Rodent species

There are many types of rodent species in Southern Africa that pose serious health risks, and can also cause damage to buildings as well as landscapes.

House Mice

House Mice are the most common of all the rodent pests. They multiply


at alarming rates, adapting quickly to new environments.


Norway Rats

Unlike Roof Rats, these rodents have smaller eyes and ears and shorter tails.

Roof Rats

Roof rats derived their name from the fact that they are mostly found in upper parts of building.


Their size ranges from 15 cm-20 cm in length, excluding their tails. They have very bad vision and are colour blind. Their sense of hearing and smell, however, are very strong.


Rodent Control

Untreated, a rat problem quickly becomes an infestation. While a range of DIY products are available for dealing with rats, we recommend safe rodent control treatment by one of our technicians, especially for rat activity in living areas.

Pest articles

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...

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...

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...