Harlequin Ladybirds

Harlequin Ladybirds

Ladybirds are normally regarded as beneficial insects. However, the introduced harlequin ladybird is regarded as...

Silverfish and Firebrats

Silverfish and Firebrats

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

Cluster Flies

Cluster Flies

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

Spiders

Spiders

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

Fleas

Fleas

Fleas are blood sucking parasitic biting insects. They are more than a nuisance they are a very real health haza...

White Tail Spider

White Tail Spider

White tail spiders have been implicated in cases of ulceration or necrosis following spider bites.

Wasps

Wasps

Pest wasps are the introduced social wasps; the German, common wasps and Australia and asian paper wasps. Wasp n...

Spider Webs

Spider Webs

Spider webs can be unsightly and collect dust and dirt both inside and outside the home.

Borer

Borer

You may not notice these beetles except when they collect on the window sills or corners of the rooms in your ho...

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...

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...

Blow Flies

Blow Flies

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

Maggots

Maggots

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

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...

Argentine Ants

Argentine Ants

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

Flies

Flies

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

Fungus Gnats

Fungus Gnats

Fungus gnats, also know as fungus flies and Sciarid flies, are tiny insects whose larvae feed in damp soil rich ...

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

You are at an increasing risk of bed bug infestation in your home. Bed bugs are found throughout the world and a...

Fruit Flies

Fruit Flies

An infestation of fruit flies suggests rotting fruit or vegetation, stale beer or wine, blocked drains etc. some...

Weevils Indoors

Weevils Indoors

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

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...

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...

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...

Case Moth

Case Moth

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

Booklice

Booklice

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

Ants

Ants

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

Cockroaches

Cockroaches

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

Clothes Moth

Clothes Moth

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

Spider Beetle

Spider Beetle

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

Birds

Birds

Birds can be a significant pest when they nest in the roof of homes.

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...

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...

Bite Marks

Bite Marks

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

Scabies Mite

Scabies Mite

Scabies mite is a skin parasite that causes scabies which is a contagious skin condition with symptoms of rash a...

Burnt Pine Longhorn Beetle

Burnt Pine Longhorn Beetle

Burnt Pine Beetle is a member of the longhorn group of beetles that tend to be elongate and with long antennae. ...

Biscuit Beetle

Biscuit Beetle

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

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...