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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...

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The Hidden Hazards of Chemical Residues as a Food Safety Issue

Whether seen or unseen, residues left behind by many of today’s cleaners may actually directly affect food safety and integrity and pose health risks to consumers. Any business involved in the handling of food must comply with an increasingly complex web of policies,...

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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...

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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...

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Avoiding Common Restaurant Health Code Violations

When a restaurant gets cited for health code violations, it’s impossible to ignore the negative blow to the reputation of the establishment. Not only are health code violations bad for business though, they could have serious consequences related to foodborne...

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Don’t Ignore These 5 Telltale Signs of Termites

Termite infestations cause damage to thousands of South African homes and businesses every year. Due to their behavior and habits, they’re often difficult to detect until the damage has already been done.  There are however, some telltale signs that could alert you to...

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5 Reasons to Deep Clean Your Office Before the Holidays

November was a hectic month, but with the holiday season fast approaching, most businesses are slowly winding down. And while the hustle and bustle of the past year may have taken its toll on your staff, it’s your office building that’s probably looking a little worse...

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5 Reasons You May be a Magnet for Mosquitoes

There are two types of people: Those who rarely get bitten by mosquitoes and those who get hounded by them. It’s true that some people have it worse than others when it comes to fending off itchy mosquito bites, but what makes a person a mosquito magnet? Learn more...

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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...

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7 Habits That Can Attract Cockroaches & Other Pests

Cockroaches are among the most hated pests and finding them in your home or office can be enough to make you cringe. You may think you’re doing a good job of keeping these vile, disease-carrying creatures away, but you would be surprised at some of the habits that can...

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