Pest Assassins Pest Control
and Termite Specialist
GENERAL PEST CONTROL SERVICES
Our pest control and pest treatment service will clear your home from the unwanted spiders, cockroaches, silverfish, ants, flies, mosquitos, wasp, hornets, mice and rats that plague it. Our expert pest control technicians have been performing professional general pest control throughout Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, CDO, Surigao and CALABARZON
Naturally, we can't stop pests crawling in from outside your home. But as soon as they step inside they'll get sick and die. It's because we follow these four steps to ensure your home is pest free... and stays that way.
Step One - Time
Quality pest control can't be rushed. You have to take the time to treat all areas of your home thoroughly. While some companies can be 'in-and-out' in under 20 minutes, we take a full hour to make sure we get every cockroach (and their eggs), silverfish, ant and spider, flies, mosquitos, wasp and hornets. You'll be amazed at the lengths we go to. We'll open cupboards, inspect cracks, treat into the wall cavities, and even climb through the manhole to treat your ceiling. When you call Pest Assassins Pest Control and Termite Specialist you get the most thorough pest control treatment available. This means your home will be pest free, and it will stay that way. We guarantee it!
Step Two - Chemicals
Thankfully, most pest control companies in the Philippines now use a range of safe (non-toxic) chemicals. But in order to save money (and offer cheaper prices) some companies skimp on the amount of chemicals. They sometimes even dilute the chemicals. They may as well be spraying water! We use full-strength chemicals that are safe for humans and pets. And when it comes to dosage we follow Guidelines to make sure your home is truly protected from pests.
Step Three - Experience
These days it seems almost anybody can put up a website and call themselves a pest controller. People can even buy a few cheap pest treatment chemicals from local hardware stores. But that's likely to lead to disappointment. And lots of cockroaches, silverfish, ants, mice and spiders, flies, mosquitos, wasp and hornets running around your home (and building nests in your walls and ceiling).
We started going to pest control jobs decades ago. Our technicians undergo trainings and seminars on pest control and were taught the trade. They are trained where to look for pests. And how to get rid of them fast. Our technicians were taught about species like the American cockroach and how to find their eggs; The German cockroach and how to get rid of their nests.
Since then We've continued training and is a member of the South Luzon Pest Management Operators Assn. We're licensed by the National Committee on Urban Pest Control. So you can be sure you're dealing with a professional company that is committed to being the best pest control company in the Philippines. We're not perfect. But we try to give clients the sort of service we like to receive. So if you want an honest pest control job at a fair price, backed by a genuine guarantee that all your pests will be under control or we'll treat the affected area again free, we'd be glad to look after you. Call Pest Assassins at 0998.445.4558 to book your pest control treatment.
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Thanks to our extensive experience within the industry, our professionals are backed by the right qualification and skills to ensure each job is done efficiently, effectively and at the best price possible. By tailoring an independent quote to suit your specific needs, we'll attend to the job with enthusiasm, attention to detail and respect. Not sure where to start? We encourage you to give our pest control team a call on 0998.445.4558 or send us a message via our contact page. We can provide you with a quote and answer any questions or advice in regards to your individual situation.
The purpose of mosquito fogging operations is to kill, or ‘knock-down’, any adult dengue mosquitoes that may be carrying the dengue, zika and other virus. The mosquitos become infected with the virus after biting and taking blood from someone who is sick with dengue. To try and prevent the infected mosquito from biting another person and passing on the disease, Pest Assassins is applying the mosquito fog in areas where a lot of dengue cases have been reported to try to kill as many adult dengue mosquitoes as possible.
The insecticide used in the mosquito fogging is a synthetic pyrethroid that is very similar to the insecticides used in most domestic insect spray cans that are found on supermarket shelves. The ‘fog’ is created by blasting the mixture of insecticide and water into very fine droplets through the fogging machine. The amount of insecticide in the fog is very small, and is dispersed at quantities that can only kill something as small as a mosquito, so at the
concentrations used there will be no adverse health effects on people who are occasionally exposed to the fog. The type of insecticide being used in the fogger is also completely odourless. The ‘mosquito fogger’ is a very large and noisy machine that is transported in the back of a truck. The vehicle has a warning light and is driven slowly around the streets where high dengue numbers have been recorded, blowing the fog into the yards for a distance of up to 90 metres away. It is useful for residents to leave all doors and windows in their house open at the time of fogging, as this will allow the fog to enter the house and kill any mosquitoes inside. Mosquito fogging operations are usually carried out between 5:30-7:30am, or 4:30-6:30pm, as this is the time when the outdoor dengue vector is most active and is looking to bite.
While the fogging operations will have some success in killing adult mosquitoes in the areas that are treated, residents are warned that this activity alone is not enough to protect everyone or prevent all dengue infections. To reduce and control dengue outbreaks a number of actions need to be taken not only by public authorities but also by residents. These include making sure there are no dengue mosquitoes breeding in your yard, such as in tires, drums, buckets and any water storage containers, and that you also protect your family from mosquito bites inside and outside the house during the day and in the early morning and early evening. The best methods of personal protection are to apply insect repellent and/or to wear long sleeves and long pants. Call the Pest Assassins for fogging.
Space spraying relies on the production of a large number of small insecticidal droplets intended to be distributed through a volume of air over a given period of time. These droplets deliver a lethal dose of insecticide to target insects upon impact. The traditional methods for generating a space spray include thermal fogging (whereby a dense cloud of insecticide droplets is produced, giving the appearance of a thick fog) and Ultra Low Volume (ULV), whereby droplets are produced by a cold, mechanical, aerosol-generating machine.
Since large areas can be treated at any one time, this method is a very effective way to rapidly reduce the population of flying insects in a specific area. Since there is no residual activity from the application, it must be repeated at intervals of 5-7 days in order to be fully effective. This method can be particularly effective in epidemic situations where rapid reduction in mosquito numbers is required. As such, it is commonly used in urban dengue and Zika control campaigns.
Effective space spraying is dependent upon the following specific principles:
1. Target insects are usually flying through the spray cloud (or are sometimes impacted while resting on exposed surfaces). The efficiency of contact between the spray droplets and target insects is therefore crucial. This is achieved by ensuring that spray droplets remain airborne for the optimum period of time and that they contain the right dose of insecticide. These two issues are largely addressed through optimizing the droplet size.
2. If droplets are too big they drop to the ground too quickly and don’t penetrate vegetation or other obstacles encountered during application (limiting the effective area of application). If one of these big droplets impacts an individual insect then it is also ‘overkill’ since a high dose will be delivered per individual insect.
3. If droplets are too small then they may either not deposit on a target insect (no impact) due to aerodynamics or they can be carried upwards into the atmosphere by convection currents.
Misting is the dispersal of a liquid fog of insecticide into an outdoor area to kill adult insects. It has been regularly used in public health and pest control programs, including use as an emergency response to dengue epidemic
Crawling insect surface sprays work on the principle that after spraying an area, a thin layer of insecticide remains as a residue on the surface of the material. When an insect walks across this surface, they pick up the insecticide on their legs and body. The insecticide either enters their body directly or as a result of grooming and the insect dies. The speed of kill depends on the amount of insecticide they pick up and their susceptibility to the insecticide. However, even on a freshly sprayed surface, the insects don’t pick up much insecticide and it will take minutes or even hours for the insect to die. It is therefore quite possible for homeowners to see insects apparently walk across treated surfaces with no apparent effect. However, assuming the insect has picked up enough insecticide they will eventually die.
Most surface sprays include a type of insecticide called a pyrethroid. These insecticides tend to be repellent to insects. However, the level of repellency varies depending on the concentration of insecticide on the surface and the type of insect. Typically the level of repellency is at its highest when freshly sprayed. It is probably this feature that has given rise to the “force field” adverts and the perception that these products create a magic force field to keep insects out of the home. However, the repellency quickly reduces and the main mode of action is the kill properties provided when the insect crawls across a surface.
Some pesticides, like sprays, are fast acting. They knock down the pest, then break down quickly. Other pesticides, like surface sprays and termite treatments, linger in the environment for days, weeks or even longer after application. While most pesticides are designed to only affect the target pest, other insects or animals may sometimes be harmed.
Roach bait is a modern pest control used for the extermination of cockroaches at indoor locations. The effectiveness of this method of pest control exploits the cannibalistic, coprophagic, and emetophagic tendencies of cockroaches. Cockroaches tend to live in groups with fellow cockroaches in the darkest shelters available. They instinctively choose darker over more illuminated areas. Cockroaches will settle in if a place is dimly lit and well populated, and will use their antennae to feel whether other cockroaches are present. The best way to determine the extent of cockroach activity, and hiding places is to look for them at night. Cockroaches are nocturnal, the few that you
see by day were likely forced out by overcrowding; a possible sign of severe infestation. You will be looking for their excrement droppings (looks like black pepper) Roaches prefer crowds and darkness. Simple minded, they use just two pieces of information to decide where to go. They go where the most cockroaches are, and where it is darkest. They act as a group, and they tend to stay together.
For baiting to be effective, proper placement and techniques are a must. Put baits as close to the nest as possible. A bait just 50 cm further away from a nest can reduce the amount of bait eaten by half. If the same amount of bait is used to cover two areas, the area with the greater number of traps will have most bait eaten. One should avoid spraying insecticides in baited areas, as that can cause the bait to become contaminated, thus the roaches would likely avoid consuming it. Baits, gels and Insect Growth Regulators can be useful in many cases.
Rodenticides are commonly referred as rat and mice baits. These rodent baits are pesticides that kill rodents (mice and rats). There are several types and forms of poison rat baits on the market. Single feed rodent baits only require one dosage for a lethal dosage as opposed to a multiple feed bait that requires several feedings to reach a toxic level.
Rodent baits are categorized into two categories: anticoagulants and non-anticoagulants. Some rodenticides disrupt the ability of the rodent's blood to clot (anticoagulants), and some interfere with the rat's nervous system or interfere with calcium levels in their blood (non-anticoagulant).
It is very helpful to use rat size bait stations to encourage feeding when placing out poison rat bait. Rat bait stations will also protect children and non-targeted animals from the poison in the rat baits. In a rat baiting program, it is essential to eliminate as many competing food sources that serve as the rats' natural food sources. With fewer food sources, it is easier to introduce the new bait to the population.
Termite baiting employs a very different approach. With baits, small amounts of product are deployed like edible ‘smart missiles’ to knock out populations of termites foraging in and around the home. Termites consume the bait and share it with their nest mates, resulting in a gradual decline in termite numbers. A comprehensive baiting program then seeks to maintain a termite-free condition on the customer's property through ongoing inspection, monitoring and re-baiting as needed.
Termite baits consist of cellulose (a structural component of wood), combined with a slow-acting insecticide which disrupts the normal growth process in termites. Within weeks of ingesting the bait, termites die while attempting to molt. The delayed action is important; if the bait killed quickly, sick or dead termites might accumulate near stations, increasing the chance of avoidance by other termites in the area. Delayed-action also enhances transmission of the lethal ingredient to nest mates, including those that never fed on the bait. Entire colonies can be eliminated in this manner, although colony elimination is not always necessary to afford structural protection. Various baiting systems are being used by pest control firms, including Sentricon®, Exterra®, Xterm and Trelona Advance®. While there are some differences between the systems, all can be effective in controlling termites.