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Pest Problem of the Month

Pest Problem of the Month

Following the warmest winter on record and recent warm dry weather, a large increase in ant activity across New Zealand from Christchurch north.

Make Sure Mozzies Don’t Get You This Year

Make Sure Mozzies Don’t Get You This Year

For some parts of New Zealand, spending time outdoors can be difficult in the summer months for one main reason: Mosquitoes.

Paper Wasps Fly South

Paper Wasps Fly South

The black and yellow striped Asian paper wasp Polistes chinensis, arrived in New Zealand in the late 1970s.

Fruit Flies Buzz Around Bins

Fruit Flies Buzz Around Bins

Fruit flies are tiny flies (2-4 mm) that are associated with fermenting fruit, vegetable matter or sweet liquids.

Dinosaur Fleas

Dinosaur Fleas

There is a species of flea evolved to feed on most terrestrial animals; cat fleas feed predominantly on cats, dog fleas feed predominantly on dogs, human fleas feed predominantly on...

Identification of Pests, etc.

Identification of Pests, etc.

Often, people have pests or insects they want identified so that they can find out how to get rid of them or control them.

Using Surface Spray Insecticides

Using Surface Spray Insecticides

Surface spray insecticides are usually what are known as residual insecticides; that is the insecticide remains active and lethal to insects for up to 6 months. Most are synthetic pyrethroids.

Shop Kiwicare Online Now at Backyard Living

Shop Kiwicare Online Now at Backyard Living

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