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Monday, 30 November 2020

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Monday, 13 July 2020

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Monday, 9 December 2019
  • FutureScape Africa Exhibition 2019
  • PCITA completed Training Project with Eco Rhythm Management, Department of Environmental Affairs & AgiSETA
  • Calling All Pest Control and Cleaning Professionals
  • Summit Fee & Details
  • The Role of a Pest Management Professional (PMP)
  • What is a Webinar?
  • Webinars – As Easy As That
  • Pest Management Officer (Health and Nuisance Pest Management) Programme (E-Learning)
  • Pest Control Industries Professional Council – Organogram
  • How to Manage Different Personality Styles at Work
  • Safety – PPE for Applicators
  • In Transit Fumigation is Illegal and Extremely Risky Business
  • PESTOP: ProFume Treatment

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Friday, 30 August 2019
  • Whats On Your Toothbrush
  • Injury by Accident V. Specific Traumatic Incident
  • Stop Killing Our Bees
  • Why Office Cleaning Should Be a Part of You Business Routine
  • Safety Data Sheets Simplifying its Content Workers
  • Why Weeds are Dangerous to Your Lawn and a Solution to All of Them
  • About Profume
  • Company Background
  • Starting a Business Venture
  • How to Use Facebook For Business
  • How To Lead Your Team To Success
  • Pest Control in a Warehouse
  • 6 Pest Control Myths Exposed
  • Interesting Facts About Cricket Insect
  • Register your Business

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Monday, 23 April 2019
  • Controlling Ants in the Home
  • The Danger Mosquitoes Present For Your Pet
  • The Pest Control Industries Professional Council
  • What Health Problems can Damp and High Humidity in your Home Cause?
  • The Benefits of a Clean Office
  • Cockroach Infestations – Why They Are Dangerous
  • The Importance Of Efficient Workplace Communication
  • Bird Mites and What You Can Do to Reduce Infestation
  • Public Health Vectors and Pests
  • Why Clean A Mattress
  • Customer Service – Actions and Attitudes
  • Basic Tips on Reading Pesticides Labels
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Weed Control Facts – Winning the Battle of the Weeds

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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