Centipedes

Centipedes are divided into five groups and the scutigeromorphs are the only centipedes with faceted or compound eyes. Other centipedes have a single-lens eye (ocellus) on each side of the head, a small cluster of ocelli, or no eyes at all. House centipedes look different to other centipedes. It is greyish with long legs marked by alternate white and dark bands. Three dark stripes run along the body from front to back. They are 5 - 8 cm long when fully grown.
They have 15 pairs of long, jointed legs and whip-like antennae. The last pair of legs is so long and slender that they look like antennae and, were it not for their prominent eyes, it would be difficult to distinguish which end was which at first sight. 
House Centipedes can bite but they are considered harmless to people. They are actually beneficial creatures because they feed on other pests.

The bite of a Giant Centipede can cause severe pain and swelling.  Centipedes sometimes scratch the skin when they crawl over our body and injected venom into the scratch wound causing swelling and infection.  Long, narrow and flattened, the body of a centipede has many segments, each bearing a pair of legs.  Just behind the head are a pair of venomous claws.Giant Centipede can grow up to 20 cm long and are really fearful. The legs are relatively shorter than the house centipede.

Centipedes are found in dark, damp places, under leaves, rotten logs, stones and cardboard boxes. They are active at night and feed on ants, cockroaches, flies, earthworms and other small animals. Indoors, the house centipedes are found in damp and dark places inside the house basements and bathrooms. When disturbed, they crawl quickly in search of hiding places.  DePEST wil spray a long-lasting effect insecticide in cracks and crevices, basements, around doors, windows and other entry points.

Incidental Pest

Birds

Bird nest in the roof

Birds can be undesirable in various situations particularly the pest species.  They will nest at domestic roofs, factories and warehouses.  Their droppings will cause health hazard to humans.  DePEST will eliminate pest birds from the roofs with extreme sensitive approach, taking care not to harm them.   After removing the nest, bird spikes will be installed to prevent the recurents.

 

Bees / Hornets

Hornets

Bees and wasps do not sting unless being disturb.  Most of the time happens accidentally and thus they are classified as pest.  Their venomous sting will be very painful and cause allergic reactions.

Bees and wasps are known as beneficial insects because they prey on other small animal pests, pollinate flowers and produce honey for human consumption.  

 

Bed bugs

BED BUG

Bed Bug, these bed bug is a tiny insects of 4 - 5mm long, shun the light. During the day, they hide in cracks, crevices, furniture, bedsteads, mattresses, behind wallpaper, skirting boards, etc. These harbourages are also their breeding places. The male, female and young nymphs are all blood-suckers

They hide in cracks and crevices close to their sleeping hosts, such as in the bedroom. A sign of bedbug infestation is the unpleasant odour they emit. Another is the speckled appearance of their faecal deposits. Bedbugs come out of their hiding places at night and bite humans, as well as other mammals like mice, rats or poultry. The bedbug takes between 3 to 15 minutes to engorge themselves with blood. The bite produces a hard swelling, whitish in colour and causes severe irritation. After feeding, they crawl back to their hiding places where they usually crowd together.

Weevils

Most weevils are agricultural pests.  Several species friquently cause damage to house and garden plants.  It belongs to beetles family(Curculionidae) with more than 50,000 species worldwide.  It varies in size, from small seed weevils, less than 2 mm long to large pine weevils of 20-25 mm in length.  Adult weevils are easy to recognise since nearly all have a rostrum projecting forward from the head with mandibles or jaws tip.  Some species have a very long rostrum and may exceed the length of the rest of the body.  Nearly all weevils have rostrum projecting forward from the head with mandibles at the tip.  Most species have distinctly elbowed antennae. The larval stages are relatively featureless white or yellowish grubs, usually legless, but with a well-developed head and jaws. Adult and larvae of all species feed either on living or dead plants tissues.  The larvae of many species feed enclose inside the roots, stems or seeds of plants.  These types can become serious pests of agricultural crops, garden plants and stored food products. 

 

Lizards / Gekzos

Lizards are harmless to human accept their doppings and suddenly appearring are a nuisance.  These reptiles feed on insects although some eat plants.  Its tail will be separated (break off from the body) when pursued by enemy.  The separated tail will wringgle while the lizard will escape.  Its tail will grow back in time.  Lizard are cold-blooded, lay eggs and produce young.

 

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