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Household pests like ants, cockroaches and termites can be much more than a nuisance – they can be a threat to your health and your property.

TERMITES

Termites

Termites are social insects which construct elaborate nests in the soil whose structure enables them to maintain constant temperature and humidity within for the growth of Termitomyces fungi. Inside the nest there are different types of termites referred to as “castes”, each caste has a different role in the nest. There are ‘worker’ and ‘soldier’ castes. There is also a king and queen termite whose role is reproduction. In some species there are multiple queens in a single nest.  Termites gather dead plant material, generally in the form of wood, leaf litter, grass, or animal dung which is returned to the nest to construct a carton, on which the Termitomyces fungus is grown, this is their food source. Termites are major detritivores, particularly in the subtropical and tropical regions, and their recycling of wood and plant matter is of considerable ecological importance. Each year during the rains “flying ants” or “alates” are released in their thousands. These are future king and queen termites, which pair off, drop their wings and start new termite colonies.

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How serious are Termites?

Very, Termites can be devastating to your home or property. Termites are often called the “silent destroyer” because they may be living and thriving in your yard without any immediate signs of damage. If left unchecked, termites will seriously damage internal timbers such as flooring, skirting boards; they can cause cupboards and even roofing structures to collapse too. Unfortunately, all homes, regardless of their construction type, can provide cellulose for termites to harvest.

What are the signs of a Termite problem?
  • Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams or in crawl spaces.

  • Raised mounds of soil with holes, or soil ventilation chimneys emanating from it

  • A myriad of small holes in the lawn surrounded by soil workings

  • Dead patches in lawn during the winter months when the grass is dry interspersed with soil workings/holes

  • Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.

  • A temporary swarm of “flying ants” in your home or from the soil around your home.

  • Discarded wings from “flying ants”.

  • Any cracked or bubbling paint or frass (termite droppings).

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What we will do.

We will send an expert to your property to assess the problem and provide you with a free quote. Under floor inspections (sprung flooring) will incur a service fee.

The quotation will encompass the treatment of any nests, and any further remedial action required to exclude termites and the damage being caused.

What should you do?

Termite control should be carried out as an annual form of maintenance. We recommend annual checks for emergent termite nests. This is best done during the wet period of the year (Jan/Feb) as smaller nests are more apparent on the surface. If you notice any nests emerge during the course of the year, they should also be treated.

If building a house you should termite proof the foundations prior to the throwing of your slab; this can provide your home with 10+ years protection if done correctly.

COCKROACHES

Cockroaches

There are thousands of species of cockroaches that have been described, however only about 30 species are considered pest species. There are four very common pest species of cockroaches and of these, only two are common in Zimbabwe; the German cockroach (Blattella germanica) and the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana). The German cockroach is the most common of the two and is considerably smaller (1.1-1.6cm) than the American cockroach (4cm). American cockroaches are commonly associated with sewage lines. They appear to become more abundant during the rains when volumes of water moving through drainage pipes increase, forcing them to find shelter elsewhere – commonly inside your home. German cockroaches are also easily imported into your home with groceries and other goods that may harbor them. People often blame a cockroach infestation on poor housekeeping. While good sanitation is very important to reduce food sources for cockroaches, they may still become established.

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What are the signs of an cockroach problem?

If you see a cockroach, you should do something about it without delay. They are capable of reproducing at an alarming rate, with heavier infestations becoming more expensive and harder to eliminate. Cockroaches are also able to develop resistance to pesticides in a comparatively short time, so it’s best to address any cockroach issue as soon as possible. They also carry and distribute harmful bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella around, contaminating your food and kitchen. Exposure to cockroach feces and other waste products has been linked to a variety of allergies and can trigger asthma. Cockroach infestations should be taken seriously for health and hygiene reasons.

What are the signs of a cockroach problem?

Cockroaches are nocturnal insects. They prefer to live and feed in the dark, so cockroaches seen during the day is a likely sign of an infestation. Cockroaches tend to prefer dark, moist places to hide and breed and can be found behind refrigerators, sinks and stoves, as well as under floor drains and inside of motors and major appliances. Because they can flatten their bodies to fit into narrow areas, cockroaches may also be found hiding beneath rubber mats, behind wallpaper and within wall cracks.

  • Small roaches produce feces that resemble coffee grounds or black pepper, while larger roaches expel cylindrical droppings.

  • A strong oily or musty odor may be present.

  • The bodies of dead cockroaches can also be found throughout the house.

  • Oval-shaped egg cases, known as oothecae, are sometimes visible behind furniture and in other hidden locations, such as the spaces between books.

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What we will do

Please give us a call to discuss the details of your problem. We would like to know details such as:

  • Are you seeing them throughout the house or the kitchen only?

  • Remove a top drawer in your kitchen and check the upper rear corners for cockroaches, are they in abundance i.e. in groups of more than 10? Or just the odd one?

  • What size are they? Small brown cockroaches (1.1-1.4 cm) or large brown (4+ cm)?

  • Is there a noticeable odour around the areas suspected to be infested with cockroaches?

  • Are they being seen during the day?

  • The approximate size of your kitchen/house is also helpful to us.

This information will help us determine whether we need to visit the premises to do an assessment and free quote, or if we can simply quote you over the phone.

Ants

BLACK ANTS

Ants are social insects living in colonies of varying sizes, some with well over a million ants. Generally speaking, ants are typically a nuisance around the home, rather than posing a serious threat to structural integrity, the exception being carpenter ants. There are over 900 genera of ants in sub Saharan Africa, but here are the most common types of ants that are likely to trouble you:

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Carpenter ants/Cocktail ants

These ants are sometimes known as cocktail ants as they raise their abdomen to point upwards when they are disturbed. They like to nest inside house roofing as it is warm and dry. Despite their name, they take a very long time to cause any significant amount of damage to timber. Carpenter ant colonies are quite small compared to other ant species and so only very large colonies are of any great concern – these large colonies are uncommon. Carpenter ants are about 3-6mm long with reddish-brown head, thorax and legs and a black heart-shaped, pointed abdomen

How serious is a Carpenter ant problem?

When carpenter ants build nests, they dig out tunnels in wood, weakening it from the inside. A long-term infestation with multiple colonies in a home often means serious structural damage and unsightly cosmetic damage.

What are the signs of a Carpenter ant problem?

These insects usually build their nests in damp, sound or decaying wood. Homes with moisture issues caused by leaks are prime targets for carpenter ants. The pests will also use tree branches that overhang roofs as a bridge, accessing buildings to find a way inside. Unsealed openings around utility pipes and wires are common entry points.

  • The worker trails may be observed foraging for food.

  • Winged alates or “flying ants” are usually produced when a colony matures and is ready to form new colonies. These winged individuals often indicate a well-established colony.

  • An additional sign of activity is the debris they produce from tunneling in the wood. Rough wood shavings mixed with parts of dead ants from the colony indicate nesting activity. The debris typically falls down from the roof above and is easily noticed in houses with tongue and groove cladding without a large ceiling space.

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What we will do.

Treat known areas where worker ants are moving or have been seen. Find and treat the nest site to eliminate the colony. All moisture conditions that the ants found conducive to nest building must be corrected. If treated early, serious structural damage to houses and buildings can be avoided. Call us for a free quote.

Brown House Ants/Big headed Ants

These ants are native to Zimbabwe and are easily identified because of the enlarged heads of the major worker caste. They are often attracted to food scraps such as in dustbins, dog bowls, and children’s food scraps and so on. They prefer food items that are higher in protein and fats vs. sugars although they do also tend aphids for honeydew. They are also attracted to small electrical currents such as in electric gate motor circuitry, household burglar sensors and even electric fences that may earth because of ants bridging a small gap. These ants typically become problematic in cases where they are well established and resources dry up. This causes them to swarm inside looking for water and food resources, sometimes inundating sleeping and living quarters and covering working surfaces in the kitchen. These ants have much larger colonies than carpenter ants, and typically nest in cracks of foundations, under flower pots, in brickwork or under coping stones around the house. In some cases ‘mega-colonies’ can be found, these often occur in areas with ideal nest sites and abundant resources. Mega-colonies comprise of many smaller nests containing multiple queens over a larger area, the workers do not have nest specific odours and so can exist throughout the whole colony as there are no specific boundaries between the nests. They are small ants (2-3mm) and as their name suggests, they are brown.

How serious is a Brown House ant problem?

Brown house ants are merely a nuisance. They do not cause significant structural damage to buildings. People often get concerned when they notice ants removing loose sand from underneath brickwork or other man-made structure around the house, this generally doesn’t lead to anything other than a household invasion when resources become an issue for the ant colony. These ants are considered beneficial in the garden as they will attack and eat termites and other pest insects. In some heavily developed nest sites in lawns, the grass may die due to the over-aeration of their root zone; this only happens when there is no irrigation and the roots dry excessively.

What are the signs of a Brown House ant problem?
  • Loose sand grains appearing inside around skirting boards.

  • Loose sand grains forming a neat volcano like structure around the nest entrance, this is typical of vertical nest entrances in floor cracks and brickwork or driveway pavers.

  • Ants swarming to food waste and water points in the home.

  • Circuitry damage in gate motors and burglar alarm sensors.

  • Widespread foraging worker ants, sometimes in beds and covering the floors.

  • Ant trails moving along the floor, typically along the wall/floor junction.

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What we will do

There are a few considerations that need to be taken into account before we decide how to go about treating the ant issue. Usually with a bit of information from you, we can give a fairly accurate treatment cost estimate. We need to know a few things such as:

  • Are the ants causing issues internally, if so, is it widespread or in just a few places such as the kitchen?

  • Are they commonly found in the kettle or being attracted to sugar bowls or honey jars in the pantry?

  • Approximate size of the house and other structures to be treated.

  • Are there other areas in the garden that require treatment such as picnic tables, braai areas, swimming pool surrounds?

Black Sugar Ants

These ants are common household pests that like to live internally behind small spaces such as fitted cupboards, unfinished or cracked tiles and grouting and in ceilings. They are jet black and only very slightly larger (2.5-3mm) than the Brown House ants. They do not possess major workers with large heads. Their abdomen is also larger than those of Brown House ants, and is sometimes swollen with water or liquid food resources. Black Sugar ants are sometimes seen in great numbers moving in trails carrying their eggs and larvae to newly chosen nesting sites.

What are the signs of a Black Sugar ant problem?
  • Trails of ants on walls or counters, sometimes vertically or horizontally, but not commonly along the wall/floor junction.

  • Trails of ants on the corners of structures moving up to roofing or breeze blocks above.

  • Ants swarming to sweet sugar filled food items like sugar, syrup and honey

  • Ants found in taps, toilet cisterns and kettle.

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What we will do

There are a few considerations that need to be taken into account before we decide how to go about treating the ant issue. Usually with a bit of information from you, we can give a fairly accurate treatment cost estimate. We need to know a few things such as:

  • Are the ants causing issues internally, if so, is it widespread or in just a few places such as the kitchen?

  • Are they commonly found in the kettle or being attracted to sugar bowls or honey jars in the pantry?

  • Have you noticed trails of ants moving to and from a single nesting site or area?

  • Approximate size of the house and other structures to be treated.

Some other common ants

If you are having issues with another kind of ant, unlike the three described above; peruse the gallery of other species, this may help with identification. Feel free to call and discuss these issues with us – we can help!

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CRICKETS

Crickets

There are at least 70 different species of crickets in southern Africa, many of which have well developed sound producing organs on their fore wings. These organs enable the crickets to stridulate or ‘chirp’ to attract mates and maintain territories. The most common cricket pest in Zimbabwe is the Brown cricket. They are large (25mm), dark brown with tan areas. They are often heard in the evenings as the males ‘chirp’ by rubbing their two wings together. They typically destroy grass in a circular pattern around a two-holed burrow which they excavate in your lawn. This hole acts as a refuge during the day and a resonating chamber during the night. During the winter months, crickets appear to become more active as their burrow sites and surrounding dead grass patches become more noticeable. This is because the lawn is not growing as vigorously, with less water and lower ambient temperatures of the winter months. The young crickets are reaching their final instar stages of development going into spring which also makes cricket activity more apparent.

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How serious is a cricket problem?

Cricket infestations left unchecked will destroy your lawn in time. Stressed lawn from cricket activity allows the encroachment of stubborn broad-leaved weeds that are very hard to control. Termites are also attracted to grass clippings from cricket feeding activity.

What are the signs of a cricket problem?
  • Patchy lawn with circular patches of clipped grass, with a central hole or two holes.

  • Lawn that gets abundant sunlight is typically the most favoured habitat for infestation.

  • Lawn on raised slopes in sunny areas is prime real estate for brown crickets

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What we will do

Cricket control can be tricky, especially because of the nature of their life cycle. Often people attempt to control them by pouring ‘surf’ into their burrows. This will kill some of the adults but it does not affect the instar larvae or the eggs and is essentially a waste of time. We have the solution for your cricket infestation; with the safest most advanced products available, our cricket treatments are highly effective. The treatment is also safe for birds and other beneficial, non-target organisms such as earthworms and black ants. You will not be disappointed with the results.

SPIDERS

Spiders

There are about 2000 described species of spiders in southern Africa. The vast majority are mostly harmless with only a few genera (3) that are of medical importance.

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Sac Spider

The most common of the medically significant spiders in Zimbabwe is the Sac spider (Cheiracanthium furculatum) which has cytotoxic venom. A bite from this spider results in swelling, followed by and ulcerative wound and tissue necrosis that is at risk of secondary infection. It is a painful wound that takes a long time to heal.

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Button Spiders

Spiders from the Latrodectus genus, also known as button spiders are of medical significance; with the most famous “Black-Widow spider or Black Button spider” being one to note. They deliver a painful bite containing neurotoxic venom that can lead to cardiac and respiratory complications. In recent history there have been no recorded deaths from button spider bites. In Zimbabwe, the brown button spider (Latrodectus geometricus) is more common than the black button spider.

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Violin Spider

The violin spider (Loxosceles simillima) is the last spider of note in terms of its venom. It also has cytotoxic venom that causes an ulcerating wound which often becomes infected, in some cases requiring plastic surgery to remedy the extensive scarring caused by the wound. These are uncommon spiders in Zimbabwe.

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What we will do

Depending on the situation that needs to be addressed, we have several treatment options on offer. Information regarding the location and size of the area to be treated will be helpful when you call us for a quotation.

FLEAS

Fleas

These are small insects (1-3mm) that are laterally flattened and cannot fly, but have an impressive ability to jump huge distances relative to their size. In southern Africa there are about 100 species out of 2800 known species globally. All fleas have piercing and sucking mouthparts which enables them to feed on blood. This makes them significant pests from a medical perspective as they are known vectors for transmission of bubonic plague and typhus among others in humans. They are also intermediate hosts for dog tapeworms and transmit a myriad of viral and bacterial pathogens.

Flea problems almost always emanate from pets that haven’t been kept under a routine flea control program, or from areas that have had high rodent and or poultry populations. Moving into a household that formerly had dogs or cats usually results in a very noticeable flea population. Female fleas lay eggs on the fur of their host which find their way into the soil, these eggs hatch after 2-12 days into a maggot like larvae. These larvae will have 3 moults before pupating (about 15 days). It is the pupae which are resilient, remaining dormant for over a year in wait of ideal conditions and a host animal to trigger a hatching. It is the vibrations of passers-by that trigger the hatching, which can be quite spectacular in heavy infestations, turning legs black in a matter of seconds. Severe infestations are capable of killing cats and dogs from anemia (blood loss) alone, never mind the potential pathogenic diseases. Warm temperatures and humidity are ideal for flea reproduction and development where their entire reproductive cycle may be completed within two weeks. The most common species is the Cat Flea, which is the main flea pest of cats and dogs.

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How serious is a flea problem?

Both humans and pets can suffer from flea bites, causing skin inflammation and irritation (sometimes for weeks), allergies, and both human and animal diseases. Pets that have a reaction to flea bites can suffer from hair loss as a result of frequent scratching and biting by the animal, and can cause anemia in extreme cases.

What are the signs of a flea problem?
  • What are the signs of a flea problem?

  • Itchy bites on legs and feet

  • Fleas are typically 1-3mm long and can be seen with the naked eye, check your pets’ underside where the fur is thinner, fleas are easier to see there. At the base of the tail is another good place to find fleas and their droppings.

  • Heavy flea infestations can be noted when washing a dog; the flea droppings turn the water red as they dissolve.

  • Are your pets scratching a lot? This could be a symptom of flea bites.

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What we will do

Typically we treat internal areas such as carpets and parquet flooring, your pets bedding and kennels as well as external areas where pets frequently sleep. In addition we also recommend the use of systemic medications that can be given to dogs that will kill adult fleas. As the dog/cat is the main vector for the reproduction of fleas, it should also be used to control them by dipping or use of systemic medications. In severe cases multiple treatments may be required to obtain control.

Flea infestations require a comprehensive treatment plan that should target all aspects of the flea life-cycle, which needs to incorporate your pet. In instances where you do not have a pet, and have moved somewhere where there were animals, and an uncontrolled flea cycle taking place, achieving control will be difficult without an animal vector. Please call us to discuss a treatment plan tailored to the issue you face, quotes are free.

BED BUGS

Bed bugs

There are two species of bed bugs that are the most common culprits for bites; the Common Bed bug (Cimex lectularis) is the most common culprit for bed bug infestations in Zimbabwe. These insects obtain their food by sucking blood from humans, typically at night whilst sleeping. Bed bugs feed almost exclusively on humans and can be found all over the world where people live. Tests have shown that they are unable to transmit diseases such as HIV and hepatitis.

Bed bugs are easily transported around in luggage items or clothing and are surprisingly common in public places such as airports, hotels, offices, gyms and public transport. Once they become established, they are notoriously difficult to eradicate without professional help.

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How serious is a bed bug problem?

Bed bug bites can have virtually no effect on your skin, or they can cause large irritating blisters and everything in between. Scratching bed bug bites and failure to keep the bites clean and disinfected may lead to a secondary infection that can cause further swelling and bleeding. Children, the elderly, and individuals with weak immune systems, particularly those who are bedridden, may develop secondary infections that result from bed bug bites.

Bed bugs can also trigger traumatic psychological effects on some people resulting in anxiety, stress and insomnia and in some serious cases delusional parasitosis.

What are the signs of a bed bug problem?
  • Bed bugs are flat and small in size (4-5mm long x 1.5-3mm wide), allowing them to hide easily from view during the day when they are not active. They hide in mattresses, bed frames, bedding, furniture, carpets, baseboards and bedroom clutter. They are most commonly found in the seams of mattresses or inside box springs. However, it is not necessary to locate a specimen to identify an infestation. Their excrement leaves brown to black stains on mattresses and linens, and bloodstains may be visible where bed bugs have been accidentally crushed.

  • Blood spots found on one's sheets.

  • Presence of bed bug feces and cast skins.

  • Bites are commonly found on the parts of the body that are more likely to be exposed to bed bugs during sleep - the hands, neck, face, shoulders, legs and arms. While not always the case, bed bug bites are often grouped together in a small area and at times may occur in a line or a zigzag pattern. Bites normally look like small, flat or raised areas that may become inflamed, itchy, red or blistered. Bed bug bite reactions don’t always appear immediately after you’re bitten and may take a few days to begin causing symptoms.

  • If you develop a rash after being bitten by a bed bug, avoid scratching the affected area. If the rash persists or becomes infected, contact a medical professional immediately.

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What we will do

To the untrained eye, rooting out a bed bug infestation can prove difficult, and even if discovered, home remedies and over-the-counter deterrents are often ineffective. We will assess the problem and provide you with a free quote.

WHITE GRUBS

White grubs

These represent the larval stage of a scarabaeoid beetle, are typically ‘C’ shaped and feed on the roots of lawns. They pupate in the soil and do not make a cocoon. They have a fairly long life cycle and remain in their larval stage for up to three years before they pupate.

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How serious is a white grub problem?

White grubs can easily decimate an entire lawn by cutting off and eating all the roots of the grass. They kill the grass in sometimes vast patches radiating out from a central point. They are difficult to control because of their depth in the soil profile.

What are the signs of a white grub problem?

White grub infestations typically present with patches of lawn that suddenly dry out. On closer inspection, the dead lawn can be rolled up like a carpet with ease as all the roots have been eaten. Under-foot the affected area feels spongy and well aerated, because of grub movements underground. Dig down approx 5-10cm around the edges of the affected areas and medium (3-4cm) and or large (5-8cm) sized ‘C’ shaped white grubs are typically found.

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What we will do

We will confirm there is in fact a white grub infestation when we inspect the severity of the situation. Typically the entire lawn will need to be treated; sometimes multiple treatments are required to eliminate these pests.

LAWN CATERPILLAR

Lawn Caterpillars

There are a number of types of lawn caterpillar pests, typically from the Spodoptera genus of moths. The two most common ones are the African Army worm (S.exempta) and the Cape Lawn Moth (S.cilium) these are common and destructive pests found throughout most of Africa. Their caterpillars typically feed on grasses which then pupate in the soil. The adult stage is a medium sized (3-4cm) non-descript grey/brown moth.

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How serious is a caterpillar problem?

If left untreated, these pests are able to decimate your entire lawn in just a few days! If caught early however, your lawn can recover relatively quickly.

What are the signs of a caterpillar problem?
  • The green leaves of your lawn disappear at an alarming rate, the ‘green’ disappearance spreads in size rapidly as the caterpillars radiate out from the hatching area.

  • Walking on the lawn you are likely to notice quite an abundance of small (2.5cm), grey moths, which are the adult stage of the caterpillar. Studies have shown that they are capable of laying about 500 eggs per day! It is understandable why your lawn can be eaten so quickly.

  • If you search around the edges of the leafless area, looking below the matt of lawn you should find the caterpillars. They seek refuge by day and feed at night so you have to look quite carefully because of their camouflage.

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What we will do

We have all the equipment and experience to take care of these lawn pests at a moment’s notice, so if you have them, don’t delay, give us a call for a free quote.

Our treatments are environmentally friendly, we do not use chemicals that will kill birds or persist for long periods in the environment.

WOOD BORERS

WoodBorers

Wood borers come in a variety of sizes ranging from 2-32mm. The most commonly encountered borers are the pin-cushion wood borer and the teak wood borer. Both the adults and larvae are capable of boring through timber; however adults typically infest live trees and the larvae dry timbers.

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How serious is a woodborer problem?

If left untreated, wood borers can totally destroy timber; this is particularly problematic in structural support poles. Their life cycle is quite long and so once the problem is noted, generally there is time to remedy the issue before its too late.

What are the signs of a woodborer problem?

Typically borers are noticed because of wood dust ‘drop out’ from overhead timber or small piles of wood dust around a small hole in furniture timber. Small holes in timber are surefire indicators of the presence of wood borers.

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What we will do

We would need to inspect the problem at hand and decide the best way to go about treating the timbers. Typically, affected timbers are finished with some kind of polish or varnish which complicates the treatment. The finish on the timbers needs to be sanded off before we can treat them properly, as they prevent chemicals from soaking onto the cells of the timber. The removal of the finish is not a service we offer and needs to be organized by you before we can carry out the treatment.

SNAILS

Snails

The common garden snail (Cornu aspermum) is an edible and highly invasive species which has become naturalized throughout the world; it has either been intentionally introduced as a source of food or accidentally in soils, vegetables and flora trade routes. It lays clutches of 40-100 eggs clustered together in a slimy mucous which is buried up to 7cm underground. Egg clutches are produced as often as monthly in warm moist conditions, and often hatch after only two weeks in ideal conditions.

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How serious is a snail problem?

C.aspermum is a pest of a variety of different of agricultural crops, ornamental plants, citrus, vegetables, cereals, flowers and shrubs. They feed on living and dead plant material causing damage to leaves, fruits, developing buds and flowers. This feeding causes fungal infections from Botrytis to become problematic. In the garden setting they cause the death of plants either directly through consumption or indirectly through secondary infections.

What are the signs of a snail problem?

Finding snails and their droppings is a sure sign they are present and given their ability to reproduce should be treated before long.

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What we will do

We use molluscicide baits, on which the snails feed. These can sometimes be problematic baits, particularly when pets actively seek out and consume the bait, which leads to problems. The use of molluscicide bait should be well considered and necessary precautions taken to prevent poisoning of non-target animals.

Miscellaneous

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