Top 5 Spring Pests

Posted on: October 8, 2021, in Blog

Springtime is here! It might be the most beautiful time of the year, but with the start of spring, various pests also rear their ugly heads. As the temperatures warm up, many pests, such as ants, mosquitos, termites, spiders, and rats, will come out of hibernation and become a nuisance.


As it gets warmer, ants come out in search of food and shelter. They can cause structural damage to your home if they build their nest inside your walls. Service Master’s ant control solutions include Perimeter Treatment, Residual Treatment and Ant Bait Treatment, amongst others.


Jip…they are back and you are in for sleepless nights if you don’t get your mosquito problem under control. Many of the Mosquito species are known for the fact that they suck the blood of hosts, including humans. In the worst cases, they have been known to carry diseases such as Malaria. Our mosquito control methods include Sanitation Cleaning, Residual Insecticidal Sprays and Installation of Insect Light Trap Units, as well as advice on identifying and minimising potential breeding sites in the nearby environment.


The beginning of spring and after a rain is usually when termites, commonly called “white ants” swarm.. Subterranean Termites are known as one of the most harmful insects because of their wood destroying capabilities. Service Master’s termite control solutions include Assessments, Spot Treatments and 5-year Guarantee Treatment. Our process rids any location of their Termite control problem and makes sure that the risk of damage to their property is gone completely.


The first sign of spiders is likely to be the formation of cobwebs. These silky structures can be found in infested buildings and should be the first indication that there are spiders lurking nearby. There are only 4 or 5 high venomous spider species in South Africa to be worried about, and none that can cause harm to us humans. Service Master’s spider control solutions include internal residual treatment to target problem areas and garden & lawn treatment. We also make recommendations to our clients on how to prevent and minimise spiders in the environment.


Rats and mice live wherever they find food – in domestic houses, factories, warehouses, underground drains and sewers. They damage structures, eat stored foods and contaminate foodstuff with droppings, urine and hair. Service Master’s rat & mice control services include Rodenticide Treatments, Tamper-Proof Rodent Boxes, Rodent Proofing and Domestic Rodent Control. With us, your rat & mice control problems are guaranteed to be over as your location becomes as clean as possible.

If you are having any problems with the above pests, give Service Master a call to advise and administer the best pest control solution.

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