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Top 10 house pests

Do you want to know which are the most common pests found around the home?

Take a look at Rentokil's list of the Top 10 Pests most commonly found in New Zealand properties.

Rentokil are the experts in pest control. Our professional services protect your home and family from the wily ways of pests.

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Wasps can become a problem in your garden & can enter homes through open windows. Large wasp nests can contain over 25,000 wasps. Nests can be found in lofts, wall cavities, trees, bushes and underground.

House mice are active all year, nesting in warm, quiet places like lofts or cavity walls. They constantly gnaw, damaging furnishings & chewing packaging to access food. Mice are known to spread disease.

Cockroaches like to live in warm homes, kitchens and wall cavities. They often come out after dark, feeding on any type of food and they may carry diseases. Find out about Rentokil's cockroach control services.

Whether they’re bluebottles or fruit flies, these pests can carry a wide range of diseases including food poisoning bacteria.

Ants enter houses in search of food. Ant nests are often located on lawns, in warm, dry soil and under paving.

Signs of infestation include droppings, smear marks and teeth marks on electric cables, which can be a fire hazard. Rats are also known to spread diseases.

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