Pest Control Johannesburg

Johannesburg’s Proactive Professional Pest Controllers

Despite its size and vast numbers of developed suburbs and homeowners, sophisticated infrastructure and modern living conditions, the Johannesburg remains a city on the mighty African continent and is still home to all the insects and birds who have lived here for millennia, far longer than human beings.

It’s all well and good, fine – one might say – that is, until any of these species invade human beings’ domain. That’s when war is declared and the fight is on in order to control or eradicate the invasive species, which is now known as a pest; it is the enemy.

One thing is certain. You are outnumbered. Depending on which creatures have become pests, their numbers could well be in the hundreds of thousands or more.

Commonplace Johannesburg Pests

  • Birds, as already mentioned
  • Ticks and fleas
  • Bedbugs and fish moths
  • Ants
  • Termites
  • Crickets and Parktown prawns
  • Cockroaches
  • Bees
  • Wasps and hornets
  • Carpenter bees
  • Wood borers
  • Weevils
  • Flies
  • Mosquitoes
  • Spiders
  • Scorpions
  • Dust mites
  • Rats and mice


Feeding on Wood

Some of these pests pose a real threat to the integrity and strength of your buildings, furniture and structures, particularly those components made of wood, such as doors, cupboards, window frames, floors and roof trusses.

Many remain hidden or difficult to detect. Species placing structures at risk include carpenter bees, carpenter ants, true or false post beetles, deathwatch beetles and subterranean termites, the latter being particularly attracted to the cellulose in seasoned wood.

It’s worth noting that we at Bugman Pest Control in Johannesburg provide a 5 year guarantee on our subterranean termite control treatments.

Harvester termites, weevils, bark and ambrosia beetles attack dead, dying and in some cases, live plant material, such as grass, leaves, twigs, logs and dying trees. Termites of the harvester type may also enter dwellings to harvest wood and your carpets to feed their colonies.

Tiny weevils invade kitchen cupboards, where they contaminate foodstuffs with their faecal and silk matter, which may prove hazardous to human health if affected foods are ingested.  

Hazardous to Human Health

Ticks are fleas are prolific breeders, feeding on blood; control of these pests is essential and best left to specialists like Bugman. They may carry and spread diseases, possibly of epidemic proportions.

Female fleas lay eggs after each blood meal, quickly infesting the host and his/her domain. Our pest control teams eradicate ticks by means of residual sprays, whilst flea infestation is dealt with similarly, but in combination with fumigation.

Bees may attack if they perceive that their swarm, queen or hive is under threat, or simply if human activity or persistent loud noise angers them. Many people are highly allergic to bee stings and even those which aren’t may be killed if stung by a swarm of angry bees.

Rodents and numerous other pests carry and pass on disease organisms and parasites. If left unchecked, human health may be at very real risk. It’s not worth taking chances; infestations must be controlled.

Quality and Safety

All our pesticides and control products are of top quality, SABS approved, and we’re registered as specialised, professional pest controllers with the Department of Agriculture. Bugman’s extensive field of expertise has a strong focus on commercial and domestic structural pest control, offering the perfect solution to your pest problem in Johannesburg.