Crawling Insects

Cockroach Pest Control

Cockroaches

It is a myth that your house or business sanitation is lacking when cockroaches invade. True, they are more commonly found in areas where sanitation is coming up short, but this is not the only reason for these creatures invading your home or office. They live near waste and move freely from waste to food, contaminating everything in their way – causing an unpleasant odour and often allergies such as asthma, wheezing and skin rashes. You can have a near-sterile kitchen and still find them running in dark nooks and crannies out of reach.

An average cockroach female lays 40 eggs per time, carrying them in a sack at the back of her body. When you see 2 or 3 roaches, take note that they have the potential to become 120 roaches within 14 days…

There are various species of cockroaches, each one preferring a different area. When Shavron makes an inspection, we’ll quickly determine the specie and the control needed.

Fleas

The most common species in buildings is the cat flea, feeding on cats, dogs, humans as well as rodents, chickens, squirrels and other animals. Eggs hatch in two days and within two weeks develop into larvae found indoors in floor cracks & crevices, along baseboards, under rug edges and in furniture or beds.

Outdoor development occurs in sandy gravel soils (moist sand boxes, dirt crawlspace under the house, under shrubs, etc.) where your pet may rest or sleep. Sand and gravel are very suitable for larval development which is the reason fleas are erroneously called “sand fleas.”

In just 30 days, 10 female fleas under ideal conditions can multiply to over a quarter million different life stages. One flea means many fleas, and quite often flea powder and commercial treatment is simply not effective enough. Shavron Pest Control will personally make sure that your pets, children and home become flea safe.

Cockroach Pest Control
Cockroach Pest Control

Fleas

The most common species in buildings is the cat flea, feeding on cats, dogs, humans as well as rodents, chickens, squirrels and other animals. Eggs hatch in two days and within two weeks develop into larvae found indoors in floor cracks & crevices, along baseboards, under rug edges and in furniture or beds.

Outdoor development occurs in sandy gravel soils (moist sand boxes, dirt crawlspace under the house, under shrubs, etc.) where your pet may rest or sleep. Sand and gravel are very suitable for larval development which is the reason fleas are erroneously called “sand fleas.”

In just 30 days, 10 female fleas under ideal conditions can multiply to over a quarter million different life stages. One flea means many fleas, and quite often flea powder and commercial treatment is simply not effective enough. Shavron Pest Control will personally make sure that your pets, children and home become flea safe.

Cockroach Pest Control

Ticks

Although ticks are commonly thought of as insects, they are actually arachnids like scorpions, spiders and mites. Ticks feed exclusively on the blood of vertebrates.

They are often found in tall grass where they will wait to attach to a passing host. A tick will attach itself to its host by inserting its cutting mandibles and hypostome (feeding tube – like a straw) into the skin.

Ticks are vectors of a number of diseases, including Lyme disease, Q fever, tick fever as well as a range of live stock diseases that can have dire effects on the farming industry should it go undetected. If you or your family or staff live or walk near tall grass fields or thick vegetation, for your peace of mind – give us a call to ensure a tick free environment.

Bedbugs

We call them bed bugs because they usually come out at night when we sleep to feed. These little creatures’ measures an average of 5-6mm long, are reddish brown with oval flattened bodies. How do you know you have bedbugs? The first sign will be the welts and irritation caused by bites. Another sign will be faecal smears on your bedding as well as blood spots on the pillow, linen or mattress. If your mattress is home to a whole colony of bed bugs you will experience a distinctive unpleasant odour near your bedding.

Bedbugs are elusive and usually nocturnal, which can make them hard to spot. Bedbugs often lodge unnoticed in dark crevices, and eggs can be nestled in fabric seams.

In the 19th century in Britain, basket-work panels were put around beds and shaken out in the morning. Scattering leaves of plants with microscopic hooked hairs around a bed at night, then sweeping them up in the morning and burning them, was a technique reportedly used in the Balkans.

Shavron Pest Control offers you meticulous inspections and a more modern, easy and quick solution to this problem! Call us if you suspect an infestation and we’ll gladly assist.

Cockroach Pest Control
Cockroach Pest Control

Bedbugs

We call them bed bugs because they usually come out at night when we sleep to feed. These little creatures’ measures an average of 5-6mm long, are reddish brown with oval flattened bodies. How do you know you have bedbugs? The first sign will be the welts and irritation caused by bites. Another sign will be faecal smears on your bedding as well as blood spots on the pillow, linen or mattress. If your mattress is home to a whole colony of bed bugs you will experience a distinctive unpleasant odour near your bedding.

Bedbugs are elusive and usually nocturnal, which can make them hard to spot. Bedbugs often lodge unnoticed in dark crevices, and eggs can be nestled in fabric seams.

In the 19th century in Britain, basket-work panels were put around beds and shaken out in the morning. Scattering leaves of plants with microscopic hooked hairs around a bed at night, then sweeping them up in the morning and burning them, was a technique reportedly used in the Balkans.

Shavron Pest Control offers you meticulous inspections and a more modern, easy and quick solution to this problem! Call us if you suspect an infestation and we’ll gladly assist.

Cockroach Pest Control

Ants

Did you know that ants are used to help harvest Rooibos? The plant disperses its seeds widely, making manual collection difficult. Black ants collect and store these and other seeds in their nest, where humans can gather them en masse. Up to half a pound (200 g) of seeds can be collected from one ant-heap (Wikipidia).

While we are extremely grateful for ants helping out our Rooibos farmers, ants can become a huge problem in the home or office. Ants can be a nuisance as well as a health threat. There are ants that sting – endangering young children and those that carry disease-causing organisms, creating problems for hospitals and healthcare facilities.

The common problem most of us struggle with is that ants work in colonies and depending on the need for food, will go anywhere and stop at nothing to get food. One knows that food lying out and about is an open invitation, but once an infestation has reached a certain level, you will spot them inside your cupboards and jars, making it unsafe for you to use commercial poisons and toxins. Call us if your ant problem gets out of control, we’ll assess and eradicate in no time.

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