Get rid of ant infestation

Ants are insects which are very active during the summer. They can be seen everywhere form the driveway to the bedroom during the summer. Ants are generally not a harmful insect but too much of them invading in the living space can be a real nuisance. Sometimes they may start to show up too much too often and that’s when you realize that they should be got rid of.

There are different types of ants and different types of ant require different treatment. Each species of ant differ from each other in their nature. Some of the ants are actually dangerous for human and their sting can really hurt people. Ants are extremely hard to get rid of so it is better to prevent them then to search for the cure.

Our company Star Al Madina provides the best solution for all kinds of ant infestation in the safest and humanely way. We have been providing our services in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Sharjah etc. for over a decade. Our service are available for hospitals, schools, shopping malls, offices, retail shops, swimming pools, cinema halls, restaurants, hotels, residential homes, governmental buildings etc.

There are hundreds of species of ants in the world. Ants are some of the most advanced insects in the world. Some of the most common types of ants found around our surroundings are as follows:

Pavement ants

These are the most common type of ants found in the city area. They can be seen almost everywhere outside. Sometimes they may find way inside your home through various means. They may build their nests in the cracks or corners of the walls. They may be dark brown or black in color and are medium sized type ants. They have six legs just like any other ants and eat almost anything on their way. They eat bread crumbs, meat, sugar, nuts etc. which are regular foods to human. They can spread diseases by contaminating the food and hence they are considered to be a pest.

Field ants

They are larger in size in comparison to the pavement ants. They are often confused with the carpenter ants because they both are similar in size. They have wide range of color which are yellow, brown, black etc. They generally make their nest outside in the ground. They generally invade homes in search sweet foods such as honey, sugar, chocolates etc. Their bites can be very painful but do not have any known long term effect on human body.

Odorous house ants

These ants are very small in size and are found in brown and black color. They generally live under firewood or exposed ground. If they happen to find moist and dark space inside the home then they may nest inside the house too. They give off unpleasant odor when crushed so other ways should be used to get rid of the ants rather than killing.

Some of the few easy tricks to avoid ant infestation are as follows:

  • Leaving food exposed outside should be avoided. It is better to put the food in air tight condition inside a refrigerator.
  • The dishes in the sink should not be left unwashed for a long time. The food remains in the dish can attract ants inside home.
  • The counter must be cleaned regularly after ever meal.
  • The house floor should be vacuumed on regular basis.
  • If any food is spilled on the ground then it should be cleaned as soon as possible.
  • Water damaged wood should be quickly removed from inside the house.
  • The trash should not be kept in the house for a long time.

 

Disinfectant and sanitation services

The pandemic of Covid-19 have completely changed the world and the way people live their life. It has become one of the most important thing to control the virus as it has become a matter of life and death. Sanitation and disinfection has become a part of daily life. Without proper disinfection and sanitation services working places have become dangerous to work. Every commercial buildings have been affected by the pandemic and people need to be very careful to create safe working environment and for the customers as well. Star Al Madina is exclusively providing disinfecting and sanitation services throughout the UAE region. Our services are available in all the major cities of UAE such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujjiarah and Ras Al Khaimah. All our treatment services are approved by Environmental Protection Agency which also shows that our services are not only effective but are environment friendly too. We have been able to provide comprehensive and effective service in areas infected by coronavirus and bacterial infections. Some commercial business we provide our businesses are hotels, arena and stadiums, restaurants, food and beverage processing, office buildings, retail stores, grocery stores, schools and daycare facilities, healthcare, property management, shopping centers, physician’s offices, government offices etc.

Disinfecting treatment

Our team is highly experienced in disinfecting a selective area in an effective way with the help of disinfectants. The disinfectants used are chosen from a broad spectrum with great virucidal components to ensure fast sanitation of the required surfaces in homes and businesses. We are the number one choice and approved by all the required government agencies for emergency disease control and prevention. The action plan to keep you and people around you safe from coronavirus is to have regular treatment service from us.

How safe are our sanitation services?

This is one of the most asked questions about our services. Many people think that sanitation services use highly toxic chemicals to achieve total disinfection we ensure our customers that it is not the case. We believe in application of first-rate safety that is safe for the worker and for the services being used. We systematically choose disinfectants that easily break down naturally in environment and have no effects on the overall effect in the people. Choosing the health over any kind of short-term benefit have always been our property since we began our services.

How quick is our service?

We believe in fast and quick response to our client’s request. Our emergency response team is always standing by to provide you with fast services in the time of requirement. We understand that coronavirus can strike an area rapidly hence we are always ready to provide our services as quick as possible.

Treatment preparation steps and precautions

  • Materials such as paper work, artwork that can easily be damaged by moisture should be removed before the treatment.
  • Food items should not be exposed in the area to be treated.
  • It is better to lock the utensils in a cupboard or a safe place before the treatment procedure.
  • The electrical equipment should be covered with a proper covering during the procedure.
  • Any kind of objects that can block proper access area for the technicians should be removed.
  • The items that are covered during the procedure should be sanitized with products such as aerosol spray or alcohol based wipe.
  • Additional measures need to be taken in the presence of fish tanks, aquariums or ponds.

Carpenter ant problem

Ants can really be a nuisance at homes and at working places. Their nature of intruding human property in large numbers of group causes the real problem. But when people are talking about ant they generally focus on their painful bite and do not associate them with the damage of property. People always think about termite when talking about damage to the woods but there is certain type of ants which just like termites attack wooden materials for their survival and they are known as carpenter ants.

Background

Carpenter ants are comparatively larger ants than their counterparts and as their name suggest they like chewing through woods. They have a large black colored body which is easily recognizable. The basic difference between a termite and the carpenter ant is that the termites attack wood for food but carpenter ants do not eat food. In fact carpenter ants attack woods to make their nesting sites only. Termites leave moist soil where they burrow but carpenter ants leave saw dust behind where they burrow.

Carpenter ants do not create any health hazards directly but because of their nature to chew through woods to build their nesting sites are harmful to the property. These ants can be devastating to homes, apartments and businesses because of their excavating habits. These ants generally enter the homes through firewood, cracks in the wall, holes in the exterior wall, windows etc. They infest the home in search of food and water from the debris, kitchen sinks and bathrooms.

How easy is it to tackle?

Fighting against the infestation of carpenter ants is not an easy task. They can spread to create new nests at a very high pace. Even if one nest is left they can easily multiply in numbers and create new colonies. Taking some steps by yourself to control the ants may be helpful to a certain extend but not as effective as a professional help.

Our company Star Al Madina is a well-known pest control service company that provides professional help to eliminate carpenter ant infestation in your homes and properties. Our experts exactly know what to do when it comes to handling carpenter ants. Our services are available in all the cities of UAE such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Fujjarirah.

There are few things people can do by themselves to control the carpenter ant infestation in their homes and properties:

  • It is a good idea to conduct routine inspection for frass in and around your property.
  • It is not a good idea to store woods inside the house for more than two days.
  • People should also know what a carpenter ant looks like. It is better to act as soon as possible when they are seen in your property. The infestation may become harder to get rid of with the time passing.

With these few prevention methods people can protect their homes from carpenter ants to a certain extent but it is always a good idea to take professional help to get rid of the ant infestation. Pest control is not just about getting rid of the pests but doing in environment friendly way. Untrained people may use pesticides haphazardly and ineffectively which can affect the overall health of people. Knowing what to use, when to use, how to use and how much to use for pest control is very important. Without this knowledge use of pesticides can cause more harm than good to the user. Our company is dedicated to create a pest free environment for our clients so they can enjoy great quality of healthy life.

Avoiding summer flea infestation

Are you worried about fleas entering your home? Are you confused how fleas are getting in? Fleas infestation happens due to a number of reasons for which you may not necessarily be responsible for. Fleas infestation is dangerous for your pets and your family and can plague you mercilessly. We can find many people getting frustrated time and time again after trying many things and not getting rid of the flea infestation. Flea infestation does not affect physical health but it puts risk to the mental health as well. Fleas create a continuous sense of disgust and irritation in the people. It is not a pleasant sight to see. Flea infestation can invade your living premises again and again even when you think you have done absolutely everything to be safe.

Star Al Madina is here to help you prevent all kind of pest infestation and ensure you live a safe and healthier life. We have been serving in cities of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Fujjairah.

Reasons of flea infestation

The main reason of flea infestation is mostly related to the overall sanitation of your pets such as dogs and cats. Fleas are very different pest from cockroaches, mosquitos, rats etc. They do not enter homes by flying through windows or jumping and crawling inside the home. They generally sit on the back of a pet to enter the home. They need a carrier to enter the home which is why it may be slightly easier to stop the fleas from entering by following certain things. With other rodents and cockroaches it becomes slightly difficult because they can crawl in the house through walls and cracks in the house. Taking care of overall sanitation of pets is the key to successfully avoid flea infestation.

Controlling pets to keep fleas off them

  • The owner should have the control of the pets and where they roam.
  • It is a good idea to use a high-quality flea control products suggested by veterinarian to keep the fleas away from the pets.
  • Regular bathing and grooming can help a great deal to avoid flea infestation.
  • The pets should not be left free to roam around freely. When the pets are taken outside they should be leashed or kept inside a fenced area.
  • Rodents and other wildlife can also carry fleas into your home. It is a good idea to make the yard less welcoming to wild animals and rodents. Removing holes, trimming the grass short, keeping the yard trash free are some of the ways to discourage rodent and wild animal invasion.
  • If pets are kept away from flurry animals your pets are less likely to be invaded by fleas.

Risks that is carried by flea infestation

One great danger fleas carry is their capability to spread plague. Plague causes death among thousands of people around the world every year. It contains symptoms such as fever, headache, chills, weakness, swollen tender, painful lymph nodes etc. It is not a big problems in developed countries due to the availability of medical facilities nevertheless it should not be taken lightly.Typhus is another disease that is associated with flea infestation. This can cause symptoms such as headache, fever, chills and rashes in people. Many pets suffer from allergy dermatitis, hair loss and irritations in the skin. Kittens and puppies also suffer from anemia if the flea infestation in big. It is also found that fleas can also carry tapeworms. These tapeworms are known to affect pets but in many cases they also can be found in small children.