Borer Beetles CC

3 Chalbré Crescent Unit 20048 Belaire, Somerset West, ,South Africa
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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.)

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 Agriculture as pest control officials, fumigation officials and wood destroying organism inspectors.

Johan Fourie is currently the chairperson of the West and Southern Cape branch of the South African Pest Control Association.


  • COVID-19 Sanitizing
  • Treatment against Borer Beetles
  • Treatment against Termites
  • Repairs to electrical faults on commercial and residential properties
  • Certification (c.o.c.)
  • Beetle Certificate
  • Electrical Certificate

Pricing per inspection

  • Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Somerset West & Strand:

R600 plus VAT (R90) = R690 per certificate/inspection

  • Franschhoek, Grabouw:

R700 plus VAT (R105) = R805

  • Malmesbury:

R750 plus VAT (R112.50) = R862.50

  • Worcester & Villiersdorp:

R1 500 plus VAT (R225) = R1 725

Johan is currently the Vice president of SAPCA (South African Pest Control Association).  He is also a fully qualified health inspector and we specialize in the cleaning  and sanitising of Covid 19 premises.  Johan  is also an assessor and is presenting courses for the Pest Control Training Academy (PCITA)  regarding disinfecting Covid 19  properties.  He also presents skills courses for Pest Control, Fumigation and Wood Destroying Organism Inspectors.


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