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It is a common misconception that all pests hibernate and disappear in late autumn and winter months. Although pest activity is somewhat lower than in the summer months, they can still be problematic. Its important to know what sort of pests to look out for in autumn so you can identify and deal with the...
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We all believe that we need to use cheese in our mouse trap because that is what cartoons have taught us, but is that really the truth? And what about cats that keep our property free from rats and mice? Did Tom ever catch Jerry?   Let the myth busting begin.   1 – Cheese...
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Did you know: The name Cockroach comes from the Spanish term Cucaracha (deriving from the Latin ‘blatta’), which means “an insect that shines the light’. We find this strange because cockroaches usually hide from light! Cockroach fossils have been found dating back more than 200 million years! Cockroaches are CANNIBALISTIC! Yes, you may know that...
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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 mites. A few thousand years later (3 200 years ago), the Chinese used mercury and arsenical compounds to control...
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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! This is where people that have been there before you leave comments about their experiences at that particular...
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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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