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Don’t Attract Night Flying Insect Pests to Your Home

Don’t Attract Night Flying Insect Pests to Your Home

The warmer weather brings with it night flying insects that are attracted to the lights of your home. Many sorts of insects are attracted to light*.

Have Wasp Nests Survived Winter?

Have Wasp Nests Survived Winter?

Most Vespulid* wasp nests die off in late autumn, after the queens and drones (males) have been produced.

What is Eating My Stuff?

What is Eating My Stuff?

Pests that eat, damage or contaminate things in your home are often called stored product pests. Most are insects and are called stored product insect (SPI) pests.

Fly Control 101

Fly Control 101

Many flies of the order Diptera (meaning two wings) are harmful species and include human health pests such as species of mosquitoes (malaria mosquitoes are the No. 1 worldwide pest),...

Look Out for Large Ants

Look Out for Large Ants

Most pest ant species in New Zealand are small (less than 3 mm). Carpenter ants (Camponotus sp.) are much larger ants (6-12 mm) and although they are not established in...

Think Outside the Box

Think Outside the Box

Home owners in New Zealand contend with several pests such as German cockroaches, bed bugs and some stored product pests, that exclusively live indoors.

Ant Activity in Winter

Ant Activity in Winter

We tend to think of ants being active and annoying us only in the warmer months of the year, but ants can be a pest even in cold winter months.

Warm Weather in Winter Wakes Wobbly Cluster Flies

Warm Weather in Winter Wakes Wobbly Cluster Flies

In certain parts of New Zealand the weather has been unseasonably warm and sunny over the last few days (written 11th July).

Pyrethrum, Pyrethrins, Pyrethroids - What’s the Difference?

Pyrethrum, Pyrethrins, Pyrethroids - What’s the Difference?

If you look at the ingredients of insecticides you might be forgiven for being confused by what the difference is between pyrethrum, pyrethins, pyrethroids and permethrin.

Top 10 Worst Home Pests

Top 10 Worst Home Pests

This is a, not too serious, attempt to list the top 10 worst pests in the New Zealand home and rank them for overall importance by the harm they can...