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
  • Healthcare: Hospitals, Clinics, Warehouses, Medical & facilities
  • F&B: Restaurants & Food Manufacturers
  • Education: Schools, Day Care Centres & Kindergartens
  • Residential: Landed Houses, Condominiums and Apartments

For your disinfection service, you can get a special introductory price of 10% discount. Kindly click to this page for Request for Quote and submit the Promo Code ‘Intro – 10%’ for a special discount.

 

How to Prevent Rodents from Coming Into Your House

As the Coronavirus infected more people day by day, one person from southwestern Yunnan province passed away after contracting the Hantavirus. In 1993, the virus was first reported in the U.S and is transmitted to humans by rodents such as mice and rats. However, it does not easily pass between humans and only be caught through contact with the bodily fluids and excrements (urine,feces,saliva) of the rodents that sometimes can cause potentially fatal disease in humans. Until now, there is no WHO-approved Hantavirus vaccine available, therefore preventive measures must be taken in order to reduce your risk of contracting this virus.

Rats and mice are rodents that give rise to the most common and serious pest problems in Malaysia. This is due to the poor public sanitation and the abundance of their primary diet which mainly consists of disposed of food found in the trash of homes, restaurants, shopping centers and even hospitals.

Norwegian Rat

There are 2 types of control methods to prevent rodents from coming into your house.

Physical Control 

  • All holes and cracks on the walls and ceilings should be sealed up to prevent the entry of rats.
  • Door gaps and windows should be closed by using door-seals or door-sweeps.
  • All air ventilation systems in the bathroom and kitchen should be covered with mesh screens that make it inaccessible for any rats or mice.

Chemical Control

  • Eliminating rats and rodents can be done by using rodenticide which acts as baits.
  • The baits should be kept in a small holed container to prevent children or pets from accessing them.
  • Outdoor baits must be placed inside a plastic wrap to prevent them fromrain and shine.

This is RIDPEST’s Approach to Prevent Rodents from Coming Into Your House

Physical Barrier

Accessible holes are sealed or covered using wire mesh. Door gaps are sealed with door seals.

Door Gap Sealed with Door Seal 

Accessible Holes Covered with Wire Mesh   

 

Mechanical Traps

RIDPEST uses several mechanical equipment to control rats and mice such as rat glue board and cage traps

Rat Glue Board
Rat Trapped on Glue Board

 

Chemical Control

Indoor Control

RIDPEST uses toxicant rat baits that contain anti-coagulants which triggers the blood to clot and blocks the effectiveness of vitamin K, preventing blood clotting.  Usually, the rodents upon consuming the bait will die within 4 – 10 days from internal bleeding.

Rat baits installed Indoor

For indoor areas, 3 blocks of rat baits will be placed. The baits are properly placed (under or behind furniture or inside a cupboard) out of sight from infants or pets.

Outdoor Control

For outdoor control, a rat baiting system is known as Tempered Rat Bait Station (TRBS) will be used. The station is made of PVC that comes with a secure lock. The station comprises of ‘first line defense’, ‘second line defense’ and ‘third line defense’ placed along the perimeter of the premises.

Cylindrical TRBS with Lock

First line defense is a system where the cylindrical TRBS are put along the fencing areas around the premises.

 Square TRBS

Second line defense comes in the form of square TRBS placed against the outer wall edge around the premises.

Third line defense also comes in the form of square TRBS placed around the inner wall edge of the premises.

At least 3 blocks of rat baits will be placed inside the stations. The baits are monitored and will be replaced regularly. The number of baits consumed and the presence of rodent feces; if any, will be recorded. The recorded data will give information on the heaviness of the infestation.

Here are 10 signs to tell your house having bedbugs

For some people, the thought of bedbugs will cause itchiness on their bodies. Bedbugs don’t carry any disease but they feed on human blood and can be stressful to live in.

Bedbugs are very tiny, flat, oval insects that are very skilled at ‘hide-and-seek’ in household furniture.  The adult bedbug only can grow up to 7 mm (approximately the size of an apple seed). This is why bedbugs can live pretty much anywhere.

Ten signs of bedbug infection that you should never ignore:

  1. Itchy red spots when you wake up

The most detectable sign of a bedbug problem may be found on your skin. The bites are typically small and red, and can be very itchy. The bite may also become inflamed. However, not all people react to bedbug bites which causes red spots on their bodies.

The neck that has been bitten by bedbugs

 

  1. Noticeable a single file line across upon skin

Bedbug’s bites generally form a line and has a distinctive bite pattern on your skin. You might be able to differentiate from the bites caused by fleas. The flea bites can be identified by a dot with a dark red center and are usually scattered around the body parts.

Bedbug generally form a line

The bites caused by fleas

 

  1. Bedbugs don’t like long commutes

Bedbugs crawl over you each time they feed as they are unable to fly or jump. They’re in danger whenever they expose themselves, which they usually do only when they’re hungry. This is why bedbug infestation living within 5 feet or the places you spend most of your time.

Bedbug’s infestation

 

  1. Obvious blood stains on your bedsheets

Waking up with bloodstains on your bed linen, pajamas or your skin may signal the presence of bedbug’s feeding. Sometimes the accidental squashing of bedbugs during your sleep will result in obvious bloodstains.

You might’ve killed bed bugs in your sleep

 

  1. Dark, rusty-colored spots on your mattress

If you notice dark and rusty-colored spots on your mattress it may signal bedbugs’ infestation. Bedbugs frequently leave fecal stains on bedding whenever they congregate in large numbers and you can be sure to have an unpleasant odor.

Dark spots on the mattress and you may see bedbugs, too

 

  1. Dark spots on your walls

Though it might sound odd, bedbugs can hide under wallpaper and leave fecal stains on walls or under the wallpaper.

Fecal stains on the wall next to an electrical outlet

 

7. You can find a collection of bedbug’s shells

The eggshells of bedbug are white, husks-like specks. When they grow, it shed their skin. Though you might find these shells in your mattress it’s also possible to uncover them between your sofa cushions or under the furniture.

Bedbugs’ shells

 

  1. Do bedbugs fly?

No. Bedbugs can’t fly or jump either.

The maximum distance bed bugs can travel is 100 feet per night but they typically do not roam further than 20 feet, which is great news for us because we can control the spread of the infestation.

Bedbugs only can crawl everywhere they go

 

  1. Can be carriers

You might not realize that bed bugs can spread from person to person. If you visit a neighbor’s home or a hotel room that is infested with the bedbugs, you could carry them back with you to your home.

Suitcase infected by bedbugs

 

  1. Infestation from second-hand furniture or used mattress

One of the most common ways bed bugs are introduced to a home is through used and discarded furniture.

 

Check used furniture before bringing it into your home

 

For Bedbugs Control, you can get a special 10% discount. Just click to this page to submit the promo code ‘Bedbugs – 10%’ for a special discount.

WHY PEST CONTROL IS NOT A ‘DIY’ JOB

The presence of pests at home is always a nuisance and the first thing that comes to your mind is probably to eliminate pests with “DIY” ideas.  Nevertheless, there are some factors pest management professional control service understands that you may not give thought to. Pest control is a job for the experts because:

Safety risks – Pesticides often contains dangerous chemicals and without proper pest removal training by chance can harm or poison pets and people. Removing pests irresponsibly may get hurt. For example, you can be stung by bees and raccoons carry disease like rabies. Ridpest has both the training and equipment to remove these pests and keep everyone safe.

Environmental Damage – Pollution and toxicity of water sources due to pesticides can contribute damage to nearby plants or animals. Ridpest knows how to tackle the problem pests and apply the chemicals properly.

Lack of training – Each kind of pests’ problem requires its own method of removal and an inexperienced person doesn’t know the method to use insecticides or traps safely. Ridpest has the knowledge and skills to rid of the pests without causing any harm and damage to the surroundings.

Applied Cockroach Gel at the infected area

Lack of understanding – A novice usually identify the pest problem based on what they see (e.g. present of termites in their house) and try treating the problem with their own remedies without treating the cause which will allow the pests to return. Ridpest knows how to identify the source of a problem and solve it from the root.

Lack of guarantees – DIY solutions are not long-term solutions. Ridpest will help you deal with your pest problems in just one phone call away. Our experts will guide you and give recommendations regarding a course of action that is needed to be taken and carry it out the process safely.

Waste of money and time – The result of DIY solution might not be as effective as you probably wished for. Carrying on these efforts is a substantial waste of money and time. Ridpest provides the ultimate solution at a reasonable and agreed-upon price.

Residual Spraying Treatment

Eliminating pests with “DIY” solutions is always a risky move, be it with the chemicals waste or the pests themselves. Leave the risks to Ridpest and free yourself from the unnecessary burden and worry.

Call Ridpest now at freephone 1 800 881 777 for your professional pest treatment.

 

RIDPEST’S SOCIAL CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AT SOLS 24/7

The Science of Life Studies 24/7 (SOLS 24/7) was founded in 2000 by Teacher Raj Ridvan Singh. Through various education and social empowerment programs, SOLS 24/7 works unconditionally towards transforming underserved communities to develop their true potential and break the cycle of poverty. Using revolutionary and custom-designed models – Science of Languages, Science of Technology and Science of Life – their organization provides free education and social empowerment programs to underserved communities in Malaysia.

Hostel of SOLS 24/7

In late November 2019, the SOLS 24/7 encountered bedbug problem at the boys’, girls’ and teachers’ dormitories. Ridpest seized this opportunity to help eliminate this pest as part of their social corporate responsibility because they believe their responsibilities goes beyond just making profit to include protecting and improving society’s welfare.

Below are some pictures of the situation encountered by SOLS 24/7

  

Bedbugs found on the sides mattress 

  

Eggs of bedbugs found on the side of board panel and mattress

  

Bedbugs found on the board panel and plug socket

  

Dead bedbugs found at plug socket after treatment done

  

Ultra – low volume and residual spraying done

                  

Mr. Saiful and Mr. Hilal entomologist from BASF

Mr. Saiful and Mr. Hilal entomologist from BASF, were also on the site to help along in making inspections on the bedbugs. We also used a new formulation named Seclira SG in this procedure to get rid of the bedbugs’ infestation which is non-staining, odorless and harmless but controls a broad spectrum of pests including ants, cockroaches, wasps, bedbugs, mosquitoes, and other crawling insects.

As of to date, the teacher’s dormitories were free from bedbugs infestation and the infestations at the boys’ and girls’ dormitories were reduced. Thus, helping SOLS 24/7 were indeed rewarding as the quality of life of the students and teacher were improved tremendously especially knowing well enough they now have a good slumber and living in a pest-free environment.

3 Deaths reported, 15 Epidemic areas declared due to Increasing Dengue at Negeri Sembilan

Source : The Star

SEREMBAN: Dengue cases in Negri Sembilan increased by 200% in the first two months of this year compared with the same period last year, with three deaths reported.

State health, environment, cooperatives and consumerism committee chairman S. Veerapan said the number of cases increased from 176 to 528 with some 80% reported in the Seremban district alone.

“The three victims were adults who also had other illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and heart-related ailments.

“There is certainly a cause for concern as there were no deaths reported in the first two months of last year,” he said in a statement on Thursday (Feb 28).

Veerapan said that there were 15 localities in Seremban that had been declared as epidemic areas.

He said Aedes breeding grounds had been discovered in illegal dumps, clogged drains, vacant properties, idle and abandoned plots and children’s playgrounds.

“We need everyone’s cooperation to destroy these breeding grounds which may be within or outside your homes if we wish to bring down the number of cases,” he said.

He said several agencies such as the district health offices, local councils, police, Fire and Rescue Department, SW Corporation, Information Department, Education Department and Syarikat Air Negri Sembilan had taken steps to destroy potential Aedes breeding grounds.

“It is my hope that house owners would make it a point to clean their surroundings every week and spray aerosol in their homes to kill adult mosquitoes,” he said.

Veerapan said the public should also take preventive steps when doing outdoor activities from 5pm to 7pm and from 5am to 7am as this was when the Aedes mosquitoes were most active.

 

Malaysian Taking Bus Ride to Singapore along with Bed Bugs!

Source : World of Buzz

The yearly journey back to our hometowns for CNY may not always be the easiest, but this poor lady had it much harder than most! A Malaysian girl was afflicted with a painful outbreak of rashes and blisters after taking the bus to Singapore from her hometown of Taiping, on February 6. Upon diagnosis, bed bugs were found to be the cause, which were most likely hiding within the seats.

According to a post uploaded by her brother, the incident had occurred while the female passenger was sitting in the seats numbered 14 and 15 (middle row), on a Starmart bus with the car plate AKX15. He advised everyone to be aware for the sake of their health, and shared pictures of the bus ticket as well as his sister’s injuries.

In a report by China Press, it was also learned that the passenger was bitten in over 40 places on her body, from her neck, face to her hands and feet. Worse still, over 10 of those injuries started blistering, resulting in the passenger having to rush back to Malaysia to seek medical help. Imagine how you’d feel if that happened to you.

Sadly, this is far from the first time Starmart has been in the news for the wrong reasons. The bus service, which is headquartered in Taiping and services daily routes between Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, has already been the subject of several bed bug complaints that went viral on social media in the past, dating as far back as 2016. We wonder why there hasn’t been any action taken yet!

Read more at World of Buzz!