Pest control

Pest control is a service aimed to prevent or defeat harmful or annoying bugs or parasites infestations.
Correct information on the biology of the infestant allows a more efficient and successful action.
The first step for correct pest control is thus an inspection that allows to identify the “enemy” and to gather useful information on the infested environment. 
In order to carry out an effective bug and parasite control, it is not only important to use more or less toxic substances, but also to understand where and when the treatment is to be carried out.

The most common and harmful species are:

Flies
 

Flies spread very rapidly because their eggs can be laid and their larvae can develop in many places.
The high reproductive speed allows flies to develop several generations. Especially during the hottest months the generations can overlap and at the same time eggs, larvae, pupae and adult flies can be found in one place.
Pest control treatment can be made with insecticides, anti larval treatments, light traps with adhesive glue panels, UV light traps, air doors, protection nets, residual insecticides (after identifying walls where flies stay during the night).

     

Asian tiger mosquito and common mosquito

  Mosquitoes can transmit infectious diseases to humans and animals.
Only female mosquitoes bite other animals and draw vital fluids, rich in proteins necessary for the maturation of eggs. Male mosquitoes feed only on vegetal oils.
Their natural habitat for reproduction and raising of larvae is humid and hot areas, as well as backwater. This is typical for all mosquitoes species, both night time and Asian tiger mosquitoes, mainly active during the day.
Pest control treatment is typically carried out using insecticides for adult mosquitoes and larvicides.
Absolutely avoid water stagnation, flowerpot saucers with water, keep grass and hedges cut low and do not over irrigate gardens.
     

Ants
 

Ant control requires a systemic treatment.
In order to get detailed information for the treatment it is important to identify the species.
They are attracted by food and by sticky objects. They can establish under floors, behind skirting boards or door frames.
Favourable situations for the formation of colonies can be poor cleaning and sanitation, humidity stagnation, wood structures with humid base, water leakage from pipes, cracks in foundations or in roof structures, composition and depth of garden soil, plants infested by insects that produce honeydew (aphids, metcalfa ...).

     

Hornets and Wasps
  Currently there are no clear indications about the efficiency of preventive treatments. Although parts of buildings suitable for wasp nests can be normally identified, preventive treatments are usually unsuccessful.
Wasp control is thus aimed at the early removal of nests, in particular of those placed in dangerous places for people.
Ready-to-use synergized pyrethroids insecticides with piperonyl butoxide are used. They can block wing motion thanks to specific solvents. The insect falls down and cannot fly, it becomes harmless and dies after a short time.
A residual pyrethroid contained in the insecticide (e.g.cypermethrin, permethrin) controls wasps flying around the nest  in the next days. For wasps or hornets treatments in attics it can be helpful to use a smoke generator insecticide. Smoke allows to defeat a part of the insects or slows down their reaction time.
     

Roaches
  Roach control is extremely important because these insects can carry different pathogenic microorganisms (such as Enterobacteria, staphylococcus and microbacteria) and other parasites (nematodes and cestodes) which are dangerous for humans and other animals).
Furthermore, roaches, also called cockroaches, can damage foodstuffs by contaminating them with their droppings or with fragments of dead roaches.
It is also important to remind that they are the main infestants of sewer lines, drains, pipes, etc. The German cockroach hides within small cracks easy to overlook (thigmotactic). The German cockroach needs food, it can be thus found in bars, restaurants, food warehouse, but very often even in houses, in humid and hot places, such as dinettes, under fridges and washing-machines, bathrooms.
     

Fleas and Ticks
 

Fleas are ectoparasites living on mammals’ and birds’ blood (hematophagy). The "fleas’ season," when adults are active, is the summer or the beginning of autumn. The number of exemplars surviving after winter depends on temperatures and survival rate is maximum in the warmest winters. Most of them spend the winter as larvae or pupae).
The pathogenic importance of Aphaniptera cannot be compared to the Diptera’s, but is noteworthy. In most cases the human flea (Pulex irritans Linnaeus) is more annoying due to its movement on skin rather than due to its bites; it only causes minor disturbance (skin redness and intense itching), but some people and animals can be allergic to flea saliva and the symptoms can be very strong. In some cases, repeated flea bites can cause anemia.
Flea infestation in a house must be eliminated by interrupting fleas’ life cycle, by preventing their reproduction. This can be achieved through our professional flea control.
During our treatments insecticides are normally used with long lasting killing actions that eliminate fleas.
These products remove fleas in cats and dogs but also ticks, but they do not defend the owner or the house. Checking carpets, wall-to-wall carpeting and couches is thus very important.
For pets like cats and dogs there are different products that control fleas’ infestation.


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