Animal Pests

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?"

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.

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..

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.

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.

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?