Preventing Foodborne Illnesses through Pest Control

Preventing Foodborne Illnesses through Pest Control

WHO (World Health Organisation) reports that an estimated 600 million – almost 1 in 10 people in the world – fall ill after eating contaminated food and 420 000 die every year, resulting in the loss of 33 million healthy life years. What are foodborne illnesses?...
5 Steps to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring Pests

5 Steps to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring Pests

During the winter months, lawn care is often regarded as a low priority task. But, as the weather begins to warm up for spring and the grass starts turning green again, it’s time to jump back into action to ensure a healthy, pest-free lawn for the summer months ahead....
The Rodent Breeding Cycle & How to Stop It

The Rodent Breeding Cycle & How to Stop It

Seeing a rat or mouse scurrying across your kitchen floor is never a welcome sight. But, before you shrug it off as a once-off occurrence, consider how many others may be hiding out in your roof or garage. Once they have established a nest in your residence, the...
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...
7 Diseases You Can Get from Common Household Pests

7 Diseases You Can Get from Common Household Pests

Apart from being a nuisance and an unwelcome sight, the pests that you find in your home or office could actually pose a more serious threat to your health and wellbeing. While some pests transmit disease by biting or stinging, others pick up disease-causing bacteria...
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...