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 […]

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 […]

Wasps – Control in Your Home

Although important in some instances – such as farming where they control the population of other harmful pest insects – wasps are very dangerous when they show up at your home. Wasps are dangerous because they sting. And unlike bees that only sting once, wasps can sting repeatedly. To some people, this sting could be […]

Mosquitoes – Pests in Your Home

You will never know peace when mosquitos invade your home. They sting painfully and the noise from their flapping wings will keep you up all night. In addition to the ruckus and pain, some mosquitos also transmit dangerous diseases such as Malaria, West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever, and Filariasis. Mosquitos belong to the group Diptera […]

Silverfish – Life Cycle and Control

The name might mislead you into thinking that these insects are related to fish: far from it. They actually got this name from their silvery colour and the fish-like appearance of their movement. Silverfish, otherwise known as fishmoths are small wingless insects that feed on starches, sugar, dextrin in adhesives and other carbohydrates/polysaccharides. Although capable […]

All About Mosquitos

In addition to the annoying noise their wings make as they fly, mosquitos natively carry and will transmit a number of diseases to humans, including malaria, Murray Valley encephalitis virus, Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus and dengue fever (1). They feed on blood from animals (humans included) and it’s during this feeding process that […]

New Zealand Indoors Summer Insect Pests

Summer means warmer temperatures and warmer temperatures mean more bugs. Bugs reproduce at a higher rate during summer making them a bit more difficult to manage. Insects make your home uncomfortable to live in. They may not cause any harm to you, but just having them around is enough to annoy you – maybe even […]