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PestNews Dec 2018 Issue

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

* CPD – Continual Professional Development
* Compiling Of Harvester Termite Activity Database
* Does Being Disorganized Make You Less Effective?
* The History of Pest Control
* Pest Management Officer NQF 5 Qualification
* Workplace Conduct and Etiquette – Attire and Cleanliness
* Polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB)
* Workplace Safety Posters – The Importance of Safety Posters
* Spot Signs of Mice In Your Restaurant
* Waste Management Programme
* The Four Principles of Good Food Hygiene

Pest News – August 2018

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

* Temperature Control
* Urban Pest Control A Practitioner”s Guide
* 7 Workplace Safety Tips
* 7 Methods of Motivating Employees
* Do’s and Don’ts of Fumigation
* Warning – Counting Money Can Make You Sick!
* What’s Lurking Under Your Fingernails?
* How To Keep Your Email Secure From Hackers
* Flea Control Strategies
* Directives for implementation of PRD
* PERSONAL & VEHICLE SAFETY: EQUIPMENT

Pest News March 2018

Thursday, 05 April 2018

* Accident Response Procedures
* Dust and the Office PC
* NQF5 Correspondence Course Registration
* Pesticides : Harm to Non-Target Species
* Insecticide Resistance
* Listening is a Cinderella Relationship
* Conference Pestbiz 2018 Registration
* 9 Things you didn’t know about Cockroaches
* Phosphine Fumigation
* The Do’s and Don’ts
* Reason Why Mice can be Dangerous
* How to get rid of Drain Flies Fast

Pest News December 2017

Tuesday, 05 December 2017

* Sapca Pestbiz 2018
* Food Safety
* Effective Office Communication – Managing Conflict
* Cyber Crimes and Solutions
* Green Drain
* A Basic Guideline on the Treatment Procedure when Exporting Wooden Products
* New Course Starting January 2018
* 5 Hero Insects that Protect Vegetable Gardens
* UV-A Light IPM Technology for Changing World
* Myths about Hand Washing and Hand Drying
* Customer Satisfaction
* Top 5 Tips to Keep your Office Safe during your Holiday Getaway
* Dont Provoke South African Bees
* Job Opportunities and Selling Equipment
* Food Safety Maintenance
* Mythbusting the Bathroom one Stall at the Time

PestNews September 2017

Monday, 02 October 2017

* 5 Tips to Ensure Your Business Insurance is in Order
* Save the Date SAPCA Conference Pestbiz 2018
* Harvester Termite Hodotermitidae
* Soil Pre/Post Construction Terminite Treatment
* Sharing our Space with Snakes
* Benefits and Importance of Effective Time Management
* How to Manage Difficult Staff Members
* World Pest Day Beljing June 2017
* Back it Up!!!
* Pallets – Wood or Plactic, Take your Pick
* Customer Satisfaction
* Crumbs, Cockroach Control Cape Town Kitchen
* 5 At-Home Treatment for Insect Bites

Pest News – June 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

* Nomen Est Omen A Story Of Names
* PCITA Training E-Learning
* Be Aware When Treating in Eco-Sensitive Areas
* Make Use of Qualified Pest Management Officers
* Skills Development Levy (SDL)
* 10 Tips on How to Pass a Food Safety Audit
* A Sticky Situation the Stick Tight Flea
* Report on the MBTOC Meeting in Durban: Demonstration of Structural Fumigation
* Pest Control through Sanitation
* Active Insight Rodenticides
* The Top 10 Methods of Algae Control in Ponds: Method 6 is most Effective
* The Importance of Customer Service – Tips for delivering Top-Notch Service in your Small Business
* Staff Training Tips

Pest News – February 2017

Wednesday, 08 March 2017

* From Desk of CEO
* Poisonous Slope
* Protect Your Wood
* 5 Ways to Smarter Mopping
* Bacteria and Viruses at Work
* Pest Control Marketing
* PCSIB Name Change
* Bed Bug Blues
* New Bed Bug System – Ensystex
* Pest Control Misconceptions
* Flesh Flies
* Pest Control in a Warehouse
* Why Staff Engagement Matter

Pest News – November 2016

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

* From Desk of the CEO
* Status of the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) in the Pest Control Industry
* Marketing in the Business World
* The Time has come, the Walrus said, to speak of many things
* What Am I?
* Calculating Dosage for Sprayable Pesticide Products
* Active Insight – Fipronil
* Tips for preventing pest infestations in self-storage
* Repel Mosquitoes Naturally with these 6 Plants
* Only Make Use of Qualified and Registered Pest Control Operators!
* Answers of What Am I

Pest News – August 2016

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

* From the desk of the president Colin Jardine
* Small scorpions in Gauteng- Office impressions
* Tips for spring cleaning
* Small business insurance basics
* Pestbiz
* 5 Indisputable ways to improve your company culture
* Pest control solutions for birds
* The importance of hygiene and housekeeping related to pest control
* The different types of malaria
* Understanding the importance of commercial waste management

Pest News – May 2016

Friday, 10 June 2016

* Letter from the CEO
* Flies in Food Establishments like Restautant* Rat-Bite Fever
* Media Statement – Unregistered Pest Control Operators Pose a Serious
Risk to your health
* Mites That “BUG’ People
* Cleaning, Waste Management and Pest Control
* Pestbiz 2016 Exhibitor Registration Form
* Pestbiz 2016 Delegate Registration Form
* How to tell if a pallet is safe for reuse
* Starting a Catering Business? Don’t forget the Bins
* Selling to different personality styles types of buyers we deal with
* The Common Housefyl
* Cockroaches and what you can do to limit an infestation

Pest News – February 2016

Thursday, 10 March 2016

* Letter from the CEO
* Marketing Psychology
* 10 Ways to put your Best Foot Forward
* New APP for the Pest Control Industry
* SAPCA Membership
* Available courses
* Occasional Invaders Clover Mite
* Pest Management in Medical Facilities
* Diversity Training for your Customer Service Staff
* Professional Versus Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Which is Best
* Harvest Mice
* How to get rid of Crickets
* Termite Treatment Pre and Post Construction

Pest News – December 2015

Monday, 07 December 2015

* Letter from the CEO
* Warehouses Need Pest Control Too
* The Leadership Challenges in Family Businesses
* 10 Positive Ways to Handle Office Politics
* Don’t try this at home
* Understanding Wood Preservation
* The Best Way to Deal With OFFICE GOSSIP* Ensystex Launch the Silent Assassins of BithorTM Dual Action
* Pest Control Tips for The Holiday Season
* Pest Control Mole Crickets in your lawn and Garden

Pest News – September 2015

Tuesday, 08 September 2015

* Letter from the CEO
* What your office says about your business
* PCSIB Training Calender
* Jail or Label – the choice is yours!
* Triple rinsing of pesticide containers in the pest control industry
* Is Moss a BAD thing
* Home Knowledge – Everything you need to know BEFORE you buy
* Please keep your bathroom healthy
* Active insight Pyrethroids Mode of action
* One of the most deadliest creatures on the planet
* Lawn care

Pest News – June 2015

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

* Letter from the CEO
* Albert Einstein’s theory on selling
* A Litany of events normally associated with errors
* Kitchen hygiene and why it is important
* Bayer Science for a better life
* Bayer Environmental Science Roadshow
* Control Pest in your home
* How to control the vine weevil, whitefly and woodlice on plants
* 10 Building blocks to becoming a household name
* The Silverfish
* Wasps

Pest News – March 2015

Thursday, 12 March 2015

* Letter from the CEO
* How you can control the mice in your house
* Effective treatment approach successfully tackles challenging
cockroaches
* An introduction to soil poisoning for first-time home builders
* Birds as Pest
* How to get rid of fleas in your home PERMANENTLY
* HOME INSPECTIONS What exactly is dry rot
* Never take ANTS for granted
* Why become a SAPCA Member
* How is work ethic important in your business
* Occupational health and safety at the workplace
* Important Industry News

Pest News – November 2014

Monday, 08 December 2014

* Letter from the CEO
* Become a SAPCA Facebook Friend
* Potted Plant Pests
* Translucent Technology All You Need To Know
* PCSIB Wood Destroying Organisms and Termite Management Course
NQF4
* Best Way to Get Rid of Fleas
* The History of Pest Control
* Beneficial bugs to have around your home : The Ladybug
* Pest Control Hints and Tips on How to Keep your Home Pest Free
* Don’t let the Bedbugs Bite Your Vacation fun
* The Definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
* PCSIB NQF4 Correspondence Course Dates for 2015
* How Does Website Design Influence Your Consumer
* The Importance of Efficient Workplace Communication

Pest News – August 2014

Thursday, 18 September 2014

* Letter from the CEO
* Pestbiz 2014 SAPCA Sponsership
* Food Safety & Professional Pest Management
* The Water Hyacinth Problem
* Selling or Buying a House
* Pestbiz 2014 – Photos Leriba Hotel and Spa 20-21 August
* A Guarantee, I wouldn’t Warrant…
* Bats and their living quarters
* 10 Survival Tips for Small Business Owners
* Cloths Moths

Pest News – May 2014

Wednesday, 04 June 2014

* Letter from the CEO
* Practical Structural Day – PCSIB
* What are the potential health effects of Pesticides?
* At long last RSA has its first Heat treatment option
* Pests vs the meat processing plant
* How to make better hiring decisions
* Centipedes – “100 legs”
* Malaria
* 4 East ways to have a better day at work
* How to develop a Effective Company Profile – and Why

Pest News – March 2014

Monday, 07 April 2014

* Letter from the CEO
* Skills courses for 2014
* Illegal use of FIPRONIL as head lice remedy poses a serious health
risk to children
* How to stand out Online in the Year of Entrepreneur
* Make The Visit “Memorable” Not Forgettable
* SAPCA New premises
* How to register for: UIF, PAYE and TAX
* Customer Service Actions and Attitudes
* Why does my business need a website?
* How To Right A Customer Service Wrong!!
* Pest Control Technician’s Workshop
* 7 Ways to Create Unforgettable Customer Experience

Pest News – November 2013

Monday, 02 December 2013

* Letter from the CEO
* SAPCA Regional Meetings for 2014* Active Insight Rodenticides   Part ii
* NQF 4 Correspondence Course Fees 2014
* Why don’t people achieve their goals
* The Benefits of a clean office
* Of Things that go “Who”- in the night…
A practical approach to natural control alternatives…
* 5 principles to help you negotiate better
* Pest World 2013, Arizona, Phoenix
* Grand Canyon – A Land to Inspire our Spirit
* Poisons and Wildlife

Pest News – September 2013

Thursday, 26 September 2013

*Letter form the CEO
*PCSIB NQF4 Correspondence Course
*The long arm of the Outlaw
*Methyl Bromide ban holds significant challenges for the food industry
*Consumer Protection Act and the impact on Liability Insurance
*SAPCA Pest Days
*August 2013
*Active Insight Rodenticides
*Spread the story
*Pestworld 2013

Pest News – May 2013

Thursday, 30 May 2013

*Letter from the CEO
*Letter from the President
*Fumigation: What you don’t learn in the Classroom – By Colin Jardine
*The Customer: Are they always Right?
*Rid the soil of termites before you build
*Delegate Registration Form for SAPCA Roadshow
*Exhibitor Registration Form for SAPCA Roadshow
*Totalling Termites
*Organisational Storytelling – By Justin Cohen
*The 8 Principal Problems of Effective Listening

Pest News- February 2013

Monday, 04 March 2013

* Letter from the CEO
* Letter form the President
* Documented and auditable cleaning processes a CPA requirement
* Is there an after life in a pest control career?
* The big 3 in Food Safety and Hygiene
* Safety Training: A Must for Every Industry
* Pest World 2012 Boston:….. Colin Jardine
* SAPCA Roadshow
* Gauteng Regional Meeting 9 November 2012
* The Numerous Benefits of Time Management Skills
* Don’t Stop Marketing
* Regional Meetings

Pest News – September 2012

Tuesday, 02 October 2012

* Letter From the CEO
* Letter From the President
* Food safety course for SA pest controllers
* Under the boardwalk…
* Honeybees need rules for protection
* NPMA & SAPCA membership
* Take Advantage of your Membership in both Associations
* 2012 Pestbiz convention:
* Preserving environment and securing future focus
* Heat ’em to beat ’em
* Affinity’s Liesl Carstens on the media as allies of the industry
* 14 Ways Pest Control Companies Should
* Drop the “F-Bomb” for Best Results
* PestWorld 2012: Making Connections.
* Finding Answers. Increasing Profits.
* Keeping the red flags down

Pest News – June 2012

Thursday, 14 June 2012

* Letter from the CEO – L Cokayne
* Letter from the President – Jaco Lamprecht
* Is South Africa ready for “Green Pest Control”? – Carol Macdonald
* Gaining Business through Global Green – Andy Architect
* New- HACCP Food Safety 1 Day Course
* Does your buyer’s contract protect your structure?
* 2012 Pestbiz Convention – Provisional Program
* Pestbiz Preview
* Introduction to Ensystex SA – Ross Clark
* South African Honey Bee Manifesto – Dr Gerhard H Verdoorn
* Why don’t people achieve their Goals – Justin Cohen

Pest News – November 2011

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

* Understanding Timber Preservation
* Jaco Lamprecht new SAPCA Chief
* In Memoriam – Joe Hindle
* Food Safety is key to hospitality business success
* SAPCA advice pest controllers to stay clear of bees
* SAPCA Board of Directors for 2012
* Parktown Prawn??
* How a dropout with low IQ achieves massive success
* PCSIB Training Centre
* Integrated pest control creates a healthier environment for hotel and staff
* SAPCA’s expanded “beetle clause” offers improved protection for home buyers and banks
* Suid-Afrikaanse Plaagbeheer Vereniging
* Payroll Services – Helping Business people Focus on their Core Strengths
* Season’s Greetings
* UV Insect Light Traps

Pest News – September 2011

Monday, 03 October 2011

* PestBiz 2011 tackles some burning issues in the pest control industry
* Rats Running Riot
* New set of rules for property industry puts buyers in driving seat
* Dates to remember
* Knowledge is key to ensure correct pre-soil treatments
* Pest Control Operations – NQF L4
* Tasty Food Equally as Important as Safe Food
* Fesh Water a conservation priority
* Overview of the V&A Waterfront poison scare
* Consumer protection act and the pesticide industry

Pest News – Autumn 2011

Friday, 10 June 2011

* Missed Opportunities – Mark Enslin
* The Competition Act – Carol Macdonald
* Protect your garden and keep pesticides off your dinner table – Media releases issued by Affinity
* Inbox Insights – Do’s and Don’ts: 10 tips for better e-mail marketing
* The biggest Little Promotional Device – June van Klayeren
* Skills development in the agricultural sector – Johan Engelbrecht
* Termite Control requires a trained eye

Pest News Summer 2011

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

* Practical Training on Structural Pest Control
* Green, Green, it’s Green they say…..
* Termiete rig meer skade as brande en vloede aan
* PCSIB Practical Termite workshop held on 11 February in Gauteng
* Safe Pesticides? Ruuuuuuuuuuuun!!!!
* Griffon Poison Information Centre – Poison Treatment Card
* SAPCA – What can we do for YOU?
* Pestbiz 2011
* Are you failing to plan, or planning to fail?
* SAPCA – Training Material
* Elevator buttons are a hotbed of harmful germs and bacteria
* SAPCA reinforces the need for qualified pest control operators
* European pest managment service standard off to a positive start

Pest News – Spring 2010

Friday, 29 October 2010

* Suidwes Plaagbeheerbeampte – Wolmaransstad
* Common Sense – Ester Mulder
* Optimum Financial Service Group – M Enslin
* SAPCA Pestbiz Convention – SAPCA Team What about bats? By Erna Balona
* Spotlight on Pyrethroids
* Zap-ém online – Realeased on behalf of Rentokil SA by Affinity Strategic Communication