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We like to keep our followers up to date on everything pest-related, or anything that we think matters!

01
Feb

February: The First Line of Defence against Mosquitoes

Can you believe that the first month of 2020 has already flown by!? And with those passing 31 days, how is your 2020 pest vision going?  If yesterday still feels like Christmas and you don’t know what...
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01
Jan

January 2020: Lets prepare ourselves for 2020 Pest Vision

So…we did our research on the most popular pest predictions for 2020. And this is what we found…Climate change continues to be the #1 influencer for pest populations across the globe. Why? It’s simple really. Warmer temperatures...
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06
Dec

December 2019: Christmas time in South Africa – Cicadas singing and Christmas Beetles buzzing!

Unlike the northern hemisphere, Christmas in South Africa is spent outdoors in the warm, summer sun. There is no such thing as a white Christmas. Rather, a pleasant, rain-filled (hopefully) one. But why does it seem like...
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16
Nov

November 2019: Let’s talk about Malaria

As we approach the rainy season, we thought it appropriate to chat about malaria; what it is and how it is spread. What does the word ‘malaria’ mean? The word ‘malaria’ comes from Medieval Italian – ‘Mal...
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25
Oct

October 2019: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) vs. Classic Pest Control

So, first of all – what is IPM? Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a knowledge-driven ecosystem approach to pest control that focuses on the long-term prevention of pests through a combination of control methods. This combination is...
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13
Sep

September 2019: Rodents – those furry things

The word “rodent” comes from the Latin word “rodere”, which means “to gnaw”. This word is fitting since all rodents (which are 40% of all mammal species!) are characterised by large front teeth (incisors) that do not...
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