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Termites can do extensive damage to the interior and exterior of your home. There are 3 major types of termites found in South Africa. We took a closer look at the difference between these types and where they occur in South Africa. #Termites #InsectsOfSouthAfrica #ServiceMasterSA #Pests #PestControl #SouthAfrica
#DidYouKnow Outside in warm temperatures? If so, when you look down you'll probably spy an ant or two or ten scurrying along. (It's not uncommon to see ants when indoors, either.) The renowned biologists Bert Hölldobler and E. O. Wilson estimated in their Pulitzer Prize-winning 1990 book, "The Ants" (Belknap Press), that approximately 10 quadrillion ants live on the planet at any given moment. That's about 1.4 million ants per human, based on a world population of 7.3 billion people.
Even though we are in the business of insect control and termination, we do still believe in treating all creatures with kindness and respect. If you follow a few basic prevention methods, sometimes a pest infestation can be curbed before it becomes an issue, especially in your garden CLICK BELOW to read more about which environmentally friendly methods you can use to prevent insects in your garden becoming a pest. #BeKind #PestPrevention #Kindness #ServiceMasterSA #Pests #PestControl
Sometimes you have to keep your humour intact to get through horrible situations...here’s an ant meme having a stab at the horrific pandemic the world is facing. We hope it makes you smile. #Ants #Memes #InsectMemes #LOL #Corona #ServiceMasterSA #Pests #PestControl #SouthAfrica
MORE FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT TERMITES Termites, also known as white ants, are fascinating creatures. While termites and ants are sometimes mistaken for each other, they belong to entirely different insect groups. We delighted you with fascinating facts about Termites last year. There is so much more to Termites and thought you’d enjoy these facts about them as well. CLICK BELOW to find out more! #WhiteAnts #Termites #InsectFacts #CoolFacts #ServiceMasterSA #Pests #PestControl #SouthAfrica
At this time of year on a warm evening it’s not unusual to hear the loud chirping of crickets in the garden. Crickets are usually nocturnal which explains why we hear them at dusk and at night. Only male crickets chirp and do so to attract a female mate. Source: #Crickets #SoundsOfSummer #ServiceMasterSA #Pests #PestControl #SouthAfrica #MicrobialFogging
NEWSFLASH: PET OWNERS ADVISED TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR RED LOCUSTS The red locust (Nomadacris septemfasciata) is a large grasshopper species found in sub-Saharan Africa. Its name refers to the colour of its hind wings. It is sometimes called the criquet nomade in French, due to its nomadic movements in the dry season. PLEASE BE AWARE that these locusts are highly toxic due to the cardiac (heart) poisons that they ingest from their diet.
If Igor Verny’s dragonflies and birds have difficulty taking flight, they may need a few squirts of WD-40 to get their metallic wings flapping. The Russian artist (previously) assembles steampunk-inspired sculptures that are fully articulated and can be shaped into realistic poses of daily activities. Merging the organic and industrial, each polished insect and animal is formed with scrap metal and other discarded objects.
Many businesses have lost a lot of trading hours this year due to different levels of restrictions during COVID-19. Some businesses will still be closing over the December holidays. Pests, such as flies, ants, rodents & cockroaches will be running havoc during this time, due to less office traffic. This might lead to you having to face a pest invasion when you reopen for business in January. We had a look at which pest prevention measures you can take to help curb this from happening.
We recently received a very interesting picture from a client from Howick. It turns out it is a Red Headed Cockroach. This particular specimen is a female. The males are also black with red heads, but are narrower, have wings, and they can fly. They are a naturally occurring ("wild") species of cockroach. As with all insects, there will be fluctuations in population numbers from year to year. Many factors will affect this: difference in rainfall and temperature, food sources, and so on.
For most of us cockroaches make our skin crawl, but they are extraordinary insects with abilities that some might see as close to having super powers! Have a look at these amazing facts about cockroaches. It might not make you like them more, but at least see them in a new light and even make you pause a bit next time before you call your favourite pest control specialist, Service Master. #Cockroaches #PestPrevention #CockroachControl #ServiceMasterSA #Pests #PestControl #SouthAfrica
With summer approaching and days getting warmer, cockroaches start flourishing. Service Master’s cockroach control solutions include Gel Bait Treatment, Dusting Powder, Residual Spray and Thermal Fogging. Using our services means that your cockroach control needs are adhered to completely and your location is cleaner than ever before. #Cockroaches #PestPrevention #CockroachControl #ServiceMasterSA #Pests #PestControl #SouthAfrica
When it gets hotter ants and termites tend to pop out everywhere. The common ant might be irritating, but cannot cause any destruction to your property like termites or woodborers do. The damage termites cause can devalue a home by up to 25%! Therefore, as soon as these are detected action must be taken. Here are a few telling signs to look out for when inspecting your home for evidence of termite or wood borer infestations. #ServiceMasterSA #Pests #PestControl #SouthAfrica
#DidYouKnow The use of insects as live jewelry has existed for many centuries, with the Egyptians believed to have been the first to have worn insects as jewelry. In 2006 fashion designer Jared Gold popularized the "roach brooch" . Gold's cockroaches were hand-decorated with Austrian Swarovski crystals, accessorized with a leash set and were sold as "ready to wear" jewelry. #ServiceMasterSA #Pests #PestControl #SouthAfrica
Termite extermination is one of our most requested services at all of our branches. They can not only cause damage to your wooden skirtings, floors and furniture, but also in all structural elements of your home and can even cause your roof to collapse! On a lighter note though, they ARE incredibly fascinating creatures. Click below to read an article about interesting facts about termites that you might not know about! #Termites #InsectFacts #ServiceMasterSA #Pests #PestControl #SouthAfrica
Check out the black ants enjoying Service Master's ant gel bait. Literally 10 minutes after application they find it and devour it, a sugary food source that they take back to their nests. It takes time and patience as it needs a couple of applications to be fully effective, but we really do have amazing results with it.