More Pest species

There are thousands of other, less common pests that reside in Southern Africa, some of which are listed below.

Varied Carpet Beetles

Their name comes from the varied spectrum of colours on their backs.

Powderpost Beetles

These pests lay their eggs in cracks of wood. The larvae then continues to tunnel to the surface,

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filling the surface with a powder-like dust. Their bodies are characterised by the long, narrow and flat shape that allows them to attach to wood surfaces easily. Their colour is reddish brown.

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House Dust Mites

In the early 1990s, these mites were a very popular subject in pest control, and interest in

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these mites has recently increased again. These mites are impossible to see with the naked eye, they are known to feed off dead skin cells from humans as well as other protein substances.

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Water Conducting Fungi

This is a special brown rot causing widespread wood decay. It causes water to conduct up to 10

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metres away from the point of infestation. It does this by rhizomorphs, which are dense masses of filaments forming a root-like structure.

Two different species can be found: The first is Poria incrassata found along the Pacific Coast, and the second is Merulius lacrymans ("teardrop fungus") found in Europe and the Northeastern states.

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Pest Control

Whilst a wide range of DIY and off-the-shelf products are available to get rid of other pests, a large infestation may require professional pest control to ensure the problem won’t reoccur.

Pest articles

PESTS IN YOUR WORKPLACE

PESTS IN YOUR WORKPLACE

PESTS IN YOUR WORKPLACE A trail of ants feeding on your lunch leftovers or your colleague complaining about itchy bites may not that much of a big of deal to you. Even though we spend much of our time and waking days at work, the work space is not much of your...

Pest Control Specialists

Pest Control Specialists

What makes your home attractive to pests? If you’re passionate about being pest-free, put washing dishes on the top of your to-do list. Leftover food on dishes is one of the major causes of insect and pest infestations. Unwashed dishes offer the perfect combination of...

Pest Control Specialists

Pest Control Specialists

How Does The Weather Affect Pest Problems? Change in seasons or weather, may affect insects one way or another. When the weather changes, so does the amount of activity for pests. Different weather patterns may have different effects on pests, which might seek shelter...

Pest Control Specialists

Pest Control Specialists

Fly Infestation: Here’s What You Can Do About It Flies can be a nuisance to our homes and businesses. A fly infestation could pose a serious health risk as flies are known to spread diseases harmful to both humans and pets. About 90% of all flies occurring in human...

Seasonal Insects

Seasonal Insects

Every season has its own set of insect problems, and while we’re well into summer, the hotter climate comes with a whole new range of pests. Who doesn’t want to keep their home free of pests? There are effective and harmless methods to get rid of these insects, but it...

Construction Pest Control: What You Need to Know

Construction Pest Control: What You Need to Know

As the summer building season gets underway, more and more businesses, retail properties and homes are either expanding or undergoing renovation. The whole process of construction can be stressful enough worrying about building plans, zoning laws, contractors and...

The Complete Guide to Commercial Fly Control

The Complete Guide to Commercial Fly Control

For any commercial business, especially where food is at the core, flies are a major threat that not only jeopardises reputations but also causes stock damage and losses, costing the global food industry billions in food waste and food recalls every year. Lear more...