What Is the Most Common House Pest in South Africa?

As a result of South Africa’s sunny climate, many ant species move widely in search of food. Though they are generally clean insects, they are capable of infiltrating homes and gaining access to food cupboards.

Since ants thrive in sunny climates, you will find them on your patio as well as in your kitchen during the summer.

Infestation Signs

There is an easy way to identify ants by looking at their long trails moving through your home or gathering around food sources. A small pile of dirt or soil may also be left in the dark areas of your home.

The Risks

Despite not being disease-carrying, black ants and garden ants do travel a considerable distance to find food and may move through unsanitary areas before reaching your home.

The Control Measures

At Pest Control Pros, we offer a range of fast and effective pest control methods that target specific species of ants safely around everyone and everything in your home.

Other Common Household Pests


Cockroaches spread disease rapidly, so it is essential to eliminate them as soon as possible.


In addition to spreading diseases, rats can damage your property, and they can contaminate your food. It is important to control rats in household settings and in food service establishments to prevent the spread of these diseases.


As a result of their active breeding habits, gnawing habits, and the spread of diseases, mice have been a significant problem in South Africa since the arrival of European settlers.


Pet owners and those who live near livestock, foxes, or rabbits are at risk of flea bites. If your pet is allergic to flea saliva, the bite can result in itching or a rash.

Silverfish / Fish Moths

Many people have lost precious photographs, books, or paintings to silverfish infestations. They feed on household items that contain cellulose and starch.

With Pest Control Pros, you can rely on our responsive risk management solutions to protect your home or business from pests. For more information or to request a quote, call us as soon as possible.

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