To help you identify the kinds of pests you may have we have placed below some information and images on common pests found in the Philippines. For more specific information on each species, press the READ MORE buttons.
The Formosan Subterranean Termite (Coptotermes formosanus) is an invasive species of termite. It has been transported worldwide from its native range in southern China.
The Formosan subterranean termite is often nicknamed the super-termite because of its destructive habits due to the large size of its colonies and its ability to consume wood at a rapid rate. A single…..
Mosquitoes are a real nuisance in many places in the world as well as dangerous to human health. Thry can leave itchy sore bites on bare skin and often attack when you sleep. Besides being a general pest, mosquitoes are a major killer of humans and animals in the world.
The numbers of dengue and malaria cases over the years have shown that mosquitoes are more deadly than…
Common cockroaches, American, Asian & German
are generally light to dark brown-black and about an inch to two inches long, this is how untrained persons can best identify the species.
Treatments against the common cockroach are sometimes carried out using a high performance……
Rats or other rodents in warehouses, factories and out-buildings, especially older buildings and gardens are a common occurrence, as is their presence in disused or empty sites. In office environments they are often found in areas like suspended ceilings, floors and wall cavities which once in, allow them easy access throughout the rest of the building to forage. The common Brown Rat (also called the Sewer rat)…
Ants cause problems primarily when they forage in buildings for food or water and when they construct nests in buildings and gardens. When searching for food, they can be attracted to a wide range of products with different species preferring sweets, meats, fats or oils. They will also search indoors for water during dry periods.
When desirable items are found many species will recruit fellow nest mates to help……
Real name “Diptera” in our homes and businesses are a real nuisance. Here, we will tell you a little about them and how to minimise their impact. Around 1 million species of flies exist, not all in the Philippines luckily!! Most flies live about 2 to 3 weeks and go through several stages in their short lives. They start out as larvae or maggots. While as stated, flies are a real pain, but for the planet they do have value, (more information on that below if interested). They….
Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed exclusively on blood. The common bed bug, is the best known as it prefers to feed on human blood. The name bed bug derives from the preferred habitat of Cimex lectularius: warm houses and especially near or inside beds and bedding or other sleep areas. Bed bugs are mainly active at night, but are not exclusively nocturnal. They usually feed on their hosts without being noticed.
A number of adverse health effects may result from bed bug bites, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Bed bugs are not known to transmit any pathogens as disease vectors. Certain signs and symptoms suggest the presence of bed bugs; finding the adult insects confirms the diagnosis…..
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