Controlling Birds On Your Property

They might seem harmless, beautiful and even majestic out there in the wild, but birds can be a real nuisance when they invade your property. Although they are not directly harmful to humans (mostly) and will generally coexist peacefully with us, they can cause a lot of problems when present in large numbers near human inhabitations. It is these problems caused by birds that make us forget their beauty and splendour and regard them as […]

Do DIY Pest Control Products Really Stack Up Against Professional Pest Control?

Nobody likes to have pests around, they damage your food and property, bite painfully, cause a huge ruckus and generally make your life miserable. And that’s not all, pests also pose a great health risk to both humans and pets as they are capable of spreading diseases. Once pests get into your property, they multiply quickly to have the whole place overran within a few weeks. This is why it is crucial that you take […]

New Zealand Summer Pests

Like autumn and raking leaves, summer seems to go together with pests. And just like clockwork, summertime is nigh, which makes it the perfect time to start preparing for those nasty intruders. Research actually shows that about 67 percent of homeowners are more concerned about pest infestations during summer. Most pests reproduce during this time of year because of the higher temperatures experienced. As a result, pest population’s balloon and they seem to be everywhere […]

Pestrol Commentary: Pest Control News From Around New Zealand

A massive pest control operation set to start in West Coast, increased intensity in the fight against wasps, and a new partnership strategy that could help the government with its plan for a pest free NZ by 2050: all this in this month’s news wrap up. 1080 pest control operation to commence in West Coast The government through the Department of Conservation (DOC) will in the coming weeks start dropping 1080 poison in South Island’s […]

Possums Apply Here

We had an elderly couple come into the store who told us about their adventures with possums. The wife used to be a milliner when she was younger and had quite the thriving business. Once she went into retirement, she stored some of her cocktail hats away in a set of drawers out in their garage to be forgotten until several months later. The husband went into the garage one day to get some of the […]

Teething Troubles

A Pestrol customer revealed to us the amount of damage that rats can cause when left to roam about as they please. His house was beset by rats who ate through the water pipes in the walls of the house. This rodent rampage went without notice for quite some time, until some interior walls of the house started to swell like Violet Beauregard from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Unfortunately, he couldn’t just roll away the problem like […]

Bombs Away!

Here at Pestrol we hear some pretty fascinating stories that our customers regale us with concerning all manner of pests. One such story comes from a woman who was visited by a rodent friend entering her house via a rather unusual route. In search of water, the rat had made its way in between the walls of the building and proceeded to munch away at the gib board connecting to the interior of the house. What this poor unsuspecting woman didn’t […]

Pest Control News New Zealand – July 2016

Picton’s quest to become the first predator-free town in New Zealand, how the moon affects possum and rodent behaviour, and a surge in rat infestation cases in Dunedin: all covered in our monthly news roundup. A town’s quest to become predator free Picton, a Marlborough Coastal community, is looking to become New Zealand’s first town to get rid of all predator pests. The Marlborough District Council is backing the project being implemented by the environmental […]

Doc Meeting to Discuss Predator Control

Minister of Conservation Maggie Barry will be joined by a top Department of Conservation scientist in Queenstown today to announce the 2016 Battle for our Birds pest control programme. Graeme Elliott will also be present at a meeting in Glenorchy to talk about a planned 1080 aerial drop in the region, including the Dart, Routeburn and Caples Valleys, expected in spring. Dr Elliott told the Otago Daily Times it was an opportunity to talk about […]

Snug Bugs Won’t Buzz Off

Unusually warm weather has allowed far more wasps, flies and mosquitoes to survive the colder months. Flies, mosquitoes and other irritating insects are still buzzing around in winter as record temperatures trigger an explosion in the bug population. Unusually warm weather has allowed far more wasps, flies and mosquitoes to survive the colder months. Viv Van Dyk, managing director of Auckland pest control company Flybusters, says she has had more call-outs than ever before to […]

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