Summer Pests You Can Expect in NZ


The New Zealand’s warm summer days bring sun, fun, and unfortunately insects and pests. The warmer weather creates a perfect environment for pests to breed and alot of pests come out of hibernation in the summer months. During this time of year all sorts of annoying bugs tend to be most active.

Here are some of the common summer pests you should look out for in NZ:


Flies reproduce rapidly under favourable conditions during summer (warmth and food). Being carriers of easily communicable diseases, they are associated with over 100 disease-causing pathogens. This is not surprising given that they feed on and hatch in decaying organic matter (i.e. garbage, excrement, food). As they fly between areas where they can find rotting waste and household surfaces, they can transfer these pathogens and have them transmitted to people. It is therefore important to take necessary precautions to keep flies out of your home and food.


Mosquitoes are another type of pest that tends to breed in warm weather during summer, though some species can survive in winter. These pests can cause nuisance problems in your Auckland home and ruin your summer recreational activities; but, even worse, they can threaten your life and that of your family. They are a carrier of a plethora of diseases, including malaria, dengue fever, Zika virus, filariasis, and more. So, you need to take measures to prevent these blood suckers from infesting your home this summer.

Wasps and Hornets

Wasps, hornets, and bees all proliferate in warm weather, their nests emerging in the spring and early summer. These stinging insects can cause a number of problems around your Manukau home. They are known to make nests around homes in Auckland in areas, such as vents of the roof, gables, soffits, eaves and on trees around the property. When provoked, these insects can all sting repeatedly without losing their stingers. They are a real threat to your family’s health and well-being, and you must prevent them from building nests around your home. Call a wasp exterminator in Auckland immediately.


Cockroaches breed fast and proliferate during summer when there are high temperatures and humid conditions. Because of this, a full blown cockroach infestation can occur in a week or even a few days. Cockroach infestations in your home present serious health risks and other potential consequences this summer. These pests feed on human waste as well as human food and they can spread germs that cause diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, plaque, typhoid fever, etc. They can also cause some people to experience allergies due to their filthy habits and smell. Cockroach control in Auckland should be done.


Another common summer pest in NZ is ants. These crawlies are some of the toughest insects in the world and quite common around the Auckland region. They typically build their nests around homes in places like rubbish bins, potted plants, garden and other areas that have food available. The nests are usually located underground with the pests coming out, sometimes in large numbers, to scavenge for food. They can invade the insides of your house and do substantial damage to your assets, and you must find ways to keep them away from your property.


In summer, the population of rodents (rats and mice) usually goes up because of the warmer temperatures that encourage their breeding and growth. This, in turn, increases the risk of a summer rodent infestation – which can be detrimental to the well-being of your property. Rats and mice are known to cause damage to properties in Auckland and other areas of NZ. They often burrow into the properties’ foundations and will gnaw on anything, from furniture to fabrics. These rodents also carry diseases that are easily transmitted to humans. So you can’t allow them to take over your home this summer.


Though they might be cute, possums create messes and can easily introduce others pests like fleas and ticks to your property. They also make noises that could scare your pets and you should, therefore, not allow them to invade your property this summer.

J’s Pest Control – Safe, Effective and Affordable Pest Control Auckland Services

To effectively control and manage bugs and rodents this summer, you need to engage a reputable pest control Auckland service.
At J’s Pest Control, we are a local, professional bug exterminator in Manukau. Our skilled technicians are local guys who have been providing professional pest control services to both businesses and homeowners in the greater Auckland area, including the Manukau and North Shore districts, for over 7 years. We not only understand local pest issues, but also pride ourselves on being passionate and experienced exterminator providers. Our quotes for pest control Auckland services are very competitive, allowing you to keep your home safe and comfortable affordably.
So, if you’re after a bug exterminator in Manukau or any other location in the Auckland region just visit: for a free quote today.”

The Top Signs Your Manukau Home Needs a Bug Exterminator


Bugs can make living in a home unbearable. They tend to hide in places where it’s difficult to reach them and come out at the most inopportune times. Depending on which bug a home is infested with, they might bite the family or get into perishable foods. It’s important to start treating the home as soon as there are signs of an infestation.

These signs can help a homeowner recognise an infestation so they can contact a bug exterminator in their area right away.

Excess moisture. Roaches and termites thrive in damp places. Damp homes are havens for these types of bugs. An exterminator can examine the home for the presence of bugs and give a homeowner advice on how to kill them and keep them away.

Over-the-counter products don’t work. These chemicals are generally only effective if they come in direct contact with the bug. Homeowners who aren’t able to locate the source of the infestation will not be able to solve the problem on their own and should contact a pest exterminator they can trust. Just Google words like ‘pest control Manukau‘ or whatever area you are in and you will get a list of reputable companies who can help.

Bugs are visible in the daylight. Roaches and bedbugs are most active at night. If they make an appearance in the daytime, there’s a good chance a home is heavily infested. It will be extremely difficult for a family to rid their home of these bugs without the help of a professional.

Roaches, bedbugs, and termites are unpleasant but rats can be worse. If a home has one rat, there’s a high likelihood there are more. Signs of a rat infestation include obvious droppings, scratching noises, holes, and rub marks on floors or other surfaces. A family that notices any of these signs needs to hire a rat exterminator immediately. Merely closing the holes and trapping the rats will not be effective. Only an experienced exterminator will be able to ensure all of the rats are trapped and no more can get into the house.

Whether a home is infested with bugs or rats, a professional bug exterminator such as J’s Pest Control can solve the problem. J’s Pest Control operate throughout Auckland including Manukau and the North Shore. The earlier a family contacts an exterminator, the easier it will be to get rid of all the pests. Only the best North Shore pest control exterminators, such as J’s Pest Control, will ensure the pests are gone by returning for a follow-up visit after completing the extermination. Visit their website, to find out more.

Garden Pests – The Good and Bad


Is your garden your pride? Is it what you work for, day and night? Well, then we have for you some essentials about the functions of bugs in your garden. If they are beneficial for your plants or just harmful and destructive, we will help you with the differences.

The Good Bugs That You Need

It’s like the human body – not every bacteria that you find is harmful to you. And you do not need to look at removing every bug in your garden. 

The Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae) is beneficial as it gets rid of crawlies that infest your plants. Mites, fleas and maggots are just some of its provisions. They feed on them and protect your plants. But they can be harmful in large quantities. So get rid of dead-decaying matter in your garden and you get rid of them.

• Lady beetles (Coccinellidae) act as the natural means to control aphids’ infestation on crops and vegetables. It is the biological pesticide for many soft-bodied pests. Almost All species and types of lady-bugs are useful and beneficial for crops. So much so, that they are available for sale to farmers and gardeners.
• The Spined soldier (Podisus maculiventris) are drawn towards gardens by presence of food material. They are extremely important for any plant growth as they feed on almost all the harmful pests. Ex. caterpillars, grubs, beetle larvae and cabbage worms. They paralyze their victims and suck out all their body fluids.

The Bad Bugs

And then there are those bugs that are pests – and you really wouldn’t want to have them around in your Auckland home.

Squash bugs (Anasa tristis) gorge on melons and pumpkins. They are known for severely weakening plants by sucking on all their sap and nutrient. To control them, a spray of soapy water to drown them works well. Picking these pests off manually is a tedious but possible job. Different kinds of organic sprays also help kill them off.
Mexican bean beetle (Epilachna varivestis) is an infamous garden insect that feeds on legumes like cowpeas and beans. They give the leaves a lace-like look and feed on the pods and stems.
They disrupt the photosynthesis making process, ultimately killing the plant. The best ways to control these are to plant these crops before these pests have a chance to destroy them. The damage done by them can be reduced by killing of these beetles.
Earwig (Forficulidae) are nocturnal scavengers that live in moist places with less sunlight. They damage all kinds of plants, shrubs and flowers. They aren’t harmful to humans but can sting. The only way to control their infestation is by keeping the nooks and crannies of your house and storage areas clean and free of debris. Make sure all the openings to your house are tightly shut and all the cracks are repaired.
Everyone needs pest control for their garden at one point in time or the other. Rodent control North Shore can be tough without the right experts. If there is an insect infestation bugging you, or you have trouble with getting rid of these pests, contact Auckland Wide Pest Control Services.
They have solutions to all your pest related problems and with years of experience, they know how to get the job done. They also [provide carpet cleaning services and use state-of-the-art techniques. You can visit their website for more information. Pest control South Auckland made real easy!


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