General Pests


Cockroaches:

Cockroaches are found mainly on properties in kitchens, bathrooms, cupboards, electrical boxes, manhole drains and sewers, preferring dark damp areas and forage for food at night and can migrate from one premises to another through sewers and underground drains.

They spread diseases through contamination of foodstuffs, including polio, hepatitis, salmonella, hookworm and tapeworm.

We use a revolutionary gel cockroach bait product that is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and odourless. The gel has a secondary poisoning effect and cockroaches are cannibalistic. So the live cockroaches will eat the dead cockroaches and in turn also be poisoned.

The gel remains in place and is effective for long after the treatment date. Cockroaches breed every 28 days, so juveniles that hatch after our treatment will also be eradicated by this domino effect.

We also use a dusting powder and residual insecticidal spray as a knockdown for the cockroaches where applicable.

 

Ants:

There are two main pest species, the Black or Garden Ant (Lasius niger) and the Pharoah’s Ant (Monomorium pharaonis). They both cause nuisance as they travel widely in search of food, following trails and clustering around the food source.

Pharaoh's Ants pose the biggest risk to health. As they often feed in unhygienic areas such as drains and bins they can easily transmit pathogens. This can be of particular concern if infestations are found in sterile hospital environments. Infestations can also be more difficult to eradicate as the worker ants have the ability to ‘bud off’ new colonies if the main colony is under stress.

We use a combination of residual termiticide, bait and dusting powders where applicable in the control of ant infestations. 


Fish Moths:

Fish moths, or also commonly known as silverfish are known to be pests because of the damage they do to household goods such as books, clothes or any soft materials in the house. One does not usually come across these pests as they are nocturnal; therefore most of the damage done to your household goods is at night time. They are small, wingless insects that are usually found in dark, undisturbed areas such as basement or attics. Garages are also a popular place to find fish moths. The female fish moth lays up to 60 eggs which shows how quickly an infestation can occur.

We use a residual insecticidal spray in the control of fish moth infestations. 


 

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