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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?...

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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....

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8 Simple Tips to Pest-Proof Your Property this Winter

Most people associate Winter with cold weather, short daylight hours, and a welcome relief from many nuisance pests. While the warmer months may bring flying pests such as mosquitoes, flies and stinging insects – Winter also has its own set of pest problems as rats,...

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A Guide to Protecting Your Carpets During Winter

While South African winters are not as extreme as in other parts of the world that have to contend with snow and ice – adverse conditions like frost, rain and windy weather can still take a heavy toll on high traffic carpets. Frequent precipitation, moisture retention...

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The 5 Shocking Dangers of Rats and Mice in Winter

Winter has officially reared its icy head – and as the days get shorter and the evenings get darker, South Africans start to retreat indoors. But they’re not the only ones. Falling temperatures will start to drive rats and mice inside in search of food, water and a...

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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...

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7 Signs That a Restaurant Isn’t Clean

If you’ve ever walked into a restaurant and immediately wanted to walk out, you’ll know that restaurant cleanliness is important. A clean restaurant is not only a matter of appearances – it’s also a health issue. Customers need to trust that the food that they’re...

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A Guide to Mould & Moisture Problems in Your Home

The rainy season brings many positive benefits to our country. After the water recedes, however, homeowners may be faced with a hidden danger that could affect the integrity of homes and the health of families – mould. Damp walls or water damage caused by heavy rain...

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