Who we are

Established in 1964 the South African Pest Control Association functions as the voice for the South African Pest Control Industry & provides its members with an extensive range of support services focusing on the following key areas:

The SAPCA is commissioned by the Government in terms of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act, 1947 (Act No. 36 of 1947) to serve and protect the safety and health of the public by establishing and maintaining minimum standards of practice, knowledge and skills of registered pest management applicators in the country as well as to establish and maintain standards of professional ethics among them.

The discretion provided for in the Act to make use of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as mechanism to determine renewal of registration gives SAPCA the opportunity to comply with both the renewal of registration and CPD requirements. SAPCA will therefor institute a system of CPD, which is linked to renewal of registration for all registered  pest management applicators.

The Professional body, PCIPC (Pest Control Industries Professional Council), has been established to proactively work and promote pest control practices in and open forum free of any political or commercial agenda, so as to protect the health and safety and well-being of the South African public and to protect the integrity of the South African Pest Control Environment and practices.

our objectives
  • advance the science and practice of pest control by collaborating with research interested organisations
  • assist its members with information regarding trends and new developments as well as keeping them informed of amendments of existing laws by government, provincial and municipal bodies
  • cooperate with government, provincial and local authorities in the promotion of public health for the good of the community and the pest control industry
  • cooperate with scientific and educational institutions and other organisations in matters of interest to the industry
  • represent the industry at various stakeholder levels
  • motivate its members to only use best industry practices in their business conduct
  • encourage the use of products of high quality, following the correct application methods and maintenance of appliances and the safe and correct storage of products
  • foster cooperation amongst members
  • cooperate with other overseas organisations which have similar or allied objectives
  • to conform to the laws and regulations affecting the pest control industry



SAPCA members enjoy a range of benefits offered by the association. These benefits include amongst other:

government liaison

close liaison and lobbying with government


driving improved training programs and setting industry standards


an updated register of all qualified wood destroying organism inspectors

insurance and arbitration

public liability insurance products and arbitration services for its members

knowledge distribution

distribution of knowledge and information through its website and electronic newsletter as well as monthly media releases

certificates of clearance

professional association approved certificates of clearance with a three month warranty

As an organisation SAPCA strives to address current issues within the pest control environment, such as:


unqualified and unregistered pest control operators, inspecting properties and premises for wood destroying organisms


variations in inspection reports, clearance certificates and recommendations for treatments


loss of the property professional’s and wood destroying organism inspectors’ credibility, due to the issues addressed above

Humane use of Rodant Glue Boards
Disposal of dead rodents
Fumigation of Warehouses and Stacks
Fumigation of Silo-J-System
Personal Protective Equipment


Standard Operating Procedures


Woodborer Inspection Clause in Deeds of Sales & Offer to Purchase

The Parties agree that; Prior to registration of transfer the Seller, at his expense, have all the accessible timbers of the property inspected by a S.A.P.C.A – registered Inspector for the infestation by Wood-destroying [organisms or beetles, termites, including harvester termites]

Note: {Organisms cover all timber pests i.e. fungi dry & wet rot and insects} and a report with recommendations  shall be given to the Seller. Where infestation is found, the recommendations made shall be carried out in full, in terms of Act 36 of 1947 and /or SABS Code 0124 and 0204.

Upon receipt of a Certificate of Clearance issued by the said Inspector that there is no infestation apparent on first inspection, or that any infestation report has been dealt with as foresaid, the purchaser shall have no further claim against the Seller.




Theunis van der Vyver


Johan Fourie

Vice President

Chris van Rensburg


Sifiso Ncube

Chairman - Gauteng

Hilda Swart

SAPCA Manager

Nicolette Ford

Chairperson - Western Cape

Ivan Perumal

Chairman - KwaZulu-Natal

Lynette Cokayne

Co-opted Member

Ian Brown

Co-opted Member

Reon Hillebrand

Co-opted Member

Ross Clark

Co-opted Member