Pest Control

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Pest Control Services

Flying & Crawling Pests

General & residual pest spray treatment to eradicate or prevent flies, mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, lice, mites, crickets, moths, spiders, textile pests (found in textiles of animal origin) and more.

Rodents (Mice & Rats)

Humane baiting, catching & releasing of rodents as well as multi-feed baits, traps and external bait stations to ensure rodent problems are eliminated and kept under control.

Wood Destroying Organism (WDO)

Safe & professional Methyl Bromide Gas Fumigation or “flooding treatment” for eradication and control of termites, borer beetles (woodworms) and other wood destroying organisms (WDO).

Cockroaches

Child & pet friendly non-toxic cockroach gel treatment which is highly targeted at crevices where cockroaches hide. Cockroaches are well known for spreading disease and are associated with various other health risks. Read more

Ant Control

Professional ant bait treatment which will eliminate and prevent the spreading of ants, especially if applied at the beginning stages of an infestation. Cape Town’s warm climate makes it perfect for ants to thrive in.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are nocturnal parasitic bugs that feed on blood from warm-blooded mammals and they’re commonly found in headboards, mattresses, carpets, skirting boards, etc. We eradicate these invasions with the use of a professional bed bug spray treatment.

Price List

PEST CONTROL PRICE LIST 2021

TREATMENT BACHELOR FLAT/2-BEDROOM SMALL HOUSE/3-BEDROOM LARGE HOUSE/4-BEDROOM
1. Cockroach Gel Treatment R1 180 R1 440 R1 625
2. Ant Bait Treatment R1 180 R1 350 R1 580
3. Flea & Crawling Pest Spray Treatment R1 180 R1 350 R1 580
4. Bedbug Spray Treatment R1 180 R1 440 R1 625
5.Rodent Bait Treatment (Domestic) R1 180 R1 350 R1 580

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

15% Discount on two or more domestic treatments.

2-Month guarantee offered on treatments (on condition that the client adheres to the pest control recommendations on their Treatment Report).

This pricelist is a guideline for light to moderate infestations only. Severe infestations will be charged for accordingly.

Our Pest Controllers are Inspectors are qualified (with a P-number); HACCP compliant; and registered with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF); and Bugs and Sparks is a member of the South African Pest Control Association (SAPCA).

WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISMS’ (WDO) PRICELIST 2021

TREATMENT PRICE MINIMUM PRICE
1. Floor Flooding R85m² (square meter) Min. price R3 400
2. Methyl Bromide Gas Fumigation R65m³ (cubic meter) Min. price R5 700
3. Wendy House – Flooding R4 250 - Small Wendy House R5 625 – Medium to Large Wendy House
4. Furniture for export Min. price R4 500
5. Flooding ad hoc timber items (NOT for export) Min. price R3 400
6. Methyl Bromide Gas Fumigation ad hoc items (NOT for export) Min. price R3 740
Our qualified pest control officers and inspectors are HACCP compliant and registered with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries (DAFF).
Two-month guarantee on all general treatments.
Bugs & Sparks is a proud member of the South African Pest Control Association (SAPCA).

DIY Pest Prevention & Control

FLY CONTROL: 

A fly infestation could pose a serious health risk as flies are known to spread a range of diseases, like Salmonella and E.coli.
If you want to prevent flies, there are some practical steps you can take to deter them. We recommended using fly control solutions indoors AND outdoors to cover all potential problem site areas and ensure effective fly control.

Fly Control Tips:
– Keep all surfaces clear of food debris and liquid spillages.
– Do not leave food uncovered.
– Ensure dustbins /compost bins have sealed lids.
– Clean up after pets (their faeces are the perfect breeding place for flies)
– Cover rainwater tanks with a fitted lid.
– Clean up dead flies which provide a tasty snack for other insects.
– Fit fly screens to windows especially around kitchen and waste areas.
– Ensure drains are kept clean and free of debris.

F A C T:
Common house flies are attracted to decaying organic waste such as faeces and rotting meat, whereas fruit flies will look for sugary substances and feed more commonly on overripe fruit, spilled soft drinks and alcohol.

ANT CONTROL:

As the majority of ant species prefer sunny climates, our environment is perfect for ants to thrive in. There is no single treatment application that controls all ants and most species will never even cross your path. When an area is cleared of activity, it is re-infested by ant colonies from the surrounding environment- often described as a ‘vacuum effect’. Most ants only come into your home to look for food and they are attracted to anything that’s sweet and sticky.

Ant Control Tips:
– Track down ants access points and seal off all entry points.
– Keep all surfaces clear of food debris and liquid spillages.
– Do not leave food uncovered!
– Ensure dustbins /compost bins have sealed lids.
– Clear away pets food when not eaten straight away.
– Ensure drains are kept clean and free of debris.

F A C T:
Once an ant has discovered a food source it leaves a pheromone trail- this chemical helps other ants from the colony find the food too.
Some birds spread their wings on an ant’s nest to get ants in their feathers. It is thought that this is because the ants squirt formic acid that gets rid of bird parasites.

MOSQUITO CONTROL: 

Mosquitoes are synonymous with the summer season, but that doesn’t mean we like it! Mosquito bites are not normally painful, but the itchiness that follows can cause some discomfort. Mosquitoes will normally bite you at dawn or dusk- that’s when their internal clocks tell them that it’s feeding time.

Mozzie Control Tips:
– Keep windows & doors closed after dark.
– Fit insects screens to windows.
– Don’t leave standing water (breeding ground for mosquitoes)
– If you have a garden pond, add some goldfish as they will eat mosquito larvae.
– Cover rainwater tanks to prevent mosquito larvae in the water.
– Try natural repellents such as citronella, neem oil, peppermint oil, lemon eucalyptus oil, witch hazel, garlic, lavender and vanilla extract.
– Avoid bright colours or strong scents as these attract insects.
– Reduce exposed skin before dawn or after dusk.
– Avoid areas with slow moving or stagnant water.

F A C T:
Mozzies seem to be attracted to bright colours and are found close to still-standing water, where their larvae feed and develop. They can develop from eggs to adults in just six to ten days.

COCKROACH CONTROL:

Cockroaches are infamous for spreading disease and are associated with various other health risks. The main cockroaches found in Cape Town are the American, German & Oriental Cockroaches. A swift response after the first sighting is essential to control cockroaches in your home.

Cockroach Control Tips:
– Keep all surfaces clear of clear food debris and liquid spillages.
– Do not leave food open/uncovered!
– Do not leave liquids in sinks or buckets.
– Empty the rubbish on a daily basis.
– Ensure dustbins /compost bins have sealed lids.
– Remove pet food, drink and litter trays before nightfall.
– Rinse food & drink canisters before putting in recycle bins.
– Ensure drains are kept clean and free of debris as this is where cockroaches breed.
– Ventilate crawl spaces to prevent moisture build-up.
– Run water periodically in spare bathrooms to keep u-traps filled.
– Seal entry points to deny access to cockroaches.

F A C T:
Cockroaches release an aggregation pheromone in their droppings telling others they have found a safe harbourage. Increases in eczema and childhood asthma have even been linked to cockroach droppings. READ MORE.