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Beetle and electrical certificates are general conditions in most deeds of sale. Since the early 1990’s it has become a legal requirement that when a property is sold, the owner must obtain a certificate to confirm that the electrical installations adhere to government’s safety standards (SANS 10142-1).

The beetle certificate is not a legal requirement but the banks require a beetle certificate as a safety requirement before a bond will be approved for a property and is mostly a condition requirement in the deed of sale.

Borer Beetles CC specializes in the rendering of this service. We have become a household name in the Boland, Helderberg area and Cape Peninsula. We strive to deliver a service of a very high standard in a cost effective way.

We work with Estate Agents and Conveyancing Attorneys to help make the sale of your property as smooth as possible. Where possible, we ensure a direct line of communication with you, the seller, to allow the agent and attorney to focus on their core business.

Borer Beetle cc is a reputable company with a proven track record and a very dedicated full time staff compliment. By obtaining your Certificate of Compliance through us you are assured of full compliance with the Code of Conduct by accredited people registered with the Electrical Contracting Board of South Africa. Our competent beetle inspectors are registered with SAPCA (South African Pest Control Association.)

Pest Control Tips

Tips for Termite control

Due to earth warming, termite behaviour is changing. Generally we did not find termite infestations and termite problems in and around the Western Cape. However, lately more and more properties are attacked by the Harvester Termite (grass eaters).

Follow these tips to avoid a termite infestation:
  • Don't allow water to accumulate close to walls and foundations
  • Fix leaking taps, gutters and down pipes
  • Be on the look-out for mud tunnels around the foundations and the basement of your house
  • Watch out for dead termites or heaps of termite debris, soil deposits in the basement or foundations

How do I recognise the presence of borer beetles?

Termite infestation woodboring beetles

Some beetles invade wood used in construction and furniture making; others limit their activity to forests or roots of living trees. Woodboring beetles are commonly detected a few years after a new construction. The lumber supply may have contained wood infected with beetle eggs or larvae, and since beetle life cycles can be one or more years, several years may pass before the presence of beetles becomes noticeable.

The first step is deciding whether there is an active infestation. You may be inspecting old damage. An active infestation will have borings in piles that are accumulated on the floor below or near the holes. You may also hear a ticking sound made by the larvae. If the damage is old and not currently active, you do not have to treat it.

The presence of borer beetles will be most evident in attics, crawl spaces, unfinished basements, surface of wooden floors and storage areas.

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3 Chalbré Crescent
Unit 20048 Bel’aire
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PAARL 7646
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