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

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at alarming rates, adapting quickly to new environments.

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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.

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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.

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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

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...