Cockroaches: Life Cycle and Control

The cockroach is amongst the most resilient insects. They are known to survive in harsh environments and can survive on very limited resources. Roaches can also go for up to one month without food (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockroach). It is this ability to survive in harsh conditions that makes cockroaches that hard to get rid of. Introduction […]

Controlling Birds On Your Property

Birds might seem harmless, beautiful and even majestic out there in the wild, but they can be a real nuisance when they invade your property. Introduction 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]