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Jan

January ’22 -What is the best way to remove bats from your home?

There are more than 980 species of bats in the world! Of these, 6% live in South Africa. Bats are extremely sensitive creatures and so they are a great indicator of biodiversity. They are very important pollinators...
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15
Dec

December ’21- Evolution in the Pest Management Industry

Did you know? Sumerians (the people of southern Mesopotamia) were one of the first people recorded to use chemicals as a form of pest control. Around 4 500 years ago, they used Sulphur compounds to control insects and...
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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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