Grass Grub

Grass Grub

Grass grub is found throughout New Zealand and is considered New Zealand's major lawn pest. It attacks the roots...

Porina Caterpillar

Porina Caterpillar

The porina caterpillar causes similar damage to lawn grass and pastures as grass grub. However it tends to feed ...

Cluster Flies Outdoors

Cluster Flies Outdoors

Cluster flies are dull black flies that in autumn cluster together in large numbers in dark dry places like atti...

Ants Outdoors

Ants Outdoors

Ants are nest forming social insects that can be a nuisance in the garden, some species protect and 'farm' pests...

Wireworm

Wireworm

Wireworm are soil dwelling insect larvae that damage roots of grasses and tubers of vegetables and other plants.

Slaters

Slaters

Slaters, also known as woodlice, are multi-legged, multi-segmented bugs that scavenge on decomposing plant mater...

Earwigs

Earwigs

Earwigs soil dwelling insects and rarely do much damage in the garden. However, they can be a nuisance in large ...

Black Field Cricket

Black Field Cricket

Black field crickets damage lawns by feeding on the growth centre of grasses. In large numbers they can severely...

Cicadas

Cicadas

Cicadas rarely do any damage to garden plants. On occasions they may cause dieback of susceptible young plants s...

Cluster Flies

Cluster Flies

Cluster flies are dull black flies that in autumn cluster together in large numbers in dark dry places like atti...

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are flat beetle like pest insects that are often associated with human habitation. The pest species ...

Slaters Indoors

Slaters Indoors

Slaters or woodlice are multi-legged garden creatures that usually live in leaf litter but sometimes wander indo...

Flies Outdoors

Flies Outdoors

Flies are a nuisance pest in the garden but they rarely cause damage to plants.