Pest Control: Is it the Landlords Responsibility or Tenant

Whether pest control is the responsibility of the tenant or landlord, it appears to be a grey area across the world. To avoid future conflict with the landlord, the tenant should thoroughly inspect the property before and soon after moving in. Ants, bees, wasps, birds, cockroaches, fleas, spiders, mice and rats, amongst others, are the […]

First Rains Bring Ants, Mosquitoes And Bugs Out Of Diapause

The first summer rains in Gauteng bring the reappearance of ants after their underground winter diapause. The long-awaited rain after the winter season is a signal for ants to become active and for millions of eggs to hatch. Ant colonies, also known as ant farms, do their preparations during the Gauteng dry winter months. Spring […]

Recognising an Ant Infestation in the Home or Office

With the advent of spring each year, ants begin to appear from nowhere. This ends the ant respite from the cold winter months. And as the weather begins to warm so does the appearance of these sometimes very irritating little creatures. A simple ant spray, that you can buy at your local supermarket can have […]

Signs That You Have Rats In Your House

Winter is here and rats typically move from outside nests into shelters to borrow and in warmer places. These warmer places often include the Attic of your house, basement wine cellar or behind your kitchen appliances. Here are a few signs that you may have rats in your house. Rats often burrow outside in soil […]

Rats

Controlling rats and rodents is extremely important to prevent a number of serious illnesses, which rats are known to spread. The Center for Disease Control has noted numerous diseases linked to rodents. Rodents can be extremely determined and if they are able to get into your property, they may spread such diseases, cause damage around […]

Cockroaches

The most effective way of exercising cockroach control is to Cockroaches are infamous for being unhygienic and spreading disease. They are linked to other health risks too. Being exposed to cockroaches could put you at risk of Salmonella, Dysentery & Gastro-enteritis. Cockroach droppings can lead to an increase in eczema asthma and have also been […]

Pigeons

How to get rid of pigeons and other birds Pest birds can be a real problem for any business. Not only do they cause a mess, but they can also be a health hazard, and a little frightening. Pigeons are normally the worst culprits, especially in towns and cities. Bird removal in these cases is […]

Ants

Signs of Ant Infestation Live ants – If you’re seeing large numbers of live ants in your home or workplace then you may well have an ant problem. If you find them in your kitchen or in areas where you prepare food, then you need to do something about it fast. Ant pathways – Pathways […]

Termite

Tips for Termite Control Did You Know: Termites are able to gain access to your home through the soil and foundations? Termites are also able to get through crevices and concrete foundations. Pest Works employ numerous techniques to assist in protecting your property or home against termites. Our service includes: Monitoring and evaluation involves using […]

How to Tell the Difference Between Ants and Termites

In the spring, carpenter ants and termites both swarm in order to mate and reproduce. At first glance, the two may seem to be identical, but a closer look will reveal significant differences. How do you tell the difference between an ant and a termite? The termite has no “waist,” rather its body is more rectangular without […]

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