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Pest Control Auckland is a full service pest control and elimination company. The type of clients that we service are from every industry and every lifestyle. We are the first choice for most discriminating organizations and families. Our long years of experience in the pest elimination and control field has showed us how to service your unique needs fast, inexpensively and on schedule.
The products that we use are safe for your family and pets. Our techniques for pest elimination meet and even exceed industry standards.
Unwanted pests in addition to being unsightly, can be detrimental to the health of you, your family or your customers. These heath risks make us take extraordinary care in maintaining your facility. Pest Control Auckland wants to make sure that the professional image you have worked so hard to build, will be enhanced by our service.
We promise to provide our valued customer with the best quality pest control service at the most competitive price available in the market.
Inspection/ Site Evaluation
Pest Control Auckland will send a trained professional to your home or business to inspect, identify, and recommend a pest control solution to your problem. We will check your home’s perimeter, interior, attic, and basement/crawl space (if applicable).
Identification, Treatment and Prevention
We focus on preventing unwanted pests and rodents from entering and exiting the structure. Our inspection will reveal where the pests are gaining entry and the level of infestation. Pest Control Auckland will propose a total pest control solution that will eliminate their nest and areas where they breed.
Consumer Proactive Identification
The most effective way to prevent pest infestation is for the consumer to be proactive in identifying these offenders. You must know where they seek shelter, what various pests feed on in your dwelling, and the telltale signs of infestation. Please take special note of these pests profiles. Understanding their nature is essential to controlling their population.
Flies ends to come out in droves during the warmer months, and they can be a real pain once they’re inside your house. If you aren’t too keen on the idea of using harmful chemical repellents, try out these natural methods to get rid of flies and get on with your summer.
Just get some apple cider vinegar pour some in a bowl put in about a tablespoon of dish detergent to break the surface tension of the vinegar and the lil buggers can’t fly on and get away. Leave it over night. You should catch most of them.
Hang a pine bough in the kitchen: flies dislike pine oil.
A bowl of vinegar in the kitchen will keep flies away as well as some mint leaves in a glass of water does the trick.
Citronella oil or candles are also effective in houseflies.
Use loads of lavender, flies hate it; put fresh lavender around the house. “It really works because that’s what my mum uses in the summer to stop flies coming in” says Rosalie Taperi Ramayla.
Dispose of old tires, buckets, aluminum cans, plastic sheeting or other refuse that can hold water. Empty accumulated water from trash cans, boats, wheel barrows, pet dishes, and flower pot bottoms. If possible, turn these items over when they are not in use.
Clean debris from rain gutters and unclog obstructed downspouts. Clogged rain gutters are one of the most overlooked breeding sites for mosquitoes around homes. Remove any standing water on flat roofs or around structures. Repair leaking faucets and air conditioners that produce puddles for several days.
Change water in bird baths and wading pools at least once a week and keep swimming pools cleaned and chlorinated. Ornamental pools can be aerated or stocked with mosquito-eating fish. Aeration / water movement helps because mosquitoes prefer quiet, non-flowing water for egg-laying and development.
Fill or drain ditches and swampy areas, and other soil depressions and remove, drain, or fill tree holes and stumps with mortar or sealant to prevent accumulation of water.
Paper Wasps – construct gray or brown papery water-resistant nests made of dead wood and plant stems. They are 3/4 to 1 inch (1.9 to 2.5cm) long. Typically living for two to eight years, silverfish are born whitish, but develop a grayish hue and metallic shine as they get older.
Yellow Jacket Wasps – often become a nuisance from spring, as they build up in large populations and scavenge for human food. Many are attracted in large numbers to garbage cans and other trash receptacles. Others fly in and out of nests built around homes, buildings and areas where people live, work and play, causing fear and alarm. They are bold and sometimes aggressiveness and have painful stinging ability.
Small, wingless, about 1/12- to 1/6-inch long. Covered in spines with piercing mouthparts.
A parasite that attaches to a host.
Larvae feed on organic debris, particularly the feces of adult fleas, which contain undigested blood.
Eggs are not attached to the host. Eggs will hatch on the ground, in nests, carpet, bedding, upholstery or cracks in the floor. Most hatch within seven to fourteen days
If possible, try to identify the source of the problem. In many cases this can be traced to a family pet. Treatment for pets may take the form of insecticide aerosol sprays, pour-on products or a tablet. Your vet can explain where and how to use the product.
Consult your vet or the pest control officer at your local council for more information about the product you are using if you need it. Alternatively the pest control officer can treat your premises using a combination of insecticides and products that inhibit flea development.
For some people, it may be easier and more effective to let professionals handle the job of ridding their home of fleas. Although the professionals will most likely use the same products and methods you would use in your home, they will have better equipment, as well as the experience to know how to get rid of the fleas quickly and efficiently.
Professional pest control companies will not only provide professional service, but they also usually offer a guarantee. So, once you’ve paid for the service, you can generally be assured that your flea problem will be solved. If not, the pest control service will provide another treatment free of charge. However, be sure to ask the provider about guarantees before purchasing.
Once you’ve requested the professional extermination service, make sure that all outdoor areas, crawlspaces, and shaded areas are available for treatment. You will also have to arrange to be out of the house for several hours after treatment. Also, all pets, including birds and reptiles will need to be removed from the home as well. Fish tanks can be covered with a damp towel, and the air pump turned off.
Professional pest control services can be an easy and effective way to eliminate fleas in your home, especially for those without the time or inclination to attempt the process themselves. Be aware, however, that treatment of the pet will still have to be done by the owner or a veterinarian, as pest control services don’t handle that aspect.
Small, brown and wingless, a litter is no larger than the size of a pinhead. They move fast and leap great distances. The leading cause of skin problems in dogs and cats is the ordinary flea. In colder climates, fleas are usually seen only in warm weather. Adult female feed on blood preferring your dog or cat, but in heavy infestations, fleas will readily bite humans. The adult fleas you see, represent only 1% of the flea population. The other 99% are unseen eggs and immature developing fleas in your rugs, furniture, the pet’s bedding, or outside. To control fleas, you must control this reservoir of developing fleas as well as the adults.
dust mitesAmid the other components of dust (dirt, dried feces, skin cells, pollen, dander, spider webs, mold and fungus spores, hair, etc.) are microscopic arachnids called house dust mites (not dustmites). There are two types commonly found in homes; the European house dust mite (not dustmite) and the American house dust mite.
Reactions to the dust mite allergen can be even harder on those with asthma. Airways in the lungs can become angry, swollen, and inflamed, increasing the severity and frequency of asthma symptoms. And just in case you don’t hate dust mites enough already, they have also been linked to problems like rhinitis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, and, albeit loosely, SIDS.
See a doctor
Before you start going crazy with dust mite control, it’s advisable to go see a doctor to make sure the allergy symptoms you are suffering from are indeed attributable to house dust mite exposure.
If you don’t want them in your home, don’t make them comfortable. First and foremost, the best thing you can do for dust mite allergy control is to get rid of all wall-to-wall carpeting. There is nothing that makes dust mites happier than carpeting. Upholstered furniture should be next on the list, especially the big, fluffy, overstuffed stuff. If you can afford to, replace it with leather or vinyl. Don’t use bed skirts or bed canopies. Replace heavy drapes with washable curtains or easily cleanable blinds.
Walk around your house, look at everything you own, and decide how badly you need it. I’m willing to bet that you could easily live without 60% of the crap that’s lying around. Get rid of newspaper stacks, magazines, old mail, and any books you don’t intend to read again. Take a look at all of your knick knacks too. Not only are many of them meaningless, but all of them add extra surface area for dust and dust mites to settle on and make any dusting projects more difficult.
When learning to control dust mites, the most basic and effective thing you will come to find is you need to clean.. For removing dust mites you need to dust at least once, preferably twice, a week. Start high, such as ceiling fan blades, tops of picture frames, tall shelves, and work your way down. Many feel compelled to sweep before mopping. If you’re trying to remove dust mites, this is a no-no. Sweeping causes things that have settled to the floor to get kicked back up into the air. Before doing any dusting, vacuuming, etc, close doors, windows and turn off fans and air conditioners.
Since so much time is spent in the bedroom, you should put forth a little extra effort when it comes time to eliminate dust mites found there. Wash sheets and pillowcases once a week. That doesn’t mean change them and throw the dirty ones in the hamper. Wash them immediately in hot water. The hot water will kill dust mites and dust mite eggs and wash away most of the old nasty skin cells that you’ve dropped in them. Finally, pick your crap up. Keep your clothes in the closet with the door shut or in the dresser. Quit leaving them in a heap on the floor.
Because dust mites are just as happy to eat pet dander as they are to eat human dander, if you are allergic to dust mites, you should strongly consider keeping your home free of cats and dogs. However, if you love cats and dogs as much as I do, this may be out of the question. So, to prevent dust mites from multiplying because of your pets, make sure to wash pet beds as frequently as you do your own. You should also consider keeping those pet beds as far away from your own bed as possible.
Dust mites thrive in warmer temperatures. For this reason, keeping your home a little cooler is a very effective dust mite treatment. Set thermostats to below 70F. The cooler, the better. If you’re cold, quit complaining and wrap yourself in a blanket made from synthetic fibers (think Vellux).
Along with high temperatures, dust mites require high humidity. This is due to the fact that they don’t drink water. They absorb it from the air. Outfit your home with several dehumidifiers, install fans in the bathroom. When it comes time to mop, consider foregoing the damp mop and instead spray a towel with your cleaner of choice. Either get on your hands and knees and scrub, or stand on the towel and skate across the floor. The idea is to get the humidity of your home down as far as possible. While a relative humidity of anything less than 70% is helpful, you should really aim for somewhere in the neighborhood of 35%.
Dust mites are everywhere and there’s just no escaping the fact that they will infest your carpets and if left to their own devices, each female will lay up to 100 eggs during its 80 day life cycle. Can you imagine the trouble this can cause in your office if your carpet cleaning efforts are not up to scratch?
Although dust mites do not attack the human body directly, their presence can trigger an allergic reaction causing great discomfort to those who are susceptible to them. The fibers of most carpets have a rough fibrous surface that hold dust mites within the pile even when a normal vacuum cleaner is used to suck them out. Only a commercial cleaner coupled with specialist cleaning agents can do a proper job of removing them almost completely, the operative term here is almost completely’ because dust mites are impossible to entirely eradicate.
Most important of all, make sure you employ a commercial cleaning service to treat your carpets and prevent dust mites in the first place.
There have been reports in the national press of incidents around the country and specifically in the North Shore of people ending up in hospital after being bitten by White Tail Spiders. TV3’s Campbell Live of 17th November featured some ‘facts’ on Whitetails but made little effort to advise on how to get rid of them and keep them away.
The White Tail Spider is native of New Zealand. (Why are so many of our pests Aussies?) They probably arrived here first about 100 years ago and found the conditions to their liking. They don’t weave a web to catch prey, they actively seek out other spiders and stalk them down.
They produce a venom that they use to paralyze their prey by injecting it via their fangs. These fangs are such that the spider can bite humans. They do not seek to bite us but will defend themselves if they feel under threat. They hunt mostly during the night and hide in dark nooks and crannies during the day. They are often found among the folds of clothing, curtains, bed linen, in shoes and other places where we may innocently place our hands or feet. The spiders natural reaction to this invasion of ‘their’ space is to bite. And we suffer the consequences.
With a little effort it is possible to eradicate White Tail Spiders and other spiders from your home and keep them at bay. Your roof void is a likely place for these spiders to nest and hide during the day. A Bug Bomb released in the roof void will permeate through the area and kill the spiders and their prey.
These are safe synthetic pyrethroid insecticides and kill insects and spiders that cross the treated surfaces. Spray the nooks and crannies around the house. Pay attention to the instructions on the product. Spray skirting, back of wardrobes, under beds, around windows etc. Also treat areas where other spiders are seen. If you can remove other spiders there will be no food for Whitetails and no reason for them to come into your home.
Symptoms are usually confined to local mind stinging or burning pain, sometimes followed by development of an itchy lump. Less commonly, bites result in swelling, discoloration and local ulceration, sometimes with nausea and vomiting. There is no conclusive evidence that these spiders regularly cause significant skin damage or ulceration.
Carpet beetles can cause serious damage to fabrics, carpets, furs, stored foods and other items derived from plants and animals. Adult carpet beetles are indications of an infestation but they feed on flower pollen and do not themselves cause damage. Adults usually appear in spring or early summer; indoors, they are often seen near windows. Carpet beetle larvae, however, feed in dark, undisturbed locations on a variety of household items including:
The most commonly found species of carpet beetle is the black carpet beetle. Larvae and adults are distinctly different from other carpet beetles. Adult black carpet beetles range from 1/8 to 3/16 inch in length. They are shiny black and dark brown with brownish legs. Full-sized larvae may be as long as 5/16 inch. They range in color from light brown to almost black. Larvae are shiny, smooth, hard and are covered with short, stiff hairs. They are carrot-shaped with a tuft of long hairs at the narrow end.
The second type of carpet beetle often seen in Auckland is the varied carpet beetle, which is about 1/10 inch long; the coloring is black with an irregular pattern of white, brown and dark yellow scales on its wing covers. Mature larvae are about the same length as adults, have alternating light and dark brown transverse stripes and are distinguishable from other carpet beetle larvae because they are broader at one end.
Carpet beetles are among the most difficult indoor pests to control because of their ability to find food in obscure places and to spread widely in your home. Cleaning is the best strategy, although in a heavy infestation insecticides may be necessary. Regular and thorough cleaning of rugs, draperies, upholstered furniture, closets and other locations where carpet beetles may lay eggs is an important preventive and control technique. After vacuuming infested areas, dispose of the bag immediately because it may contain eggs, larvae, or adult insects.
Protect fabrics by keeping them clean: food and sweat stains on fabrics attract carpet beetles. Dry cleaning or thoroughly laundering items in hot water kills all stages of these insects and is the most common method used to control all kinds of fabric pests in clothing, blankets and other washable articles.
If you suspect that you might have carpet beetles or are at risk for carpet beetles, we can arrange for one of our certified specialists to inspect your premises. Our inspectors are available for on-site inspections between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. If you have samples of insects that you suspect might be carpet beetles, you can schedule a free insect I.D. during our regular business hours, Monday to Friday. Proper identification is critical for control.
Pest Control Auckland has developed an in-depth Carpet Beetle Treatment Program that combines a thorough understanding of carpet beetle biology and behavior, premium EPA approved pesticides and cutting edge technology to attack carpet beetles. We are continuously reviewing the effectiveness of new developments in the field to bring our clients the best, most up-to-date services available.
Pest Control Auckland has a team of dedicated technicians trained to combat carpet beetles, each with over 1,000 hours of experience in eliminating pests. We work closely with each client to determine the best options and help prepare for the treatments, and we follow each case until the infestation is completely resolved.
Cockroaches when hungry will eat just about anything; pastes, glues, solid soaps and starch based paints and foods. Also, having cockroaches crawling around your cosy nest is a rather unpleasant sight. So how do you tackle these pests?
There are several pest species of cockroaches found indoors and many more non-pest species found in nature. The large, reddish brown to uniform brown cockroach, Periplaneta Americana, the American Cockroach, is the largest pest species of cockroach in the world. American cockroach adults reach 1.5 inches in length and they scoot across the floor with rapid movements. Egg cases (ootheca) containing up to 16 eggs are cemented to surfaces near their food source. The much smaller nymphs or immature stages are rarely seen and they are a darker brown. There are a couple of similar looking species of large cockroaches that are found in greenhouses and in other warm, humid locations so it is important to make a correct identification before starting a control program.
Cockroaches can wreak havoc on your home. To win the war in cockroach control, here’s what you should know:
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Pest Control Auckland team has years of experience in eliminating bed bugs and other pests in homes, apartments, hotels, restaurants, offices. Our exterminators are licensed and certified bed bug and pest professionals. Our unit of experienced exterminators our designed to seek out bed bugs where they hide. You can rest assured that our professional technicians will keep your home free of bed bugs.
Bedbugs – are attracted by warmth and the presence of carbon dioxide. They pierce the skin of its host with two hollow tubes and with one tube, it injects its saliva, which contains anticoagulants and anesthetics and with the other, it withdraws the blood of its host. Bedbugs are generally active only at night; with their peak attack period is usually roughly an hour before dawn. Bedbugs can live up to 18 months without a food source.
At Pest Control Auckland we resolve bed bug problems for businesses in Auckland. Our Auckland pest control company customizes our guaranteed commercial bed bug services to each and every business after careful assessment of the severity of the infestation, the likelihood of re-infestation as well as the other environmental concerns that factor into the development of a successful bed bug treatment.
A house mouse averages 50 droppings per day. House mice often frequent 20 to 30 feeding sites A single female mouse may produce 56 off spring annually.
Rats will burrow, especially into soil, compost heaps, under coverings such as paved areas and under sheds. They can be frequently found living inside buildings in the cavity between walls and in roof spaces, or beneath piles of rubbish, near water, or in drains and sewers. Due to their agility and ability to squeeze through small openings it is sometimes difficult to keep rats out of buildings without implementing some form of rodent proofing.
Baiting – Rodent control baits are based on second generation single dose anti coagulant Bromadiolone. This bait does not require prebaiting and is accepted readily by rats and do not cause secondary poisoning. Rodent Control Bait Station Boxes The baits are placed in bait boxes which are strategically located at places frequented by rodents. Fortnightly visits are made to replenish the bait and monitor rodent activity dead rodents, if any, are collected and disposed off. If surrounding open area is infested with rodents the burrows are treated by baiting. Rodent Control Glue traps The premises where baiting is not advisable, rat control glue boards and traps are used, here the rats are trapped and can be Disposed off suitably. Thus, foul smell emanation from rats dying in inaccessible areas can be avoided.
Silverfish are slender, wingless insects, shiny silver in appearance, approximately 10mm long with three, long bristletails at the end of their body. They can be found in moist places such as kitchens and bathrooms, underneath floors, sinks, in cupboards, and along pipes where they hide during the day and feed during the night. They are extremely fast runners and are sometimes seen trapped in wash hand basins or baths where they are unable to climb out.
Silverfish are scavengers and can cause damage in the home by eating materials such as wallpaper, or books and other materials that are high in protein, sugar, starch, cereals. They seldom damage fibers of animal origin such as wool or hair. Damage often appears as irregular patches removed from wallpaper or irregular and notched edges on wallpaper or other paper products.
Auckland Carpet Steam ‘n’ Dry has a specially designed program to control and eliminate their population.
Know your intruder, its behaviors and characteristics!
|Box Elder Bugs (Boisea trivittata) are common pests sometimes called “Garage Beetles” or “Maple Bugs”.|
|Ants||Bed Bugs||Box Elder Bugs||Carpet Beetle|
|Ants are social insects belonging to the order of insects known as “Hymenoptera” the same order containing bees and wasps.|
|Cigarette Beetle||Clover Mites||Cockroaches||Crickets|
|Like the drugstore beetle, the cigarette beetle is a common pantry pest that occurs in our region and is most common in the fall and winter months. As its name implies, the cigarette beetle is a pest of dried tobacco.|
|Drugstore beetles are considered pantry pests and commonly infest a wide variety of foods including those made from dried plant or animal products. Reddish-brown in color the drugstore beetle is oval in shape and is about 1/8 inch long.||Ctenocephalides felis, the Cat Flea, is one of the most profuse and prevalent fleas found in the world. As the name suggests, the Cat Flea’s primary host is the domestic cat but they can also live on other pets and animals.||Flies are insects of the order Diptera and have a single pair of wings. Of the many types of fly, the three most encountered by Auckland Carpet Steam ‘n’ Dry Management are: Blow Fly or Bottle Fly, Fruit Fly and House Fly.|
|House Centipedes||Indian Meal Moth||Ladybird Beetles||Mosquitoes|
|House Centipedes belong to the family Chilopoda and are not an insect, but a common arthropod relative. These hundred-footed creatures are commonly found throughout New Zealand and the entire world||Indian meal moths are pests of stored food products that are frequently encountered in our area. As adults, Indian meal moths have wings and fly, with bodies ranging from 1/2 to 5/8th of an inch in length.|
|Rodents are mammals that are characterized by having two incisors which must be kept short by gnawing as they grow continuously. Among the most well known and common rodents are: Mice, Rats, Chipmunks and Squirrels.||The Silverfish is a small insect with a long, slender, flattened body measuring from ½ to 1 inch in length. It derives its name from the light grey and blue coloring which can shimmer and look silver as it moves its gradually across floors and surfaces.|
|Stinging Insects||Stink Bugs||Termites||Ticks|
|There are many species of stinging insects that range from the beneficial Honeybee and parasitic Wasp, to the invasive European Paper Wasp. Some of the primary species found by Auckland Carpet Steam ‘n’ Dry are Yellow Jackets, wasps and more.||Ticks are members of the Ixodidae family of insects. They are external parasites that feed on the blood of non-domestic wildlife such as mice, deer, fox, raccoons, and rabbits. Ticks pose serious health concerns as they are known to carry and transmit disease and illness.|
We understand that your business can’t afford a pest infestation. Our Green Trucks are ready to come to your aid, any time of the day or night—whatever you require. Since 1987, Pest Control Auckland continues to provide peace of mind and our personal guarantee against pest infestation.
Our professionals will make a complete survey of your facilities and provide you with a report covering existing pest problems, plus any housekeeping and sanitation conditions along with our recommendations for corrections. We guarantee to offer you with the most efficient and cost effective solutions to insure your business is pest free, giving peace of mind to both you and your customers.
Our Pest management program, developed by our team of Entomologists, effectively targets nuisance pests that are common to Auckland. area including mice, rats, ants and cockroaches. No matter what type of business or industry, Pest Control Auckland’s commercial pest control services are the ideal way to eliminate insects and rodents are always customized to suit the pest control needs and budget of individual companies.
At Pest Control Auckland we offer commercial pest control solutions for businesses and industrial facilities in Auckland. As a longtime Auckland pest control company we have the industry experience necessary to treat commercial and heavily populated areas. Such as the likes of hospitals, government facilities and supermarkets as well as schools and hotels.
We understand that effectively eliminating pest infestations in commercial facilities requires much more than just spraying chemicals. In order to successfully prevent and eliminate pest problems, our pest control technicians thoroughly inspect and evaluate each location they service to see where to localize their treatment and how to best prevent future infestation. We specialize in commercial pest control for commercial facilities and industries in Auckland. and offer many effective services.
Our S.T.A.R. approach to pest management:
S. Survey: We will survey your home for pest activity and pest entry points.
T. Target: We will customize a targeted treatment solution to meet your pest control needs.
A. Analyze: We will analyze the outcome of our treatments and take corrective action when undesired results occur.
R. Report: We will report our findings back to you in an effort to prevent future infestations.
We also offer emergency pest control services should an immediate need for pest control services arise. Our Customer Care Center are locally staffed and available 24 hours a day.