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Pest – Pests Management

Pest Control Auckland is a full-service pest control and elimination company. The type of clients that we serve is from every industry and every lifestyle. We are the first choice for most discriminating organisations and families. Our long years of experience in the pest elimination and control field have shown us enough. Such as how to serve your unique needs fast, inexpensively, and on schedule.

Of course, the products that we use are safe for your family and pets. Likewise, 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. Indeed, these health risks make us take extraordinary care in maintaining your facility. Pest Control Auckland wants to make sure that our service’s professional image you have worked so hard to build will be enhanced.

Our Pest Control Promise

We promise to provide our valued customers with the best quality pest control service at the most competitive price available in the market.

  1. We pledge to perform the service you contracted for in a professional, efficient, and courteous manner.
  2. Our technicians will only use products that are tested and proven, safe and effective.
  3. When you engage Pest Control Auckland to perform a service, we pledge to respect the sanctity of your home, office, institution, or commercial facility.
  4. We promise that every service we perform will not only meet but will exceed your expectations.

Pest Site Evaluation

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. Indeed, 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 identify 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. Likewise, understanding their nature is essential to controlling their population.

Why Choose Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry Pest Control

8 Reasons Why You Should Choose Pest Control Auckland for your Pest Control Management

  1. Firstly, our company has more experience in this community than any other pest control company
  2. We are more knowledgeable in the control and elimination of pest that are particular to this region
  3. Our on-site inspections are thorough and complete.
  4. Our service technicians are professional and courteous.
  5. We explain in clear, easy to understand language how extensive the pest problem is, how we will control it, and what steps the customer can take to prevent re-infestation
  6. We respond to calls of assistance quickly and with dramatic results.
  7. Our prices are the most competitive in this region.
  8. Finally, our men and women are all trained in the most up to date methods of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

How to Get Rid of Flies Naturally

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.

How to Get Rid of House Flies

Just get some apple cider vinegar to pour some in a bowl put in about a tablespoon of dish detergent to break the vinegar’s surface tension, and the little buggers can’t fly on and getaway. Then, leave it overnight. You should catch most of them.
1. Hang a pine bough in the kitchen. Flies dislike pine oil.
2. A bowl of vinegar in the kitchen will keep flies away, and some mint leaves in a glass of water do the trick.
3. Citronella oil or candles are also effective in houseflies.
4. Use loads of lavender. Flies hate it; put fresh lavender around the house. “It works because that’s what my mum uses in the summer to stop flies coming in,” says Rosalie Taperi Ramayla.

Pest: How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

mosquitoDispose of old tires, buckets, aluminium cans, plastic sheeting, or other refuse can hold water—empty accumulated water from trash cans, boats, wheelbarrows, 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. Also, 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 birdbaths and wading pools at least once a week and keep swimming pools cleaned and chlorinated. Furthermore, 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 water accumulation.


Pest: How to Get Rid of Bees and Waspsbees

  1. If you want to get rid of bees, you should try to figure out what kind of bees they are.
  2. To get rid of bees, you’ll have to find their nest.
  3. If you want to get rid of bees, you’re going to have to kill the bees.
  4. To make sure you get rid of the bees, spray the nest once more during the following evening.
  5. Once you’re certain the bees are dead, it’s time to get rid of the bee nest.
  6. First, you must make sure that the hive is not filled with honeybees. To exterminate a honey bee hive would be a sad and pointless loss.
  7. Only exterminate wasps yourself if the wasp nest is relatively small, in plain sight, and within reach of a hand-held spray can. Goggles are a reasonable safety precaution.
  8. If all of those conditions are met, then all you have to do is buy a spray can of wasp killer at your local home and garden store and follow the instructions carefully.
  9. The pesticide usually recommends nighttime for extermination; wasps return to their hive around nightfall.
  10. Don’t stick around after spraying the pesticide. Make sure you have a swift escape planned and leave the area rapidly. Make sure no one is planning to enter the area for a little while. Paper wasps are not as aggressive generally as yellow jackets, but they will fiercely defend their nest if threatened.

paper_waspPaper Wasps

Construct grey or brown papery water-resistant nests made of deadwood 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 greyish hue and metallic shine as they get older.

yellowjacket_waspYellow 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 aggressive and have a painful stinging ability.

Pest: How to Get Rid of Fleas

Facts, Identification & Control


Small, wingless, about 1/12- to 1/6-inch long. They are covered in spines with piercing mouthparts.


A parasite that attaches to a host.


Larvae feed on organic debris, particularly the faeces of adult fleas, which contain undigested blood.


Eggs are not attached to the host. Also, eggs will hatch on the ground, in nests, carpet, bedding, upholstery, or cracks on the floor. Most hatch within seven to fourteen days.

Get rid of fleas in your home.

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.

When Other Flea Control Methods Fail

It may be easier and more effective for some people 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 and the experience to know how to get rid of the fleas quickly and efficiently.

Flea extermination with guaranteed results

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.

Preparing your home for professional flea control

Once you’ve requested the professional extermination service, ensure 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. Similarly, 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 those without the time or inclination to attempt the process themselves. Be aware. However, the pet’s treatment 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. Moreover, they move fast and leap great distances. The leading cause of skin problems in dogs and cats is an ordinary flea. In colder climates, fleas are usually seen only in warm weather. Adult females feed on blood, preferring your dog or cat, but fleas will readily bite humans in heavy infestations. 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.

Pest: How to Get Rid of Dust Mites

Amid the other dust components (dirt, dried faeces, skin cells, pollen, dander, spider webs, mould, and fungus spores, hair, etc.) are microscopic arachnids house dust mites (not dust mites). There are two types commonly found in homes; the European house dust mite (not dust mite) 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.

Behavioural Control: Control dust mites by changing your lifestyle

See a doctor
Before you start going crazy with dust mite control, it’s advisable to see a doctor to make sure the allergy symptoms you are suffering from are indeed attributable to house dust mite exposure.

Remove surfaces that are conducive to high dust mite populations.

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 eliminate all wall-to-wall carpeting. There is nothing that makes dust mites undeniably 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.

Reducing clutter is essential for controlling dust mites.

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. Then 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.

Clean your home more frequently and with more diligence.

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.

In the bedroom.

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. Notably, 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 bed as possible.

Habitat Control: Make your home inhospitable to dust mites


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. In truth, the more remarkable, the better. If you’re cold, quit complaining and wrap yourself in a blanket made from synthetic fibres (think Vellux).


Along with high temperatures, dust mites require high humidity. This is because they don’t drink water. Furthermore, they absorb it from the air. Outfit your home with several dehumidifiers, install fans in the bathroom. When it comes time to mop, consider previous 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 aim for somewhere in the neighbourhood of 35%.

Steam Carpet Cleaning at Over 550C Kills Dust Mites.

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 significant discomfort to those who are susceptible to them. Most carpets’ fibres have a rough fibrous surface that holds dust mites within the pile even when a regular vacuum cleaner is used to suck them out. Only a commercial cleaner coupled with specialist cleaning agents can adequately remove them almost completely. The operative term here is almost wholly’ because dust mites are impossible to eradicate.

Let’s look at the best strategy for keeping your office as free of dust mites as possible.

  1. Firstly, use a commercial carpet cleaning service that regularly cleans carpets and schedules the use of a hot steam process at least every six months in conjunction with appropriate pesticides.
  2. Eliminate as much dust from the environment as possible from shelving and desks, accumulating dust in large amounts if left unattended. This means that the cleaning contract should involve cleaning all office equipment, especially hidden shelves and the tops of books or folders, which may be left unused for long periods.
  3. Lastly, look at the possibility of installing air cleaners which will rid the air of dust before it can settle into the carpet.

Most importantly, make sure you employ a commercial cleaning service to treat your carpets and prevent dust mites in the first place.

Recommended Ways to Get Rid Of White Tail Spiders


  1. Use Cobweb Eliminator to prevent the formation of spider webs.
  2. Eliminate or shield outdoor lights or bright indoor lights that attract the spider’s insect food source.
  3. Trim weeds around the building foundation remove debris to discourage insects and spiders from living next to a structure.
  4. Seal openings and install screens and door sweep prevent spiders (and other unwanted pests) from moving indoors.
  5. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove webs, spiders, and their egg sacs. Spider elimination includes preventing entry, reducing spider food, and any condition that might encourage spider invasion or reproduction.

Spider Elimination

  1. Vacuum up all visible spiders, webs, and egg sacs (300 hundred spiders may be in one sac).
  2. Routinely clean (with 1 oz. per gallon) or spray (with 1 oz. per quart) of Safe Solutions, Inc Enzyme Cleaner with Peppermint and borax. Borax will kill plants.
  3. Spray straight 5% white distilled vinegar with a teaspoon of coconut oil to help remove and help prevent spider webs.
  4. Routinely steam clean or vacuum the entire area. Do not store clothes, packages, materials for extended periods without cleaning them or sealing them in plastic.
  5. Lightly sprinkle talcum or medicated body powder or Comet or food-grade DE in sill boxes and along walls, etc.

If you still see spiders, you can call us to provide you with the technically best solution on 376 7007.

White Tail Spiders are reported to be biting Kiwis.

There have been reports in the national press of incidents worldwide and specifically on 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.

White Tail biology and habits

The White Tail Spider is a 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. Uniquely, 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 paralyse their prey by injecting it via their fangs. These fangs are such that the spider can bite humans. Also, 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. Often, they are 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 without a doubt, we suffer the consequences.

Get Rid of White Tail Spiders

It is possible to eradicate White Tail Spiders and other spiders from your home and keep them at bay with a bit of effort. 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 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. Then, spray the nooks and crannies around the house. Of course, 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.

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Symptoms are usually confined to local mind stinging or burning pain, sometimes followed by the development of an itchy lump. Less commonly, bites result in swelling, discolouration, and local ulceration, sometimes with nausea and vomiting. However, there is no conclusive evidence that these spiders regularly cause significant skin damage or ulceration.

Pest: How to Get Rid of Carpet Beetle

Carpet beetles can cause severe damage to fabrics, carpets, furs, stored foods, and other items derived from plants and animals. Adult carpet beetles indicate 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 the dark, undisturbed locations on a variety of household items, including:

  1. wool, including wool carpets and rugs
  2. as well as silk
  3. leather, including leather bookbindings
  4. fur, animal skins, and stuffed animals
  5. animal horns, whalebone
  6. hair brushes with natural bristles
  7. pet hair
  8. also, feathers
  9. spices, grains, and flour
  10. peas and beans
  11. powdered milk
  12. dead insects

Black Carpet Beetle

The most commonly found species of carpet beetle is the black carpet beetle. However, larvae and adults are distinctly different from other carpet beetles. Adult black carpet beetles range from 1/8 to 3/16 inch in length. Also, they are shiny black and dark brown with brownish legs. Full-sized larvae may be as long as 5/16 inch. They range in colour 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.

Varied Carpet Beetle

pest-carpet-beetleThe second type of carpet beetle often seen in Auckland is the varied carpet beetle, which is about 1/10 inch long; the colouring is black with irregular 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.

Control of Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles are among the most difficult indoor pests to control because of their ability to find food in obscure places and 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.

Pest Inspection Services

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 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, 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. Indeed, proper identification is critical for control.

Unique Treatment Approach

Pest Control Auckland has developed an in-depth Carpet Beetle Treatment Program that combines a thorough understanding of carpet beetle biology and behaviour, premium EPA approved pesticides, and cutting edge technology to attack carpet beetles. We are continuously reviewing the effectiveness of recent 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 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 entirely resolved.

Pest: How to Get Rid of Cockroaches

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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?

  1. Firstly, paint cabinet shelves and drawers with enamel and keep them clean.
  2. Rinse all recyclable containers clean and air them out every few days.
  3. Also, put garbage in tightly covered containers and store it outside.
  4. Wash dishes, tables, kitchen counters, and stovetops every day, preferably after every meal.
  5. Store flour, sugar, cereals, and crackers in tightly covered plastic or metal containers.
  6. Clean out junk and clutter from storage shelves, drawers, and closets.
  7. Get rid of unused furniture, appliances, food, and clothing.
  8. Fill in cracks and seal openings around pipes, in the walls, and inside the cupboards.
  9. Of course, clean the drains.
  10. Keep all areas clean and dry.

Interesting Cockroach Facts

  1. Cockroaches have been found in the fossil record as far back as 300 million years and the largest fossil, from Ohio, measures nearly 3.5 inches long.
  2. There are about 3,500 cockroach species worldwide.
  3. The largest pest species of cockroach is the American Cockroach, Periplaneta Americana, which probably originated from North Africa.

Pest Identification

There are several pest species of cockroaches indoors and many more non-pest species in nature. The large, reddish-brown to a uniform brown cockroach, Periplaneta Americana, the American Cockroach, is the world’s largest pest species. 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 visible, and they are a darker brown. A couple of similar-looking species of large cockroaches are in greenhouses and other warm, humid locations. Hence, it is important to make a correct identification before starting a control program.

Pest Facts, Identification & Control

In truth, cockroaches can wreak havoc on your home. To win the war in cockroach control, here’s what you should know:


Cockroaches can enter your home in many different ways, from the outside through cracks and crevices, vents, sewer, and drain pipes. We even bring them in on products like grocery bags, boxes, purses, and on our person!

Ideal environment:

Your home is an ideal breeding ground for most species of cockroaches. With plenty of food, warmth, water, and nesting sites, they can remain active all year round.


Cockroaches reproduce quickly. For every one you see, there can be many, many more hiding and multiplying behind your walls.


Because cockroaches are nocturnal, if you’ve seen one, you probably haven’t seen them all. The few cockroaches you see by day could mean they were likely forced out by overcrowding, a possible sign of severe infestation.


The dust created by cast-off cockroach skins, dead bodies, and droppings can aggravate allergies, especially in children and sensitive individuals.

Do-it-yourself ineffectiveness:

Cockroaches are better at hiding than you are at finding them, and their eggs are naturally protected from insecticides. Without special equipment, materials, and know-how, cockroach control can be a losing battle.

Get Rid of Ants: Ant Pest Control

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Do you have ants all over your house? Here’s the most effective, easy way of ANT CONTROL

Few pests are harder to get rid of than ants once they’ve established themselves in your home. If you’re tired of stumbling upon a swarm of ants regularly, you can get rid of ants by following steps. The most common question is to get rid of ants? Of course, we’ve got you covered.

Technical steps of getting rid of ants

  1. Firstly, kill the queen.
  2. Shut down the ant buffet. Wipe down all surfaces. Tables and countertops should be regularly sprayed and cleaned with a mild bleach or vinegar solution. Sweep, mop, and vacuum regularly.
  3. A lone ant brings home the bacon, or in this case, the cat foodSquish the scouts. Colonies regularly send out lone ants to check for food sources.
  4. Next, barricade your home. Since ants are tiny, they can find thousands of tiny doorways into your residence. Some of them are easy to identify; others will only be discovered when there’s a parade of ants marching through them.
  5. Finally, excavate ants’ nest. If ants continue to raid your home, you’re going to have to raid theirs, except that you’re too big to get inside.

The natural way of ant control

  1. Use laurel/bay leaves to keep the ants away from a specific food.
  2. Use chalk to keep ants away from kitchen areas.
  3. You can also use cornmeal. This method is especially great around pets or children, as cornmeal by itself is not poisonous.
  4. Use boric acid, a natural derivative of the mineral boron used in borax and saline solution. It is about as harmful to humans as table salt.
  5. Put out Cream of Wheat (farina). Don’t cook it first.


Bed Bug Exterminator Services

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Pest Control Auckland team has years of experience 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 is 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.

What we offer:

  1. Free Comprehensive Bed bug/ Pest Inspection
  2. Elimination and Control of Bed bugs and Other Pests
  3. Use of Insured and Licensed bed bug exterminator
  4. Personalised and Reliable Service
  5. Along with Competitive Rates
  6. 24 Hours Service Availability
  7. A Proactive Commercial Solution
  8. Perform preventative measures for infestations
  9. Return at a later date for a mandatory check-up

Types of Premises Serviced:

  1. Private homes and apartments
  2. Multifamily Apartment Buildings
  3. Nursing Homes Hotels / Motels


– 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 anaesthetics, and with the other, it withdraws the blood of its host. Bedbugs are generally active only at night; their peak attack period is usually roughly an hour before dawn. Lastly, bedbugs can live up to 18 months without a food source.

Bed Bug Services

At Pest Control Auckland, we resolve bed bug problems for businesses in Auckland. Our Auckland pest control company customises our guaranteed commercial bed bug services to every business after careful assessment of the severity of the infestation, the likelihood of re-infestation, and the other environmental concerns that factor into the development of a successful bed bug treatment.

How to Get Rid of Rats, Mice, Rodents

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A house mouse averages 50 droppings per day. House mice often frequent 20 to 30 feeding sites. A single female mouse may produce 56 offspring annually.

Rats will burrow, especially soil, compost heaps, under coverings such as paved areas and 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 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.

Control Methods

Baiting – Rodent control baits are based on second-generation single dose anticoagulant Bromadiolone. This bait does not require prebaiting and is accepted readily by rats, and does not cause secondary poisoning. Rodent Control Bait Station Boxes: The baits are placed in bait boxes 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 of. If the 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 of suitably. Thus, foul smell emanation from rats dying in inaccessible areas can be avoided.

Pest: How to Get Rid of Silverfish

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. Further, they are speedy runners and are sometimes seen trapped in wash hand basins or baths where they cannot 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. However, they seldom damage the fibres 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.

Pest Identification

Know your intruder, its behaviours, and characteristics!

Box Elder Bugs

Box Elder Bugs (Boisea trivittata) are common pests sometimes called “Garage Beetles” or “Maple Bugs”.


Ants are social insects belonging to the order of insects known as “Hymenoptera”, indeed the same order containing bees and wasps.

Drugstore Beetle 

Drugstore beetles are pantry pests and commonly infest a wide variety of foods, including those made from dried plant or animal products. Furthermore, reddish-brown in colour, the drugstore beetle is oval and is about 1/8 inch long.

Cigarette Beetle 

Likewise, the cigarette beetle is a common pantry pest 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.


Ctenocephalides felis, the Cat Flea, is one of the most profuse and prevalent fleas found globally. 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 fly types, the three most encountered by Auckland Carpet Steam ‘n’ Dry Management are Blow Fly or Bottle Fly, Fruit Fly, and House Fly.

House Centipedes 

House Centipedes belong to the family Chilopoda and are not an insect but a common arthropod relative. For instance, commonly found throughout New Zealand and the entire world.

Indian Meal Moths

The frequently encountered pest of stored food products in our area are Indian meal moths. 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 characterised by having two incisors that 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 tiny insect with a long, slender, flat body measuring from ½ to 1 inch in length. It derives its name from the light grey and blue colouring, which can shimmer and look silver as it moves gradually across floors and surfaces.

Stinging Insects

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. Undeniably, 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. Indeed, ticks pose serious health concerns as they carry and transmit disease and illness.

Commercial Pest Management

Have Pests Invaded Your Business?

We undeniably know 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 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 the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to ensure your business is pest-free, giving peace of mind to both you and your customers.

Customised Solutions To Fit Your Needs:

  • Firstly, Complete Commercial Pest Control Services
  • Rodent Control and Exclusion
  • Stored Product Pest Control and Elimination
  • Next, Bee Control and Removal
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Commodity, Trailer & Rail Car Fumigations
  • As well as Flying Insect Control
  • Integrated Food Handling Facility Services- Pest Control Auckland’s program, supplemented by our staff Entomologists and Sanitarians, helps assure compliance with food safety regulations. We can provide complete inspections, assessments, vendor audits, 3rd party certifications, and reports.

Rely on the Best to Solve Your Pest Problems

Our Pest management program, developed by our Entomologists team, effectively targets nuisance pests common to Auckland. Furthermore, the areas including mice, rats, ants, and cockroaches. No matter what type of industry, the ideal way to eliminate insects and rodents are always customisation. To suit the pest control needs and budget of individual companies. That’s undeniably what Pest Control Auckland’s commercial services do!

Auckland Commercial Exterminators Since 1987

At Pest Control Auckland, we offer commercial pest control solutions for businesses and industrial facilities in Auckland. As a long time 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. To successfully prevent and eliminate pest problems, our pest control technicians thoroughly inspect and evaluate each location they service to see where to localise their treatment and how to avoid future infestation best. We indeed specialise in commercial pest control for commercial facilities and industries in Auckland and offer many effective services.

How Pest Control Auckland Does It

Our S.T.A.R. approach to pest management:

S. Survey: First, we will survey your home for pest activity and pest entry points.
T. Target: Next, we will customise a targeted treatment solution to meet your pest control needs.
A. Analyze: We will analyse our treatments’ outcome and take corrective action when undesired results occur.
R. Report: Finally, we will report our findings back to you to prevent future infestations.

We also offer emergency pest control services should an immediate need for pest control services arise. Indeed, we are locally available 24 hours a day at our Customer Care Center.

Without a doubt, we can attend to your pest control needs.

Thus, call Pest Control Auckland on 0800 783 266.


By Graeme Stephens

Published: 10/27/2014 Updated: 26/04/2021