Summer has arrived and is in full swing. With the hot weather, a host of insects, bugs, and pests have made their appearance. We provide you with tips to safeguard your home as far as possible against household pests.
You should pest-proof your environment as best as you can to prevent nasty pest invasions. We will assess the problem and put a bug-proof plan into action.
How to Bug Proof Your Home with Three Easy Steps
- Secure All Your Food Sources
Most pests will eat anything. Food and water are a perfect drawcard for most pests and bugs. Once pests have discovered a food or water source, they will bring their friends along to “join” them. Before long, uninvited creepy crawlies will inundate you. You could be a fastidious housekeeper, but this does not mean bugs will not be attracted to the tiniest forgotten morsels of food and water. You need to always clean countertops and wipe up spills.
- Up Your HousekeepingSkills
You need to start by decluttering any papers and books lying around the home. Bugs love to next in paper products and forgotten corners. Left-over bricks, building rubble, firewood, and any other forgotten debris in the yard attracts unwelcome guests.
Never stack these against the outside walls of your home. We recommend you keep your yard free of anything that can attract infestations of any description. We suggest you get rid of that compost heap. This will attract flies and rodents to your space.
- Close All Spaces and Gaps
We recommend you close all gaps under doors and window frames are perfect entry-points for birds, rodents, and other pests.
We Suggest You Take These Natural Steps to Prevent Pests
Did you know that cucumber peels are a natural deterrent for ants? You should try this trick if inundated with ants every summer season. Spiders hate mint. Place mint plants or sprigs of mint through your home to keep spiders, ants, and aphids away. A smart tip is to plant mint around your home. Watch the ant and spider population diminish.
Natural is best. Make your own sprays for eco-friendly results. Mix a little water with concentrated garlic oil, salt, boiled elder leaves and isopropyl alcohol. Natural sprays are great for keeping bugs away from plants. Aphids loathe Sunlight liquid. Make some up in a spray bottle and spray away. Soap breaks down the waxy exoskeleton of certain insects. Water then enters the body of the insect, resulting in the insect’s drowning.
Mix some baking powder and icing sugar to get rid of roaches. The sugar attracts while the baking powder eliminates the cockroaches. We suggest you call in expert help if cockroaches are persistent and you cannot get rid of these tenacious creatures.
You can use natural oils for the best results. Lavender oil is a natural deterrent for ticks, fleas, lice, nits, moths, and mosquitoes. Cedar oil is a natural deterrent for termites. Once the cedar oil penetrates wood products, disrupting the pheromones of the termites. This is lethal for termites.
Winter Is the Perfect Time for Rodents to Move-In
We know rodents make their appearance throughout the year. During the chilly winter months, rats and mice seek warm places. They look for food, warmth, and shelter during cold spells. Most homes experience pest problems from time to time. This is despite them being pristinely clean.
We Make A Difference by Offering Specialist Pest Control Services
We understand you are trying to keep insects at bay during the sizzling summer months. There will come a time when you will realise you cannot tackle the problem effectively. We offer effective methods using eco-friendly products to get rid of all kinds.
Let us help you get rid of pests in summer by applying a range of methods. DIY methods are often ineffective and could cost a lot of money. Our experts will assess the situation and advise you which method will be the most effective and long-lasting.
You will reap the rewards by keeping your yard free of debris and leaves. A clean, uncluttered home environment is also an effective deterrent. Using eco-friendly products, we get rid of pests. We take pest control seriously and consider the safety of your loved ones, pets, and the environment.
How to Hire a Reputable, Registered Company for Pest Control
We use eco-friendly products for the safety of all concerned. Choose a pest-control company that takes the environment seriously. You should only ever use a certified pest-control company with relevant SA associations. You should source a pest control company that has an excellent track record.
We Apply These Steps When Visiting Your Premises
- Our team inspects your home to identify the problem and to detect all infestations
- Specialists then select the most effective method to tackle the problem
- Our technicians are trained professionally
- We do the least amount of damage to your property
- The team applies pest control methods
- All services done by Mostert Pest Control are guaranteed for your peace of mind.
- You can opt for one of our long-term treatment packages
- We also offer other treatment packages to ensure we keep the problem at bay
- Mostert Pest Control is registered with SAPCA (South African Pest Control Association), NPMA, and the Department of Agriculture
We Treat Many Pests with Long-Term Results
We treat a wide range of pests using a variety of methods. Once we’ve pinpointed where nests and infestations are, we put together a plan to eradicate the problem. No challenge is too big for our expert exterminators. We take on all the common pests in your area. These include ants, bedbugs, cockroaches, crickets, fleas, moles, mosquitoes, rodents, spiders, wood borers, and more.
We Target Rodents in Their Outside Burrows
Sanitation and hygiene should be enforced before treating rodents. All structures that have entrance holes should be closed. Use wood, steel, or cement to stopgaps. The bottom of doors and windows should be closed off with stainless steel stripping
We target rodents in their outside barriers. We ensure we treat them before they enter a structure. We place bait stations along outside perimeter fences. We also place bait stations outside the exterior walls of a structure.
What You Can Do to Prevent Insect Infestation During the Hot Summer Months
We treat and control pests. You can also make a difference. The key control for many pests is sanitation and hygiene. You should remove all food and water sources to minimise pest activity.
- You need to focus on food preparation areas and food storage. Proper hygiene is essential during hot summers to keep pests in check.
- You will soon see an influx of pests such as cockroaches and ants if areas are not kept clean.
- Food should always be kept in airtight containers. Ensure there are no spillages or crumbs left behind.
- Natural repellents will keep roaches and ants away from food areas. Spiders dislike mint, cockroaches don’t like bay leaves, and garlic repels other insects.
- Mint is a natural deterrent for flies and mosquitoes. Plant mint around the front door to keep insects in check.
- Air bricks covered with mesh will stop rodents from entering the home.
- Pools of water provide a perfect breeding ground for a host of insects.
The Mostert Pest Control Difference
Mostert Pest Control was established in 2003. Branches have been established throughout South Africa to keep your pests in check. Keep your home free from infestations by calling in the specialists. You need to apply proper hygiene, ensure your buildings are maintained properly to avoid infestations. We take pest control seriously and attend to individual needs. Let us make a difference to pest control challenges.
The 6th of June marks World Pest Day. If you are not sure what World Pest Day stands for – it is about the importance of controlling pests in a manner that will ensure our environment, homes, places of work, our pets and our families are safe.
Mostert pest Control services is a professional pest control company that offers services and skills that will protect you and your family. The probable risks of certain pests and the harm they can cause should be kept in check. Some of the pests we control that cause harm include cockroaches, flies, mosquitoes and rodents.
The Harm That Mosquitoes Cause in Communities Right Across the Globe Are Numerous
Mosquitoes are responsible for millions of deaths a year. These tiny creatures are the deadliest animals on earth and are man’s number one enemy.
The control of mosquitoes is essential and requires aggressive methods and treatments to reduce breeding and infestations. Not only is it vital to eliminate the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases, but it is vital to reduce the possibility of secondary and future infections.
In the not-too-distant past the fear of the Zika Virus, a mosquito-borne disease, was a real threat especially to pregnant females and unborn humans. Education is often key in the prevention of viruses and other mosquito-borne diseases, including malaria. The importance of keeping pests in check can go a long way in the health of entire communities.
How Rats and Mice Can Be Harmful to Man
Rodents such as mice and rats are very adaptable to most environments, thriving in gutters, in roofs and ceilings, in trees and the environment at large.
Rats and mice are problematic in the agricultural sector, too, where they can prove to be a menace and harmful to the food supply. They have ability to contaminate our food and water supplies and are a menace in the places that man inhabits.
Rats and mice cause issues to electrical wiring in roofs as they gnaw their way through wires and cause damage to electrical equipment and more.
Fleas from rats and mice were responsible for the Bubonic Plague that caused the deaths of millions (around 25 million) of individuals during the 13th century and outbreaks of this disease still rear its ugly head from time to time. Rodents carry diseases including salmonella and the hantavirus. Rats and mice are vectors for other diseases due to ectoparasites such as fleas (as mentioned above).
House Flies Also Spread Nasty Diseases
Did you know that the common housefly is responsible for spreading diseases? Flies carry over 200 pathogens and guilty of spreading over 65 different diseases.
Two diseases that flies are responsible for spreading include Salmonella and E.Coli. Food businesses, restaurants, the hospitality industry and others need to guarantee food safety and thus need to ensure there are no fly infestations..
Cockroaches Are Tenacious Pests That Are Hard to Get Rid Of
Cockroaches, the bane of our lives, are almost impossible to get rid of. These hardy creatures are responsible for carrying numerous diseases. The only way to get rid of cockroaches is by using professional pest exterminators.
The German Cockroach is responsible for carrying a wide range of diseases such as:
- Typhoid Fever
- Escherichia Coli (E.Coli)
- Staphylococcus Infections
People may become infected with any of these by eating or drinking food or beverages that have been contaminated. Cockroaches can also trigger asthma and other allergies.
The Mostert Difference
Let Mostert Pest Control Services assist with all your pest problems. Celebrate World Pest Day this coming June by tackling all your pest issues head-on for peace of mind and the safety of all concerned. But don’t wait for World Pest Day if you have infestations – call our expert team in to assist if you suspect you have tenacious bugs.
It is not uncommon for South African households to experience ant invasions around the home, in the garden and inside the home.
Although it might seem to be useful to find DIY solutions to tackle this problem head-on, many of the methods suggested are often ineffective, expensive and simply don’t have any long-term effects and benefits. Pouring hot water and other chemicals onto the nests and ant colonies could seem to be effective at first glance, but many of these are useless methods and myths and simply don’t work at all. Getting rid of ants is not as easy at it looks. Calling in specialist pest control experts such as Mostert Pest Control services to rid you of the problem and finding where the nests are would be a far more effective and beneficial method of ridding your home and the surroundings of these pesky creatures. The tiniest crumb droppings or the smallest spills will soon see ant colonies and infestations invading our spaces.
80% Of all homeowners complain that they have ant infestations, so you are not alone. DIY remedies do very little to fix ant issues.
Why Boiling Water Does Little to Get Rid of Ants
Boiling water might get rid of ants that are outside their nests, but it certainly won’t reach deep inside the nests and infestations. The Queen is deeply hidden inside the colony and boiling water just doesn’t cut it.
Keep Your Vinegar for Cooking – Don’t Waste It on Ant Eradication
Ants might not be drawn to the aroma of vinegar and might dislike the smell the same as humans do; however, this does not mean that vinegar will kill them off. Even if ants are put off by the smell of vinegar and are thrown off by the smell for a short space of time, this will certainly not get rid of ants permanently. It is advisable to use a more effective way to rid yourself of pesky ants by calling in specialist pest control services to assist.
Pouring Household Chemicals onto Ants or On an Ant Mound Will Do Nothing to Eliminate an Ant Colony
Household chemicals will do nothing to rid your property of ant colonies and ant infestations. All it will successfully achieve is for the colony to relocate somewhere else. In all probability, it will still be close by which will not rid you of the problem.
And No – Oats and Other Cereal Products Don’t Make Ants Explode
This rather gruesome method does not work – in all probability, ants will take a little longer to complete the long walk home carrying extra grains and cereals back to their nests.
Make Lemonade from Lemons and Don’t Use Lemons for Ant Elimination
If you are wondering whether lemons are a sure-fire way of getting rid of ants, you would be wisest to use your lemons for flavouring dishes or for making lemonade. Lemons don’t eliminate ants and although it might divert ants, the effect lemons will have on your ant colonies and nests will be the same effect that vinegar has in throwing off the scent for a short space of time. Before you know it the ants will be back in full swing.
Don’t Think That Combining More Than One Ant Colony Will Fix the Problem
Trying to take control of ant colonies might seem a bit like a step too far! It is far wiser to call in the experts instead of dabbling with nature and making ants angry – they will simply relocate their nests and the entire process will prove to be a waste of time.
Another Myth Includes Drawing a Chalk Line by Your Door
Drawing a chalk line by your door (or the entry-point where ants enter), might seem like a smart way to divert ants. The chalk might deter ants by throwing off their scent for a short period but soon they will find other more inventive entry points.
Soda Water, Fizzy Drinks and Other Liquids Won’t Get Rid of Ants
You might think that pouring fizzy drinks onto ants will fix the problem, but it won’t. It might drown a few wayward ants, but it certainly won’t get deep down into the nests and infestations.
The Mostert Pest Control Difference
Call on Mostert Pest Control Specialists to fix ant problems and to get rid of ants no matter which province you live in. We have the skill, patience, and expertise to fix the problem for you without using products that are harmful to children, animals, and the environment.
As the weather starts to warm up after a long, cold winter, insect and rodent activity will start to increase. Insect activity will predict the weather as the weather starts to heat up, when the rainy season arrives or if we have another severe dry spell.
How Warmer Temperatures Affect Insect Activity
Insects cannot produce body heat; therefore, they are referred to as being cold-blooded creatures. The temperature around them will always play an integral part in how they behave. The temperature levels affect their behaviour patterns, breeding, and their growth.
How Cold Weather Affects Insects
Insects hibernate during the cold winter months where they seek places of shelter. This ranges from digging shelters under the ground or by making themselves comfortable in our homes and other dwellings. A few examples of these hibernating creatures include ladybugs, spiders and cockroaches, to mention a few of the many that make themselves comfortable in and around structures. The moment the temperature drops many insects start to slow down, becoming sluggish and inactive. Did you know that grasshoppers only start to hop when the sun warms them up? Additionally, certain insects that fly are not able to manoeuver their wings to lift them into the air when the temperature drops below a certain degree.
How Hot Weather Affect Insects
During the warm summer months insect activity increases and they become less sluggish. This applies to all climates except tropical areas. The reason for the increase in activity is because metabolic rates increase, increasing the need for feeding more, breeding and for surviving. This is the time when bugs start to invade gardens, paving, offices, places of work, homes and numerous other bricks and mortar structures as they surface from the long winter hibernation.
The Song of Crickets and Warm Weather
As the weather warms up, the sound of crickets chirping becomes more noticeable. The main reason for this is that there is a chemical reaction that takes place in crickets when it warms up and is referred to as Dolbear’s Law. These chirping crickets could measure the temperature and the frequency through the frequency of their chirping. Crickets can be used as a thermometer when applying this law.
Bugs, Drought and Rain
As is the case with humans, the lack of water or too much water does have a huge impact on bugs. During late summer when the weather becomes humid, flying ants make their appearance to find mates. This usually happens after heavy rainfall when the winged queens and male ants take flight and more ants join them in the wake of chemical scents left behind by other flying ants, forming swarms.
Dry Weather and Insect Activity
During periods of extreme drought, ants and other insects search for water by gravitating indoors. These little pests can become extremely problematic and the only effective way to get rid of them for once and for all time is by calling in expert pest control specialists, such as Mostert Pest Control. Trying to rid infestations of ants and other bugs using DIY methods can cost a lot over long periods, and in most instances, these methods are quite ineffective.
There are, however, certain insect species that literally thrive in dry, hot climates. Locusts, crickets and grasshoppers thrive in these climates, destroying the crops of farmers.
Wet Weather and Insect Activity
Mosquitoes, the bane of our lives, thrive in wet weather. Other insects that come out to play when the weather is wet include stink bugs, cockroaches and termites.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in pools of stagnant water. It should not come as a surprise, then, that mosquito activity increases exponentially when the rainy season arrives.
Floods, on the other hand, force insects out of nests resulting in ant colonies and other insects to invade dwellings and other premises, seeking shelter.
Our team of specialists at Mostert Pest Control will advise you on how best to keep pests and bugs in check as the weather starts to warm up. Trying to rid your property of ants’ nests, cockroaches, fleas, flies, mosquitoes, rats, mice and other pests is a difficult task and an expensive one. Put money back into your pocket by calling in the professionals the moment you suspect you have an infestation.
Level one of lockdown has arrived and with it, the reopening of most industries, restaurants, travel institutions, offices, and other places of employment.
While we were away, bugs, insects, rodents, mice, and other pests would have made themselves comfortably at home, with many starting to breed as the weather warms up. Now more than ever before, we need to be up to speed and aware of how this could affect our health, the health of our clients and patrons, and what kind of damage pests have wreaked on many structures while we were away hiding from the deadly COVID19 virus.
Additionally, we need to decontaminate entire workspaces by calling in the experts to assist with disinfecting surfaces to ensure there are no viruses and bacteria that have accumulated on surfaces through contact by a wide range of pests and insects.
Use a Virus, Bacteria, and Fungus Disinfection Service to Prevent Cross–Contamination
Before opening the doors of your business after pests have invaded your space, ensure that all your premises are virus and germ-free.
Cockroaches and rodents spread disease; you don’t want the added worry of your staff becoming ill from disease-carrying pests. We have enough to concern ourselves with the Coronavirus lurking around every corner.
Surfaces that are touched by the skin, especially the hands, can become hotspots for cross-contamination. If nothing is done to reduce cross-contamination, these frequently touched surfaces will become increasingly contaminated and cause a greater risk of illness in your business.
Our virus, bacteria, and fungus disinfection service that we offer at Mostert Pest Control will get your work environment back in ship-shape condition and will rid all surfaces of germs by sanitising surfaces, equipment, floors, frequently touched spots, and those hard-to-reach corners almost entirely.
We use products that are safe for humans, plants, and animals, plus our technicians have been trained to work fast, efficiently, and safely. We are conscious of the safety of all concerned, therefore, our teams are all equipped with regulation PPE clothing for the safety of all concerned.
We tailor services to fit the needs of each client no matter how small or large your business, ensuring added peace of mind.
What Steps Have You Taken to Pest-Proof Your Restaurant, Office, School, Library, and Other?
When lockdown happened way back in March, many of us panicked, fleeing to the safety of our homes. We had little time to prepare for the mammoth task of working from home, homeschooling kids and keeping away from everyone while the big lockdown took place.
It should come as no small surprise that many offices simply shut their doors, leaving many desks and other workstations vulnerable. Unsurprisingly, pests, rodents and other nasty creatures moved in to make themselves at home in the abandoned places that were once a hive of activity.
If your building has not been proofed and protected against pest infestations, chances are that you will need proofing solutions and the expertise of pest control specialists to protect against pests that have invaded your workspace on how to tackle a variety of issues that could prove to be rather problematic.
We Show You How to Pest-Proof Your Premises
Each business, client, and situation will differ from the next. At Mostert, we have got the solutions to all those nasty bug issues. We offer you a wide range of integrated solutions to protect your business.
If you are returning to work after a period of absence, we will help you to return to your premises in a way that will give you peace of mind and ensure the safety of all involved. We will support you with the reopening of your restaurant, shop, office, factory, hotel or any other facility to ensure everyone involved will enjoy a safe environment moving forward.
As the weather warms up and bugs start to make their appearance, this is the perfect time to use the expertise of pest control specialists.
Fumigation is perhaps one of the most underrated and misunderstood aspects of getting rid of bugs, mice, rats and other pests that invade the places where we work and live. The man in the street views fumigation as being a self-releasing treatment from an aerosol can – but there is far more to the process of fumigation than meets the eye.
Fumigation fills an entire area with pesticides that are in a gaseous form. These will then suffocate the pests inside a product or area. Fumigation is excellent for controlling pests in buildings which we refer to as structural fumigation; fumigation also controls insects in grains, in the soil and in produce. Fumigation is used in goods that have been processed for exportation or importation purposes to prevent the cross–contamination of organisms. Fumigation is used effectively to eliminate termites and wood borer insects.
Different Strengths of Fumigation are Used for Different Pests
A variety of pests are eliminated through fumigation, such as:
- Fumigation is typically carried out for pests that are hard to reach. Good examples of this would be wood borers, tobacco beetles, fleas and others that find their way in a variety of products
- When pests have invaded a product, the only method of getting rid of them would be through the fumigation process
- Fumigation gases are used to permeate the entire product which is used to eliminate the stages of insects through all the life-cycle stages, from the egg stage right to the adult stage
- Insects outside products will be tackled in a completely different manner to insects inside products
- For insects both inside and outside products, a combination of methods to get rid of these invasive pests will be applied. Combined methods are used to ensure the problem is completely eradicated
Methods Used for Fumigation
There are two main methods used during fumigation. These include the Tactic method and the Prophylactic method.
The Prophylactic method is routinely used whether insect activity is found during inspection or not. Australia requires fumigations by law annually using the Prophylactic method.
The Tactic method is used at the first sign where infestations are detected.
The cheap self-releasing aerosols are ineffective for fumigation purposes. These do not get rid of pests that are found within a product and are only effective for external insect activity. A good example is cockroach activity, although professional pest control specialists are a more permanent and safer option when eradicating these pests.
During fumigation gases are used – it is important to use professional pest control specialists such as Mostert Pest Control specialists to fumigate your space, especially as the gases can react to certain materials and surfaces.
Which Companies Are Permitted to Fumigate?
Companies registered with the department of agriculture are the only ones permitted to undertake fumigation. Additionally, technicians performing fumigation services need to be trained. Fumigation can be dangerous and therefore the right certification is necessary to perform these tasks.
Mostert Pest Control experts are a fully certified pest control company with trained specialists that are capable of undertaking fumigation tasks. The strict safety and health rules required are adhered to by a team of trained experts. Accurate tools are used to measure the gas levels which play a vital role in the health and safety for all concerned.
Using a reputable company to undertake fumigation is vital as teams of experienced qualified technicians with the proper PPE equipment ensure the task is done under the correct circumstances, using only accurate tools to measure the gases.
As the breeding season starts and pest activity increases, it is wise to be vigilant and to take action to prevent infestations. Only use certified professionals such as Mostert Pest Control specialists to assist in a fast and efficient manner to get rid of pests.
With over 3 000 different species of roaches, vigilance is key to ensuring these are kept away from your property. Many cockroaches cause problems but many are beneficial to the natural world, too, and play a vital role in nature.
There are three main kinds of roaches commonly found in buildings and homes throughout South Africa. These include the Oriental cockroach, the American cockroach and the German cockroach.
Discovering an infestation calls for instantaneous action by calling on the expertise of pest control experts in South Africa. Mostert Pest Control Specialist will tackle your cockroach problem immediately and effectively, with outstanding results.
Cockroaches eat anything from paper to packaging, food to fabrics and animal droppings, and most commonly are drawn to food. But what are the signs that you have cockroaches?
How Do You Know You Have Roaches?
Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures which are difficult to detect as they usually hide away during the day. In most instances, it is easier to detect signs of their presence and not the actual creatures.
- Cockroaches leave droppings which look like fine black dust and is minuscule
- Cockroaches leave smear marks behind on horizontal surfaces or where floors and walls meet – this is where they are most active. If there is water around, roaches produce brown, erratic smear marks near water
- Cockroaches cause damage to all types of packaging and will destroy leather and books
- Cockroaches shed their skin – mature roaches shed their nymphal skins between 5 to 8 times as they grow to adulthood
- Cockroaches leave a strange smell where infestations take place
The moment you find any signs of cockroach infestations, it is advisable to call our professional pest control team of experts at Mostert Pest Control. We will inspect the area and advise you on how best to tackle this problem.
Once cockroaches start nesting it is extremely difficult to eradicate these pests. Home remedies to get rid of these creatures are usually ineffective. Pest control specialists, such as Mostert Pest Control is perhaps your best option to ensure roaches are eradicated.
The last thing you would like to find in your home, office, retail outlet, restaurant, school, factory, hospital or any other place is a nest of these very nasty creatures. Cockroaches carry diseases and are responsible for allergic reactions as well as contaminating any foodstuffs they have access to.
Cockroaches Are Extremely Hard to Get Rid Of – Here’s Why
Cockroaches Are Practically Indestructible
- Cockroaches are extremely strong and almost indestructible. They can withstand up to 900 times their own bodyweight! Squashing a cockroach is extremely difficult and they can flatten their bodies to squeeze into the smallest and tightest nooks and crannies which makes it easy for them to escape
- Cockroaches can live without a head for almost a week which is quite remarkable. Because roaches breathe through microscopic holes on their bodies, and can survive in this manner; their heads are therefore not necessary for them to breathe. It takes about a week for a cockroach to live without ahead, but it will eventually die from dehydration and lack of food
- Cockroaches can survive without food for a month
Male Roaches Are Not Necessary for Reproduction
- Cockroaches are prolific breeders, reproducing young fast and furiously. Male roaches are available for reproduction purposes most of the time, but if they are no available to assist females are quite adept at reproducing young without their help
- This process is done asexually and is referred to as parthenogenesis
- This ensures females reproduce at an alarming rate
Cockroaches Can Move at Unbelievable Speeds
- Cockroaches can move at unbelievable speeds; they can move up to 4.8 kms per hour. Small wonder they are incredibly hard to catch
- Roaches are sensitive to vibrations on the ground and as a result they can detect if you are approaching from a distance
Once your cockroach problem has been dealt with, it is advisable to eliminate food sources that attract them to your premises, ensure there are no pools of water lying inside or outside your property, remove all pet food that might attract pests and keep your environment free of clutter.
As Covid-19 escalates many of us are finding that we are working from home to avoid the spread of the virus. The best place to be is at home with working online being the norm and not the exception. Now more than ever it is vital to keep our work and home environments clean and free of bugs, vermin, viruses, and germs. This might appear to be a mammoth task, but a few clever hacks will keep the bugs away and the virus at arm’s length. Continue reading
As restaurants start opening their doors for business, mice, rats, cockroaches, birds, and other creatures have probably set up home in the empty spaces. The main reason being that there has been no human traffic to interrupt breeding cycles. Before you decide to open your doors some strict rules and protocols that need to be adhered to which we all need to follow as well. Continue reading