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

01
Dec

Pests don’t take a holiday!

The festive season is upon us and it’s a time for family, friends, travel and relaxation. Here are some things to remember when it comes to pests and traveling to different places: Always check the online reviews!...
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15
Nov

November ’21- Sustainability

Sustainability. A word that has become important in this generation’s vocabulary. The meaning of ‘sustainability’, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is “The degree to which a process or enterprise is able to be maintained or continued...
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02
Nov

November ’21: Pantry pests – who else might be eating your cereal?

A pantry is always a main attraction for any pest. Ants, cockroaches, fruit flies, and even rats… the list goes on. One of the most common pest problems in a pantry is a beetle infestation. The absolute...
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14
Oct

October ’21- Fly Nuisance

Spring is in the air! In Gauteng, we have already received a few drops of much needed rain after the dry winter and so the spring flowers are finally starting to bloom into life! Unfortunately, they are...
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01
Oct

August ’21 -What to know when handling and applying pesticides in your home.

Firstly, what is a pesticide? A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances (usually chemicals) designed to control, kill or deter living organisms such as unwanted pests.  This includes insecticides, herbicides and fungicides.   Things to...
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15
Sep

September ’21 – Thinking Outside the Box.

A group of researchers at the University of Florida may have found an alternative method of pest management for strawberry plants: The team decided to use an ultraviolet (UVC) light system to help prevent diseases in the...
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01
Sep

The Effect of Climate Change in the Pest Control Industry.

We have all been bombarded with information regarding how our actions are negatively affecting the environment. These effects have been so severe that we are changing weather patterns – resulting in GLOBAL WARMING. Even though Global Warming...
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23
Aug

Rodents and the pests they become in urban environments.

Small, furry, cute(?!) and sneaky. What’s not to like about rodents – right? Some people even keep them as pets! But – if rodents are not managed correctly – what can at first be a small, furry...
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12
Aug

August ’21: What you need to know to be able to manage your pests effectively

One of the most important rules in Integrated Pest Management is pest species identification. Why is pest species identification important? Just as cats and dogs have different characteristics and behaviors, so too, do pest species differ! There...
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