Pests in Christchurch

906003_46420754-300x200House Fly Flies are a major health risk and are vectors of a large number of diseases and organisms. Among the diseases carried are anthrax, gastro-enteritis, dysentery, typhoid, polio, salmonella and tuberculosis.Learn more or Get rid of it!
different-bark-borers-isolated-on-white-major-pests-on-woodsBorer Signs that you may have borer in your home timbers, doors or furniture include small (2-4mm) flight holes on the surface of the timber and piles of fine sawdust or frass. Borer can weaken timber and left untreated can weaken the structure of some parts of your home.Learn more or Get rid of it!
Bee Swarm
Bee Swarm
Bees are flying insects, closely related to wasps and ants. They are adapted for feeding on nectar and can inject a painful sting in humans when disturbed. Although generally they are not considered a pest,there are times when their needs can come into conflict with people. When their nesting sites are disturbed they can become aggressive.Learn more or Get rid of it!
837220_32161014Cockroaches US studies show that millions of people world-wide are allergic to cockroaches (particularly asthmatics). Up to 61% of Roach shells, faeces, blood and digestive enzymes contain proteins which cause allergies. These proteins linger long after the insects are gone. Cockroaches produce filth, contaminate food, pollute water supplies and are vectors of many diseases such as salmonella, gastroenteritis, staphylococcus, diarrhoea and typhoid.Learn more or Get rid of it!
Fleas Fleas are parasites, feeding on blood from humans or other warm blooded animals like cats and dogs. A skin reaction to a flea bite appears as a slightly raised red and itchy bump on the lower legs. Sometimes these sores bleed. Fleas are attracted to body heat, movement and exhaled carbon dioxide.Learn more or Get rid of it!
Ants Ants are among the most prevalent pests in households. They are also found in restaurants, hospitals, offices, warehouses and other buildings where they can find food, water and shelter.Learn more or Get rid of it!
oppossumPossums Possums are not native to New Zealand and were bought to New Zealand in 1837 from Australia. There are about 30 million possums in New Zealand and they will munch through around 9,000 tonnes of leaves, fruit and berries every night.Learn more or Get rid of it!
Mice The House Mouse is considered one of the most troublesome and economically significant pests in New Zealand. Mice thrive under a variety of conditions in and around homes and farms. They contaminate food preparation surfaces with their faeces that contain bacteria that causes food poisoning.Learn more or Get rid of it!
Psocids, Book Lice Psocids or Book Lice have become an increasingly recognised pest of stored food products and grain. Products left partially used and open in a cupboard will absorb water vapour and attract Psocids in the area.Learn more or Get rid of it!
Wild RabbitRabbits Rabbits have become a major pest in New Zealand. Breeding is a year round activity and a female rabbit can product 25-40 young per year.Learn more or Get rid of it!
Rats

There are three different types of rats found in New Zealand. Rats threaten the long-term survival of native species. Rat control is an on-going job that occurs throughout New Zealand.

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SilverfishSilverfish Silverfish are considered a household pest due to their consumption and destruction of property. Although they are responsible for the contamination of food and other types of damage they do not transmit disease.Learn more or Get rid of it!
SpiderSpiders One of the most common misconceptions of spiders is that they are insects. Spiders are arachnids and are closely related to mites, ticks and scorpions. House Spiders are common throughout the world and their webs can be found in corners, basements, crawlspaces, under furniture and around windows.Learn more or Get rid of it!
yellowjacketWasps Without natural predators introduced wasp species numbers have soared. They threaten forest ecosystems, particularly beech forests and impact our forestry and the tourism industries.Learn more or Get rid of it!
Whitetails White-tails preferred habitat is under bark, rocks and plants. They are also known to move indoors during the winter to seek shelter from the cold and hunt the Common House Spider. The nests of white-tails are often found in sub-floors and roof-voids.Learn more or Get rid of it!
bed bugBed Bugs Because they can ingest more than seven times their own body weight Bed Bugs can survive long periods between feeding. Bed Bugs hide in cracks and crevices during the day and then come out at night to feed on our blood.Learn more or Get rid of it!
Midge Fly Non-biting midges resemble mosquitoes but are harmless. Humming swarms can be found around water in late afternoons or taking cover in foliage surrounding ponds or homes.Learn more or Get rid of it!
Roosting PigeonsPigeons & Birds Pigeons are probably the most well known wild bird in New Zealand and have adapted very well to urban environments. They will build their nests under eaves of commercial buildings and homes. The leave a mess behind of nest materials and faeces. The droppings are acrid and will corrode building materials causing costly repairs.Learn more or Get rid of it!