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CALL US NOW! - Office: 035 772 4091 or Nevill - 082 381 7540

50 Years of Pest Control in Zululand

The real pioneers of Pest Control in Zululand, Zululand Pest Control, was established in 1969 and in 2019 we celebrate our fiftieth birthday and anniversary of providing pest control services to Empangeni, Richards Bay and the surrounding areas. The below is taken from a blog on the website and edited.

Clive and Beverly Getkate first opened ZPC’s doors (from garage and a room in their home) in Empangeni fifty years ago, seeking to meet the demand in Zululand for effective pest control, through reliable service. As the saying goes ‘never despise small beginnings’, they faithfully started off with just one assistant and vehicle.

Fifty years down the line, the legacy continues through their son Nevill Getkate (since March 2002), ZPC is the experienced and trusted service provider that it is today, (with larger premises, more vehicles and plenty qualified staff) not having compromised on any of their values.

These values include:
    •    Integrity
    •    Reputation
    •    Fair Pricing
    •    Reliability
    •    Punctuality
    •    Training
    •    Efficient products and techniques

Nevill and his experienced team, offer a full range of pest control solutions for industrial, domestic and commercial markets. 

If you’re looking at buying a home, or premises of any kind… it would do you well to take heed of Nevill’s knowledge below, lest you find yourself living with unwanted tenants who will destroy your home or office and cost you more than you budgeted for.

Nevill is a qualified WDO (Wood Destroying Organisms) Inspector, which should be a requirement for the issuing of the Entomologist Certificate. This certificate is a requirement if you are buying or selling a property.  If you are the purchaser, you have the right to insist that a qualified & certified WDO Inspector provides you with the Entomologist certificate giving you peace of mind when moving into your new property.

With your best interest at heart, he urges that that you ensure that a qualified pest control company (such as ZPC) is appointed, to inspect and certify that the property is not inhabited by Wood Destroying Organisms/Insects such as Subterranean Termites or Woodborer. In addition to the Entomologist Certificate, ZPC most certainly has all the other required qualifications as well as registered with the relevant organisations, such as the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries and SAPCA (South African Pest Control Association). They obviously have insurance, as well as 50 years of experience (oh did we already mention that?). Any queries, any at all, give them a call.

Cue song… ‘when then there’s something strange, in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call?!’

Facts about Zululand Pest Control


  • We respect the elderly (10% discount to pensioners)
  • We service from north of urban Durban to remote rural areas (4x4 access no problem!)
  • The Pest control services we deliver are for sticky, hot and humid conditions - We live here (local knowledge)
  • Food Protectors (ZPC adheres to the principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) when implementing Pest-Free Programs for the food industry.)
  • We support earth-lovers (ZPC promotes the use of environmentally friendly chemicals or methods - ask them about environmentally friendly options).

Our vision for the next 50 years…
 To continue to be Zululand’s leading Pest Control Company, through remaining committed to the following:

  • Service excellence without compromising safety
  • Conducting our business in a fair and ethical manner
  • Respecting the individual needs of all concerned
  • Serving our valued clients with utmost professionalism and commitment
  • Maintaining a high level of service 

Food for Thought:  Zululand Pest Control opened business in the same year (1969), as one of man’s crowning achievements, when Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon and uttered the immortal words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

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