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 […]

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 […]

‘Plague of rats’ could descend on NZ next year

A plague of rats could descend on New Zealand next year, an environmental group warns. Forest and Bird says a “pest plague” is on the cards next winter and spring. The group has issued its warning based on the level of beech flowering happening now. “An abundance of beech spring flowering will translate into an abundance of seed next autumn, known as ‘masting’, which in turn leads to an eruption of rat and stoat predator […]

Mice – Control in Your Home

Mice are small warm-blooded animals that are found in almost all parts of the world. They are some of the most destructive pests you could have in your home. Mice gnaw at virtually anything within reach from food to plastics and wire insulation. They chew through walls, floor joists and can even damage your home’s insulation. In addition to the damage they cause to your home, mice also pose a health hazard to both you […]

Rodent Control: Best Methods

In order to be effective with your rodent control you must understand the biology and habits of rodents. Rodents present a menace to your home once they take over and start to move in. Mice invade your home searching for a warm place to live and a place where they can find constant water and food. Mice contaminate more food than they consume because they urinate on everything. Rats are extremely cautious about anything new […]

How to Get Rid of Mice

Once you have definitively discovered that you have a mouse problem, the next thing that you need to do is find a way to get rid of mice. Mice can cause a wide range of issues including structural damage to your home. Mice spread diseases through their faeces and the parasites that they carry, and they also carry bacteria and viruses. One of the more serious dangers is that you may breathe in particles of […]

Pest Control For Winter

Many pests will be looking for a safe haven over the winter season and many of them will seek refuge in your home because it is warm and provides them with a safe haven from the elements. Mice like to nest in basements and attics and can cause a serious amount of damage to your home by chewing through drywall and electrical wires which can pose a fire hazard. Mice can also contaminate stored foods […]

Humane Rat Traps: Catch And Release

Rats are some of the most annoying animal pests that could set up base in your home. They will not only eat your food but also damage property as they gnaw through your stuff. They also pose a serious fire risk once they start eating off the insulation on your power cables. They cause a lot of ruckus and in some cases pose the risk of disease transmission. It is for these reasons that one […]