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Cockroaches During Winter

Cockroaches are certainly more common during the warmer months of spring and summer, but this doesn’t mean that they aren’t around during the winter. Read more >

Spiders During Autumn

There will always be spiders in your home, however, during the cooler months, you are more likely to see other species moving in that are typically found outdoors. Read more >

Ants Around the House

Ants are eusocial insects (live in a cooperative group) and have colonized almost every landmass on Earth. Read more >

Paper Wasps

Paper wasps were one of the five species of wasps that were introduced to New Zealand by mistake in the 1940’s. Read more >

White-tailed Spiders

New Zealand is home to about 2,500 different kinds of spiders with most of these being harmless to people. Read more >

Common and German Wasps

New Zealand has several kinds of native wasps which have evolved here and have never become a nuisance. Read more >

The American Cockroach

We have had some American cockroaches move into our Insectory recently. Read more >

Treating Cockroaches

Whether you’ve seen them or not, it’s the time of year the icky little critters we call Gisborne, Native Bush, American and German Cockroaches start finding their way into homes,… Read more >

I caught a Queen yesterday

I caught a Queen yesterday! It’s early October and Queen wasps are out and about with this one flying round in our house. Read more >

Insect bites & stings

Insect bites and stings are so common that nearly everyone experiences one at some point. Read more >