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One of the most successful of all insects, ants can be a serious nuisance pest in homes, hospitals, restaurants and other buildings.
Recent reports have claimed incidences have increased by over 500% in recent years and bed bugs certainly appear to be on the rise.
Cockroaches present one of the most significant public health risks, carrying diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis, diarrhoea, typhoid, poliomyelitis and salmonella.
A concern with fleas is their ability to transmit disease organisms. This ability is enhanced by their promiscuous feeding habits as they move from one host species to another.
Houseflies are very common worldwide and are often associated with human activity. They tend to be found wherever suitable conditions for breeding exist i.e. in moist organic matter.
BASF provides a portfolio of research-based pest control products, systems and support to help farm businesses effectively solve their rodent and insect problems.
Moths are not a direct threat to animal and human health, but their larvae do feed on and thus destroy stored goods and materials i.e. fabrics. To date, well over 150,000 species have been identified and recorded.
With a solid understanding of rodent behavior, programs can be planned to keep rat and mouse population under control throughout the year with the least cost and hassle as well as minimum risk.
Wasps can be beneficial insects as they kill an enormous number of other ‘pests' e.g. flies, caterpillars etc. Due to their high-energy needs, wasps also feed on nectar from a variety of flowers.
There are about 2750 species of termite worldwide. They can be divided into three groups based on the location of their colonies; subterranean, drywood, and dampwood termites.
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