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COMBAT & THE PESTS

Everyone deserves to enjoy a pest free home so no matter which pest has decided to move into yours, you can be sure we will have the right treatment to have them move out again. We listen to what you have to say, can help you diagnose your pest issue, and will provide treatments only when they are necessary.

Speaking of treatments, we provide only those we have 100% confidence in. You can rest assured we will only ever use treatments we would use in our own homes with families and pets.

 

We offer a free inspection for the new home you’re thinking of buying. You get a LIM & Builder’s Report, why not a pest check?

The check includes an on-site inspection for signs of common pest activity, geographical and seasonal information for your area, identification of hazards which lead to higher pest infestations and of course, advice on preventative and treatment actions.

We offer treatments for all types of pest issues in the home and these have set prices and discounts for multi-pest treatments.

We will always deliver the right treatment suited to your unique situation and stand by all of our treatments to ensure you can enjoy a pest free life. This means we will happily return should the need arise after we’ve treated your home.

We offer useful, actionable advice on maintaining the result of treatments and preventing further pest infestations.

Even though our treatments are top-notch, it is impossible to keep some pests away forever. For that reason, we offer seasonal plans based on pest cycles and your specific needs.

What you should know

COMBAT & THE PESTS

Everyone deserves to enjoy a pest free home so no matter which pest has decided to move into yours, you can be sure we will have the right treatment to have them move out again. We listen to what you have to say, can help you diagnose your pest issue, and will provide treatments only when they are necessary.

Speaking of treatments, we provide only those we have 100% confidence in. You can rest assured we will only ever use treatments we would use in our own homes with families and pets.

We offer a free inspection for the new home you’re thinking of buying. You get a LIM & Builder’s Report, why not a pest check?

The check includes an on-site inspection for signs of common pest activity, geographical and seasonal information for your area, identification of hazards which lead to higher pest infestations and of course, advice on preventative and treatment actions.

We offer treatments for all types of pest issues in the home and these have set prices and discounts for multi-pest treatments.

We will always deliver the right treatment suited to your unique situation and stand by all of our treatments to ensure you can enjoy a pest free life. This means we will happily return should the need arise after we’ve treated your home.

We offer useful, actionable advice on maintaining the result of treatments and preventing further pest infestations.

Even though our treatments are top-notch, it is impossible to keep some pests away forever. For that reason, we offer seasonal plans based on pest cycles and your specific needs.

PEST INFO

A little about some of the pests we treat

ANTS

They may be interesting, but they’re not welcome.

Other than being a pain at home, ants really do get around. There are currently 40 confirmed species from 23 genera in New Zealand.

Of these, only 11 are endemic (found only in New Zealand), which are generally widespread geographically and commonly found in forested habitats.

The other 29 are introduced species, accidentally transported to New Zealand by humans, mostly from Australia.

Source: Landcare Research New Zealand

SPIDERS

Who really needs ’em dangling above the bed?

New Zealand is home to about 2500 kinds of spiders, most of them harmless to people. Only some spiders are capable of biting humans. There are three species of spiders in New Zealand that should be avoided – the Katipo, the Redback and the White-tailed Spider.

The katipo (Latrodectus Katipo) and the redback spider (Latrodectus Hasselti) belong to the same genus as the American Black Widow spider. 

Source: HealthEd

RODENTS

It’s the scuttle that makes you crazy

KIORE Rattus Exulans (Polynesian rat, Maori rat, Pack rat) Introduced by early Polynesian settlers.

NORWAY RAT Rattus Norvegicus (brown rat, water rat, sewer rat) Introduced by Europeans in the late 18th century.

SHIP RAT Rattus Rattus (black rat, blue rat, bush rat, roof rat) Introduced into the North Island about the 1860s and spread rapidly.

HOUSE MOUSE Mus Musculus (field mouse) Established in the Bay of Islands about 1830. Now common throughout mainland New Zealand from shoreline to snowline.

Source: Department of Conservation New Zealand

COCKROACHES

Some might survive the apocalypse, but not yours

All cockroaches are pests (and unpleasant ones at that). 

The biggest cockroach pests in New Zealand are the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) and the German cockroach (Blattella germanica).

Cockroaches thrive in warm and damp conditions and will dehydrate if the environment is too dry. However, they can survive in extreme conditions for short periods of time. 

Cockroaches can survive months without food and up to 4 weeks without water. This makes them very difficult to get rid of.

Source: Ministry of Health New Zealand

WASPS

They sting.

New Zealand has several kinds of native wasps which have evolved here and have never become a nuisance, however, five social species of wasps have been accidentally introduced since the 1940s and are classed as pests (German and common wasps, and three species of paper wasp). 

Introduced wasps are a significant pest which harm our native birds and insects, and are a threat to human health and recreation.

Source: Department of Conservation New Zealand

FLEAS

Clusters of bites!

Fleas are very common in New Zealand, particularly in association with cats and dogs.

Several species are found on a range of warm-blooded hosts, including humans (eg, the cat flea, the dog flea, the bird flea, and the northern rat flea). Adult fleas are found on the hosts themselves, whereas the larvae and pupae live in places like the burrows or nests of hosts.

Source: Ministry of Health New Zealand

FLIES

Not as bad as in Australia, though…

Found throughout New Zealand, house flies are the most common flies in homes. The dark grey house fly can grow to 1/4″ in length and usually lives only 15 to 25 days. Although house flies usually do not travel past one to two miles from where they are born, house flies will occasionally travel up to 30 kilometres to find food.

House flies have taste buds on their feet, which are 10 million times more sensitive to sugar than taste buds on the human tongue. 

House flies can carry over 100 different kinds of germs, most of which can cause disease, so it’s important to control house flies. 

Source: Pest Management Association New Zealand

BEDBUGS

I know this must be hard for you.

Bed bugs are insects from the genus Cimex that feed on human blood, usually at night.

Their bites can result in a number of health impacts including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms.

Bed bug bites may lead to skin changes ranging from small areas of redness to prominent blisters. Symptoms may take between minutes to days to appear and itchiness is generally present.

Bed bugs are notoriously challenging to try to get rid of without a professional.

Source: Wikipedia

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What our customers say

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Maggie LovedayWellington
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Nic has been amazing with helping us get rid of mice at one property and spiders at another. He is very responsive and professional. Would highly recommend this service.
Matt BennettWellington
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We used to have major issues with ants but Nic came in tracked down where they were coming from and sorted the issue and even if the odd one comes back I give him a call and he is straight round tracking them down. Top service and real down to earth guy.
Emma SmithWellington
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I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to help battle our very sudden rat infestation. Nick was amazing & very quick to answer any questions or concerns. About 6 months later we heard some scuttling in the roof again, gave him a call & he came over within the next day to refill the traps no hassle. And we were covered under the first warranty! Very, very happy with the service we received! Thank you!
Danielle BalsarasEastbourne
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Nic is as determined as they come, loves a challenge and is as committed to make your home the haven you hope it to be! I texted him at 3am, he responded before 9am and was at my house by lunch.
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What our customers say

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Emma SmithWellington
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I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to help battle our very sudden rat infestation. Nick was amazing & very quick to answer any questions or concerns. Very, very happy with the service we received! Thank you!
Danielle BalsarasEastbourne
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Nic is as determined as they come, loves a challenge and is as committed to make your home the haven you hope it to be! I texted him at 3am, he responded before 9am and was at my house by lunch.
Maggie LovedayWellington
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Nic has been amazing with helping us get rid of mice at one property and spiders at another. He is very responsive and professional. Would highly recommend this service.
Matt BennettWellington
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We used to have major issues with ants but Nic came in tracked down where they were coming from and sorted the issue and even if the odd one comes back I give him a call and he is straight round tracking them down. Top service and real down to earth guy.
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Free Pest Check Terms & Conditions

  1. Only one free check available per customer.
  2. Availability of free pest checks are limited and as such we may not be able to provide this service on a given day.
  3. We reserve the right to not provide a free pest check for any reason.
  4. Booking: A website booking is not confirmation the free check will be carried out at the indicated time. We will contact you to confirm details of dates and times.
  5. To make the most of this service we recommend it is carried out on a house you already have under contract, though this may not always be possible i.e in a purchase by tender, or auction.
  6. Access: The customer is responsible for arranging suitable access to the property at a time agreed by Combat Pest Control. An ideal time may be to line this up with the building inspection.
  7. We reserve the right to charge the $100 report cost if the property is not accessible at the agreed time.
  8. Report Content: This report will be prepared based on observations we are able to make based on accessible areas of the property, a lack of an observation within the report doesn’t indicate there are no pests or will not be any in the future. Please note that this inspection has been conducted at a particular time of day and under those climatic conditions. Whilst we have taken every care to comment on all aspects of pest activity at the dwelling, we cannot comment on past or future events that do not occur during our inspection.
  9. Although the report will be prepared to the best of our ability and expertise and the information contained will be our expert opinion based on observations made on site Combat Pest Control is not liable for any cost that may arise from actions or inactions taken by the customer based on the information contained in the report.
  10. Liability: There are no guarantees explicit or implied given by the contents of the inspection report.
  11. The content of the report is confidential intended solely for the customer and shall not be relied upon by any third parties.