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Why your safety is our top priority during pest control

Pest eradication is a serious process where safety takes precedence. No shortcuts or do-it-yourself jobs should be considered as the consequences of mistakes can have a very real impact. When dealing with various chemicals for pest control, all the safety measures, equipment and clothing need to be strictly adhered to.

Safety is our top priority at IWESCO. We offer long-lasting pest control services throughout South Africa and have the expertise and equipment to deal with various problems. Our teams are well-trained in safety procedures and know how to get effective results without compromising your home or workplace.

Choose an accredited pest control service

There have been incidents in South Africa where fumigation and pest control have caused illnesses and even fatalities after not being carried out properly. When choosing a pest control service, be sure that they are accredited and can provide evidence of their expertise. IWESCO holds ISO 9001 certification for quality management and ISO 14001 certification for environmental responsibility.

We also have a safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) file for each customer, which documents all of our processes and adherence to regulations. This ensures that our pest control experts meet all local and international standards for safety and quality - two major priorities during our service delivery.

Minimising safety concerns during pest control

Fumigation and other pest eradication methods present certain safety concerns, so precautions and preventions need to be taken carefully. An expert service provider must do everything they can to minimise these concerns by implementing various protocols. The first step is to ensure that the technicians are well-trained, the equipment is working correctly, and there is enough time to complete the process safely.

A rushed job can lead to mistakes, such as incorrect dosing or application of chemicals, or a simple lack of care during the process. Pest control is not a process that can be rushed, nor can shortcuts be taken. Our team will ensure that all checks are in place before, during and after a job, to keep you safe and ensure that your house, garden or workspace is safe.

In addition to a SHEQ file, IWESCO also implements a hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) system for each job. This international system is used to minimise hazards, whether biological, chemical or physical, for customers and employees. It ensures our compliance with regulatory requirements for pest control.

Aftercare is important

Safety doesn’t just stop once a job is completed. The building still needs to be aerated and a thorough clean-up needs to take place to remove any residue or chemicals left behind. Our team will be happy to answer any questions that you may have and will work to address any of your concerns. They will also give you guidance on the next steps to ensure your continued safety.

Once the building or site is deemed safe, you’ll be allowed to reenter it and continue with your daily life. These aftercare processes are critical for pest control service providers, who have a responsibility to customers for their health. For more information about our pest control services or to book an appointment, please contact us today.


IWESCO offers specialised cleaning and waste control services to industrial and commercial customers in South Africa. These services are aimed at minimising our customers’ impact on the environment. Our services also include pest control, garden maintenance, fogging and disinfecting. Our staff are highly trained to offer the most professional services. IWESCO is a Level 2 B-BBEE supplier with ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.

We are a one-stop shop for all your contract cleaning and waste control needs and have a national footprint. Our head office is located in Tshwane but we can provide services to any industrial and commercial client in the major metropolitan areas around South Africa, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Mbombela and more.

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