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 […]