Got Pests?

Need To Know
1. Female termites can live up to 20 years
2. Termite colonies are known to live for 100 years
3. An estimate 4,000 species of termites, only a small percentage are considered pests
4. There's more pest activity in tropical countries like the Philippines because of the warm weather
5. In the Philippines, the government agency that regulates the use of pesticides is the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA)
6. Common house pests such as fleas, cockroaches, rats and mosquitoes can transmit deadly diseases to humans including malaria, plague, dengue, and Asthma
7. Dangerous pests like mites, ticks, and fleas are carried by rodents

Pest Effects
8. 1 out of 4 Filipino homes will have termites in their lifetime
9. In 2016, DOH recorded more than 7,000 cases of dengue
10. In August 2018, 100,000 sacks of rice were infested with 'bukbok' or rice weevils in the Philippines
11. Globally, the amount of food destroyed by rodents each year is enough to feed over 200 million people
12. Mosquitoes Are The Most Deadly Animal To People
13. A rat bite can cause diseases such as leptospirosis, trichinosis, the plague, salmonella and rat bite fever