TYPE PESTS SERVICES
There are many types of pests we cover in and around Cape Town. The below mentioned list is but a few and the most commonly requested pest control services our pest control division deals with on a day to day basis. If your pest is not listed below still give us a call to find out if we can help you with your pest problem in your home or business.
There are several types of ant species in Cape Town and the surrounding areas. Ants can be a nuisance as well as a health risk. Worker ants foraging for food and water become a concern when they infest food or other items in the home. Installing ants traps or laying down ant poison on low infestation might work in some instances but not always if not done by a professional ant killer exterminator. Certain ant species prefer some types of foods and overtime may even change their preferences.
Mating flights often occur on a warm day after rain. Most ant 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. Want to get rid of ants? Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced ant control specialists.
Cockroaches carry around with them all sorts of bacteria and viruses harmful to human health. They need shelter, water and food to survive and one of the first steps in pest control is to advise the client on preventative measures to be implemented in order to avoid future cockroaches from returning thus having better cockroach control. If cockroaches are kept in check there is no need to get out a cockroach fumigation service. Need to know how to kill cockroaches? Give us a call today to find out how we can help you get rid of your cockroach infestation.
The most common species of fleas inside and outside 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 in Cape Town.
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. Once a infestation has started it is not easy getting rid of fleas.
Need to know how to get rid of fleas inside your home or businesses? Give us a call to find out more.
You also get the Bat Bugs and the Bird Bugs who prefer to feed on bats, birds or other wild animals but will also 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.
Certain rodents have spread throughout all continents as a result of global trade and the movement of goods. Rodents carry all sorts of diseases with them which can cause serious health problems to humans and some animals. Rodents are responsible for up to 20% of the worlds food supply loss. Rats or mice pose a health risk to the little ones, you, your family and your pets if not exterminated in time.
If you see a rat or a mouse, call our expert Rodent exterminators. Our professionals will advise you on preventative matters and solutions to exclude rats or mice from ever entering your home or business again.
In South Africa it is mainly the eastern parts that have a serious problem with Mosquitoes especially those who transmit the dreaded disease called Malaria.
There are three common types of mosquitoes named the Malaria Mosquito, Yellow Fever Mosquito and the Common House Mosquito. Cape Town Mosquito Pest Control use only the best mosquito control solutions on the market today. Contact our offices to get the best help exterminators for your mosquito infestation.
There are many species of flies, but most of these flies are rarely encountered by man and are of little concern. The types of flies commonly found in Cape Town is the House Fly, Flesh Fly, Fruit Fly, Blow Fly and the Drain Fly that can harm the health of your friends and your loved ones. Get the fly control exterminators out today. Cape Town Pest Control Specialists specializes in the field of getting rid of your flies infestation.
Birds can be very destructive to agricultural crops as well as to monuments and buildings. Cape Town Bird Control specializes in the field of removing the nuisance pests from inside your roofs in buildings and excluding them from ever entering again or even being close to your buildings again.
The common birds in Cape Town is the Pigeon, Sparrows, Starlings, Seagulls & the Indian Mynah’s. Make the right choice and use the right pest control bird specialist to get satisfying results to your nuisance bird pests problem.
Bird louse are found on birds like pigeons, starlings, sparrows etc. They are very small and grows up to 1mm in length. With the Cape Town hot summer weather conditions the city itself attracts all kinds of birds. Bird louse start their divert their attention to humans if their own host is no longer around. They can be found in roof ceilings, cracks, crevices or even bedding.
If you had a bird infestation problem around your home or business the bird louse are most likely on its way to find you, your family, friends, colleagues or anyone else closest to use as a host to feed on. Preventing birds from ever nesting around your property is the first step in taking control over your bird louse issue. Bird louse, if left without a host, can live up to 3 weeks and then die.
Ticks grow between 3 to 5mm in length when fully grown. Ticks are arachnids and closely related to spiders. Ticks do not jump or fly. They camp on the blades of grass waiting for their host like a animal or human to stroll by and use their front set of legs to grab hold of their host. Once they found their host they will look for a thin layer of skin where a blood vessel is located and start feeding.
Ticks can spread numerous types of diseases from host to host and some of the diseases they spread are deadly. Some ticks can stay for as long as 2 to 3 days on its host feeding on one spot. Their larvae is so small that it is possible to be spotted with the naked eye and you will never even know that these little critters are on your body. Ticks brought in homes or businesses usually come from their hosts like rats, mice, cats, dogs or any other kinds of animals if not brought in by a human. Pay close attention to possible tick infestations and follow the correct procedures getting rid of them or to avoid having these guys ever entering your home or business in the first place.
Beetles are found anywhere in and around your home or business. They come in different forms, sizes and colors. We will be discussing a common type of beetle named the wood borer beetle or woodworm in their larvae form. The wood borer beetle can be a very destructive insect that feeds on wood which in fact can become costly in repairing or even replacing.
The most common species of wood boring beetles in Cape Town is the common furniture beetle, powder post beetle & long horn beetles. Now you might buy wood and use it within your homes structure, like the roof, or you are buying wooden furniture. Eggs of wood borer beetles could have been present at the time that you bought the wood or furniture. Without you knowing the wood borer beetle will start eating away on your investment.
If it was a roof your life would be in danger because of the roof that might eventually fold and crash on you and your loved ones. If it is expensive furniture you bought that the money spend would have been a wasted because now you need to buy other furniture and more. There are many examples one can make of which the wood borer beetle can affect your life and those loved ones or even colleagues around you.
Spiders Spiders are the scariest if not the scariest arachnids around. Let’s discuss some of the common species of spiders we encounter in Cape Town and surrounding suburbs.
House Sac Spider
They are yellowish with the head black and a dark line running down its abdominal. They grow between 4.5 to 6.5mm in adult length. The House Sac Spider can be found on top of curtains, inside your clothes, in cupboards, between bedding, in storerooms in dark areas. Its venom is cytotoxic. When bitten by the House Sac Spider you can expect redness on the bitten area, swelling and a burning sensation.
Black or Brown Widow Spider
They are black or dark brown in color with an hour glass on its abdomen. They can grow up to 38mm in adult length. These spiders can be found in cluttered spaces, garages, dark rooms, behind boxes, in small holes and more. Their venom is latrotoxins. When bitten the venom hijacks the nervous system of its victims which in fact makes the Black or Brown Widow spider on of the most dangerous spiders around
The Sand Spider also known as the crab spider is covered in tiny bits of hair which holds back sand like magnets picking up small pieces of steel. Holding onto the sand particles is also a way for them to camouflage themselves so that they blend in within their surroundings. Now there’s many species of the Sand Spiders. Some of them look reddish brown to yellow in color. They grow up to 65mm in adult length. These hairy spiders are mostly found where sand is, like in a dessert or on beaches. Their poison is cytotoxic. Once bitten by these spiders the wound tissue and skin will pose massive local tissue destruction.
Other spiders of interest within the Cape region and surroundings would be the Violin Spider and the Baboon Spider. If you encounter a spider be cautious especially if you are not knowledgeable of its characteristics.
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