Pest Control Blog from Kiwicare. New Zealand's premier manufacturer and supplier of pest control products.

Ants in Vehicles

Kiwicare is receiving increasing reports of ants and other pests in vehicles and requests for how to control them. Find out here.

Video on How to Get Rid of Cockroaches

How to get rid of cockroaches and keep them away with the Kiwicare 1-2-3 Cockroach Control Programme.

Video on How to Get Rid of Ants

How to get rid of ants and keep them away with the Kiwicare 1-2-3 Bait Barrier Destroy Ant Control Programme.

Cats and Rats – Good Pest Control?

Undoubtedly, there are some domestic cats that are good mousers. But most domestic cats are too well fed and only ‘play’ with mice. Few cats, even the good mousers, will tackle a fully-grown rat.

Fleas; Your Feline Friends’ Not So Friendly Friends

Cat fleas are common parasites of cats and they will readily bite humans when their normal host is not available. The risks from cat fleas and how to protect your cat and family.

Ants with Wings - Flying Ants

Often referred to as alates, ants with wings are the males and queen female ants who grow wings, take the air for a nuptial flight to reproduce and start new colonies. This happens in the form of swarms that can be of significant numbers.

Rodent Damage in Vehicles

Rodents have incisor teeth that are continually growing. As they gnaw they wear the teeth down and sharpen them. Rats and mice gnaw things other than food including wiring and other plastics in vehicles.

Rodent Numbers of "Biblical Proportions".

As many of you will be aware there are more rats and mice causing problems in homes and buildings this year (2017). Rodent numbers are high all over New Zealand and DoC will be doing their bit in the forests to protect birds.

Safe Storage of Home and Garden Products

For safety and to get the best from your home and garden products it is important to store them correctly.

How to Deter Cats from Being a Nuisance in Your Garden

Cats can be a nuisance when they enter a garden and use an area as their toilet.

Testimonials for NO Wasps Eliminator

Testimonials for NO Wasps Eliminator

Zombie Flies

Have you found strange looking flies, dead, but still clinging to vegetation or other objects? They could be 'zombie' flies.

Spiders Are Not All Bad

Most spiders are harmless and are beneficial; they catch flies and other insects that could pester us. But there are many people with a fear of spiders.

How to Get Rid of a Wasp Nest in the Eaves

Wasps often nest in the eaves of homes and other buildings. Learn how best to destroy the nest.

What’s the Buzz about Chafer Beetles?

Have you woken to find the leaves on some of your trees or shrubs stripped? Have you found brown or bronze coloured beetles dead in your house after a warm night where you left the window open?

How to Find Wasp Nests

A wasps bothering you around your home, deck and garden. You might suspect there is a wasp nest somewhere but how do you find it?

6 Things To Do Before You Go On Holiday

These are 6 things you should do before you go away on holiday to the beach, or even if you intend to stay at home over the holiday period.

Kiwicare Pest Problem Solver TV Commercial

Kiwicare Pest Control Problem Solver television commercial. David Brittain Kiwicare Technical Support Manager talks about the Kiwicare pest problem solver.

Safe Disposal of Chemicals and Containers

How to safely dispose of home and garden product containers and unwanted chemicals.

Spider Bites

All spiders produce venom but few in New Zealand are able to bite humans and cause any harm. Those that can include the Australian Redback, and white tail spiders and the native katipo.

How to Set the Kiwicare NO Cockraches Traps

Watch this short video on how to set, bait and fold the NO Cockroach Traps

Waxed Block Rodenticides

Not all waxed block rodenticides are created equal.

What is Causing the Scratching Sound in my Roof?

I get questions occasionally about how to tell what it is that is making a scratching noise in a roof or wall. "Is it rats, mice, birds........or elephants?"

Kiwicare Fly Control Calendar

The true flies are insects of the order Diptera (meaning: two winged) and include common pests like house flies, lesser house flies, blowflies, cluster flies , midges, mosquitoes, fruit flies and other pest species that enter our homes and workplaces.

Auckland Cockroaches

This year (2016) has seen an explosion of many insect pests in New Zealand. In particular the heat and humidity in Auckland and the north has been suitable for a great increase in cockroaches.

New Kiwicare NO Wasps Eliminator

NO Wasps Eliminator is a new formulation to replace NO Wasps Wasp Dust for control of wasps and wasp nests.

Kiwicare NO Bugs Indoors

Kiwicare NO Bugs Indoors TV commercial. Controls flies, spiders, ants and other bugs indoors. Safer insect control.

NO Bugs Super - Long term protection from insect pests for your home and family.

Kiwicare NO Bugs Super Commercial. Controls spiders, ants, wasps, mosquitoes and other bugs.

How to Videos - Use the NO Rats and NO Mice Bait Stations

How to use Kiwicare NO Rats and NO Mice pre-filled bait stations for the safe control of rats and mice.

How to Videos - How to Use Rodenticides Safely

How to video on how to use Kiwicare rodent control products safely to get rid of rats and mice.

How to Videos - How to Prevent Rats and Mice Getting Into Homes and Buildings

How to video on how to stop rats and mice getting inside homes and other buildings.

How to Videos - Tips and Tricks for Getting Rid of Rats and Mice

Watch this Kiwicare video on tips and tricks to getting rid of rats and mice in and around homes and other buildings using Kiwicare rodent control products.

How to Videos - How to Choose the Best Solution for Rats and Mice

How To Video - How to choose the best Kiwicare rodent control product for control of rats and/or mice in and around homes and other buildings.

How to Videos - How to Identify Rats and Mice

Watch this video on how to identify rats and mice from seeing them or from the signs they leave behind.

How to Videos - How to Mix and Dilute Spray Concentrates.

Watch these videos on how to mix and dilute liquid and powder spray concentrates to get the best from the pest product, to reduce waste and keep safe.

How to Videos - How to use the Kiwicare Pump & Spray ready to use spray units. Presented by David Brittain.

Watch this video on how to use the Kiwicare Pump & Spray pre-filled ready to use spray units.

How to Videos - How to Fumigate with the NO Bugs Bug Bomb and NO Fleas Bug Bomb fumigators. Presented by David Brittain.

Watch the Kiwicare video on how to use the NO Bugs Bug Bomb and NO Fleas Bug Bomb total release aerosol fumigators for the control of insects, fleas, spiders and other bugs in homes and other buildings.

How to Videos - How to Fumigate with the NO Bugs Borafume and NO Cockroaches Fumigators.

How to use the NO Bugs Borafume fumigator to fumigate your home or other building to get rid of borer beetles and other bugs and spiders.

Testimonial for NO Ants Range

Wow, the results are just incredible. That is what Shanie says after using the Kiwicare NO Ants range of products.

Testimonial for NO Cats & Dogs

I hasten to add my complete satisfaction with the product in deterring cat and dogs

Testimonial for NO Bugs Bug Bomb

Kiwicare NO Bugs Bug Bomb provides easy to use, quick knockdown of pest insects and spiders. Just click down the button and leave it to do the job. Read what people have to say..

What is that Small Brown Beetle?

We had a query from an Auckland customer: 'I wonder if you are able to help! I have found 30 - 40 of the beetles pictured, on the ceiling in the corridor at home. Do you know what it is and what I should use to get rid of it?'

Testimonial for NO Spiders

I used your NO Spiders last summer when I moved into my new house and was invaded with spiders. Your product worked a treat and I did not see one after that, ........... I would recommend it to anyone with a spider problem.

Testimonial for NO Ants Ant Sand

I‘ve just bought some of your Ant Sand which is absolutely brilliant.

Testimonial for NO Ants Baits

The result was much better than that when I hired some pest controllers previously.

Why are Ants Ignoring the Bait?

Sometimes ants appear to be ignoring baits. This will happen with all ant baits. Ants tend to find and feed on foods dependent on the needs of the nest or colony at the time.

Testimonial for NO Bed Bugs

No more scratching for me. That is what Adrienne of Auckland says after using NO Bed Bugs Box to get rid of bed bugs.

Stop Cluster Flies Now

Late Summer / Early Autumn is the time to Prevent Cluster Flies.

Testimonial for NO Rats & Mice

From Bait Stations to Tracking Powders, the No Rats & Mice range from Kiwicare has it all to get rid of any unwanted rodents in and around your home, or work place. Read what people have to say..

Testimonial for NO Bugs Super

Our NO Bugs Super range is made in New Zealand for those annoying bugs that invade New Zealand homes and gardens. One of the most popular ranges in the country, you cant go wrong. Read what people have to say..

Trapping Rats and Mice

Rats and mice will move into homes and other buildings to seek food and shelter. They damage wiring, pipework and structural timbers. They also eat and contaminate food and food preparation equipment in kitchens and larders.

NO Borer Helps Protect New Zealand's Historic Places

Kiwicare has supplied NO Borer products to many historic places for treatment of timbers during renovations.

Fair Weather for Pests in Homes and Gardens

The wet weather is influencing the levels of many pests in homes. Pests, some of which would not normally be regarded as a problem, benefit from the warm wet conditions and have a population explosion.

How to Avoid Stings and Bees

New Zealand does not have many stinging and biting bugs compared to Australia but there are some insects and spiders that can cause pain and occasionally severe reactions.

Are Ant Colonies Super Organisms?

Ants are among the most successful insects; inhabiting all the world’s continents except Antarctica. Most species, and all the pest species, are social insects. That is they form colonies of co-operating individuals.

Other Risks from Bugs

There are some other risks from bugs with which we might be a little less familiar; dust mites cause asthma and skin rashes and reactions.

Stop Crawling Insects and Spider Pests

Keep your home and other buildings free from crawling insect pests and spiders for the season. Treat now with long lasting residual surface spray.

Now is the Time to Stop Flies for the Season

Spring is here and now is the time to prepare your home and other buildings to protect them and their occupants from flying insect pest. Flies, wasps, mosquitoes, moths, and others will be increasing in numbers as the weather warms.

Stop Rodents Getting Into Your Home

Rats and mice are commensal rodents. That is they live in association with humans. In homes, offices, shops, factories and farms they take advantage of our food supplies and the shelter our buildings and structures provide.

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the use of several methods in a co-ordinated approach to preventing and controlling pests. This can be a combination of prevention, housekeeping, eradication and monitoring.

Have a Bug Free Summer with NO Bugs Super

Summer is here, but the warmer weather also means more crawling and flying bugs. Just one spray of NO Bugs Super and NO Bugs Indoor could be the answer.

Bug, Insect, Spider?

Bug is a term used to describe a range of creatures including insects, spiders, mites, millipedes, and other 'creepy crawlies.' So, is it a bug or insect or a spider or what?

Mixing and Diluting DIY Spray Concentrates

Many Kiwicare DIY products for use in the home are concentrates or powders for mixing with water or other solvent before application. This article provides advice on how to dilute and make up sprays from concentrates.

Identification of Rats and Mice

Rats and mice are commensal pests, that is they live closely in association with people. They often live in our homes, shops, offices, farms and factories. How do you know which pest you have?

Spiders That Bite

All spiders produce venom but few in New Zealand are able to bite humans and cause any harm. Those that can include the Australian Redback, and white tail spiders and the native katipo.