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Day Time Pests - You Must Have Seen Them!

Have you wonder why you are always encountering the same pests at your home when you wake up or doing your personal activities, catching up with family in the daytime?

Some pests are active during the day

Do mosquitoes only bite in the daytime?

Do you realised you always get bitten by mosquitoes in the daytime, especially in the morning? Yes, Aedes mosquitoes (that causes Dengue Fever) are most active in the early hours. Because of the warmer sunlight weather, we perspire more as we get physically active and body heat, sweat, carbon dioxide and lactic acid are mosquitoes’ attractants.

Protect yourself from getting bitten from mosquitoes if you’re out in the garden doing your daily exercises or morning stroll. But wait, does this mean you are safe from mosquitoes at night? The answer is no. Culex mosquitoes, which is another species of mosquitoes start to attack from dusk to night. As they may fly in to your home through open windows, balcony and any possible openings, it is important to protect yourself and your family from Malaria risk by installing indoor mosquito traps.

What are flies attracted to in the day?

Flies such as houseflies and fruit flies are attracted to bright lights for navigation purposes which explains why they are always present or active in the daytime or hovering at well-lighted places such as homes or eating places. The reason why we tend to notice them a lot in eateries is because they feed on decaying or rotting matters such as fruits or vegetables that gone stale, filth, undisposed trash and garbage or presence of sugary stuff that may be widely used in food preparation or consumption.

Solution: Besides keeping the place clean and free from filth, Insect Light Traps are commonly used to attract and trap adult flies. Find out how LED technology is used to control flies that promotes energy cost savings.

Where do ants look for food in the daytime?

Who doesn’t get annoyed by ants? Sweet and sugary food like your cakes, candies and greasy stuff like fried food and oily snacks are Sugar Ants favorite meal. They are typically active in the daytime (although they do surface at night as well). The frustration is to bear living with troops of ants invading your living room or kitchen, and the single line of streaming ants on your wall, table or kitchen top.

Question: Ever wonder why ants are always walking in a single line?
Answer: Ants leave a scent behind as they walk, called the pheromone.

Solution: Always keep the place clean, by mopping your floor and wiping your counter tops to remove traces of scents, causing a derailing effect. Read here for a list of common DIY habits that people have been using to eliminate ants that prove to be ineffective.

Practice good housekeeping and sanitisation standards

You can take proactive steps in pest prevention by keeping sound standards in housekeeping quality in the home and good sanitation of the premise. For example, remove mosquito-breeding opportunities by eliminating receptacles that collects stagnant water. Clear away any food source and water that ants favour including sugar, sweets, crumbs, protein and fats. Also, dispose your trash and waste regularly to avoid emitting odour that attract flies and decaying or rotting elements that flies feed.

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Adopt an integrated pest management programme

A premise typically involves a series of pests because of their similarities and needs in terms of seeking food, water and shelter for survival. Hence, pest control should not be focused and targeted only a specific pest concern, but to ensure an all-rounder pest treatment. For example, in a home, tend to have common pests including ants, cockroaches that lurk in the kitchen, and mosquitoes in the outdoor and indoor. Termites are pests that will appear in most homes because of the wood availability that made up the home.

Read also: Spring Cleaning Tips to Keep Pests Away

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