Insect Control for Wasps and Bees

Wasps make nests in the ground, ponga trees, and wall cavities, and can become aggressive quickly. Aggressive wasps become more prevalent towards the end of summer.

Wasp Nests Large & Small

In March 2019, Bay Pest Services went to battle with a monster wasp nest, measuring 2 metres wide by 2 metres tall! It was the largest nest that owner Chris Brunel had seen in his 30 years in the industry. His estimate was that the nest likely contained over a million wasps!

Watch Bay Pest Services tackle the monster nest on One News:

Read more in the New Zealand Herald article below:
Exterminators Battle Monster Wasp Nest Near Hamurana

Nuisance Wasps

Anyone who has been stung by a wasp will agree that it can be a very painful experience. To the one in thirty people who are allergic to stings, it can even be life threatening. Even if someone is not allergic, a wasp sting around the mouth or throat can still be a major concern if the swelling leads to blocked airways. For this reason it is important to ensure that wasp nests are properly treated and removed.

If you’ve noticed a high number of wasps around your home, it is likely that there is a nest nearby. You’ll commonly find a wasp nest in covered areas with easy outside access. This can include wall cavities, roof spaces or under the eaves of buildings. The risk of encountering aggressive wasps is particularly high towards the end of summer as the numbers in the colony swell. It is always preferable to destroy a nest as early as possible, before the size of the nest and its population increases.

A single nest may contain thousands of wasps and they can attack in large numbers if disturbed or threatened. Therefore, dealing with wasp nests requires great care and experience. The threat of attack is why DIY treatment is not recommended, especially for those sensitive to stings. Most people are unaware of how to get rid of wasps nests properly, so calling a professional is always safest.

WATCH: Chris From Bay Pest Responds to DIY Wasp Control Techniques

Wasp Control and Removal

Bay Pest Services are qualified and experienced pest control specialists who can safely destroy and remove wasps nests within your home or garden. The service is fast, effective and affordable.

So call the registered Rotorua Pest Control experts, Bay Pest Services today for a free quote for wasp removal services and professional advice.

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How to tell the difference between bees and wasps

Pest Control for Spiders

Admit it, no one likes spiders! Some are poisonous, some cause cobwebs, but all are unsightly and unwanted in our homes and offices.

Remove Spiders From Your Home or Workplace

None of our indigenous NZ spiders are actually dangerous to humans. However, many people have a fear of spiders and they can be a particular pest in the home and workplace. These creepy crawlies generally enter a house in the autumn months. This is generally because they need warm and dry places to spend the winter. To prevent your house or workplace becoming a spider’s winter retreat we recommend filling in any gaps in walls and under doors, and keeping sheltering sites like firewood piles and compost piles as far away from your buildings as possible.

Generally the spider’s web is more of a nuisance than the spider itself but large infestations can prove extremely difficult to control without professional help. DIY spider control usually fails to get into all the small and dark corners, cracks and crevices that spiders find to hide.

Spider Bites

Most New Zealand spiders are harmless, but the Katipo, Redback and White-tailed spiders can be harmful and should be avoided.

Although Redback and Katipo spider bites are rare, if you suspect you have been bitten by a Katipo or Redback spider it is advised that you seek urgent medical attention. Do not panic as serious reactions are uncommon and hospitals are able to provide safe and effective treatment.

The more common White-tailed spider bites are not poisonous to humans, but can be painful. The initial pain, swelling and redness usually subsides after a few hours with no long-lasting effects.

Professional Spider Control

If you would like professional advice and a free quote to remove spiders from your home or workplace, get in touch with Bay pest Services, Rotorua’s pest control experts. Our team of qualified pest control specialists will help keep your house or workplace free of these messy creepy-crawlies.

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Controlling Cockroaches

One of the most common household pests, cockroaches carry diseases and are a common cause of allergies.

Cockroaches and Pest Control Services in Rotorua

Cockroaches are an unpleasant and unsightly pest and can potentially carry a range of serious illnesses including salmonella, dysentery, gastro-enteritis and typhoid. Their droppings have also been linked with increases in eczema and asthma.

Cockroaches can wreak havoc on your home or office and can enter in many different ways, through cracks and crevices, air vents, drain pipes. They tend to feed on a diet of rotting garbage and/or food scraps. So, for long-term prevention it’s important to try to clean up any food and drink spills as soon as they happen, and keep your house and office tidy. This includes removing rubbish regularly, and storing your food in sealed containers.

Roaches prefer warm, moist and sheltered areas close to food and water, making buildings an ideal breeding ground. Unfortunately, cockroaches are also incredibly resilient and they can survive in extremes of heat and cold. With the ability to reproduce quickly so you shouldn’t disregard the odd cockroach you see around your house. For every one you see there can be many more living in the walls of your home or office.

Controlling Cockroaches

Without the right tools and know how it can be a difficult to control a cockroach infestation. DIY products can be effective in solving smaller cockroach problems, but it can be difficult to reach all of the hiding places with these products. Without a professional treatment, infestations are likely to reoccur especially when surviving cockroach eggs begin to hatch.

Professional Cockroach Removal

To remove cockroaches from your home or office, call the registered Rotorua Pest Control experts, Bay Pest Services today for a free quote and professional advice.

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Ant Control

New Zealand has 40 species of ants, with pest control methods varying depending on the species you are dealing with.

Ants and Insect Control Rotorua

Ants are an irritant when they come into the home looking for food. The most common species in NZ, the Garden Ant, is not thought to carry disease, however it’s impossible to know where the ants were last foraging for food. It is advised therefore to take steps to prevent them entering your home and food cupboards. You can do this by keeping all food in airtight containers and cleaning up all food and drink spills.

Controlling ants can be difficult as they can enter your home or office through even the tiniest cracks in their quest for food and water. Ants can nest almost anywhere: in lawns, walls, stumps, even under house foundations and foot paths.

Don’t ignore the ants around your home or business as an ant can live a relatively long lifetime and depending on the type of ant some can live for over a decade.

While it’s tempting to kill an ant when you spot one, it is more important to track that one ant back to the nest. It will take you right back to the Queen(s) and larvae, so you can take them all out at once. Most DIY ant control products are short-term as they will only kill the ants you see. Plus, many home remedies don’t account for the fact that different kinds of ant infestations require different treatments.

It is true that sprays, poisons and other DIY ant control products can help to deal with smaller ant problems. However, it is advised to get professional pest control services to effectively deal with larger, multiple or tropical ant infestations. Our solutions are much more effective, as we can knock out the nest once and for all.

Ant Infestations & Ant Removal

To remove an ant infestation from your home of office call the registered Rotorua Pest Control experts, Bay Pest Services today for a free quote and professional advice.

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Rat Control Rotorua

Professional Rat Removal

Get rid of rats from your home or work place by contacting Bay Pest Services for a free quote and professional advice. We have plenty of rodent control knowledge, so let us find the best solution for you. If you are unsure how to kill rats humanely, we recommend giving us a call. The experienced team at Bay Pest Services are your registered Rotorua pest control experts.

Do you have rats in your home or workplace?

Rodents can cause a lot of damage to your property, they cause expensive damage to your home, food and fabrics, and rats pose a significant health risk to humans and pets. Common diseases they carry include Salmonella, Weil’s disease, E.coli, Cryptosporidiosis and Tuberculosis. Also, rats often carry fleas, mites and ticks, and can cause acute allergic reactions.

Prevent Rat Infestations

The best insurance against rats is to prevent an infestation altogether. Avoid giving them a reason to hang around your home or workplace by keeping all rubbish sealed, keep food in closed containers, and don’t put meat in your compost. Also ensure all holes and gaps around your home are sealed, as a common place for rats to enter a home is through poorly sealed eaves. Unfortunately, they can often squeeze through even the smallest of holes.

Removing Rodents

A great way to remove rodents from your home is to get a cat. They are great company and natural rat predators. A good cat can help to remove a rat infestation in just a few weeks. They’ve also got to be the cutest rat control there is!

Trapping rats is the traditional way to remove a rat infestation. The best way to ensure your success is to identify the rats’ feeding and nesting places. You will know where they have been by finding rat droppings, holes chewed in the walls, or food around your home or office. This is where you’ll want to leave the traps. Just remember to check the traps regularly and remove and dispose of dead rats immediately.

Act Now

Rats are pests in more than one way, chewing through building materials and wiring, eating and contaminating food, and are carriers of disease. Don’t let a rat infestation take over your home or workplace, get in touch with Bay Pest Services today!

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Rodent Control for Mice

The cooler months are when mice start to find a warm place to spend the winter. Don’t let these pests take over your home or workplace.

Mice & Rodent Control

When the temperatures outside begin to drop, mice begin searching for a warmer place to live. Often attracted by the smell of food and the warmth of a house, they can exploit even the smallest of holes to gain entry to your home or workplace.

Mice carry disease and pose serious health risks. They also have teeth that grow continuously, so are constantly looking for things to gnaw. This can lead to significant damage to items like cupboards and furniture. Sometimes these little rodents can even cause house fires through chewed electrical cables.

If left untreated, a mouse infestation can quickly spread, and while DIY pest control products are a cost effective way to control small infestations, professional mouse control is advised for more established colonies.

Preventing A Mouse Infestation

The best insurance against an infestation of mice is to prevent it altogether. Keep all rubbish sealed and keep your home or office clean, be sure not to leave food scraps lying around, and keep all food in glass or metal containers. Don’t forget to clean behind your fridge as this is a favourite place of mice to build their nests.

To prevent mice from entering your home it is important to fill all cracks, crevices, holes and gaps larger than the width of an adult finger with cement or a mixing compound. Do not use wood or a similar material to fill these holes, as mice are capable of easily chewing through these materials.

Professional Mouse Control

Call Bay Pest Services today, the qualified Rotorua pest control experts. We can provide a free quote and professional advice on how to get rid of mice from your home or office.

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Seagull Control Solutions

Are seagulls ruining your building? Are they covering your customers’ cars with droppings? We provide bird control solutions that will last a lifetime.

Fix Your Seagull Problems 

While seagull control is associated with the pest management industry, controlling seagulls is not at all similar to controlling insects or other vertebrate pests. This kind of problem requires specialist intervention, and an in depth knowledge of bird control regulations. We use a wide variety of proven methods to control, deter and manage nuisance seagull problems. We also have a significant amount of experience, having undertaken large commercial programmes in Rotorua and the wider Bay of Plenty.

“Flock Off” Bird Spike System

Our “Flock Off” seagull control systems are perfect for use on any building profile or shape, whether it’s a residential home or commercial/industrial building. It doesn’t cause any damage to your roof or edging either.

On top of this, our system is humane and doesn’t actually physically hurt the seagulls, unlike some other approaches.

We have had many clients over the years approach us after trying these other methods and have been impressed with the long term results from using our “Flock Off” bird spike system.

Our seagull spikes are made of high quality stainless steel (beware of cheap imitations) on a thick plastic polymer backing. They are not designed to harm the seagulls, as they are flexible and bend when light force is applied. This proven design effectively deters seagulls from landing on the ledges.  They are also relatively low profile and barely visible when applied to buildings.

Of course, there are other approaches using bird scaring devices and mechanical deterrents. From our experience however, these do not work in the long term. This is because they can wear out over time, and have limited effectiveness as the birds become familiar with these systems.

Deter Seagulls With Commercial and Residential Application

Some examples of commercial building installations are:

  • Rotorua Central Mall
  • Mitre 10 Rotorua
  • Lakes District Health Board

North Island Wide Coverage

Bay Pest Services is the North Island’s foremost seagull control company. If you’re experiencing seagull problems in the North Island, contact one of our qualified professionals for advice on how to deal with them.

Call Bay Pest Services today for a free quote and professional advice from qualified experts who have been in the business for 28 years. We can usually prepare a quote from building plans and photographs without needing to come to you. This means we can give you a price faster.

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Flea Infestation Removal

Fleas & flea infestations can be difficult to get rid of with off-the-shelf solutions.

Fleas & Flea Infestations

Fleas are a common problem in New Zealand homes, especially for cat or dog owners. They have the possibility to transmit disease, however flea bites are the most common concern to people and pets.

Fleas can also be a problem when moving in to a new home, as the cocoons can remain dormant for two years or more before becoming active again. It is common for infestations to be awoken by the vibration of footsteps when people move in. They can move around fairly quickly as well, able to jump distances up to 200 times their body length. This is the equivalent of an adult human jumping 400 metres!

Flea Treatment for the Home

Adult fleas often find their way into your home on pets, but flea eggs, larvae, and pupae largely live and develop in the pet’s environment – your home.  Effective flea control means treating your home, as well as the fleas on your pet.  We understand the flea life-cycle and are uniquely qualified to remove these small pests from your home. Not only that, we ensure that the next generation of fleas does not develop.

Professional Flea Control

Bay Pest Services’ registered pest control operators have many years of experience dealing with flea infestations. We know what works, and will be able to provide you with the best option for your property and budget. Call Bay Pest Services today for a free quote and professional advice from a qualified Rotorua pest control expert.

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Borer and Termite Removal

Borer damage can have long lasting effects, with the strength and value of your property at jeopardy – don’t leave it any longer.

Termite and Borer Removal

Termites and Borer can weaken timber, so can threaten the structural integrity of your home or workplace over time.

Borer Control

There are 7 species of borer in NZ with the most common being the Common House Borer. Small holes (2-4mm) on the surface of timber and piles of fine sawdust are sure signs that you may have borer in the furniture or timber of your home.

Borer attacks untreated and damp timber and treating infested areas is often easier said than done. Wood must be stripped and treated directly to completely remove the pest. This is because airborne treatments only kill the flying adult insects and will not remove the larvae inside the timber.

Termite Control

Termites live in large colonies ranging into the thousands. These invasive species damage wood, so they can pose a significant threat to New Zealand timber, homes and economy.

In order to identify a termite infestation, we perform inspections and may employ monitoring stations. After highly active areas are located, we utilise a range of methods including bait stations and liquid solutions to address problem areas and eradicate nests.  We also provide recommendations for reducing possible termite food sources such as woodpiles and addressing moisture sources.

Stopping Borer and Termite Damage

Contact Bay Pest Services for a free quote for your home or business, and professional advice from a qualified Rotorua Pest Control expert.

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Silverfish Removal

Silverfish are pesky little insects that are capable of causing allergies, damaging personal items, or even attracting other pests.

Bug Control in Rotorua

Silverfish are well known for their destructive feeding habits, often ruining clothing, papers and wallpaper. They often feed on carbohydrates, so shampoos, glue in books, silk, linen and dead insects are often common food sources. Silverfish may also find their way into unopened food packages. Capable of thriving in most climates, silverfish prefer to dwell in dark, damp areas such as basements, attics, kitchens and bathrooms. They are especially attracted to damp clothing and paper. You will commonly find them in stored cardboard boxes in garages and sheds.

People can often bring silverfish indoors unknowingly. When brought inside the home, boxes and plastic containers recently stored in infested areas can allow the pests to spread. Any spaces that are warm and moist have the capacity to attract these insects. The pests will enter homes through gaps around doors or foundation cracks. Leaving dirty dishes out in the open is also a common cause of luring silverfish indoors.

Silverfish Treatment and Removal

Silverfish can often be difficult to keep away. If you are needing to remove an infestation from you home or workplace, call the Rotorua registered Pest Control experts, Bay Pest Services today for a free quote and professional advice.

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