Yes. The most common type is the asian subterranean termite (Coptotermes gestroi) which contribute more than 90% of all termite attacks. Other species found in Singapore are drywood termites and dampwood termites.
Cold foggers or ULV (ultra low volume) foggers utilise cold spraying which uses air pressure to spray the liquid application in small particles whereas Thermal foggers use heat to vaporise the fogging liquid to induce the fog.
No, but it is still a major concern forcing the government to actively release 5 million sterile mosquitoes per week and also consider using Wolbachia to combat the disease.
The key indicators of termite activity are damage to wood structures, hollow sounds from wood, presence of termite mudtubes, droppings or frass.
The most efficient and effective method to get rid of termites around the house is termite baits as these have evolved to be a powerful solution, that can be easily installed.
Thermal fogging has proven its effectiveness in vector control programs over the years as the equipment and application is specifically designed and constructed for space treatment to combat flying and crawling insects; especially dengue mosquitoes in Singapore.
Yes. The amount of chemicals used in fogging applications is usually of a low enough concentration that it will not cause harm to humans. Prolonged exposure or operating thermal foggers without safety equipment or PPE is not recommend however.
The advantage of a mist blower is that it is very effective in dense foliage areas where it is normally difficult to coat the underside of leaves with residual pesticide. As this is where mosquitos usually reside, this ensures that the pest is controlled in an effective & timely manner.
Termites are primarily attracted to damp, water damaged or moisture-rich wood. They create their colony in these humid environments as these provide them with long-term food, and shelter.
A mist blower allows application of a barrier treatment of residual insecticide into mosquito daytime habitats, across a wide area in a short space of time.
A thermal fogger is a device designed to effectively space spray areas with insecticide to eliminate flying pests. Depending on requirements the devices can come as handheld thermal foggers for one-man-operations, or as truck-mounted foggers or jumbo thermal foggers for large agriculture or farming operations.
Backpack mist blowers require less chemicals than a standard backpack sprayer. Also, due to the power of the blower, they are able to move dense foliage around ensuring that the underside of leaves are coated with pesticide. Sprayers cannot achieve that action as they do not have the powerful blower.
Thermal foggers use heat to vaporise the fogging liquid to induce the fog whereas cold foggers or ULV (ultra low volume) foggers utilise cold spraying which uses air pressure to spray the liquid application in small particles.