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Eradicate Pests for Your Tauranga Business with Flick’s Commercial Pest Control

Eradicate Pests for Your Tauranga Business
November 22, 2023 12:00 am

In the city of Tauranga on New Zealand’s North Island, businesses thrive against the backdrop of stunning landscapes and a bustling community. However, with this flourishing environment comes the need to protect your business from a relentless adversary – pests. Without proper commercial pest control in Tauranga, these unwelcomed intruders can harm your reputation, compromise safety, and even impact your... View Article

Pest Management for Tauranga Properties: Protecting Your Home and Business

Pest Management for Tauranga Properties
November 15, 2023 12:00 am

Tauranga, located on the North Island of New Zealand, is a beautiful city known for its stunning beaches, diverse culture, and thriving business community. As property owners in this vibrant region, it’s essential to understand the importance of pest management for Tauranga properties. Residential Properties Health and Safety: Pest control ensures the health and safety of your family. Pests like... View Article

White Tail Spiders: Myths, Facts, and Safety Tips

White Tail Spider on leaf
October 26, 2023 12:00 am

While it may not be New Zealand’s most dangerous spider, the white tail spider can be dangerous. New Zealand has two species of white tail spiders, which were brought from Australia. They are hunting spiders, not webspinners, so they actively search for their prey. Interestingly enough, they feed on other spiders. What do white tail spiders look like? As their... View Article

El Niño’s Impact on Pests in New Zealand

El Nino causing droughts and its Impact on Pests
October 12, 2023 12:00 am

You may have heard people discussing El Niño and its potential effects on various aspects of life. However, if you’re like many of us, you may have only a vague understanding of El Niño and how it can influence various factors. In this article, we will explain what El Niño is, how it alters weather patterns, and how these changes... View Article

Getting Bitten at Night: Signs of Bed Bugs

Signs of Bed Bugs
October 11, 2023 12:00 am

Because bed bugs are so tiny, it can be challenging to spot them. About as big as an apple seed, you can see them with the naked eye, but they are easy to miss. So, for many people, the first signs of a bed bug infestation are bites from bed bugs. That is why knowing how to recognise some those... View Article

How do I get rid of spiders in my house?

Spiders in the house
October 4, 2023 12:00 am

Have you noticed spiders in your home? If so, it is not a real surprise. New Zealand has over 2500 spider species. While these spiders may be annoying, they are unlikely to be very dangerous to you. Still, when you get spiders in your house, you probably want to get rid of them. Why do spiders come inside my house?... View Article

Noises in the Attic: Identifying Bugs Living In Your Roof

New Zealand home with bugs in attic
September 27, 2023 12:00 am

Have you heard strange sounds from your attic? If so, you may have pests up there. While we usually think of attic sounds linked to more significant problems like rats, mice, possums, and birds, they can also indicate insects. So, you want to investigate any bugs in your roof quickly and eradicate them before they become a bigger problem. You... View Article

How to Distinguish Different Types of Fleas in New Zealand

Close up of flea on animal fur in New Zealand
September 13, 2023 12:00 am

Have you noticed your pets scratching more than usual? Perhaps you have seen small, itchy, red bites or welts on your lower legs. You may even have seen a tiny bug that seems to hop from place to place. If you have noticed any of those things, your home may have fleas. However, there are a few different types of... View Article

7 Ways To Combat Mosquitoes

September 5, 2023 12:00 am

People disagree about almost anything. One thing we can agree about is that we do not like mosquitoes. These bloodsucking beasts not only cause itchy, bumpy welts, but they also spread disease. In fact, as a disease vector, mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths than any other animal in history. No wonder we want to avoid them. At Flick,... View Article

Borer Treatment in the Winter

Borer Treatment in the Winter
August 23, 2023 12:00 am

You may have heard that freezing temperatures can kill wood borers. It is true. Prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures is enough to kill wood borers. However, you cannot just leave wood borers over the winter and hope we will get low enough temperatures to kill them. New Zealand’s climate is primarily temperate. Plus, the temperatures remain mild year-round because most... View Article

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