Secret Site Map
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Home News Demand For Pest Control in Chile Up 70% Following Earthquake

Demand For Pest Control in Chile Up 70% Following Earthquake

International News

The most unwanted houseguests are rats, cockroaches and spiders.

| May 7, 2010

The Santiago (Chile) Times reports that number of pests in Chile has gone through the roof, causing up to 70 percent increased demand for pest control services. The most unwanted houseguests are rats, cockroaches and spiders.

President of the Chilean Association of Pest Control Companies (Achicpla), Juan Carlos Acuña, said that in the months before the winter there is usually an increase in the presence of rodents, which “migrate” from patios and gardens to the houses to keep warm. 

Acuna said this habitual behavior combined with the collapse of houses from the earthquake has seen the rat population expand more than usual.

Juan Pablo Jamett, general manager of Desan, said that the quake also triggered an increase in spiders. 

"The spiders are present throughout the year and generally become more visible in spring, but the movements of the earth have made them appear now," he said.

According to experts, the presence of pests in Chile is directly proportional to the intensity of the earthquake in the area. Cities such as Chillán, Curico, Talca and Concepción are facing major problems, especially because of rodents. 

Click here to read the entire article.

Source: Santiago Times

 

Top news

Cook’s Open House Showcases State-of-the-Art Training Facilities

Residential and commercial training centers provide hands-on educational opportunities in a “real-world” setting for technicians and sales personnel.

Bed Bugs Turn Up in Senate Office Building

The pests were found on the sixth floor of the Dirksen building last week, causing officials to take emergency measures such as closing off a restroom for a couple of days with yellow police tape, the Daily Caller reports.

'Super Ants' Discovered in London

An invasion of super ants that are attracted to electricity is feared to be spreading across the south of the country after a large nest was discovered in a house in London, metro.co.uk reports.

Mayor Dies After Wasp Attack

The mayor of a Quebec, Canada community died of anaphylactic shock after after being attacked by wasps while on vacation.

ESA Announces Newly Certified ACEs — July 2014

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) announced 16 new Associated Certified Entomologists.