 minutes after the ULV misting had been carried out.
  •  Remove any light powdered residue which is inert on the disinfected surfaces with a paper towel or wet cloth.
  • Upon re-entering the premises, open all doors and windows and switch on all fans and ventilation exhaust fans.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FOR PROFESSIONAL DISINFECTION SERVICE

  • Commercial: Hotels, Shopping Malls, Offices, Cinemas, & Gym Centre
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  • F&B: Restaurants & Food Manufacturers
  • Education: Schools, Day Care Centres & Kindergartens
  • Residential: Landed Houses, Condominiums and Apartments

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