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ORIGIN TIP

Good housekeeping practices are key to maintaining a pest-free office – leftover food in the pantry is often the culprit.

COMMON OFFICE PESTS

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COCKROACHES

Cockroaches in tropical climates such as Singapore are usually larger than their counterparts found around the world. They enter your office through window or door gaps and love your pantry.

WE USE
  • Gel Baiting: Small gel dots, placed strategically and replenished regularly – are consumed by the cockroaches which return to the nest, which allows us to target the source of the infestation.

  • Residual Spraying: Non-toxic pesticide solution sprayed at targeted areas acts as a chemical barrier.
FIND THEM NEAR

Food

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RODENTS

Rodents are particularly dangerous in workspaces as they have the affinity to chew on wiring, which can cause electrical fires.

WE USE
  • activity areas – rodents are humanely disposed of thereafter. These boards only target rats, never other passing animals such as kittens.

  • T-Rex Snap Trap: Discreet black boxes, containing a spring-activated device, traps and kills rodents instantly.

  • RATSENSE: For high-population rat control and special cases, ORIGIN uses RATSENSE, a highly innovative, sensor-based monitoring system that provides analytics for effective trapping and assessment.
FIND THEM NEAR

Behind
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Pipes

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ANTS

False ceilings and gaps in your office walls are open doors to ants. They are a terribly frustrating pest due to their different life stages and unseen colonies. Home remedies only kill the ants you see, giving the ones you don’t see, ample time to plan a counter-attack.

WE USE
  • Gel Baiting: Spot gel treatments of a food matrix attractant combined with a non-repellent active ingredient, are placed where the ant infestation is present, including pathways, cabinets and behind equipment. Ants will then return to their nests with the bait.

  • Residual Spraying: Non-toxic pesticide solution sprayed at targeted areas acts as a chemical barrier.
FIND THEM NEAR

Walls

Pipes

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FLIES

Flies are a global nuisance – thriving in warmer weather and on uncovered food, commonly found in office pantries. These pathogen carriers spread contamination and can cause food poisoning, dysentery and typhoid.

WE USE
  • Granular Baiting: carton bait boxes are placed strategically around sinks, bins and cabinets which kills the flies once the bait has been consumed.

  • Residual Spraying: Non-toxic pesticide solution sprayed at fly resting areas.

  • Insect Light Traps: Installed in special cases, which trap the flies with glue boards (instead of electrocuting them), which is hygienic and allows further identification of the species. We deploy high quality Insect Light Traps from PestWest in the UK. These units have been rigourously tested to ensure effectiveness and compliance with global safety standards.
FIND THEM NEAR

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OCCATIONAL PESTS

BOOKLICE

While generally harmless, quickly multiplying booklice are usually found in warehouses and libraries and can cause significant damage to books.

 

LIZARDS

Lizards are most fond of leaving their droppings everywhere, and these droppings can cause Salmonella, a type of food poisoning. Techniques and products used to control these occasional pests are environment-dependent and will be determined by a phone or onsite consultation.

If you’ve come across a pest in your home that you can’t identify, snap a close-up picture of it and send it over.

We will then identify it and recommend an effective treatment.