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