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Jenna Bower
Insects are everywhere and by far the most common organisms on the planet. Not all insects are harmful. Many play very important roles in our ecosystem. For example: ants recycle nutrients, mosquitoes pollinate flowers (yep – the males do!), termites maintain soil structure & fertility and ladybugs control populations of other pest organisms. Almost all...
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Even though our South African climate does not bring us to put on the snow jackets and boots, it certainly still has a chill in the air! Luckily, it is still cold enough to bring a slight reprieve from pesky pets such as mosquitoes and flies. Aaand… if we are lucky – other pest such...
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  Time with family and friends is always fun, but sometimes playing the same old board games repeatedly gets a bit much!. Why not take our insect quiz and test your knowledge on some of the most interesting facts of insect life?True or False A centipede is classified as an insect. Bats are the only...
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Integrated Pest Management is a well-known method in the commercial industry to manage pests; however, this method is not exclusive to structural pests. IPM also plays an important part in our forests and the conservation and protection of our trees. Forest IPM is used to manage pests in a forest environment to prevent damage in...
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Love is indeed all around. February is known as the month of love, but it is not only humans that celebrate this special month. Interestingly, humans and insects share one thing when it comes to love – that is: the male must prove himself worthy of the female😉 Whether the female chooses her male by...
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Happy New Year! Shoo – I think we can all say that 2020 was not expected and that we are grateful to put it in the past! BUT, what better way to learn and grow than look at our history. So – we thought we could start this year strong on a short blog on...
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December may be the time where most people relax and take their well-deserved breaks, but it may not be the time that pests do the same as well! Whether you typically stay in a private home or travel to beloved friends and local family, you are bound to have an undesired interaction with a few uninvited guests. Below is a list of insect pests to look out for during your December holiday: Fish-moths (silverfish): As you...
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#1: Is this treatment safe for pets and children? Modern pest control treatments are generally safe, however it needs to be noted that pest management professionals may use a pesticide, which is a chemical that is designed to kill a small pest. Thus, non-target animals and pets would usually need to ingest a large amount...
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The battle against pests has been going on for centuries, and so it is not a surprise that there are some myths regarding successful DIY pest control methods. Simply searching ‘common pest control myths’ brings up a wealth of ‘knowledge’. Here we list the top 5 myths that we found interesting: #1: Pets eat Pests...
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Wherever we go, we provide water, food and a nice comfy home for our self in order to survive. The problem is, we don’t seem to provide it only for our species, but other species as well. Pests such as rodents, flies and cockroaches follow us for the elements of survival that we provide. Thus,...
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