Malaria Control

Nov 9, 2023

Malaria remains a significant public health challenge in South Africa, with over 9 million people at risk of contracting the disease.

As we continue the battle against this deadly mosquito-borne illness, it is essential to recognize the critical role pest controllers play in malaria control efforts. PES Africa, a leading provider of pest control solutions, offers a range of products designed to aid in the fight against malaria. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of pest controllers and highlight three of PES Africa’s key products: Actellic 300 CS, Icon 10CS, and Mesto Stainless Steel Sprayer 10L, that can help make a difference.

Malaria in South Africa

Malaria remains a major public health concern in many parts of South Africa, particularly in the eastern and northern regions. The disease is transmitted through the bite of Anopheles mosquitoes infected with the Plasmodium parasite. With its potential to cause severe illness and fatalities, malaria presents a significant challenge for healthcare and the local economy.

The Role of Pest Controllers

Pest controllers play an essential role in the fight against malaria. They are the front-line defence against the vectors that transmit the disease. By deploying effective vector control measures, pest controllers can significantly reduce mosquito populations and the risk of malaria transmission. This is where PES Africa and its products come into play.

PES Africa’s Malaria Control Products

Actellic 300 CS

Actellic 300 CS is a powerful organophosphate insecticide specifically designed for vector control programs. Its active ingredient, Pirimiphos-methyl, is known for its effectiveness in targeting mosquitoes.
With Actellic 300 CS, pest controllers can reduce mosquito populations, ultimately minimizing the risk of malaria transmission. It’s an invaluable tool in the fight against this deadly disease.

Icon 10CS

Icon 10CS is another vital product offered by PES Africa to combat malaria. This innovative insecticide contains the active ingredient Lambda-cyhalothrin, a synthetic pyrethroid known for its broad-spectrum effectiveness against mosquitoes, making it a powerful tool in the control of malaria vectors. Pest controllers can use Icon 10CS to create protective barriers in and around homes, healthcare facilities, and other high-risk areas. Its residual efficacy ensures long-lasting protection against malaria vectors.

Mesto Stainless Steel Sprayer 10L

Effective application of insecticides is crucial in malaria control efforts. The Mesto Stainless Steel Sprayer 10L is an essential tool for pest controllers to ensure even and efficient distribution of insecticides. This sprayer is not only versatile but also WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES) 2018 certified, assuring its quality and effectiveness.

The Mesto Stainless Steel Sprayer 10L features a stainless-steel tank for durability, a unique design that allows it to be carried on one’s back for convenience, a filling strainer, and a pressure relief valve to maintain safety during use. It is equipped with a flat jet nozzle for precise spraying, an ergonomic shut-off valve for ease of use, and a professional pump made of brass for reliability in the field.


In the fight against malaria in South Africa, pest controllers are indispensable allies. Their work in reducing mosquito populations and preventing the spread of the disease is pivotal. PES Africa, with its range of malaria control products, including Actellic 300 CS, Icon 10CS, and the Mesto Stainless Steel Sprayer 10L, is committed to supporting these efforts. With these powerful tools at their disposal, pest controllers can make a significant impact on reducing the burden of malaria in South Africa.