Dogs – Control in Your Home

It’s quite frustrating when dogs keep straying into your yard and causing all sorts of messes. They dig around destroying your lawn and plants, and to make matters worse they also defecate in your garden or on your lawn, leaving you with the unpleasant task of waste disposal. If you have pets of your own, their behaviour might be affected negatively when a stray dog marks (pees) in your garden. Other than the mess they […]

How Do I Remove Household Pests?

A pest infestation is a problem every house owner will have to face at some point. Pests are not only unsightly to have around but could cause a host of problems to your family and property. Pests will cause the following problems when they invade your home: They’ll damage property. Almost all pests will cause serious damage to property when they invade your home. They will damage clothing, furniture, electric wiring, electronics, and in extreme […]

How Do I remove Pests From The Garden

Pests can cause a number of problems when they invade your home garden. They will damage your plants, dig up your lawn, defecate on your property leaving a stinky mess for you to clean up, and can cause a lot of discomfort for your family as well as your pet. Some of the common garden intruders in New Zealand include dogs, possums, birds, mosquitoes, and cats among others. Some of these pests could even go […]

Controlling Birds On Your Property

What are Problems associated with an Avian Infestation? What are the Bird Pests Common in New Zealand? What is the Life Cycle of a Bird? How to Control Birds? What are Bird Control Spikes? How to install? What are the benefits using it? Other Bird Repellers and Deterrents What are Sound Repellers? What are the benefits using it? What are Visual Deterrents? What are the benefits using it? What are Physical Repellers? What are the […]

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 […]


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