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Insects, rodents, birds and other health and nuisance pests cause extensive damage to our food, health and property each year. Losses resulting from insect and rodent damage to stored food alone exceed billions of rand annually.

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Many Pests transmit diseases. Some of the pests that are responsible for transmitting diseases would be cockroaches, flies, mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, rodents and birds. These insects & nuisance pests are directly involved in spreading diseases like malaria, typhus, viral encephalitis, plague and lyme disease. Other pests in an indoor environment can bite you or even sting you and can cause allergic reactions.

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Pests can transmit a host of diseases to humans and animals with effects rising from minor discomfort to death. Recent studies have shown that pests especially cockroaches cause the most health problems for asthmatic children. The faeces, saliva, eggs, cuticles left behind are allergenic to humans and especially those with asthma or other respiratory conditions. Many other pests can spread diseases that are harmful to human health for example:

  • Anopheles Mosquitoes can carry the deadly disease malaria.
  • Simulium Flies carry a disease called onchocerciasis which can make you go blind.
  • If you swallow a house fly you stand a chance of being infected with tapeworm.
  • Rodents carry a micro-organism that causes leptospirosis which can be fatal to humans which is called the Weil’s disease.

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There are many more diseases which can be transmitted by pests besides the above mentioned few and all of which can be avoided with the right pest control company at your side. We provide safe pest control technology by following a program called Integrated Pest Management. We care about your health and your investment. Help us help you make the right choice for your pest control requirements.

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What is IPM or Integrated Pest Management?

IPM or Integrated Pest Management is the use of a combination of pest control strategies in an environmentally, ecologically and economically sound manner to maintain pest populations below a designated level. Cape Town Pest Control has established themselves as the safest pest control specialists Cape Town has to offer. We have developed techniques using minimal pesticides to get rid of your pests but still keeping you out of harms way. Not only do we work smart but we also save you money by guiding you to better manage your pest problem following a well thought through and detailed Integrated Pest Management Program.

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BELOW WE HAVE LISTED THE TYPE OF PESTS MOSTLY ENCOUNTERED ON A DAILY BASIS IN OR OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

ANTS

ANTS PEST CONTROL IN CAPE TOWN – There are several types of ant species. Ants can be a nuisance as well as a health threat. Worker ants foraging for food and water become a concern when they infest food or other items in the home. Certain ant species prefer some types of foods and overtime may even change their preferences. Mating flights often occur on a warm day after a rain. Most colonies are started by these newly mated winged female reproductive, now called the queen ant. After finding a suitable nesting site the queen ant loses her wings and begins laying eggs. Below we have listed the types of ants and their characteristics commonly found in and domestic premises.

ODOROUS HOUSE ANT – Their nodes of waist is very flat, barely noticeable and hidden by the gaster. Gaster Tip no circular opening. Grows in length of 2.4-3.25mm. Has a rotten coconut like or banana like odour when crushed. Color Brown to black.

ARGENTINA ANT – Has one node on the waist. Gaster tip no circular opening. Grows in length of 2.2-3.8mm and the Queen between 4-6mm in length. They have a banana like odour with an additional faint musty smell when crushed. Color light to dark brown.

HARVESTER ANT – Relatively large n size from 5-8mm in length. Vary in color from red to dark brown. They have a brush of long hair on the underside on the head. Occasional invader and this ant has the worst sting of any ant but usually stings when disturbed.

CARPENTER ANT – They have one node on waist. Gaster tip has a circular opening. They grow in lengths of between 6-12mm. Their thorax is evenly rounded. They tend to look black, black and red or golden.

CRAZY ANT – This ant has one node on his waist. Gaster tip has circular opening. Grows in length of between 2.2-3mm. Shape of their thorax is uneven. Their usually dark in color. They are fast moving with antennae segment long and usually as long as their heads.

LITTLE BLACK ANT – This ant has two nodes on their waste. Gaster tip sting. They grow in size of about 1/16 inches. 12 segmented antennae with a three-segmented club. Their black in color.

PHAROAH ANT – They have two nodes on their waist. Gaster tip sting. Fully grown size is 1/16 inches. Also has 12 segmented antennae with a three-segmented club. Their color varies from yellow to orange with the abdomen darkened.

BLACK IMPORTED FIRE ANT – It has two nodes on the waist. Gaster tip sting. Size in length of between 3-6mm. Queen ants grow up to 9mm and lose their wings after mating. They have 10 segmented antennae with a two-segmented club. Their color is reddish brown to dark brown.

PAVEMENT ANT – They have 2 nodes on their waist. Gaster tip sting. Grows in length of between 3-4mm. Shape of thorax has a small pair of spines on the propodeum, narrow, parallel furrows in the head and thorax. Their color varies between brown and black.

COCKROACHES

COCKROACHES PEST CONTROL IN CAPE TOWN – Cockroaches are among the most common insects found inside buildings. There are 4 common domestic cockroaches mostly encountered. Below we have listed their characteristics to make it easier for you to identify with what type of cockroach you are dealing with.

GERMAN COCKROACH (Blattella Garmanica) – 14mm in length. Light brown with two dark stripes on the pronotum. Lays 37 eggs per egg case. The female carries the egg case up until 24 hours before hatching then drops it in a secluded place. Eggs to adult takes 55-68 days.

BROWNBANDED COCKROACH (Supella Longipalpa) – 14mm in length. Tan Golden with faint V shaped lighter bands on wings. Lays 16 eggs per egg case. Egg case gets glued under surface of objects, shelves, furniture in crevices. Eggs to adult takes 95-276 days.

ORIENTAL COCKROACH (Blatta Orientalis) – 32mm in length. Dark red-brown-black. Lays 14 eggs per egg casing. Egg case deposited in debris or food in sheltered places. Eggs to adult takes 300-800 days.

AMERICAN COCKROACHES (Periplaneta Americana) – 38mm in length. A very large cockroach, reddish brown throughout with a pale band on the edge of the pronotum. Lays 14 eggs per egg casing. Deposits egg case in a sheltered environment after 6 days. Eggs to adult takes 285-616 days.

FLEAS

FLEAS PEST CONTROL IN CAPE TOWN – The most common species in buildings is the cat flea. This flea feeds on cats, dogs and humans as well as rodents, chickens, squirrels and other animals. The dog flea and the human flea are less commonly encountered. Female fleas can lay up to 25 eggs a day for up to 2 weeks. The eggs hatch within 2-12 days. Eggs cannot hatch if the temperature is above 35 degrees Celsius. The eggs get laid either on the host or the hosts bed or where they nest. Adults can live for up to 2 months without a meal and when fed can live for up to 8 months.

BED BUGS

BED BUGS PEST CONTROL IN CAPE TOWN – There are several species of bed bugs and all of which are parasites of warm blooded animals. Bed bugs is our most common species encountered nowadays with the humans being their host. You also get the Bat Bugs and the Bird Bugs who prefer to feed on bats, birds or other wild animals but will feed on humans if the opportunity arise and their current host is no longer available. Bed Bugs grow to be about 6.4mm in length, reddish brown, with oval flattened bodies. They prefer to hide in cracks and crevices during the daytime and come to feed on their hosts blood at night. This usually occurs while the host is sleeping.

RODENTS

RODENTS PEST CONTROL IN CAPE TOWN – Certain rodents have spread throughout all continents as a result of global trade and movement of goods. Below we will identify the characteristics of three key species which are the most significant pests in South Africa today.

NORWAY RAT (Rattis Norvegicus) – Appearance is large and robust. Weighs up to 500g. Has a stub nose, small ears, small eyes, short scruffy coat, back brown, stomach grey to white and has a relatively short tail. Eats everything including meat and drinks water or eats foods with high water content. Not very agile but climbs if necessary. Swims very well. Territory is very large and goes up to 100 meters. Sexually mature in 2-3 months and has 8-12 offspring per litter with up to 7 litters per year. Life expectancy between 9-12 months.

BLACK RAT OR ROOF RAT (Rattus Rattus) – Appearance is smaller, thinner and weighs up to 200g. Other features include a pointy nose, large eyes, large ears, relatively long tail, smoother coat then the Norway Rat and color from grey to black. Eats mostly vegetable foods and can go a long time without water. Very agile and flexible, climbs well and can swim but avoids water. Territory stretches from between 15-30 meters. Sexually mature in 2-3 months and has 6-10 offspring per litter and can have up to 6 litters per year. Life expectancy between 9-12 months.

HOUSE MOUSE (Mus Musculus) – Appearance is small and thin. Weighs up to 15g with a pointy nose, large ears, small eyes and longer tail. Prefers grain and generally only draws water from food sources. Very agile and a good climber and can swim. Territory stretches from 3-6 meters. Highly territorial. Sexually mature in 1.5 Months, has 5-6 offspring per litter and produces up to 8 litters per year with a life expectancy between 9-12 months.

MOSQUITOES

MOSQUITOES PEST CONTROL IN CAPE TOWN – In South Africa it is mainly the eastern parts (Mphumalanga and Northern Kwa Zulu Natal) that have a serious problem with Mosquitoes especially those who transmit the dreaded disease Malaria. Below we will discuss the characteristics of the three most prevalent mosquitoes in South Africa.

MALARIA MOSQUITOES (Anopheles) – Wings are speckled with dark and pale colored scales. No scales on abdomen. Medium to large in size. Eggs laid horizontal on surfaces. Pupae floating underneath surface of water with trumpets showing upwards. When resting their abdomen is held at a high angle from the surface. They tend to breed in bodies of fresh water. They include several species such as the common malaria mosquito that can transmit the disease to humans.

COMMON HOUSE MOSQUITO (Culex) – Blunt tipped abdomen and usually lack distinctive markings on the body or wings. Abdomen covered in scales. Size varies. Eggs are laid in masses vertically and glued to one another and they float on the surface of water. Resting stance are parallel to the surface. They tend to breed in quiet standing waters. This mosquito cannot transmit malaria. They are weak fliers and tend to live for only a few weeks during the summer months.

YELLOW FEVER MOSQUITO (Aedes) – Pointed abdomen and well separated eyes. Distinctively marked by patches of dark and light scales. General appearance of black with silver markings. Size from medium to large. Eggs laid in humid areas near water. Pupae floating underneath surface of water with trumpets showing upwards. Resting stance is parallel to the surface. These are also called flood water mosquitoes because flooding is important for their eggs to hatch. They are strong fliers and can travel up to 121km from their breeding sites.

FLIES

FLIES PEST CONTROL IN CAPE TOWN – There are many species of flies, but most of these flies are rarely encountered by man and are of little concern. Below we will be discussing the characteristics of the domestic flies which have evolved to live in close association with man. These flies are found around or within structures and can transmit diseases. Below is listed five domestic flies mostly found around homes, restaurants, schools, hospitals and manufacturing establishments.

HOUSE FLY – 6-8mm in length. It has a grey thorax with 4 longitudinal dark stripes on basal half of abdomen. Their habitat is all types of waste and pet faeces. They live 1-7 weeks.

FLESH FLY – 2-3times larger than house flies app 9-18mm in length. They have black and gray chequered pattern on thorax. Their habitat is animal carcasses, waste, manure & garbage. Their life cycle is between 2-4 weeks.

FRUIT FLY – Relatively small flies of about 3mm. Their eyes are sometimes red with yellowish-brown bodies. Their habitat is decaying fruits and vegetables, bottoms of uncleaned garbage cans. Their life cycle is between 1-2 weeks.

BLOW FLY – Size between 7-16mm in length. It has a metallic, blue, green or black thorax. Their habitat is animal carcasses, waste, manure & garbage. They live in between 2-4 Weeks.

DRAIN FLY – Length between 1.5-7mm. Their body and wings are covered with hair with their wing veins parallel. Their habitat is decaying vegetables and animal matter in uncleaned drains. Their life cycle is between 2-3 weeks.

BIRDS

BIRD CONTROL IN CAPE TOWN – Birds can be very destructive to agricultural crops as well as to monuments and buildings. The most common pest birds are the Pigeon, Sparrow, Starlings, Sea Gulls and the Idian Mynah. Below we have listed the common pest birds and their characteristics.

PIGEONS – The pigeon (rock dove) is found in various sizes and body forms but generally are between 15-25cm in length with varied coloured patterns. Their nests is constructed of grass and twigs. They generally prefer to roost and live along roof tops, on ledges and beneath bridges. They are social birds and by that means they live in flocks. They prefer flat or smooth surfaces for them to feed or rest on. They prefer feeding on rooftops or open grounds.

SPARROWS – They sparrow is a small greyish bird of between 7.6 – 10cm’s in length and greyish in colour. The house sparrow is adaptable, filthy and destructive. Roost on ornamental work and gables of houses as well as cornices, crevices, ledges and vines which cover the walls of buildings. Nesting and loafing sites become defiled with droppings and debris. Nests are very sloppy and loosely constructed. They will nest in any protected area they can anchor their nesting materials in.

STARLINGS – This is a compact short bird between 10-18cm in length. Head and throat are glossy metallic blue changing to metallic greenish blue over the back, wings and belly. Very common and scrounging around picnic spots especially. Nests are build in natural cavities like tree holes and old hollow metal fence posts.

SEA GULLS – There are about fifty species of gulls. Normally you get them all along the coasts. Although their natural habitat is along coasts or eating from sea beds they adapted to human conditions and are now found in some places more in land and closer to harbors. They will fly up to 60km from their roosting sites to seek feeding areas.

INDIAN MYNAH’S – This bird is easily recognized by its yellow beak and mask with white patches on the wings and the white tipped rounded tail. This bird is easily recognized by the bare yellow skin around his eyes and by its yellow bill and legs. These birds are commonly seen foraging in mown grass areas for invertebrates. It is aggressive towards other birds particularly when breeding. It will feed on anything edible generally to the exclusion of other birds. They might be found in a large hole in a tree or building where they will nest.

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