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Some Rodents are Shy, Some are Bold

Some Rodents are Shy, Some are Bold

Just like populations of humans, rodent populations are heterogenous (diverse) in their behaviour. In any population of rats or mice there will be individuals that are shy and more wary...

Cluster Flies Cause Consternation

Cluster Flies Cause Consternation

There has been an early start to the clustering of cluster flies. The peak period of fly influx is usually April but this year (2019) clusters are already forming in March.

What the Mega Mast Might Mean

What the Mega Mast Might Mean

A mast year is one in which trees and other plants produce exceptionally high amounts of seed.

White-tailed Spider Facts and Fictions

White-tailed Spider Facts and Fictions

Here are some Facts and ‘Fictions’ about white-tailed spiders in New Zealand.

Amazing Wasp Facts

Amazing Wasp Facts

Here's the buzz. Wasps are not all pests. Many native wasp species are solitary beneficial insects, controlling garden pests and posing no threat to people or animals.

Trapped Cockroaches Attract Cockroaches

Trapped Cockroaches Attract Cockroaches

A customer called me recently with feedback that he had put out a NO Cockroach Trap in a room and that it had only caught 2 cockroaches by day 2,...

Spider Gathering in Christchurch

Spider Gathering in Christchurch

Spider experts are gathering in Christchurch for the International Conference of Arachnology. They will be discussing many aspects of the study of spiders and other arachnids.

Is This the Biggest Spider in the World?

Is This the Biggest Spider in the World?

Is this the biggest spider in the world? It stretches from Melbourne to Victoria!

What is Eating My Carpet?

What is Eating My Carpet?

Have you found your carpet going bald around the edges or under and around furniture? It is increasingly likely that the reason for the damage is carpet beetle or clothes/case...