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).

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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.

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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.






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
  • 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


  • 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.


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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


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