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Fascinating Facts - Flies

Fascinating Facts - Flies

True flies are insects of the order Diptera. Diptera means two wings (originating from Greek di=two, and ptera=wing).

Like a Rat Up a Drainpipe

Like a Rat Up a Drainpipe

I am sometimes asked how I originally became interested in pest control. This is my story.

4 Benefits of Rodent Bait Stations

4 Benefits of Rodent Bait Stations

There are several good reasons for using bait stations:

Ants in Autumn

Ants in Autumn

Anyone that has, or has had, an ant infestation has probably noticed that ants are more active in warm weather, but they may pose more of a problem in autumn.

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...

Rodent Control - Frequently Asked Questions

Rodent Control - Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the most common questions (FAQs) asked about rats and mice and how to get rid of them; and the answers.

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.