Top 5 Things to Consider for Insect Screens

Though insect screens are not yet very common in Singapore, it is considered a necessity for most homes elsewhere in the world, so it’s really quite strange why this is not yet the case in Singapore. With the increasing occurrence of dengue fever over the years, now Zika and even midges and the mystery insects at Pandan Gardens and Bukit Batok - who knows - maybe HDB & NEA will do something soon. Meanwhile, if you’re thinking about insect screens, here is our compilation of the Top 5 things to consider when you decide to install this “invisible shield” at home. Why Insect Screens? Types of Insect Screens available To DIY or Not-to-DIY? Cost & Service Quality How to Choose...

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Holy Bats! — Why Are They Flying Into Our Homes?

Even though Singapore is a city, there's so much wildlife amongst us. Think otters, the jungle fowls, wild boars and even snakes! What people do not realize is that we have many bats living amongst us too. Being the only mammal that can achieve full flights, these nocturnal creatures are actually very good for us, flying around in the evenings and nights eating up insects and other creepy crawlies and resting during the day in trees, under dark corners of buildings, and increasing now - as we noticed - under the solar panels now being installed by HDB all over the island. [caption id="attachment_86958" align="alignleft" width="300"] HDB Solar Panels @ AMK[/caption] [caption id="attachment_86959" align="alignleft" width="300"] We're seeing more bats in...

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Keep Your Family Safe – No Mosquito = No Dengue = No Zika

These past few days had been hot and rainy, the perfect kind of weather for Aedes mosquito to breed and it's no wonder that we're seeing an increase in the number of dengue cases across Singapore. [caption id="attachment_86948" align="alignleft" width="300"] 10 Dengue Cases here at Yishun Street 81 Khatib area (photo taken 18 Jan 2019)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_86949" align="alignleft" width="300"] 20 Dengue Cases here at Yishun Street 81 Khatib area (photo taken 1 Feb 2019)[/caption]                 Unfortunately most folks in Singapore is still unaware of how dangerous and painful it is to suffer from dengue (it's other name is "Break Bone Fever"!) and there's no cure while you suffer the pain and see your...

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Keep Out Pest Birds!

Many birds are beautiful and sing with a lovely voice. However, many birds that live in Singapore are nuisance to our living environment. In places such as Hougang, Ang Mo Kio, Sengkang, Woodlands, Eunos and Tampines, they nest on nearby trees, making unbearable noise and sometimes flies into our home for a free meal and water. It's so irritating and so difficult to chase them away because they keep coming back. The best method to keep these pesky birds (usually mynah, sometimes pigeon) away for good is to remove their food sources and even to close our windows. But these may not be good solutions because closing windows will cause our homes to be hot and stuffy. What some of...

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Keeping Kitty Safe!

It is said that "Cats Choose Us, We Don't Own Them", and indeed there's so much truth and wisdom in this sentence. But whether we own cats or they choose us, one of the biggest challenges and concerns that cat owners have is to keep our beloved cats safe in our high rise home here in Singapore, whether HDB or condo; even landed houses. And so it's so scary and sad to have irresponsible not keep their house safe when keeping cats - especially when we see the cats innocently hanging out at the edges of windows, kitchen yards and even clothes hanging poles. And this is why the Cat Welfare Society, SPCA and (almost) all cat fosterers require the...

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Flying Cockroach – Yucks!

Cockroaches are disgusting but flying cockroaches are the worst! And yet it is not uncommon to have them flying into our homes here in Singapore, whether we're staying in a flat, a condo or even landed houses. Especially at night when we go to the kitchen to get something to eat, or on "fumigation day" when rubbish chutes are fumigated - sending these irritating pests to fly all over the place - and scarily into our house. This is why your "smarter" neighbours install the InsectOut Magnetic Insect Screen (Window Mesh, flyscreen). When installed onto your windows, the insect screen "becomes" part of your window, blocking out flying cockroach (and mosquito, lizard, flies, bees and other creepy crawlies) while allowing...

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Keep Lizard Out of Your House!

                        For most people, lizards are just harmless creatures that lurk in dark corners in the house. In fact fairly useful creatures that gobble up the mosquitoes, flies and other insects and pests. But for some - the very thought of knowing that there're lizards in the house strikes chill and fear deep into their hearts, even causing them to be debilitated. This is terrible, the house is meant to be a home, a place to feel safe and a place to relax, refresh and recharge. So what then usually happens is that all windows are closed, all doors shut - and every position place where the "alien" can...

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No Mosquitoes = No Dengue!

Update 2019/08/04: The state of dengue in Singapore is the most serious in many years. 9 People have already died this year and we're still in the midst of the epidemic, so it'll get much worse before it gets better. Please keep your family safe. Not many people know that dengue hemorrhagic fever is also known as the bone break disease. The reason? Dengue fever is an extremely painful disease because when infected, the bone marrow's normal function is suppressed - resulting in low platelet counts and internal bleeding. In most severe cases death may result. Our National Environment Agency (NEA) has been doing a great job in terms of keeping track of the dengue clusters and setting up posters/banners to...

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