7 Weird Bug Facts That Will Give You the Heebie Jeebies

7 Weird Bug Facts That Will Give You the Heebie Jeebies

Everyone knows that bugs and creepy crawlies are disgusting. Not only do they bite, sting, buzz around and cause damage, but they also carry diseases – and they’re everywhere. There’s just something about pests that make our stomachs turn and can deter even the most...
How to Protect Yourself from the ‘Mango’ Bot Fly Infestation

How to Protect Yourself from the ‘Mango’ Bot Fly Infestation

In early May, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) sparked panic when they confirmed an outbreak of bot fly larvae infestations in the North West Province, with increasing sporadic cases occurring in Gauteng. The bot fly larvae in question are those...
Bug Off: Why Flies Won’t Leave You Alone

Bug Off: Why Flies Won’t Leave You Alone

The scene is all too familiar. You’re sitting around, minding your own business and suddenly a fly appears. So, what do you do? You swat it away. Instead of leaving you, however, it hangs around – circling you and generally just buzzing about, no matter how many times...
5 Ugly Truths About DIY Fly Control Methods

5 Ugly Truths About DIY Fly Control Methods

During the warmer months of December to March, flies become a major menace to many South African households. Often, the first reaction after spotting a few too many flies hanging around, is to try get rid of them through DIY fly control methods. Fly strips, fly...
The Top 5 Pests Found in Hotel & Commercial Kitchens

The Top 5 Pests Found in Hotel & Commercial Kitchens

Running a kitchen can be a demanding job without having to worry about pests jeopardising the health and well-being of customers, not to mention creating unsanitary working conditions for employees. Besides the risk to public health, pests also pose a serious threat...
Commercial Fly Control: Understanding the Threats to Your Business

Commercial Fly Control: Understanding the Threats to Your Business

‘Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup’. For most, this is the oldest joke in the book, but for restaurateurs and other foodservice businesses, it’s no laughing matter. Flies are a major menace during the warmer summer months between October and March.  Flies are more than...