A Seasonal Guide to Winter Pest Problems

A Seasonal Guide to Winter Pest Problems

For many, winter offers a time of blissful reprieve from common household pests like flies, mosquitoes and the myriad of other creepy crawlies that we all love to hate. But before you kick back in anticipation of a pest-free winter – think again. Although some pests...
4 Pests Found in Food Manufacturing Facilities

4 Pests Found in Food Manufacturing Facilities

The contamination of food sources in South Africa has come under the spotlight in recent years as a result of the listeriosis outbreak which affected more than 1,000 people and 128 deaths. While food can become contaminated form many reasons, pest infestation is a...
The Homeowners Guide to Pest-Proofing Your Property

The Homeowners Guide to Pest-Proofing Your Property

For most homeowners, dealing with pests is more of a reactive task. We see a pest, we want it gone, so we buy whatever off-the-shelf treatment promises the quickest eliminating action. In reality, all it takes is a few preventative pest-proofing steps and a little...
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...