Biological solutions for pests of public health importance
Bionema’s public health solutions employ natural approaches that can help in keeping environments free from insect transmitting human and animal disease.
Bionema offers an integrated approach to control nuisance and public health pests such as mosquitos, biting midges and sand flies.
We design customised pest management solutions that are suited to each individual customer’s requirements. More importantly for different climatic and environmental conditions.
Our expert team employs natural methods for controlling mosquitoes, biting midges, sand flies, ticks such as ecological management, automated insect monitoring device, pheromones, biocontrol agents, using a tailored approach to suit the environment in question.
Bionema researches and develops specialised sustainable solutions that address various insect transmitting human and animal diseases impacting public health. By using Bionema’s customised approaches, customers benefit from powerful insect management without using toxic pesticides that may bring their own concerns for environmental and human health.
Mosquito-borne diseases, which include the Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, dengue, and malaria, are widespread across Asia and Africa. Even today, the mosquito is responsible for over 1 million deaths each year.
Biting midges are tiny flies that can be severe biting pests of humans, pets, livestock, and wildlife. Their blood-sucking habits also raise concerns about possible involvement in the transmission of disease agents.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can be spread to humans by infected ticks.
Infestations of houseflies Musca domestica can be a nuisance in all parts of the world, frequently increasing food waste and spreading disease into the household. Houseflies are possible vectors of diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis, typhoid, cholera, and tuberculosis. Houseflies will repeat and feed randomly on any liquefiable solid food. They can feed on faecal matter, discharges from wounds and sores, sputum, and all sorts of moist, decaying matter and excrete on the resting place transmitting diseases.
The phlebotomine sand flies comprise >3000 species of tiny flies (2-3mm) found most of the warmer region of the world. Sandflies, besides being a biting nuisance, about 80 species are implicated in the transmission of protozoan Leishmania parasites, which are spread by the bite of infected sand flies. The most common forms are cutaneous leishmaniasis, which causes skin sores, and visceral leishmaniasis, which affects several internal organs (usually spleen, liver, and bone marrow).