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Ants are social insects having well defined distribution of labor in the colony. There are different casts like workers, soldiers, queen ant and reproductive males. Their...
Bed bugs are adamant pests. Once they get inside your home, they're hard to get rid of. So, it is important to take immediate action as soon as you find signs of a bed...
Honey bees are actually not a Pest. They are beneficial insects for humans. They help us for pollinations of the flowers and collect nectar from the flowers and make...
Cockroaches crawling around always leave the impression of an unhygienic place. If your business or house is infested with this pest, you’re probably at high risk of...
Flies breed in semi-solid decaying organic matter like food waste garbage, dung etc. They cause high health risks to humans by transmitting many diseases like salmonella,...
Mosquitoes breed in stagnated water more than 10 -12 days. So there should not be water stagnation in any form in the vicinity. Mosquitos is a real nuisance, leaving...
Pigeon is considered as a flying RAT due to Its many common charactors and dangers caused by them to human particularly in the urban area. With increaser urbanisation,...
From mice and rats to squirrels and beavers, there are thousands of rodent species in the world. But, rodent control in Dubai is generally done on mice and rats. Other...
A silverfish is a small, wingless Orthopod found in the library, Archives, old cloth stores or even in houses in cupboards, ward robs where books or clothes are kept. The...
Snakes are animals with dry, scaly skin which reproduce by laying eggs. They maintain their body temperature by using external warmth from their environment. Snakes have...
When it comes to termites, we advise you to seek professional help rather than dealing with them yourself. When you spot the signs of termite infestation, you can be sure...
Ticks are small parasites feeding on the blood of mammals like dogs, cats, cows, buffalos, horses, camels and birds like poultry and others. Ticks have eight legs and are...
The American cockroach is one of the largest cockroaches in the Northeast. It is about 40 mm (1.5 inches) long with a reddish-brown body. The centre portion of the pronotal shield is light brown, while the outer edges are yellow. Even though both sexes are winged, their flight is more of a gliding movement from point to point than active flight
The female American cockroach will not retain the egg capsule for more than a day after its formation, instead of dropping the capsule in some suitable site. Under some conditions, it may be glued to a surface. The number of capsules produced by a female will range from 6 to 14, with each capsule containing 14 to 16 eggs. The eggs hatch in 50 to 55 days.
The American cockroach prefers dark, moist sites where it feeds on decaying organic matter. Such sites include basements, kitchens, clothes hampers, drains, bathroom plumbing or sewers. High populations have been known to develop in sewers, from where they infest households or other structures.
Ants are social insects having well defined distribution of labor in the colony. There are different casts like workers, soldiers, queen ant and reproductive males. Their complex and cooperation based colony allow them to survive and thrive in adverse conditions.
There are some very interesting things about ants:
1.Ants can carry 50 times their own body weight .
2.Ants communicate and cooperate with other colony members by using chemical to alert others about danger or lead them to a food source.
3.Foraging worker ants can travel up to 200 meters from their nest and find their way back to the colony by following scent trails left by others.
4.Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the dinosaur period between 110 and 130 million years ago.
5.Ants can survive underwater for 24 hours..
6. Ants colony can have up to half a million ants.
7.Worker ants can live for up to 7 years, while a queen can live for up to 15 years.
Bed bugs are adamant pests. Once they get inside your home, they’re hard to get rid of. So, it is important to take immediate action as soon as you find signs of a bed bug infestation.
No DIY please! Bed bug eradication requires an expert solution. With repeated home treatments, they’ll develop resistance, so it is critical that you call in professionals. Never delay as there is a huge risk of it spreading to other areas of your home or office.
At Al Madeena Pest Control, we always recommend treatment of the whole building and its contents for efficient bed bug removal. This will ensure that your property is completely free of bed bugs. We offer a full range of bed bug control services in Dubai including inspection, eradication, and prevention.
What are the possible signs of a bed bug infestation?
Bed bugs live mostly in and around the bed, especially along the seams of the mattress, pillows, and headboards. If the infestation is extensive, they can be found hiding in the sofa, curtains, and rugs. Bed bugs are nocturnal insects and bite you when you are asleep.
If you find these signs, you can be sure that bed bugs have infiltrated your home:
- small blood stains on the bed sheet
- excrements (tiny, dark in colour) and eggs (tiny, pearl-like)
- rashes on your body. If there is no presence of mosquitoes, it could be bed bug bites
Why should you exterminate bed bugs?
Though generally, not harmful to health, bed bugs can cause a lot of discomfort and problems. If you are in the hospitality industry, these creatures can put your reputation at stake. Even at home, bed bugs can be a source of nightmares, causing itchy, sleepless nights. Bed bug bites can even aggravate skin allergies in people. No matter what type of building, we can treat bed bug infestations in both residential and commercial spaces.
How to prevent bed bugs from nesting in your building?
Bed bugs, usually, take rides on people, hiding in their clothes, bags, and other articles. When you stay in an infested hotel or building, you’re likely to carry bed bugs along your way, wherever you go. So, do a thorough examination of your luggage and clothes before you enter your home. Also, do a thorough check before bringing home any used articles or furniture. Used furniture can also be a breeding ground for bed bugs.
Why choose Al Madeena Pest Control for Bed Bug Treatments in Dubai?
Al Madeena Pest Control has more than a decade of experience in providing effective bed bug treatments in Dubai and across the UAE. We have an in depth understanding of bed bugs; their behaviour, breeding habits, and possible hideouts. We constantly update ourselves with the latest methods of controlling and eliminating pests as well.
We have developed our own approach, in line with the Dubai Municipality standards, to ensure prevention and complete eradication of bed bugs. We use both eco-friendly chemical spray and heat treatment for extermination, and at times use a combination of both, if the infestation is complex and requires intense measures. These techniques are proven safe for children and pets. Being a responsible pest control company in Dubai, we also keep our pricing as competitive as possible.
Unable to sleep due to bed bugs? Give us a call, we will make your home bed bug-free using fewer number of treatments.
Honey bees are actually not a Pest. They are beneficial insects for humans. They help us for pollinations of the flowers and collect nectar from the flowers and make honey for us. They are considered as pests when they make their nest in our balconies, near windows, playgrounds, public gardens, Parks, Building chajjas, Parapets etc. where they can become dangerous to human life accidentally if they get disturbed. They can attack the innocent persons nearby.
The brown-banded cockroach is 12 mm (1/2 inch) long, light brown, and has two lighter coloured bands running across the body. These bands are located at the base of the wings and on the abdomen. The bands are much darker during the immature stages. The brown-banded female carries the egg capsule for 24 to 48 hours before glueing it to a surface. The capsule contains approximately 18 eggs that hatch in 50-74 days. An adult female produces about 18 egg capsules over a life-span of 10 months.
The brown-banded cockroach requires less moisture than other cockroaches. It is more prevalent in homes, apartments, hotels, and hospital rooms than in restaurants or stores. Evidence of this cockroach may be found behind pictures, in furniture, the underside of chairs and tables, upper kitchen cabinets, or the upper shelves of closets and pantries. The brown-banded cockroach often infests electrical appliances such as radios, televisions, telephones, and computers.
The Brownbanded cockroach requires less moisture than other cockroaches. It is more prevalent in homes, apartments, hotels and hospital rooms than in restaurants or stores. Evidence of this cockroach may be found behind pictures, in furniture, the underside of chairs and tables, upper kitchen cabinets or the upper shelves of closets and pantries. The Brownbanded cockroach often infests electrical appliances such as radios, televisions, telephones and computers.
Cockroaches crawling around always leave the impression of an unhygienic place. If your business or house is infested with this pest, you’re probably at high risk of diseases like food poisoning, dysentery, salmonella, asthma and eczema. What’s even worse, you run the risk of being abandoned by your customers.
Cockroaches can breed quickly, so they have to be controlled early, the moment you spot them or sense their scent. Yes, they produce a strange odour, mostly when there are too many cockroaches in an area. If you notice an unusual smell emanating from your kitchen cupboard or store room, it is definitely a sign of cockroaches. Delay in taking action can cause an infestation and even lead to the closure of your facility by the public health department.
However, there are many other ways (or signs) to identify cockroach infestation such as their eggs, droppings, and skin and body parts, usually found lying around in shelves, and cupboards that you rarely use.
Al Madeena Pest Control has been a specialist in cockroach pest control in Dubai. Our trained technicians will help you drive cockroaches away from your home and business and provide preventive measures to block their re-entry.
Why Choose Al Madeena for Cockroach Control in Dubai?
For cockroach control, you always need an effective solution, which only an expert pest control provider can provide. Given their broad range of species, one needs to have a definitive idea of their characteristics and possess the know-how to eliminate them. With several years of hands-on experience, Al Madeena Pest Control team knows how to deal with pests like cockroaches, giving you 100% satisfaction and ongoing protection.
Our solutions including gel and spray are environmentally-approved and designed for safe extermination of pests. With little to no disruption of activity, we can kill all the cockroaches wandering and hiding in your house and business, providing complete peace of mind and lasting results. We provide our service 24/7 with no-quibble guarantee, so you can choose a time convenient for you to see our technicians in action.
If you find cockroach eggs or droppings in your place, contact Al Madeena Pest Control before it is too late to handle. We’ll help you get rid of the cockroach problem permanently.
There are about 3,000 species of cockroaches in the world of these, the three most common are as follows:
Dampwood termites like to live and feed in very moist wood because they need lots of moisture. Dampwood termites usually live in damp, dead wood or in houses with leaking plumbing that keeps the wood wet. Dampwood termites do not carry disease and don’t usually bother buildings because there is not enough water in the wood.
To avoid dampwood termites, make sure water drains away from your house and keep damp wood away from your home.
Termites like to live and feed in very moist wood because they need lots of moisture. Termites usually live in damp, dead wood or in houses with leaking plumbing that keeps the wood wet. Termites do not carry disease and don’t usually bother buildings because there is not enough water in the wood. Termites like to live and feed in very moist wood because they need lots of moisture. Termites usually live in damp, dead wood or in houses with leaking plumbing that keeps the wood wet. Termites do not carry disease and don’t usually bother buildings because there is not enough water in the wood. Termites like to live and feed in very moist wood because they need lots of moisture. Termites usually live in damp, dead wood or in houses with leaking plumbing that keeps the wood wet. Termites do not carry disease and don’t usually bother buildings because there is not enough water in the wood.
The deer mice rarely invade homes and are found in rural areas. The deer mouse makes its home outdoors in sheltered areas such as hollow tree logs or piles of debris. On the rare occasions the deer mouse comes indoors, it prefers undisturbed areas such as attics.
The deer mouse transmits the potentially fatal Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. The disease can be transmitted through contact with mouse carcasses, or by breathing in aerosolized urine droplets of infected deer mice.
The deer mice rarely invade homes and are found in rural areas. The deer mouse makes its home outdoors in sheltered areas such as hollow tree logs or piles of debris. On the rare occasions the deer mouse comes indoors, it prefers undisturbed areas such as attics. The deer mouse transmits the potentially fatal Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. The disease can be transmitted through contact with mouse carcasses, or by breathing in aerosolized urine droplets of infected deer mouse.
Drywood termite form colonies of up to 2,500 members. Drywood Termite colonies don’t have workers. Younger termites, called “false workers”, do all the work for the colony. They eat wood, wallpaper, plastics, and fabric made from plants.
Drywood termite colonies are usually found in dry wood and they do not require moisture or contact with the soil. Drywood termites can build nests and dig tunnels in buildings. These tunnels cause major damage because the wooden support beams can become weak and make the building lean or fall down.
To Prevent your Home from Drywood Termite, make sure firewood and scrap wood are stored away from your house. Seal all cracks and crevices around the outside of your home.
Termite form colonies of up to 2,500 members. Drywood Termite colonies don’t have workers. Younger termites, called “false workers”, do all the work for the colony. They eat wood, wallpaper, plastics and fabric made from plants. Termite colonies are usually found in dry wood and they do not require moisture or contact with the soil. Drywood termites can build nests and dig tunnels in buildings. These tunnels cause major damage because the wooden support beams can become weak and make the building lean or fall down.
Flies breed in semi-solid decaying organic matter like food waste garbage, dung etc. They cause high health risks to humans by transmitting many diseases like salmonella, dysentery, tuberculosis, cholera and parasitic worms. Also, they have been the main reason for cholera and dysentery epidemics.
The diseases are spread because of their typical breeding and feeding habits. Disease causing microbes get stuck on the mouthparts and footpads of flies and are transmitted onto places they land on for feeding on exposed food causing food poisoning to the person who consumes
Formosan termite colonies can be up to 300 feet long and there can be tens of thousands of termites in a single colony. Formosan termite colonies are divided into three groups: workers, soldiers, and reproductives. They are the largest and most destructive kind of termite.
Formosan termites eat wood and fabric made from plants. When they eat dead trees, these termites help the environment and make space for new plant life.
Formosans live in huge underground colonies and build mud nests inside the walls of a building. They can also live in boats and buildings.
To avoid Formosan termites, make sure water drains away from your house and keep damp wood away from your home.
Fruit flies develop by complete metamorphosis. The eggs (difficult to see with the naked eye) are deposited near the surface of fermenting fruit or organic matter. A pair of filaments that are attached to the eggs protrudes above the surface of the liquid. The female fruit fly will lay about 500 eggs. The larvae emerge about 30 hours after the eggs have been laid and feed near the surface of the fermenting material. The larvae feed for five to six days then crawl to drier areas of the food source or even out of the food source to pupate. The larva transforms into the pupa in the last larval skin, or puparium, which bears a conspicuous pair of filaments on the anterior end. The adult fruit fly emerges several days later.
The newly emerged fruit flies are attracted to light and become sexually active in about two days. The adults mate more than once. Under ideal conditions, the life cycle from egg to adult can be completed in as little as eight days. The sudden appearance of large populations is not uncommon inside buildings.
When searching for fruit fly breeding sources, remember that the larva can only survive in decaying organic matter that is moist. The first obvious place to check is where any fruits or vegetables or stored outside of refrigerators or coolers. Other areas to inspect would be recycling bins, seldom used (or cleaned) garbage cans, underneath and behind large appliances. Do not overlook drains where small flies are often found breeding in the super thin layer or film of debris that naturally accumulates in pipes, traps and drains.
The German cockroach is 12 to 17 mm (1/2 to 5/8 inch) long, tan to light brown, and has two dark brown stripes on the body region (pronotal shield) just behind the head. Females will produce four to eight egg capsules during their lifetime, with each capsule containing approximately 40 eggs. The female retains the egg capsule until the eggs are ready to hatch, usually in 28 to 30 days.
German cockroaches are widespread and can be found in homes, restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes or apartments. Within these areas, the cockroaches prefer sites close to moisture and food, making them common pests in kitchens, bathrooms, and food-storage areas.
Of the cockroaches which infest structures, the German cockroach is probably found more frequently than other species.
The house fly passes through four stages in its life cycle: egg, larva, pupa and adult. The female of the species can be seen depositing their eggs on suitable breeding materials. Often, the females can be seen in clusters of up to 50 individuals. The female housefly lays individual eggs that pile up in masses of 75 to 150 eggs; in her lifetime, a single female house fly may lay up to 900 eggs. The female fly begins laying her eggs anywhere from 4 to 12 days from emerging from her pupae. She may lay 5 or 6 batches at intervals of several days between each.
Your inspection should begin outside the home or building; although house flies are known to breed in indoor dirty trash cans, they are usually found feeding and breeding in fresh manure, rotting fruits and vegetables, damp garbage and damp, decaying organic materials that are located outside of the structure. After locating all possible breeding sites, look for areas where house flies enter a structure. Cracks around windows, doors and vents are the usual culprits.
The House Mouse makes its own nest but lives in groups, sharing escape holes and common areas for eating, urinating, and defecating. It takes turns grooming its fellows, especially on the head and back, where it is difficult for the animal to groom itself. If the population grows too dense, many females, particularly adolescents, become infertile.
A highly migratory existence and rapid rate of reproduction enable the House Mouse to thrive; it takes advantage of situations not readily available to other species, including cultivated fields, which offer a rich if temporary habitat. As a crop develops, the mice move in and have several litters in quick succession, building large populations quickly; when the field is harvested or ploughed, they move out.
Many perish, many find other fields, and still, others invade buildings. Sometimes these migrations assume plague proportions. In 1926-1927, an estimated 82,000 mice per acre (202,000 per ha) wreaked havoc in the Central Valley of California. In such densities, House Mice, though generally timid, have been known to run over people’s feet and even to bite.
These mice eat or their droppings contaminate large quantities of grain and other valuable foodstuffs. Their scientific name derives from the Sanskrit musha, meaning “thief”. They chew or shred anything chewable or shreddable, including furniture and wires, and sometimes start fires. They can scurry up rough vertical walls and even pipes; they gnaw holes in walls, floors, and baseboards.
Like Black and Norway rats, House Mice can spread disease. In the wild, birds and mammals are predators. Centuries ago, cooked mouse meat was a folk remedy for colds, coughs, fits, and fevers, but it is not recommended today. The white mice used in research laboratories are albinos bred from this species.
Mosquitoes breed in stagnated water more than 10 -12 days. So there should not be water stagnation in any form in the vicinity. Mosquitos is a real nuisance, leaving itching bite marks and keeping us awake at night. Also mosquitoes transmit range potentially fatal diseases. The most prominent diseases spread by mosquitoes are malaria, dengue and Chikungunya as well as Japanese encephalitis.
Some important things to know about mosquitos are:
1. Existence of Mosquitoes is as old as 400 million years.
2. They breed in stagnated water and so are found close to still water, where their larvae feed and develop.
Only female mosquitoes bite.
3. Mosquitoes will normally bite you at dawn or dusk.
4. Mosquitoes are attracted to heat and they find lactic acid alluring thus would tend to bite people who had just exercised.
5. Bigger people tend to attract more mosquitoes because they produce higher Carbon Dioxide and lactic acid.
Norway rats eat a wide variety of foods but mostly prefer cereal grains, meats, fish, nuts, and some fruits.
When Norway rats invade buildings, they usually remain in the basement or ground floor. They also live in fields, farms, woodpiles and buildings. Their nests are usually lined with shredded paper or cloth.
These rats are known for the damage they cause by chewing on materials, urinating on food and eating stored foods. They have also been known to chew on wires, which can cause fires to start. They also carry disease and ectoparasites. Rats will also attack both animals and humans. Human babies and even adults have been killed in rat attacks.
When searching for Phorid fly breeding sources, remember that the larva can only survive in decaying organic matter that is moist. The first obvious place to check is where any fruits or vegetables or stored outside of refrigerators or coolers. Other areas to inspect would be recycling bins, seldom used (or cleaned) garbage cans, underneath and behind large appliances. Do not overlook drains where small flies are often found breeding in the super thin layer or film of debris that naturally accumulates in pipes, traps and drains.
Phorid flies develop by egg, larva, pupa and adult. The female will lay about 20 eggs at a time and will lay about 40 eggs in a 12 hour period. Each adult female phorid will lay approximately 500 eggs. The tiny eggs are deposited on or near the surface of decaying organic matter. Larvae emerge in 24 hours and feed for 8 to 16 days. The Phorid fly larvae then crawl to a drier spot to pupate. The life cycle from egg to adult can be completed in as little as 14 days (under ideal conditions) but may take as long as 37 days to complete their cycle.
The phorids, also known as humpbacked flies, are small to minute flies that resemble fruit flies in appearance. The Phorid fly lacks the red eye colour that is the classic trademark of the fruit fly. Phorid flies are in the small category of flies, measuring up to 1/8 inch in length, including the wings. The most prominent feature of this fly is the humpbacked shape of its thorax. The severe arch of the thorax gives it the common nickname of the humpbacked fly. The most easily recognized feature (seen with the naked eye) is the habit of the adult Phorid fly running rapidly across surfaces instead of immediately flying when disturbed. Most flies immediately take flight.
Phorid flies are also known as coffin flies when found in mortuaries and mausoleums.
Pigeon is considered as a flying RAT due to Its many common charactors and dangers caused by them to human particularly in the urban area. With increaser urbanisation, these pigeons are becoming a major point of concern due to the following points. When a large number of birds flock together in a roosting site, it can lead to serious consequences such as:
Health hazard: Breathing dust or water droplets containing contaminated bird droppings can lead to several diseases, including a flu-like illness called psittacosis. Salmonella
Contamination of raw materials and finished goods, causing revenue losses.
They cause property damage by dislodging roof tiles, blocking the guttering system with their nests and leaving droppings that corrode building material.
They can pose safety risks to employees and customers due to slippery droppings which may cause slip and fall accidents.
Audit failures due to poor hygiene sighted during an inspection of business peculiarly food related
Negative impact on business image and reputation.
Birds can become aggressive and attack the employees or customers, especially during their breeding season when they are defending their young ones.
From mice and rats to squirrels and beavers, there are thousands of rodent species in the world. But, rodent control in Dubai is generally done on mice and rats. Other species of rodents don’t pose a direct threat as they rarely appear in households and commercial spaces.
Mice and rats stick around human beings, causing property damage and posing serious health risks. They transfer germs from their body, urine and faeces, and gnaw through possibly anything on the premises, it can be electrical cables, bags, pipes, etc. So, never spare these pests thinking they are harmless. They are notorious for causing short circuits and fire outbreaks!
If you happen to hear squeaking or scratching noise, you probably need rodent control in your building. At Al Madeena Pest Control, we recommend that you always find an expert solution for rodent problems because they are extremely hard to deal with.
What are the possible signs of a rodent infestation?
A rodent infestation can be easily identified in the following ways:
Droppings: Mice and rats leave their droppings in and around your building. Both their droppings have the same pellet-like appearance except for the size. But, mice’s droppings are smaller than rats’.
Burrows: Rats are excellent diggers. If you find burrows or holes in your compound, it means rats have accessed your premises.
Gnaw marks: Rodents have to constantly gnaw to keep their teeth in good shape. If you discover any scratches or gnaw marks on your property, they are telltale signs of rodent activities.
Smell of ammonia: Rat urine and droppings give off an unpleasant ammonia-like smell. If your attic or cupboard has it, be sure rodents are behind it.
Paper or carton shreds: If you notice shreds of paper lying around near the cartons, books or paper bundles that are stored away in your house, it is a sign of rodent infestation.
Squeaking noise: Rodents produce a squeaking noise, especially during nights. If you’re experiencing this, you can either check for other signs or call a pest control expert to confirm.
Why should you control rats?
Rodents can pose the following risks:
Risk of diseases: Rats can be life-threatening. Their urine, droppings, hair all carry deadly viruses and bacteria, capable of making you sick.
Some of the diseases rats are responsible for are:
Risk of property damage: Rats can set your house on fire. Their constant gnawing has resulted in short circuits in homes. Electric wires, gas pipes, etc. are some of their favourite gnawing spots.
Risk of losing reputation: Rats running around in a restaurant can give the impression of an unhygienic place. The business will gradually lose its reputation and customers and even face the wrath of the authorities.
Once they get access to a hideout in your building, rodents will start breeding, making extermination a difficult procedure. So, look for signs and schedule an appointment with your pest control company immediately.
How to prevent rodents from nesting in your building?
Rodents make their own way to enter your building. They can come through the drainage or climbing trees or creating burrows from your neighbour’s property. However, you can control them in the following ways:
- By not disposing of the food waste in the open
- By securing your compound without leaving any cracks open
- By looking for signs and seeking expert pest control support.
Why choose Al Madeena Pest Control for rodent control in Dubai?
At Al Madeena Pest Control, we understand your needs and the need for controlling rodents in your home too. We have been dealing with rats and a range of other household and commercial pests in Dubai and across the UAE for over a decade. Whether it is killing one mouse or destroying their whole nest, we have the solution.
We offer different treatments for rodents including baits and traps, which are safer for kids and pets. In extreme cases, we also do rodent fumigation, taking all precautions. However, the right treatment can only be decided after an initial inspection. The inspection helps us identify their nest, assess the extent of infestations and customise a solution for your problem. Since mice and rats are household pests, we are extremely careful about the safety of your property, people and possessions.
If you see any signs of rodent infestation in your home or business premises, give us a call immediately. We offer rodent control services in Dubai and across the UAE.
The Roof Rat is an excellent climber and gets their name because they usually live high off the ground, like on the roof of a building. They have a very poor vision and are colour blind, but they have extremely strong senses of hearing, smell, touch and taste. Rats have four to six litters a year and each litter has 6 to 12 babies in it. These rats are only pregnant for about 21 to 23 days and they can start reproducing when they are three months old.
Roof Rats prefer eating fruits, berries, vegetables, cereal, pet food, nuts, grain, slugs, snails and rotten food.
Roof Rats are excellent climbers and they usually live in spaces on the tops of buildings, on roofs or in attics. They also live in sheds, garages, boxes, ceilings, under floors, in wood heaps and in thick grass.
Roof rats cause damage to structures by chewing, eating stored foods and carrying diseases, such as Hantavirus. They are most famous for spreading the highly contagious bubonic plague in the Middle Ages. Rats will also attack both animals and humans. Human babies and even adults have been killed in rat attacks.
A silverfish is a small, wingless Orthopod found in the library, Archives, old cloth stores or even in houses in cupboards, ward robs where books or clothes are kept. The name Silver fish is derived from their silvery light grey color, combined with the fish-like appearance of its movements. The silverfish’s diet consists of carbohydrates such as sugar or starches. They damage the books and so it is a major pest of library and causes great damage of old and heritage documents.
Snakes are animals with dry, scaly skin which reproduce by laying eggs. They maintain their body temperature by using external warmth from their environment. Snakes have no external ear openings, nor any eyelids.
There are two types of snakes.. poisonous and non Poisonous. But several times, as a common man does not know to identify, non-poisonous snakes area also killed considering dangerous.
In the desert, there are highly toxic snakes whose body color is just like sand and can not be noticed till one reaches very close to them. They can slide their full-body inside the sand and disappear in just a second.
Some interesting facts about snakes:
1.Snakes are carnivorous and swallow their prey whole.
2. Snakes grow throughout their lifespan, but growth tends to slow down after they reach adulthood.
3. Snakes kill their prey in several different ways. Some species use venom, which they inject through their fangs. Other snakes use constriction, and squeeze their prey until it stops breathing. Also, many snakes simply grab their prey, overpower it and start swallowing.
4. Snakes jaws can expand in several places, allowing them to swallow prey bigger than their own head.
Spiders come in all different shapes and sizes, each with its own unique look and characteristics.
There are approximately over 30,000 different species of spider currently known. However, some scientists believe that there is a lot more to be discovered.
There are a few spiders that cause some nasty bites, which due to their venom can cause some risky complications to your health. The majority of spiders will not bite humans and if they do, their venom isn’t strong enough to inflict any damage.
Subterranean Termite colonies can have up to 2 million members! Their colonies are divided into three groups: workers, soldiers and reproductives.
Termites eat wood, wallpaper, plastics and fabric made from plants.
Subterranean termites need contact with the soil to survive. They live in underground colonies or in wet areas aboveground. They build tunnels to reach food and every spring, groups of reproductive termites fly off to start new colonies.
Subterranean termites are the most destructive kind of termite. They can eat a lot of wood and they can cause a lot of expensive damage to a house! They can destroy building foundations, wooden support beams, plastic plumbing pipes, sub-flooring, insulation? even swimming pool liners and filtration systems! Termites can also injure or destroy living trees and shrubs.
To Prevent your house from Subterranean Termites, don’t let water pool around your home’s foundation. Termites like that. Never leave wood scraps in the yard for them to snack on.
When it comes to termites, we advise you to seek professional help rather than dealing with them yourself. When you spot the signs of termite infestation, you can be sure that some damage would have already occurred to your building. Only a professional pest control team can save you from further loss.
Termites are among the most dangerous pests in the UAE and almost every building in the country is under constant threat from this nuisance. No matter how carefully you inspect, traces of termite activities are barely noticeable, because they attack either from within the structure or from the underground. Yet, gradually, probably after days and months, you will come across signs like mud tube formation on the walls, fallen wings, and wood dust.
Termites are also called ‘wood borers’ because they devour wooden structures, turning them hollow. Termites mostly attack wooden furniture and fixtures, books, and materials that contain cellulose. Besides causing structural damage, they can erode the value of your property. Therefore, effective termite control in Dubai is necessary for all your properties as well as if you’re planning to construct a new one.
Al Madeena Pest Control is well renowned in the UAE for our quick and safe termite pest control treatments. We use the latest products and technology to provide you with a long-term solution for your termite problems.
Why Choose Al Madeena for Termite Pest Control in Dubai?
Al Madeena Pest Control deals with pest problems like termites very professionally, after carefully understanding their nature and behaviour. We always rely on environmentally-friendly methods and fewer chemicals to achieve better, guaranteed results, to avoid pollution and other environmental risks.
Pre-Construction Termite Prevention:
Unlike other pest treatments, termite prevention should happen before you even start constructing a building. This is called pre-construction termite prevention. Legally or by contractual obligation, you are bound to carry out pre-construction anti-termite treatments to protect your building and eliminate future risks. The process starts with a site survey, chemical applications, soil treatments and continued evaluation. We call it termite-proofing, which comes with a limited-time service warranty. This increases the longevity of your building.
Post-Construction Termite Treatment:
With changes in the environment, vulnerability increases. So you need to keep tabs on your surroundings to reduce the risk of termite attack. However, there is a high chance of termites when you bring untreated wood materials into your home such as wooden door frames, furniture and fixtures. This calls for post-construction treatments as well. At Al Madeena Pest Control, we leave no stone unturned to help you out of this situation. Using safe and advanced methods and chemicals, we destroy termite colonies and prevent them from spreading, ensuring your property remains free from termites, always.
Ticks are small parasites feeding on the blood of mammals like dogs, cats, cows, buffalos, horses, camels and birds like poultry and others. Ticks have eight legs and are widely distributed around the world, especially in warm, humid climates. Adults have oval or pear-shaped bodies which become engorged with blood when they feed. They have a hard shield on their dorsal surfaces. Hard ticks have a beak-like structure at the front containing the mouthparts whereas soft ticks have their mouthparts on the underside of the body.
Ticks have four stages to their lifecycle, namely egg, larva, nymph, and adult. taking at least a year to complete their lifecycle. Because of their habit of ingesting blood, ticks also carry the disease causing organisms and cause diseases to humans. Animals and birds. As they feed on blood, their presence affects the dairy and poultry production.