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. Cockroaches feed on both human and pet food leaving an offensive odour wherever they have been. Although they do not cause […]

Possum Control in Your Home

Don’t let their looks fool you, although cute and cuddly, possums can be a real pain when they invade your home. In addition to the ruckus they cause as they go about their business inside your home, possums present a health risk as they can spread disease to humans and pets. Possums spread diseases through their urine and droppings. Possums could also cause damage to your house when they chew on electrical wiring which is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rats – Control In Your Home

Rats are medium-sized, long-tailed rodents that are common pests in homes all over the world. Although there’re several reasons why you wouldn’t want these pests inside your home, the most prominent is their destructive nature. Rats gnaw on almost any material they come across from wire insulation to plastic pipes. This not only causes expensive damage to your home, but also exposes your home to the risk of fire due to the naked wires left […]


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