Pests in the News

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

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.

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.

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.

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.