Dengue fever outbreaks : 6 Simple Habits To Prevent Mosquito Bites

Updated: July 3, 2015

The hot tropical climate of Malaysia presents a perfect opportunity for mosquitoes to thrive and spread diseases. Dengue is one of them. According to various sources [1], The number of dengue cases reported this year is close to 50,000, a 74% increase over the corresponding period last year. Worse of all, the death toll is 157, which is double of same corresponding last year [2]. The new strain is also causing inflammation to the brain along with “acute liver failure” and inflammation of the liver. Reeling from a severe dengue outbreak, the Health Ministry is still searching for answers. Unfortunately, wherever you are, in a jungle or high-rising building, there is no guarantee that you will escape mosquito bites. However, there are habits that, if you maintain on a daily basis, will you guard you and your family from mosquito harm.
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Rat Population: A Growing Problem In Kuala Lumpur

Rats have always been major pests in cities throughout the world. The rat population in Kuala Lumpur, in particualar, was estimated at 6.8 millions in 2013. That’s nearly five times the human population in the city which is around 1.58 millions. Yet the rats’ true abomination isn’t in their shocking numbers only, but also the deadly diseases they carry in their urine and droppings such as leptospirosis.

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9 Hair-raising Facts About Termites

Termites are freaks of nature. Many of us don’t know what they look like, or even seen one. Yet these tiny wood-munching creatures are behind more than 5 billion Dollars in property damages each year. It seems like termites is a seriously expensive problem after all. But what else do we know about them that can raise the hair on our skin?


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What Eco-Friendly Pest Control Methods Are Out There?

It’s Earth Day today! It’s also the day that we look one year back and ask ourselves; what we’ve done to save our beautiful yet vulnerable planet? As advocate of eco-friendly pest control, Ridpest has always contemplated the environmental impact of various pest management solutions before integrating them into its services. There are numerous eco-friendly pest control strategies that help combat pests yet in the same time inflict little or no harm on the environment.

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Customer Review: Ridpest’s Fleas Treatment

Fleas are blood sucking ecto-parasites that feed on warm blooded animals including humans. They use their maxillary blades to cut its host’s skin. They suck on the bleeding wounds using a siphon. In advanced, their saliva contains anticoagulants which prevents blood from clotting. Feeding are only attempted by adult fleas. They can survive several months without feeding.
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The Geographical Distribution of Dengue Fever

Presently, around 2,5 billion people are at risk from dengue fever. It’s been estimated by the world health organization (WHO) that there might be around 50 million cases of dengue infection expected every year. More than 609,000 cases have been reported in the Americas in 2001 alone, double the number recorded in same region in 1995.

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Termites: Definition, Identification and Elimination

Termites are commonly known as the ‘destroyer’. They can cause severe damages to wood, furniture and any plant-based materials that contain cellulose, their primary food. Termite’s chewing mouthparts are designed to tear woods into tiny pieces while protozoans found in their digestive tracts help them digest the cellulose consumed.

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Red Shield Industries Testimonial about PlantZom

1 February, 2015

To Whom It May Concern,

About a year ago , we were blessed to move to our present premises at 356/358 Tanglin Road with a very large expanse of land, three times larger than our former site at Upper Serangoon Road.

As the premises had been neglected for quite some time and there were mosquitoes everywhere. Suspecting that this is a large population of the Aedes mosquito, we were very concerned because we were about to take over the new location right in the midst of the worse dengue outbreak in Singapore!

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Identifying The Bites Of Common Household Pests

Being bitten or stung by an insect is an unpleasant experience shared by many people. But the worst part of it is when you don’t know what bit you, was it an ant? A bee? Or just your imagination? Knowing the species of the ‘thing’ that caught you off-guard is very important because it will help you take necessary measures in dealing with the bites. Luckily, not all bug bites are the same. Here is a list of common bites with pictures to help you identify them, in case you were the unlucky one.

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