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If you have a small pest infestation, you may be able to tackle the problem yourself. By contacting a pest control company on this platform who knows exactly what to do, you could be saving yourself a lot of money in the long run.
If you are serious about the health and safety of people and animals in your home or building, yes, it is well worth it! You can eradicate all pests at your premises by having a professional deal with it.
Most companies on this platform use chemical (pesticide) methods to control pests. Rest assured, a SAPCA-certified company will only use chemicals that are safe for humans, animals and the environment.
Extermination is simply eliminating the pests, while pest control looks holistically at the problem and tackles the root of the problem.
After the first week or two after the pest control, you may see a lot of dead bugs around. This is normal because as they are exposed to the treatment, they aren’t able to hide away like they usually do.
Always store food away from walls and the floor and try and have equipment sealed to the floor or raise it at least 10 centimetres above the floor. Hygiene is also vital, as is sweeping up food crumbs.
The first step is to evaluate your problem and check all pest entry areas in your building. They will then treat the problem accordingly and advise you on measures to take to avoid this in the future.
It is normal to have infestations of rats, cockroaches, termites, etc in your home but you need a professional when it gets out of hand. A bad infestation can pose health and safety risks, and damage your building. Without pest control, your office, shop or restaurant may not comply with health and safety regulations.
Regardless of the pest, it will leave some signs behind. There could be droppings, grime, build-up on surfaces and bite marks on paper and fabric. If you smell something strange that doesn’t go away, it could also be a pest infestation.
Generally speaking, you should stay out of your house or office for 2 to 4 hours after the treatment. Bad infestations require more intense treatments, meaning you may have to stay away longer.
If you use a SAPCA accredited company for pest control, they will only use methods that are safe for the environment, humans and animals, and will use the correct amount of chemicals for the job.
Cockroach infestations could result due to storing food close to walls or the floor, poor hygiene or leaving crumbs or foodstuffs out. Ants, rats and mice can become a problem if you have tree branches giving them access to your roof.
Rats and mice emit an unpleasant, ammonia-like and musty odour that smells like urine. Cockroaches give off an oily type of smell that can be described as faecal soy sauce. The smell of old, decaying rubbish (especially in the heat) can attract pests.
Normally, yes, as there are likely more living in your building. Rats and mice are social animals and breed rapidly, so one rat is almost a definite sign of an infestation. Contact a rat exterminator on this platform to eradicate this problem!
Rats love certain smells, like rotting rubbish, compost, food waste, unharvested fruit, pet waste and food sitting in pet bowls. If you can try and eliminate these, you may be able to prevent an infestation.