A Complete Guide to Bed Bugs!

Have you ever woken up with weird marks on your bedding? Or strange red itchy marks on your body? Or even little bugs right there in your bed? Bed Bugs! Having an infestation of bed bugs does not mean that you are dirty. It simply means that, unfortunately, you have been in contact with the […]

How To Choose The Best Pest Control Spray For Your Home

Best Pest Control Spray for Homes (image credits : stuff.co.nz, www.terrain.net.nz) As summer gets near, more Kiwi homes will have some unwanted visitors, with a number of regions seeing increases in ants and other pest insects. Ants & flies are always attracted to your food, so the most natural method to control these pests is […]

The New Zealand Cockroach

A Complete Guide To Cockroach Pests

The cockroach is amongst the most resilient of insects. They are known to survive in harsh environments and can survive on very limited resources. Roaches can also go for up to one month without food (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockroach). It is this ability to survive in harsh conditions that makes cockroaches that hard to get rid of. […]

New Zealand Summer Pests

Like autumn and raking leaves, summer seems to go together with pests. And just like clockwork, summertime is nigh, which makes it the perfect time to start preparing for those nasty intruders. Research actually shows that about 67 percent of homeowners are more concerned about pest infestations during summer. Most pests reproduce during this time […]

A Complete Guide To Fly Pests

Introduction Signs Of Fly Infestations: If you see several of the following signs then you may be facing a fly infestation: live flies (many of them not just the odd one that flew in through the window) maggots or fly larvae clusters of dark spots on your walls (which is fly droppings) Flies are a […]

ants in the kitchen

A Complete Guide To Ant Pests

Ants are tiny insects that move in large numbers to areas where food has been identified. They will not set up their home there but will move back and forth until they transport all the food into their nest. They generally do not bite (with some exceptions) or carry any disease natively. They are, however, […]

fruit flies pupae

A Complete Guide To Fruit Fly Pests

Fruit Flies As Pests As their name suggests, fruit flies are attracted to fruit – rotting/fermenting fruit to be more specific. They are, however, not restricted to fruits as their only source of nutrition but will also feed on other fermenting organic matter. With the ability to lay up to 400 eggs at a time […]

Silverfish

A Complete Guide To Silverfish Pests

The name might mislead you into thinking that these insects are related to fish: far from it. They actually got this name from their silvery colour and the fish-like appearance of their movement. Introduction Silverfish, otherwise known as fishmoths are small wingless insects that feed on starches, sugar, dextrin in adhesives and other carbohydrates/polysaccharides. Although […]

How To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes Naturally

How To Prevent Mosquitoes From Settling Around Your House Remove Stagnant water sources Mosquitoes lay eggs in water, hence its important to change the water in flower pots, pet dishes, bird baths etc on regular basis. Make sure potted plants (indoors/outdoors) never have standing water in trays. Most mosquitoes eggs hatch within 48 hours and […]

New Zealand Indoors Summer Insect Pests

Summer means warmer temperatures and warmer temperatures mean more bugs. Bugs reproduce at a higher rate during summer making them a bit more difficult to manage. Insects make your home uncomfortable to live in. They may not cause any harm to you, but just having them around is enough to annoy you – maybe even […]

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