We were established as a pest control company in Durban in 1964 – “the safest name for more than 54 years” – and we advertise this with justifiable pride.
Later independently owned franchise branches were opened all over South Africa. Service Master is a leader in innovative technology in pest management striving for safe alternatives to pesticides. Specialists in Fumigation, Termites and General Pest Services, we have patented the new exciting ThermaTreat® process as an alternative to dangerous fumigation. Our technicians are well known for their honesty, experience and enthusiasm. Ongoing training ensures that we remain proficient and are able to offer you the “Service Excellence” that you expect, and we demand. We are experts in safe pest control solutions for home and work environments. We offer full service guarantees on our contract services and specific pest treatments.
GENERAL PEST MANAGEMENT
COMMON FLIES IN SOUTH AFRICA
Flies are small, aerial insects that are best identified by their single pair of wings that give them the ability of flight. They are part of the order Diptera and have become commonplace in human locations. In many places they will converge in large numbers, creating huge annoyance. Service Master’s Fly control solutions include Sanitation Cleaning, Residual Insecticidal Sprays and Installation of Insect Light Trap Units. Our services give you total peace of mind, knowing that you are doing everything you can to address your Fly control issue.
Flies are among some of the most unhygienic insects in the insect kingdom. They spend alot of their time in refuse bins filled with rotting food and have a possibility of carrying parasites and disease with them. Houseflies also sit on foods and will excrete and regurgitate eaten food on the foodstuffs.
Flies can affect your business’s reputation in a very bad way, especially in the food and hospitality industry. It can be scary for a customer to see flies at your establishment.
Flies do not cause any structural damage to property. They become an irritation and are seen as a pest when present in large numbers which can eventually grow and cause a lot of discomfort for you and visitors.
Fruitflies lay their eggs on the surface of fermenting fruit or organic matter. One female will lay about 500 eggs and the life-cycle is about 8 days.
ANT CONTROL – BLACK ANTS, SUGAR ANTS, RED ANTS
Ants are small insects that are best identified by their elbowed antennae and unique node-like structure that gives them their thin waists. They are eusocial insects and are part of Formicadae family. Their complex social dynamics mean they often roam in colonies, causing major problems along the way. Service Master’s ant control solutions include Perimeter Treatment, Residual Treatment and Ant Bait Treatment, amongst others. With us, your ant control issues are taken care of completely as your location will become cleaner than ever before.
Common ants nesting and breeding areas are usually large colonies underground made up of many hundreds of thousands in networks of tunnels.
The worker ants forage for food and water on a daily basis. These are the pests that enter our living and working space. Only a small percentage (5-10%) of the colony forages so spraying the foraging ants will have limited effect overall.
Common black sugar ants do not cause any structural damage to property, and are quite harmless. They become an irritation and are seen as a pest when present in large numbers which can eventually grow and cause a need for Ant Control solutions.
COCKROACH CONTROL SERVICES
Cockroaches are scavenging insects that are best identified by their beetle-like bodies and long antennae and legs. They are part of the order Blattodea and are often found in human locations. Their social structure means that they often shelter together in places of various temperature types. Service Master’s cockroach control solutions include Gel Bait Treatment, Residual Spray and Thermal Fogging. Using our services means that your cockroach control needs are adhered to completely and your location is cleaner than ever before.
Cockroaches or roaches forage for food at night and can migrate from one premises to another through sewers and underground drains. They spread diseases through contamination of foodstuffs, including polio, hepatitis, salmonella, hookworm and tapeworm.
They are very sensitive to vibration and disturbances and will quickly scurry for cover.
BATS, BAT BEHAVIOR, MYTHS & SOLUTIONS
Bats are identified by their rodent-like bodies and forearms which have been adapted into wings. Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera and are second largest order of mammals in the entire world. While they do provide humans with many benefits, there are some threats that come along with them. Service Master’s Bat control methods include Bat Assessments, Bat Exclusion and Bat Prevention. Using our services gives you peace of mind, knowing that your bat control issues are in the most professional of hands.
There are definite advantages to having bats in your roof. Most roof dwelling bats are insect eaters, and will consume a vast quantity of night flying insects, especially mosquitoes and other harmful pests that cause damage to your garden and to crops. If the bats are not causing any damage or harm, we urge you to consider leaving them in peace. One bat can eat over 2000 insects per night.
Bats are very clean animals and carry no known diseases that can transfer to humans. Furthermore, Bats are a protected species (it is illegal to harm them) and their importance in our environment cannot be over-emphasised.
They are very slow breeding and it takes a long time to build up a colony – they usually only have one baby a year, and that pup has only a 25% chance of surviving to adulthood.
Bats are endangered due to a high mortality rate among their young, mainly caused by humans’ lack of understanding and knowledge about their habits.
RATS & MICE – RODENT CONTROL
Rats are most commonly medium sized rodents that are best identified by their pointed snouts and long tails, while mice are smaller with larger ears. Rats are part of the superfamily Muroidea and are distinguished from mice by their size. Often opportunistic survivors, rats and mice have been known to live near and alongside humans. Service Master’s rat & mice control services include Rodenticide Treatments, Tamper-Proof Rodent Boxes and Domestic Rodent Control. With us, your rat & mice control problems are guaranteed to be over as your location becomes as clean as possible.
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.
Rats carry many different parasites and can transmit diseases to humans, such as Salmonella, Typhus, Rat Bite Fever and others.
A single female rat can produce up to 10 litters each year and she has 6–12 babies per litter. The babies will be ready to mate in two months. Once developed, they gnaw on almost anything such as wood, electric cables and bricks, so as to wear down their constantly growing incisor teeth.
Rats are excellent climbers and will scale up walls and drain pipes and use adjacent trees and branches, even overhead telephone cables, to enter your structure. They memorize specific pathways and use the same routes over and over again.
SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES & WHITE ANTS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Termites & White Ants are small insects that are best identified by their soft bodies and pale appearance. They are eusocial insects and are part of the order Blattodea. Their social structure means that their colonies are often extremely large in size, ranging from a few hundred to several million, creating massive problems to any place with substantial wood. 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.
COMMON FLEAS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Fleas are small flightless insects that are best identified by their flattened bodies and large hind legs. They form part of the order Siphonaptera and live by consuming the blood of their hosts. Initially they were only parasites to mammals while nowadays they have moved onto to other groups including birds. Service Master’s flea control solutions include perimeter treatment, residual treatment and garden & lawn treatment, just to name a few.
MICROBIAL FOGGING IN SOUTH AFRICA
Learn more and find information about or microbial fogging service for your home or business. We know how to take care of the problem and can assist you with some tips on how you can deal with the problem before you need us!
CLEANING & HYGIENE SERVICE - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR CORPORATE AND DOMESTIC CLEANING SERVICES
Our Professional Cleaning & Hygiene Service is aimed at Offices, Schools and all Commercial and Industrial premises. Reliable and well-presented teams on the road ready to take care of the hard dirty work for you. Experienced, honest staff and the best customer service. Call us for your cleaning & hygiene service and you won’t be disappointed.
PROFESSIONAL WINDOW CLEANING SERVICES IN SOUTH AFRICA
We offer a brilliant new system of Water Fed Pole Window Cleaning which makes previously difficult or inaccessible windows easy to clean. No more ladders, cherry pickers or scaffolding… See more details below.