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Clothes Moths

Clothing moth, is a species of fungus moth . The larvae (caterpillars) of this moth are considered a serious pest, as they can derive nourishment from clothing – in particular wool, but many other natural fibers and also from stored foods, such as grains.


A beetle-like scavenging insect with long antennae and legs. Several tropical kinds have become established worldwide as household pests. These little guys will NOT leave easily. They hide is the tiniest of cracks above door framed in cupboards in any room of your home. A cockroach and her offspring can produce approximately 300,000 roaches in a year!

“House” Ants

Some ant species live in colonies that are supported by a single queen while others are supported by multiple queens. Although there are 550 known species of ants in South Africa, there are relatively few types of ants that we commonly see as pests.

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Vermin is a catch-all term that can be used for any small animals or insects that we think of as pests.


Rodents are carriers of viral, rickettsial and bacterial diseases. The causative agents could enter our body through the ectoparasites of rat like fleas, ticks and mites, by food or water contaminated by a rodent, through direct contact with rodent or by rat bite.


Silverfish typically live for 2-8 years! they are agile runners and can outrun most of their predators including wandering spiders and centipede.

Although silverfish have a creepy appearance and are occasionally mistaken for venomous centipedes, silverfish are not known to bite humans and do not carry diseases. However, they do cause damage to clothing, books, papers, food in pantries and wallpaper.

Spiders (non poisonous)

Spiders can be found in dark, secluded areas, both in your home and garden.

Some spider species live in burrows rather than webs, while others are free-ranging and take refuge in crevices. Some are attracted to moist environments.  Check your walls, sheds and other damp locations.

Don’t forget to check ceilings, cupboards and storage boxes!