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Keeping Your Home Pest Free This Holiday Season

4 Simple Steps For A Pest Free Enviromnent

Mouse Red ShirtThough Christmas & New Year is season for giving, pests do not need any gifts. Be sure to remember these five steps to ensure your home remains pest free this holiday season. You have kept your home free of pest all year round so don’t drop the ball now. Almost all pest intrusion occurs due to improper waste management.

Step 1 – Food Waste

Whether you are cooking up a storm or catering a feast fit for kings. Be sure to not leave left-over food overnight. Be sure to discard all uneanted food promtly. Tie up all food waste in large garbage bags and ensure your trash can is tightly closed. If your bin is located outside your premises; be sure to check that there aren’t any holes in the bins.  Rats are notorious for going through your garbage before the garbage collector.

Step 2 – Food Storage

It’s time to get your take away containers and storage containers out from your top shelf. Be sure to store all left over food in sealed containers and best minimise your food waste – giving your guests a doggy bag will reduce the amount of food you will need to throw out. Having easy access to food will most certainly attract pests into your premises. Continue reading

Termite Pest Control Treatment

When it comes to termites, you only realise the they are there  when some damage is observed. Though tiny these cretures, they cause millions of home owners a huge hole in their pockets. The huge hole is usually for repairs and at times, reconstruction of the property it self. The first thing home owners shoud understand is that termites unlike most common household pests are not as straight forward to eliminate.

How a termite queen looks likeA termite nest is almost always never near where an infestation is detected. Subterranean termites as the name suggests build their nest underground. An established nest can send its forces as far as 50 metres to forrage for food. Maximum Pest has encountered subterranean termite infestations in high rise apartment buildings on the 38th floors. For this particular infestation, they found their way into our client’s home via a structural beam and through a concealed electrical conduit.

Termite will usually have mulitple forraging sites either in the same property or mulitple premises concurrently. They never only rely on one food source.  Continue reading

Cockroaches Eat Cardboard And Paper

Cockroach Eggs In FilesCockroaches consume almost everything that you can imagine. It’s no wonder these pesky buggers can outlive dinosaurs and survive the ice age. Cockroaches get into premises in a number of ways. Most commonly, they are brought in via cardboard boxes while moving or when you get deliveries.

Roaches thrive in dark crevices, stacks of paper and exposed wood grains (found within cabinets). Depending on the extent of the infestation, the right treatment should be employed, to have any chance of eradicating the cockroach infestation. To get some additional information you should read this.

The first signs of a cockroach infestation usually are their droppings or frass. They also produce a sour pungent smell which you can normally associate with the damp smell emitting from under your kitchen sink cabinet. The heavier your infestation, the smell will also be more pungent.

An office premises client of ours had engaged numerous pest control companies to solve their never-ending Cockroach Infestation. They had been plagued with German cockroaches from the time they had moved into their spanking new Shenton Way office. Continue reading

Pest Control Singapore

pest-controlMany of the new enquiries that Maximum Pest receives, usually have an existing Pest Control contract. Many of these enquiries are recommendations from our existing clients, neighbours of our clients or have seen our reviews and want to engage a more professional and expert service provider.

The first thing that we do for any enquiry is to conduct a site visit. We do this to understand the scope of work, assess the pest infestation and be 100% sure that we can solve your pest problem. Afterall, that is why you are calling us right?

Most people want to know the price for pest control services and this is where it gets a little tricky. Each property is unique thus Continue reading

Termite Castes

Termite Castes

Different Castes Of TermitesTermites, though tiny are a huge problem. They cause trillions of dollars in damage each year. Once termites find a way into your property, they will not stop till they consume all cellulose within your premises. These tiny pests are extremely organised and systematic in their approach to get their food source.

Just like any organism, termites do everything in their ability to survive. Each time a nest is threatened with extinction, the queen will go into survival mode. To sustain their species, the Queen termite will produce winged reproductives, also known as alates or swarmers.  Home-owners will usually find them flying around a light source after a heavy downpour. These winged reproductives have one purpose, it is to find a suitable environment to start a new nest or colony. One male and female will tunnel into the soil, close to a food source to establish their very own colony.

As time goes on, this new colony will grow larger and much more established. A mature nest can consist of millions of termites. A single mature nest can also have multiple kings and queens. A threat to a nest can come in numerous ways.

  • Heavy Rain – Potential Flooding Of The Nest
  • Pesticide Application – At An Infestation Within Your Home
  • Construction – Soil Disturbances Near A Termite Nest
  • Seasonal – Nuptial Flight

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HFMD Anti-Bacteria Treatment

HFMD Treatment Singapore

hfmd preventionKeeping your family safe is a priority for everyone. With so many different viruses present children often fall victim to Hand Foot Mouth Disease, HFMD. The disease usually shows signs 3 to 5 days after being exposed to viruses. An onset of fever followed by rashes and blisters will appear on hands, feet, mouth and occasionally on thighs and buttocks.

HFMD is present all year round and exposure can occur anywhere. Isolation is crucial to minimise the spread. Adults can also contract HFMD through contact of bodily fluids. Fatalities are rare, but can occur if there are complications. Hygiene is detrimental if your child or loved ones are infected. Continue reading

Pest Control Singapore

5 Steps to hiring the right pest control company.

1) Reliable Company

Do a quick background check. Make sure the pest control company is a registered vector control company registered with the National Environmental Agency in Singapore. You will be able to find all registered companies on NEA’s website under listed vector control companies in Singapore. There are about 300 compnies registered in Singapore. Maximum Pest is listed at No 163 as of July 2016. To find a reliable one, you can search on google for Singapore pest control reviews.
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2) Trained Technicians

Making sure technicians are trained can be a little bit tough. Though all pest control technicians need to go through and pass a mandatory certification and licensing which is conducted by The Institute Of Technical Education on behalf of National Environmental Agency. On the ground experience is crucial to solving any pest situation. Continue reading

Pest Control In Singapore

Pest Control In Singapore

With over 400 pest control companies in Singapore, it is difficult to choose the right company to handle your pest control needs. First thing you should do is try and get a Pest Control Worker Sprayingrecommendation from friends and family. Nothing is more reliable than a tried, tested and verified recommendation. In this day and time, with social medias such as FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram. It has become very easy to get pointed in the right direction. Continue reading

F&B Pest Control

F&B Pest Control

F&B Pest Control ContractNEA requires all food and beverage business owners in Singapore to engage a NEA licensed pest control company. A monthly F&B Pest Control maintenance schedule has to be kept throughout the operation.

F&B vendors are also required to produce a valid annual, monthly pest control agreement when applying or renewing their food vendor license. NEA conducts periodic spot checks at restaurants on housekeeping and pest infestations. When pest activity is detected, they will refer to the recent pest control service report. Any good Pest Control Company in Singapore will have a detailed report on their findings. A strategic action plan to control the pests, housekeeping issues and corrections to the property needs to be highlighted in this report.

Maximum Pest F&B Pest Control Contract

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Termite Control

Termite Control Methods

Maximum Pest visits at least three to five homes daily to inspect termite controlactive and suspected termite infestation. We make a point to try any new chemicals constantly. We are always looking for a more effective and economical treatment option for our clients. Over the years we have tried numerous termite control options available and narrowed them down to a select few. Termite control with incorrect methods will only cause more damage and destruction in the future so it is important to engage the right company and conduct the right termite control.

Termite Control Facts

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