+27 10 448 7908
·
info@smartsenzipm.co.za

Tag

Integrated Pest Management
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 not the only things that are starting to bloom. Spring is also the time of year when little...
Read More
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 consider when handling pesticides: What is the form (i.e. granules/ fog/ spray/ gel) of pesticide that is best...
Read More
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 plant. They found that UVC light helps in the control of Powdery Mildew, which is a fungus that...
Read More
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 is a very serious issue and we have been experiencing the effects first-hand for the last 20 something...
Read More
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 and cute pet can also easily turn into a PEST! Why do rodents become pests? Rodents are smart....
Read More
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 are thousands of different  pest species.  Some of which include; cockroaches, mosquitos, flies and  rodents. South Africa has...
Read More
Attending school should be filled with adventure and new, exciting experiences. Students and teachers shouldn’t be concerned about fighting pests; the diseases that they carry and the damage they can do to their property! Abundant food Pest infestations in schools has become a very real threat in recent years. Schools have an abundant supply of...
Read More
  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...
Read More
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...
Read More
#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...
Read More
1 2
error: Content is protected !!