Biting Midges

Biting Midges

Biting midges, sometimes known as gnats or 'no-see-ums', are small (1-3 mm) black flies that normally feed on ne...

Silverfish

Silverfish

Silverfish damage paper such as wallpaper and books and are a common nuisance pest in larders, kitchens and bath...

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes and sandflies are blood sucking flying insects that are both annoying and involved in the transmissio...

Stored Product Insect Pests

Stored Product Insect Pests

Stored Product Insects (SPI) are insect pests that infest and damage food, fibres, leathers, wood and other prod...

Pantry Moth

Pantry Moth

Pantry moth is a moth whose larvae are pests of stored products such as dried food. They are often a pest in New...

Paper Wasps

Paper Wasps

Pest paper wasps are the introduced social wasps; the Australian, Asian and European Paper Wasps. Paper wasp ne...

Carpet Beetle

Carpet Beetle

Carpet beetle larvae, known as woolly bears, destroy wool carpet and other natural fibres.

Wasps Indoors

Wasps Indoors

Pest wasps are the introduced social wasps, the German Wasp, Common Wasp and Asian and Australian Paper wasps. W...

Blow Flies

Blow Flies

Blow flies are large flies whose larvae feed on decaying animal material.

Weevils Indoors

Weevils Indoors

Weevils are pests of stored products such as grains, cereals, flours and other starchy foods.

Lizards, Geckos and Skinks

Lizards, Geckos and Skinks

Lizards, geckos and skinks are generally beneficial; catching and eating many insect pests. But to some people t...

Cluster Flies

Cluster Flies

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

Maggots

Maggots

Maggots are the larvae of flies and other insects. It is often the larvae that cause damage in homes and gardens...

Argentine Ants

Argentine Ants

Different species of ant are more or less susceptible to this standard treatment and some may be difficult to er...

Midges or Lake Flies

Midges or Lake Flies

The New Zealand midges are native mosquito-like flying insects associated with water such as lakes and so are of...

Flies

Flies

Most flies pose a threat to hygiene and are a nuisance to humans and animals. Blow flies, house flies, fruit fli...

Spiders

Spiders

Spiders are a pest when they bite, produce unsightly webbing or cause fear in those with arachnophobia.

Clothes Moth

Clothes Moth

Have you found unexplained holes in your favourite woollen sweater? This may indicate an infestation of clothes ...

Darwin Ants

Darwin Ants

Darwin ants are a common pest ant in New Zealand homes and gardens. They form large colonies in New Zealand cond...

Spider Beetle

Spider Beetle

Spider beetles are pests of stored products such as grain, cereals, flour etc. They often bore holes in packagin...

Booklice

Booklice

Booklice are small pale insects that can be difficult to get rid of and keep away because they will infest parts...

Slaters Indoors

Slaters Indoors

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

Ants

Ants

Ants are social insects that can be a considerable nuisance pest when they enter the home and can be a significa...

Case Moth

Case Moth

Case moth larvae destroy carpet and other fibrous material using it to cover themselves in a protective case of ...

White Footed Ant

White Footed Ant

White Footed Ants are common pests in New Zealand homes and gardens. Some colonies or nests may exceed a million...

Centipedes

Centipedes

Centipedes are many legged creatures often found in the garden under stones and pots. They sometimes wander indo...

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

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

Bite Marks

Bite Marks

It can be difficult to identify the culprit just from 'bite' marks.

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...

Dust Mites

Dust Mites

House dust mites (HDM) are only just visible to the naked eye on a dark background. House dust mite waste produc...

Millipedes Indoors

Millipedes Indoors

Millipedes are multi-legged sausage shaped creatures that usually live in garden leaf litter but occasionally wa...

Centipedes Indoors

Centipedes Indoors

Centipedes are many legged creatures often found in the garden.

Hover Flies

Hover Flies

Hover flies are often seen buzzing around flowers in the garden. Some imitate wasps but they do not have a sting...

Hover Flies Indoors

Hover Flies Indoors

Hover flies are rarely a problem in a home. They will be seen outside hovering over and feeding on flowers. Some...

Biscuit Beetle

Biscuit Beetle

Biscuit beetles, also known as drugstore beetles, and other insect pests of pantries damage food stuffs and pack...

Sand Flies

Sand Flies

Sandflies (black flies) bite us and suck our blood giving rise to itchy swollen lumps on our skin.

Red Back Spider

Red Back Spider

The bite of the Australian Redback spider is very painful and in very rare cases can be fatal if anti venom is n...

Bumble Bees Indoors

Bumble Bees Indoors

Bumble bees are beneficial insects. They are large round hairy bees that are often seen feeding at flowers in a ...