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Madras Pest Control offers a full range of pest control services in Dubai & Sharjah for the commercial and domestic purpose. We solve the pest problem in the most professional and sophisticated way using only Municipality Approved Pesticides.

Our pest control services are reliable, prompt and eco-friendly in nature. Our services covers almost all types of residential & commercial buildings and under-construction sites. We have a team of well trained pest control supervisors and operators to carryout services in different premises like-

  • > Commercial (Hotels, Office Buildings, Shopping Malls and Retail Outlets)
  • > Residential (Homes and Apartment Buildings)
  • > Industrial (Non-food storage buildings and factories)
  • > Food Storage, Service facilities and Processing (Warehouses, Restaurants, Supermarkets and Grocery Stores)
  • > Medical (Hospitals, Clinics, Pharmacies)
  • > Schools and Other educational institutions
  • Bed bugs are active only at night, usually just before dawn. During the day, they hide in cracks and crevices. in walls, floors, beds, and furniture. When only a few bed bugs are present, they live close to human sleeping areas; when numerous, they can be found in many rooms of the house. A characteristic "bed bug odor" is frequently present in a home infested with bed bugs.

    HEALTH HAZARDS:

    Despite the fact that the bed bug can acquire many human disease organisms during feeding, there have been no documented cases of disease transmission as a result of bites. However, their bites can produce irritating, itching, and burning sensations. Bed bugs feed rapidly, becoming engorged in less than ten minutes. The act of biting is usually not felt, but later there is an allergic reaction to the protein found in the bed bug's saliva. A colorless wheal or lump develops at the bite location; in contrast, flea bites have reddish centers.

    CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES:

    Bed bugs become established in structures when they hitch a ride in boxes, baggage, furniture, bedding, laundry, and in and on clothing worn by people coming from infested sites. Poultry workers can carry bed bugs to their residences from their places of work.

    Cockroaches will eat just about anything. But the American and German varieties have a particular fondness for the very things we like: carbohydrates, sugars, meats and oils. The big difference is that the roaches' simple digestive system and mouth give them a taste for food that is rotting or fermenting.

    But if there's no human food around, cockroaches will make do with things like bookbinding glue, candle wax, human hair or even each other. And even if none of that is available - as in laboratory studies - cockroaches can survive up to a month without eating. That's not the only remarkable feat of survivability these little guys perform. They can survive without air for 45 minutes, so forget trying to drown them.You can step on a cockroach, hear a satisfying crunch, lift your foot and see the pest scoot away seemingly unharmed. That's because the hard outer wings protect the animal's internal organs from pressure.

    TYPES OF COCKROACHES:

    German Cockroaches (Blatella germanica)

    The German cockroach is best identified by its small size and by two dark parallel lines running from the back of the head to the wings. It is usually found in kitchens (near dishwashers, stoves, and sinks) and in bathrooms of homes. German cockroaches usually prefer a moist environment with a relatively high degree of warmth. The insects are mostly scavengers and will feed on a wide variety of foods. They are especially fond of starches, sweets, grease, and meat products. In many locations, garbage is a principal food source. As with other species, German cockroaches are mostly active at night, when they forage for food, water, and mates.

    HEALTH HAZARDS:

    German cockroaches produce odorous secretions that can affect the flavor of various foods. When cockroach populations are high, these secretions may result in a characteristic odor in the general region of the infestation. Disease-producing organisms such as bacteria, protozoans, and viruses have been found on cockroach bodies. Different forms of gastroenteritis (food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea, and other illnesses) appear to be the principal diseases transmitted by German cockroaches. The organisms causing these diseases are carried on the legs and bodies of cockroaches and are deposited on food and utensils as the cockroaches forage. Cockroach excrement and cast skins also contain a number of allergens to which many people exhibit allergic responses, such as skin rashes, watery eyes and sneezing, congestion of nasal passages, and asthma.

    American Cockroaches (Periplaneta Americana)

    The American cockroach is the largest of the species. This species often becomes abundant in city dumps and is most common in the basements and steam tunnels of restaurants, bakeries, food­processing facilities, and grocery stores. The American cockroach can be identified by its large size and reddish brown color with faded yellow edges on the thorax. When indoors, the nymphs and adults are usually found in dark, warm and moist areas of basements and crawl spaces, and in and around bathtubs, clothes hampers, floor drains, pipe chases, and sewers. They are also common around the manholes of sewers, and on the undersides of metal covers over large sump pumps. American cockroaches feed on a variety of foods, with an apparent preference for decaying organic matter. The adults can survive two or three months without food but only about a month without water.

    HEALTH HAZARDS:

    American cockroaches produce odorous secretions that can affect the flavor of various foods. When populations are high, these secretions may result in a characteristic odor in the general region of the infestation. Disease-producing organisms such as bacteria, protozoa, and viruses have been found in cockroach bodies. Different forms of gastroenteritis (food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea, etc.) 'appear to be the principal diseases transmitted by these cockroaches. These disease-causing organisms are carried on the legs and bodies of cockroaches, and are deposited on food and utensils as cockroaches forage. Cockroach excrement and cast skins also contain a number of allergens, to which many people exhibit allergic responses such as skin rashes, watery eyes, congestion of nasal passages, asthma, and sneezing.

    Brown-banded Cockroaches (supella longipalpa (Serville)

    Brown banded cockroaches prefer warm and dry locations, such as near refrigerator motor housings, on the upper walls of cabinets, and inside pantries, closets, dressers, and furniture in general. They can also be found behind picture frames and beneath tables and chairs, and inside clocks, radios, light switch plates, doorframes, and dressers. It is common to find them hiding nearer the ceiling than the floor and away from water sources.

    HEALTH HAZARDS:

    Brown-banded cockroach species has also been known to chew on nonfood materials, such as nylon stockings, presumably for the residues of body oils and skin flakes. Damage by brown banded cockroaches results from their feeding and harboring in pantries and storage areas indoors. Also, bacteria and protozoa that cause diseases (such as different forms of gastroenteritis and diarrhea) can be carried on the legs and bodies of cockroaches and deposited on food, utensils, etc.

    Rats are some of the most troublesome and damaging rodents in the World. They eat and contaminate food, damage structures and property, and transmit parasites and diseases to other animals and humans. Rats live and thrive in a wide variety of climates and conditions and are often found in and around homes and other buildings, on farms, and in gardens and open fields.

    House mouse, us musculus.House mice are small rodents with relatively large ears and small, black eyes. They weigh about 1/2 ounce and usually are light brownish to gray. An adult is about 5 to 7 inches long, including the 3- to 4-inch tail

    Norway rats, Rattus norvegicus, sometimes called brown or sewer rats, are stocky burrowing rodents that are larger than roof rats.

    Roof rats, Rattus. rattus, sometimes called black rats, are slightly smaller than Norway rats. Unlike Norway rats, their tails are longer than their heads and bodies combined.

    HEALTH HAZARDS:

    Rodents, such as mice and rats, can leave droppings that can spread bacteria, contaminate food, and cause allergic reactions. Droppings can also spread diseases and viruses such as the following:

    Hantavirus - Hantavirus is a potentially life-threatening disease transmitted to humans by rodents­primarily, the white-footed deer mouse. People become infected through exposure or inhalation of infected rodent urine, droppings or saliva, and the chances increase when people are near spaces where rodents are actively living.
    Bubonic plague - is usually spread by the bite of an infected rodent flea and can cause fever, headache and painfully swollen lymph nodes.
    Salmonellosis - Salmonellosis is a type of food poisoning spread by rodent feces, especially through the consumption of contaminated food. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain.
    Rat-Bite Fever- Rat-bite fever (RBF) is a potentially fatal infectious disease spread by infected rodents or the consumption of food contaminated by rodents.

    CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES:

    Discourage rats and mice from taking up residence on your property by removing food and water sources, and items that can provide them shelter:

    Seal holes inside and outside the home to keep rodents out. This may be as simple as plugging small holes with steel wool, or patching holes in inside or outside walls. Remove potential rodent nesting sites from your property, including leaf piles and deep mulch. Clean up food and water sources in and near your house. Keep kitchen garbage in containers with tight-fitting lids. Turn compost piles to cover newly added food scraps. Stop feeding outdoor birds while you are controlling an infestation or feed only huskless items that leave less residue that can be food for rodents.

    Spiders are the largest entirely carnivorous group of animals on the planet. Without spiders, insects would reach pest proportions throughout the entire world. Spiders are not insects. Spiders prey on other organisms, usually insects. Spiders use a wide range of strategies to capture prey: trapping it in sticky webs, lassoing it with sticky balls, mimicking the prey to avoid detection or running it down. Some of the most common spiders include the following: orb weavers, known for weaving large, circular webs; cobweb spiders, which includes the venomous black widow; wolf spiders, large spiders that hunt at night; tarantulas, huge, hairy hunting spiders; and jumping spiders, tiny spiders with big eyes and bigger persona I ities.

    HEALTH HAZARDS:

    Black widows and brown recluse spiders are considered dangerous to humans. They like warm, dry climates and undisturbed areas so they can hide in basement, closets, and attics in your house. Bites from both the black widow and brown recluse spiders are dangerous to humans and require prompt emergency medical care.

    CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES:

    Remove some infestation sources such as clutter in the yard and crawl spaces and any ground covers against the foundational walls. Any sanitation step to remove favorable conditions is the first step in spider control. Getting rid of other insects with a routine insecticide treatment should be considered.

    BEETLES

    Beetles are found in almost every habitat except the sea and the polar regions. They interact with their ecosystems in several ways: beetles often feed on plants and fungi, break down animal and plant debris, and eat other invertebrates. Many beetles enjoy human gardens, since gardens are typically moist and filled with easy sources of food. Some, like the flour and grain beetles attack food products in homes. They also damage food in production facilities and stores.

    HEALTH HAZARDS:

    When a bite occurs, the blister beetle releases cantharidin, a poisonous chemical that causes human skin to blister. The blistering of the skin disappears on it own over time. It's rare, but blister beetle bites can be fatal to humans if a person experiences a severe allergic reaction.

    CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES:

    Good sanitation practices and removing foods that support beetle development and reproduction can be accomplished with a vacuum or another form of mechanical removal.
    Pheromone based traps can be used for identification. Insect Growth Regulators (IGR) can be used to control beetles.

    Ants

    Ants live in large groups called colonies. They may nest underground, inside trees, or in the walls and voids of a house or building. Inside a home, ants can nest behind baseboards, moldings, and countertops, as well as inside walls. Ants can also hitchhike into your home when you bring something inside from outdoors. Things like a potted plant, fresh cut flowers, produce from the garden, boxes from the garage, or new items you’ve recently purchased all offer opportunities for uninvited insects to get inside your home.

    HEALTH HAZARDS:

    They will eat through any moist wood in or around your home. They chew through wood making little tunnels for their colony to live. This can cause serious damage to your home. These ants are not generally harmful to human. Various disease-causing organisms—including E. coli, Streptococcus, Shigella, Salmonella and Staphylococcus (many of which are found in feces)—have been found on some species of antsRegardless of the health issues, no one wants lots of ants crawling on their food and furnishings.

    CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES:

    Ant Control Methods and Strategies. The basic strategies for success in ant control include: Ant Baiting: Ants baits are a highly effective ant control tool. After correct identification of the ants, the correct bait can be selected and placed strategically to encourage the ants to feed.

    Mosquitoes can live in almost any environment, with the exception of extreme cold weather. They favor forests, marshes, tall grasses and weeds, and ground that is wet at least part of the year. Culex and Anopheles mosquitoes are among the most common permanent water mosquitoes. Many permanent water mosquitoes can also breed in containers that collect and hold water, such as wading pools, buckets or toys left outside.

    HEALTH HAZARDS:

    Mosquitoes carry diseases that afflict humans and they also can transmit several diseases and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to. These include dog heart worms, eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile virus.

    CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES:

    An important part of mosquito control around homes is making sure that mosquitoes don't have a place to lay their eggs. Because mosquitoes need water for two stages of their life cycle, it's important to monitor standing water sources. Aedes mosquitoes frequently bite indoors, using structural barriers is an important way to reduce the incidence of bites.

    Armed with a powerful venom and lightning reflexes, the saw-scaled viper is the country's deadliest snake. The population and breeding patterns of this species has benefited significantly due to the irrigation of gardens, which become an easy and constant source of water for the viper used to be pretty low because they would normally only be found in sandy desert areas. Fortunately the snake is not aggressive by nature and if disturbed is more likely to slither away quietly than to lash out.

    HEALTH HAZARDS:

    The viper's venom slowly prevents the blood from clotting. The human body reacts to the poison with pain and swelling, followed by systemic bleeding within six to 72 hours. If untreated it can cause internal hemorrhaging and eventually organ failure.

    CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES:

    The best way to keep snakes away from a yard is to remove organic debris, such as overgrown bushes or grass piles. Sealing small holes in house and patio foundations removes hiding places and potential food sources for the snakes, which helps keep them at bay.

    Fruit Flies, Drosophila sp.

    Fruit flies are of concern both as nuisance pests and as serious contaminators of food. Large populations of these flies can very quickly buildup in restaurants, hotels, cafeterias, and similar food service establishments. Structures or areas in the vicinity of orchards, vineyards, truck crop acreages, etc., are frequently invaded. The ability of the adults to appear from "nowhere" when fruits are exposed and the fact that they seem to be "everywhere" are sources of amazement for most homeowners and individuals in the food industry. Food processing plants, including wineries, pickle plants, dehydrators, and canneries (especially tomato canneries), consider fruit flies to be a greater menace than any other insect pest. These flies cause a high percentage of the insect contamination of fruit and fruit products.

    HEALTH HAZARDS:

    The main issue with fruit flies is that they of course carry diseases, bacteria, and viruses. These fruit flies enjoy rotting foods and consequently may be exposed to bacteria, disease, etc. These same fruit flies land on just about everything in your house, which includes your toothbrush, plates, cutlery, and glasses. You then ingest food or liquid off of these objects. Not just that, once the bacteria is transmitted onto these objects, the bacteria begins to expand. Thus, you are essentially eating those rotting foods yourself.

    CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES:

    Remove all rotting foods and beverages. When finding a piece of food or beverage with a lot of fruit flies on it, get a grocery bag and trap the buggers into the bag as you place it over the item. Clean the surfaces of your house. Although the food may be gone, there may be liquids still on your kitchen table or counter that may have fruit fly eggs in them or might attract surviving flies.

    Drain Flies or Moth Flie

    Drain flies or moth flies are small, dark winged and non-biting gnats. Their wings are covered with scales so they disappear in a cloud of fine dust when swatted or mashed. These nuisance gnats can be found resting on walls or ceilings, and make short hopping flights if disturbed. They can live most anywhere that water accumulates for a week or more. Common indoor sites include the fine slime layer that develops along the water surface in infrequently used toilet bowls and tanks, in sink or floor drains in basements or garages, or drain pans under refrigerators.

    HEALTH HAZARDS:

    Drain flies don't generally bite and are harmless to humans. However, they do frequent extremely unsanitary areas and there is evidence that drain flies can carry pathogenic bacteria as a result.

    CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES:

    Control of drain flies should be aimed at elimination of breeding sites. The most effective control method is to clean pipes and traps thoroughly to remove accumulated slime. Pouring hot water down the drain may provide short-term control.

    Wasps can also be confused with bees, in particular Honey Bees - however these vary in colour from golden brown to almost black and are furrier than wasps. Only female wasps have a sting which they can use repeatedly, if they feel under threat. In most cases a wasp sting causes no long term harm, but it can be life threatening if you are allergic to stings. Treating a wasp nest is often the most efficient way to control a wasp problem and reduce the threat of stings.

    HEALTH HAZARDS:

    Wasp stings are common, especially during the warmer months when people are outside for longer periods of time. Wasp stings can be uncomfortable, but most people recover quickly and without complications.
    Wasps are equipped with a stinger as a means of self-defense. A wasp’s stinger contains venom (a poisonous substance) that’s transmitted to humans during a sting
    The majority of people without sting allergies will show only minor symptoms during and after a wasp sting. The initial sensations can include sharp pain or burning at the sting site. Redness, swelling, and itching can occur as well.

    CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES:

    Preventative measures can be taken to keep Wasps out:
    • Keep foods, including pet food, covered or indoors
    • Cover soda cans outdoors so wasps don’t crawl in
    • Keep garbage in sealed cans and empty regularly
    • Pick up and dispose of ripe fruit
    Since wasps often nest in hard to reach areas our trained technicians use prescribed treatments in local areas and remove nests in hard to reach places.