PEST CONTROL AUCKLAND (FAQS) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
NO! You can have fleas without pets.
NO! You can not tell its bed bugs from bites alone.
There three insects that can bite without being seen. Mosquitoes, fleas and bed bugs. Their bites can all look similar.
Bed bugs requires plan based on inspection of your dwelling.
We need the wood to be bare to treat for borer. Taking the paint or varnish off the chair may ruin the look.
It's low, around 1/10. Most bed bug calls are fleas where the customer has bites from an unseen/unknown insect.
Even lower. 1/100.
Please take as many things off the floor as possible (furniture excluded) e.g. laptops, shoes and clothes. Please clear under beds. Please out food away. Please cover pet fish. Exclude your pets. And run the hoover around.
NO! Cockroach species can all look similar, especially the juveniles. German cockroaches need to be somewhere warm, and won't be found in your bathroom. You saw a bush cockroach in your bathroom who wandered into your house by mistake.
NO! Once the nest is destroyed the queen is killed and nest can't come back to life.
Yes! Wasps harvest wood to make into paper for their nests. If you have unpainted wood then it could be bringing in the wasps so they can harvest it. You may wish to paint or varnish the wood and the wasps may go else where.
Wasps fly in one of two directions, either to the nest or to a food or water source. You need to observe their flight patterns to find their nest.
Wasps fly up to 200m to forge.Your nest (s) is within 200m of the wasps you are seeing.
NO. We do not offer the silver bullet guarantee on apartments with adjoining corridors ( multistory )
NO! If the home owner uses non professional grade bait incorrectly you will make the rats sick and they will die in the walls. Professional grade bait used correctly drives them outside for water.
NO! The rats near the stream are the sewer rats that are poor climbers. The noises in your ceiling are either from roof rats who are excellent climbers. Or mice who can sometimes be found in a ceiling space or birds, in particular in spring.
Not a chance. Snake oil. Don't believe us? Ask the company selling them for any published evidence that they work. Because the answer is there isn't one published article anywhere, ever.
That's their job to sell you the device. Word of mouth and a salesperson's enthusiasm are NOT evidence something works. Remember the consumer protection groups in NZ and Australia have already taken the companies that sell these devices to task! Ask the salesperson for a published study on the devices' efficousy.
You are correct Mice are stupid, predictable and easier to control than rats. But where they will trip you up is they are rapid and prolific breeders. So if your DIY efforts misses just one pregnant female, its back to square one!
Please clear any items on window sills. Pull curtains back and blinds up. Put food away. Cover pet or Gold fish.
Nothing. No prep treatment. Do not empty the pantry. Do not move fridges.
It depends on the treatment. Some have no stand down period e.g. ants others have 2-3 hours. The stand down period is to let the spray dry and come out of suspension.
We only offer wasp nest destruction as a service. We don't offer finding wasp nests as a service. We dont offer a service that reduces wasp numbers in general. Please call when you have found the nest.
No sorry we only treat inside dwellings or businesses
No. Please wait a week for the spiders to run over the webs then remove them.
Wasps use the nest to feed. They only gather raw materials and can not feed themselves. When the nest is destroyed the returning wasps are trapped outside and can not feed. After a few hours they go away. In the mean time they are very angry that their nest has been destroyed and will sting you if you hang around their nest.
This is called secondary poisoning. Its has been documented in Birds of Prey. It has been never been documented in domestic cats or dogs. Anywhere in the world. Ever. Your cat is safe from secondary poisoning.
You don't! We don't do an interior spray. You can be there while we do the job.
No. Our treatments are synthetic chemicals. Many of them have the same safety profile as organic treatments.
Remember lead ( Pb) and Arsenic are organic too. Just because someone says they have an organic treatment it doesn't automatically make it safe.
Mice are predictable. In older houses e.g. Villas they come from under the house besides the pipes in the kitchen. In newer houses on a concrete slab they come in through the garage ( underneath or on sides of the garage door).
Nothing. No preparation treatment.
Nothing. No preparation treatment.
All insulation needs to be removed. All timber needs to be bare ( free of paint and varnish). Under the house needs to clear for access to do the treatment
GERMAN cockroaches is a NO Preparation treatment
GISBORNE cockroaches requires you, put food away, expose windows, clear window frames.
Please clear the floors ( e.g. clothes electronics) and run the vacuum around the house.
Fly treatments for domestic homes requires you to , put food away, expose windows and clear window frames
Nothing. Rats are NO preparation job
Nothing. This a no preparation job
Please leave spider webs up.
Put food away. Clear window sills pull curtains back and blinds up.
Windows shut is preferred but not essential
Nothing. Please leave the nest alone.
Our treatments kill all the fleas in the house or business immediately.
The cocoons if present will all hatch out within 4 weeks. During the first four weeks you may get flea bites as the cocoons ripen and newly hatched fleas ( small dark coloured) take a blood meal
"As a Barfoot and Thompson Property Assistant I've used Aces on multiple occasions, every time providing work of a fantastic standard. Aces are very knowledgeable, always give an honest opinion and reasonably priced.
I completely recommend Aces and their services."
- Thomas, Barfoot and Thompson