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Top tips to keep pests away

Pestproof pest control have created a list of things you can do to help avoid a pest problem in your home or commercial building.

Ants (Argentine Ants): Yellowish brown ants.

Argentine ants usually live outside, and enter buildings in search of food. We fight them outside by applying a special non repellent insecticide on their trails and near their nests, which are located in the ground. If you encourage your neighbours to treat against Argentine ants, you will get longer ant free periods. ...

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Ants (White-footed): Black

White-footed ants usually live in the structural cavities of buildings. Their preferred food sources are usually located in the garden. This is why you will see ant trails going in and out of your building. People tend to think that the ants are coming from the garden or from the neighbours. Occasionally White-footed ants enter your living or work space and cause major inconvenience. If you ever see ant trails outside, don’t be tempted to spray them with insecticides. The insecticide you use will act as a barrier and will prevent the ants living in your walls from getting out to the garden. Th ...

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Bumble Bees

In England they often call these Humble Bees. Bumble bees are very important for pollination, and they are on the decline throughout the world. If you believe that you have a bumble bee nest on your section or in your building, you should realise that bumble bees are not normally aggressive; they are only likely to become vicious if you tamper with the nest. The nest will die by itself in a few months. Ask yourself the following questions first before deciding on a course of action: Are they really causing an inconvenience? Can I wait a few months and postpone the work I want to do in the nest ...

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German Cockroaches

If you find small cockroaches at night in or near your warm kitchen electrical appliances, hot water cylinder cupboard or kitchen cupboards, then you almost certainly have a German Cockroach infestation. Don’t try to use insecticides yourself. Don’t use sticky traps. Just call the professionals. We use gel bait to control the infestation. You don’t need to vacate the premises during the treatment. ...

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Mice

Are you hearing noises in your roof space, sub-floor or walls at night? Then it’s highly likely that you have a mice (if not rat) problem. You will need to do the following: Place wire secured bait in the structural cavities where fresh mice droppings are spotted. You can tell if a mouse dropping is fresh if it’s shiny and charcoal black in colour. The bait should be wire secured just in case rats find it, because they are hoarders. They are likely to steal the bait and hide it from each other, or drop it outside where non targeted animals or children may find it. Check the exterior perimeter ...

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Native wood and Gisborne Cockroaches

If you find random cockroaches of varying sizes throughout the premises, and not just confined to the kitchen or near warm appliances, then you most probably have a Native Wood or Gisborne Cockroach issue. The treatment is an application of an insecticide in gaps and crevices around the exterior perimeter of the building. Sometimes we treat the eaves, sub-floor and under decks. ...

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Rats

Are you hearing noises in your roof space or sub-floor or walls at night? Then it’s highly likely that you have a rat problem. You will need to do the following: Place wire secured bait in the structural cavities where fresh rat droppings are spotted. You can tell if a rat dropping is fresh if it’s charcoal black and shiny. The bait should be wire secured because rats are hoarders. They are likely to steal the bait and hide it from each other, or drop it outside where non targeted animals or children may find it. Check the exterior perimeter to identify the entry points. Don’t block the access ...

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Wasps (Common and German):

German and Common Wasps are major pests in the New Zealand environment, and can be a serious nuisance to the general public. Due to the aggressive nature of these insects, we don’t recommend that you deal with them yourself. If you are aware of a wasp nest in a public area, notify your local council immediately. If the wasp nest is on private property then it’s your responsibility to deal with it by calling a professional. Call us. ...

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WASPS (Paper wasps)

The Chinese or Australian Paper wasps are also detrimental to the environment. The nests are much smaller, and you can easily deal with them yourself by applying some fly spray directly onto the nest. If you are not confident, call us and we will remove the nest for you. ...

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