Department of argiculture

About Us

Borer Beetles was founded in 1985 by Bob Swemmer. Through dedication and hard work he established a reputation of honesty and thoroughness. In 2001 Johan Fourie took over the helm and continues to operate with these values. During Bob Swemmer's time only beetle inspections and corrective work were performed. Johan realised the need for a one-stop service and extended Borer Beetles' value proposition to include electrical inspections as well.

In the late 90's Johan obtained a qualification from the Forestry Department of the University of Stellenbosch which enabled him to perform "wood destroying organism" inspections. Apart from beetle and electrical inspections and the corrective actions associated with these, Borer Beetles also specialises in the treatment of termites and the methyl bromide fumigation of built-in wood, e.g. floors, roof trusses and furniture. The company is also registered in terms of ISPM15 International Regulations to do fumigation of palettes for export purposes.

The owner and staff are registered with the Department of Argriculture as pest control officials, fumigation officials and wood destroying organism inspectors.

Johan Fourie is currently the chair person of the West and Southern Cape branch of the South African Pest Control Association.
Borer Beetles have fully trained personel in all its divisions. In the photo Johan Fourie congratulates his most recently SAPCA qualified Fumigator, Mlilo Last, with his registration document received from the Department of Agriculture (DAFF). Johan Fourie
furniture beetle, termites, powder post beetle
Somerset West Office
3 Chalbré Crescent
Unit 20048 Bel’aire
Cell: 082 497 1496
Paarl Office
2 Synagogue Street
PAARL 7646
Tel: 021 872 6295
Fax: 021 871 1672
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