Insect Pests

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.

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.

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.

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 - 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.

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 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..

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.

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.

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?

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.