• In2Care Mosquito Trap: Advanced Mosquito Killer

    5 June 2019
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    Through the summer season, New York becomes a beautiful bustling haven filled with different scents and sounds. It’s one of the most popular places in the world for tourists and home to over 8.6 million people.

    However, aside from the smells of burgers on the street and the sight of Central Park in full bloom, the hotter temperatures also bring out a nasty and dangerous pest.

    Have you been experiencing trouble with mosquitoes around your home? If so, then we have the solution you need to protect you and your family.

    Introducing The In2Care Mosquito Trap

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    This device was created to help residents of New York City get rid of any mosquito issue they might be having. The device works by attracting gravid females to it and acting as a breeding ground.

    Once the larvae have been laid, they die instantly and the female can fly off, carrying the larvicide with her. This makes sure that it spreads to the surrounding areas, and the biggest benefits of the number of agents that are used to create this larvicide are that it ensures the female cannot replicate the disease it is carrying anymore.

    Thanks to this, the only thing that will be spreading is the mixture of agents which target adults and larvae alike.

    So, if you have noticed that there are a number of mosquitoes swarming around your New York City home lately, you might want to think about purchasing one of these devices.

    If you do, you will notice results within days of setting the trap.

    Why Do You Need the In2Care Mosquito Trap In New York City?

    You might think that Mosquitoes are not a serious issue when they appear in your backyard. Perhaps you can deal with the occasional bite from this pest and you know some remedies to handle it when your child has been bitten as well.

    Unfortunately, this is only part of the reason why mosquitoes are dangerous. Yes, mosquito bites are irritating, itchy and may only last a couple of hours.

    However, they could also trigger an allergic reaction. In a case like this, the impact of a mosquito bite can be a lot worse and on rare occasions may result in a trip to the ER.

    It’s also possible that the mosquito that bit you or your child was carrying a serious illness. This could be anything from Dengue to Yellow Fever or even the Zika Virus.

    If you have been watching the news, you will know that cases of these viruses have become more prevalent in the US and there have been reports of people contracted them in New York City.

    This is due to a rapidly growing mosquito population that stay around for longer through the year and are arriving from tropical regions where these diseases are far more common.

    What Are The Benefits

    Perhaps the biggest benefit of using the In2Care device is that it is simple to use. It doesn’t take much to set this up and there is minimal hassle meaning that you can just put it down and let it go to work.

    The robust design also means that it is durable so you can have it outside in your garden or on your balcony in any kind of weather.

    While mosquitoes are usually attracted to the more tropical climates, due to shifting weather patterns, you might notice that there are a lot more around New York City, meaning that you could see them no matter the weather.

    Another benefit for you to consider is that it is quite clever by using the mosquito to kill the other mosquitoes. Instead of having to get your swatter out each time you see one of these pests, you have set a trap and allowed one of the females to carry the infection to the rest of the group meaning that it is minimal work for you.

    You will also notice that it is very effective. There has been extensive testing carried out on this product and are sure that you will be pleased with just how well the In2Care device gets the job done.

    When Can You Purchase This Mosquito Prevention Device?

    We hope this article has helped you see why the In2Care mosquito trap could be beneficial to you if you live in New York City.

    If you are interested, you might be wondering where you can purchase the device yourself. While these traps aren’t available from stores, here at Control Exterminating we can supply them to you, set them up and ensure that your home is safe from the threat of mosquitoes.

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  • Brazilian Wasp Venom that Cures Cancer

    24 May 2018
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    New Cancer Drug?

    The Brazilian Wasp Venom that Cures Cancer

    Polybia paulista is a wasp that is the latest addition to the growing list of pests found to help humankind in not so obvious ways. Researchers in the UK and Brazil have found that the venom produced by the social wasp to protect itself from enemies, has a potential role in the fight against cancer in human beings.

    Mention the word ‘wasp,’ and the mind conjures up visions of buzzing, flying insects with a sting that makes you go numb with pain. In fact, the pest control agencies get a fairly large number of calls seeking help to eliminate wasps from homes and business establishment.

    Naturally, we usually equate pests with nuisance and health problems. But thanks to modern scientific research, we are discovering some of the advantages that pests bring into our daily lives. The self-protection mechanism of insects and animals is most evident in the form of venom that they inject into their enemies. 

    Polybia paulista is a wasp that is the latest addition to the growing list of pests found to help humankind in not so obvious ways. A combined study by researchers in the UK and Brazil has found that the venom produced by the social wasp to protect itself from enemies, has a potential role in the fight against cancer in human beings.

    Yes, you heard it right. Wasp venom is a potential cancer buster according to a study published in Biophysical Journal. The study reveals that MP1 (Polybia-MP1), the toxin in the venom, targets only cancerous cells and doesn’t affect normal cells in the body. 

    MP1 creates holes on the surface of cancer affected cells, allowing the crucial molecules emerge from within and stimulate the cells to function.  MP1 achieves this by interacting with the abnormally distributed lipids on the cell surfaces. The discovery opens up immense possibilities in the war that humans wage against the relentless onslaught of cancer.

    According to Paul Beales of the University of Leeds, UK, who co-authored the study, the discovery paves the way for the development of a new class of anticancer drugs that can be used in combination with other drugs to target different parts of cancer cells simultaneously. 

    How the Wasp Venom Kills Cancer Cells

    While the study shows that the toxin in the venom is useful in fighting cases of prostate and bladder cancer, there is no clarity on how exactly MP1 acts so selectively against cancerous cells alone without harming normal human cells. 

    The authors suspect that the key lies within the membranes of the cancer cells itself. It was noticed that unlike healthy cells where phospholipids are located in the internal membrane leaflet, in cancer cells the phospholipids are located in the external membrane and accessible to MP1. The phospholipids typically are of two types: phosphatidylserine (PS) and phosphatidylethanolamine (PE).

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    To test the validity of the theory, the scientists created model membranes, embedded some of them with phospholipids, and exposed them to MP1. A wide range of biophysical and imaging techniques was used to simulate the debilitating effects of MP1 on the membranes. Interestingly, the PS phospholipids improved the bonding ability of MP1 to the membrane by as much as 8 times. 

    Similarly, the PE phospholipids also improved its ability to create gaping holes in the membrane, by around 20 times. It was noticed that within seconds, crucial molecules like RNA and proteins were able to emerge from to the surface, enabling the cell to function normally.

    New Anti-Cancer Treatment

    Going forward, the scholars intend to study the relation between the peptide structure and its function to mold its potency and selectivity for clinical usage. The discovery opens up huge possibilities considering that the peptide is biased towards cancer cells and benign towards non-normal cells.

    Conventional cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy come with the threat of collateral damage. However, with the discovery of options like MP1 in wasp venom, the trend is likely to shift to safer treatment methods where healthy cells are not affected at all. This also means the chances of cancer survival increase drastically.***

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  • National Pest Management Month

    15 April 2016
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    Celebrate April as National Pest Management Month

    For over 30 years the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has celebrated the courageous men and women working tirelessly in the Pest Control Management industry during April.

    Considering all the work, training and dedication that is involved, these passionate professionals truly deserve a noteworthy appreciation and acknowledgment for the hard work they perform daily.

    Pest Risk Analysis & Assessment

    Pests have plagued our homes and businesses for centuries. They do more than give people a case of the crawlies and heebie-jeebies. They can potentially cause excessive damage that can impact your bank account heavily, or transmit diseases, bacteria, germs, and contribute additional allergen particulates.

    Professionals in the pest control industry have accomplished a remarkable contribution in managing pest populations and rescuing home and business owners from stressful situations from an assortment of insects, rodents, wildlife, and birds inflicting their property.

    Pest Inspections & Control

    Insects such as bees, hornets, and wasps can be a real hindrance on outdoor activities, especially for those severely allergic. Thanks to the brave experts in pest control; stinging insects are relocated away from the festivities.

    Mosquitoes, bed bugs, ticks, fleas and other bloodsuckers are quickly abolished with pest control professionals trained to execute inspections and locate colonies or nests. Termites, carpenter ants, rodents and other nuisance wildlife members are stopped in their damaging tracks.

    Homes and businesses are liberated from the destructive force these pests inflict on the warriors that fight the good fight in the pest control industry. In a nutshell, those that chose to protect as a part of the pest control soldiers are doing the country a huge favor in preserving our homes, businesses and loved ones from the corruption of pests.

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    Hornet Nest (Photo: Control Exterminating)

    “Insects such as bees, hornets, and wasps can be a real hindrance on outdoor activities, especially for those severely allergic. Thanks to the brave experts in pest control; stinging insects are relocated away from the festivities.”

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    Tips to Prevent Pests in Your House

    April is designated to observe their aid and to offer a little recognition and appreciation. In honor of Pest Control Management Month, we at Control Exterminating would like to offer some tips to contribute to minimizing pest intrusion in your home:

    • Install or replace weather stripping along doors and windows to ensure they are properly sealed.
    • Appropriately seal any holes, gaps, and cracks on the exterior of your home. From top to bottom, check the home for any entry points. Service pipes or vents should be guarded as well to prevent critters from gaining entrance to your home.
    • Keep firewood stacked away from home, along with any cluttered, useful materials.
    • Dispose of refuse piling up; keep lids tightly secured on trash bins. Keep trees, bushes, grass and other vegetation neatly trimmed and pruned away from home.
    • Contain any leaks or standing water sources.
    • Avoid leaving pet food out for long periods of time.
    • Inside your home, repair leaky pipes or faucets to remove water sources or damp conditions pests find favorable.
    • Remove clutter by donating the things you do not want. Discard trash, recycle the reusable items, and neatly put your belongings away in an organized fashion.
    • Keep trash lids secure on the garbage cans and be sure to clean them out periodically.
    • Clean cupboards and pantries. Dispose of fallen crumbs and spilled food and ingredients and seasonings.
    • Properly contain food in sealable containers. Avoid leaving food packaged in cardboard, paper or flimsy plastic pests can easily gnaw through.

    Call Control Exterminating to schedule a maintenance routine to keep them out of your Manhattan, NY home.***

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