At No Fuss Pest control we want to ensure we do the best job for you. For a great outcome to happen and to minimize/eliminate the pest problem we need to work with you.
Pests need a food source so if we can keep any food away from potential pests this would be advantageous. Also regularly wiping down surfaces will make things not so attractive to the potential pest. Cutting trees back that are close to the house or premises and keeping the grass short also help.
Also proofing your house or building by sealing up potential entry points from rodents could be a worthwhile investment.
Rodents are destructive. They can gnaw their way through water pipes and expensive electrical work. They carry many diseases and can get into many things.
In New Zealand there are two types of rats – the Roof rat and the Norway rat. Both of these rats can breed like rabbits.
The Norway rat can have 5 - 6 litters during its lifetime and the Roof rat can have 4 – 5 litters. Mice can have 6 – 10 litters. A rodent’s lifespan is about a year.
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Most insects are a nuisance when they are in or around your home. Not only do they create a mess, some can bite causing itchiness and pain.
Here is a brief outline of some of the common insects we have in New Zealand.
Most spiders in New Zealand are not harmful to us as our skin is too tough for their bite.
However the White tail, Redback and the Katipo female spider bite can make a person swell up and feel itchy.
There are usually no long lasting effects.
Fleas feed off the blood of warm blooded animals such as dogs, cats and humans.
They are an urban pest that can cause irritation to pets and humans. Fleabites will remain for several days.
They can also transmit disease from animals to humans and humans to humans.
The most documented disease transmitted by the flea is Yersinia pestis known as the plague.
Flies are probably considered the biggest pest out of all insects.
Diseases flies can carry are typhoid, dysentery, cholera, tuberculosis and salmonella.
They can also have a serious impact in food and agricultural production.
Ants live in structured nests. Nests can be below ground, in trees, under bark, in houses and in planted pots.
Ants are quite capable of making a meal of nearly anything.
Possible food sources for them can be remains on kitchen cloths, sugar, blood, meat juices, fruit juice and remains on dirty dishes.
These insects are notorious scavengers. They can also carry different kinds of diseases including salmonella. The 2 main types of cockroaches we have in NZ are the American cockroach and German cockroach.
The American cockroach is normally found in ceiling voids, under floor areas, grease traps, storerooms and wall cavities,
The German cockroach prefers warmer conditions and usually found in kitchens, laundries and bathrooms. These cockroaches have the capacity to building large infestations due to their short breeding cycle.
The female American cockroach can produce 10 -50 egg cases in her lifetime and each egg case can contain 10 - 50 eggs. The lifespan of the American cockroach is between 6 to 12 months long.
The female German cockroach can produce 5 – 8 egg cases in her lifetime and each egg case can contain 30 – 40 eggs. The lifespan of the German cockroach is between 4 to 6 months long.
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