Pest control for the NZ education industry
Flick is the leader for safe and effective pest control for the education industry in Aotearoa New Zealand. We take care of any pest infestation or problems affecting your kura, school, childcare or university with minimal disruption to learning.
Our professionally trained rodent and pest technicians provide safe and effective treatments targeting affected areas of your property.
We offer preventative rats and mice inspections along with a selection of rodent solutions to suit your facility.
Call 0800 710 010 immediately to speak to an expert for more information.
Why you need pest control in schools, early learning and universities
Educational facilities report pest activity all year round. Students drop rubbish, leave crumbs and spend many hours of the day in crowded spaces, such as stairwells and corridors. Burying or incinerating waste on school grounds can attract pests and warm areas, such as boiler rooms can attract vermin in winter.
Doors and windows are unwittingly left open for flies to enter. Branches grow towards buildings on rarely accessed grounds, allowing rodents and possums to enter roof voids at night. Crusts and apple cores can find their way into lockers, behind bins and under desks for cockroaches. Insects attract spiders, which need to be treated immediately in schools.
If your educational facility backs onto bushland, farms or a vacant lot, you’re more likely to be visited by a curious mouse or two.
Active areas for pests in schools
Pests can be active in any part of a school. But some areas are more prone to pests than others.
Around lockers: Students can leave food, wrappers or crumbs, which attract ants and cockroaches. Encourage students to clean out their locker weekly or even better, daily.
Skip bins: Avoid storing materials such as cardboard boxes, wood cuttings or bricks. Rats and mice set up home in areas around skip bins, especially if you leave materials to build a nest.
Classrooms: Stop students from eating in classrooms. Ants, cockroaches and rodents love the odd sandwich or cookie crumb.
Gyms: Humid areas with poor ventilation attract pests. Ants, mosquitos and flies may enter looking for warmth and water.
Canteens: Parent volunteers often run canteens. Make sure cleaning routines are in place and cardboard boxes are recycled, not stored on site. Food left in bins and boxes attract rodents.
Eating areas: Encourage students to pick up rubbish after eating. Squashed fruit, sandwiches and food wrappers attract birds and ants after recess and lunch.
Why choose Flick
Traditional pest control monitors for signs of rodents after the damage is done.
SMART Digital Pest Control is different. Sensors detect activity in real time. We record rodent activity, and our technicians respond proactively. Non-toxic devices are placed where activity is highest. So, you can respond with real-time statistics based on number and frequency.
Devices and treatment are more targeted with SMART data. And, your school’s reputation is potentially saved from an infestation problem.
We follow your school’s pesticide regulations and will work with your appointed pest safety officer.
SMART Digital Pest Control targets pests before they become a problem, safely
Our SMART devices will monitor your school 24/7 for pests, recording and comparing data.
Investing in SMART keeps your students and staff safe, is good for the environment and puts you in control. Instead of reacting to an infestation, SMART schools are a step ahead, using a combination of technology and traditional control methods.
SMART takes the hassle out of pest control
- Avoids downtime for your students
- Is discrete and out of sight of curious little fingers
- Detects and monitors hard to reach and hidden places
- Provides live reporting data, saved remotely
- Uses non-toxic bait and are regularly collected by Flick technicians out of school hours
- Saves your school reputation and stress from potential infestations
Our technicians visit your school, daycare or university to inspect, assess and identify risk zones. Strategically placed sensors and traps detect infestations, which we use to create a tailored action plan for you.
If you suspect you have rodents, don’t disturb them. Call 0800 710 010 and get your educational facility inspected by a professional now before it’s too late.