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...
When ants Invade guesthouses: tips to avoid unwelcome guests

When ants Invade guesthouses: tips to avoid unwelcome guests

No matter where you are, nobody wants to share a room with thousands of invading ants. When it comes to the hospitality industry, an ant infestation is not only unsightly, but also implies unsanitary conditions, which can put off guests and damage your reputation....