Services Overview

 

Ants Control

Ants may enter your house foraging for food or seeking shelter. Understanding the behavior of ants will help you with the recommended pest control procedures outlined here. They enter through the smallest openings, foraging for water or food. They are in search of either sweet based food or protein/grease based foods. Once they find a food source, ants will leave a pheromone trail for other ants to follow.

Bedbugs Control

Bed bugs belong to the family Cimicidae and class insecta. They are flat, oval and wingless. These are reddish-brown bugs that are usually less then 7mm long, have moderately long, slender antennae, thin legs and vestigial wings in the form of stubs.

Bed bugs are making a come back today and are found in bedrooms all over the world. They invade hotels, dorm rooms, apartments and single-family dwellings and feed on humans that are asleep and unaware they have become food.

Control of Cockroaches and Other Crawling Insects

Cockroaches, bed bugs, red ants and wall lizards are pests that thrive around human dwellings. Though unclean conditions increase their numbers, these insects, because of their dependence on man for food, will still exist in the best and cleanest of premises. These insects are repulsive, cause diseases by carrying germs on their body and contaminate food. They also interfere with personal comfort and can cause social embarrassment. Personal efforts at eliminating these pests are ineffective and time consuming.sb PEST MANAGEMENT Treatment will do the job thoroughly and efficiently.

Control of House Rats

They also infest offices, shops, godowns etc. Basically, they live indoors. Ratsare very suspicious. That is why they cannot be easily controlled by just putting any poison available in the market. Even if some rats eat the poison and die, the remaining learn a lesson and stay away from the poison. This nature of ratsis called ‘Bait shyness’. To eliminate all the rats, we therefore use a different type of poison – an anti coagulant. It is mixed with a bait material which is very attractive to rats. It is more effective because rats do not die immediately. They die only after about four days.

Termite Control

To stop and prevent the movement of termites from the ground, holes are drilled from inside your premises at the junction of the wall and the floor at an angle of 45 degrees. The holes are drilled along the side of the entire outer wall at approximately 500 mm (20 inches) intervals.

The insecticide is then poured into these holes to soak the masonry. If your premises are on the ground floor, the partition walls are also treated. The drilling operation is not carried out on the partition walls above the ground floor because the RCC slabs act as a mechanical barrier and the termites cannot penetrate them.

Woodborer Control

Do you see white powder in your wooden cupboards and drawers everyday, which comes back the very next day even if you clean it? If yes, then most likely you have a problem of borer.

Powder Post Beetle is commonly called Wood Borer. They are very destructive and reduce precious wood into dust.

Wood Borers are about 4mm long and dark brown to black in colour. They spend their life in wood. And thus they live in their food.

 

Pigeons Control

Many city squares have large pigeon populations, such as Times Square in New York City, the Piazza San Marco in Venice, The Gateway of India and Kabutarkhana in Mumbai and Trafalgar Square in London – although measures are now taken to deter pigeons in Trafalgar Square.

Possum” And “Opossum

The most famous marsupial of the moment is Heidi, the cross-eyed opossum from Germany. Heidi has made headlines across the globe and has over 200,000 fans on Facebook. Enough with the cuteness, and on to a great story of language: What is the difference between possum and opossum? The answer is more complex and interesting than you might think.

The opossum received its name in the early 1600s from Captain John Smith of the Jamestown colony in Virginia. The name is derived from aposoum, a Virginia Algonquian word meaning “white beast.” The first recorded reference to the opossum in literature came in 1610 in the following passage from A True Declaration of the Estate of the Colonie in Virginia: “There are … Apossouns, in shape like to pigges.” In the late 1700s, Sir Joseph Banks, a naturalist who accompanied Captain James Cook on his first great voyage, likened a furry creature he saw in Australia to “an animal of the Opossum tribe.” The term for the ringtail marsupial that he spotted was shortened to possum. This truncation of the original term may explain why many people are surprised to learn that opossum and possum are in fact two very different marsupial species of the arboreal kind.

Possessing a furry tail, the true possum belongs to the Phalangeridae family within the Marsupialia order and is primarily found in New Guinea, Australia, Indonesia and other islands in the Pacific region. There are many varieties of possums, including Gliders and Cuscus, while the opossum is a more limited species. With their signature bare tail, the opossum is North America’s only known marsupial; this means the animal carries its young in a pouch much like the Australian kangaroo. Both the possum and the opossum are nocturnal, nomadic omnivores and live on an expansive diet that includes insects, frogs, birds, snakes and fruits. The opossum is primarily dark gray in color but some resemble cinnamon, and, as in Heidi’s case, white opossums are known to exist. The possum is primarily gray in color. The possum and the opossum are both hunted animals and possess an instinct to play dead, or “play possum” when threatened.

Whether the sharp-toothed furry critter who rustles around outside your garbage cans at night is a possum or an opossum may simply come down to where you are in the world.

DRUGSTORE BEETLE

Stegobium paniceum (Linnaeus)
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Anobiidae
Size range
Small beetles about 2 mm long
Distribution
Worldwide
Life History
Larvae and adults infest stored organic products including food and spices
Similar in lifestyle to the Tobacco beetle
What is this bug?
Bugs with legs
6 legs
8 legs
Lots of legs
Bugs without legs
Immobile life stages
Slugs, snails & worms
What did that?
Taxonomic list of bugs
Alphabetic list of bugs
Bug Identification in Māori
Bites and stings
Control
Good or bad

CARPET BEETLE

Anthrenus verbasci (Linnaeus)
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Dermestidae
Size range
Small beetle, 2–3 mm long
Distribution
Introduced
Life History
Larvae damage wool, carpet, leather, sheepskin
Adults feed on nectar and pollen
Other native species have a similar lifestyle
Additional images
Larva of a different carpet beetle

MAIN HUGE WASP NEST

This was a Wasp nest found in a Massey back yard in 2005. It was 40 ft (12m) up this pine tree and the nest was 12ft (3.6m) long and 8ft (2.4m) round. It had got so big a part of it had collapsed to the ground, this piece was 15ft by 15ft (4.5x4.5m) Being so close to homes it was a serious danger to nearby residence and animals. Deciding how to treat the nest and keeping the residence safe was my priority. To help stop the wasps from flying to nearby houses, this job would be treated at dusk when wasps would be home. We asked the local Hobsonville Fire Department to lend a hand. The fire department added a little bit of insecticide into their foam and using their powerful hose they foamed the nest until it was saturated. This stopped any wasp from escaping the nest. The nest got so heavy a big part of it broke off and fell to the ground. This job was a huge success with the help of our local Hobsonville Fire Department, This job was one in a life time and we were so proud that no-one or animal were stung while the nest was being treated.

Common NZ Cockroaches

There are over 3,000 different species of cockroaches - some are considered pests while others are beneficial in their natural environment. The three main types of cockroaches commonly found in homes in New Zealand include the German cockroach, Gisborne cockroach and American cockroach.