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Autumn Pest Spotlight: Redback Spiders

Redback spiders have a highly venomous bite and are considered one of the most dangerous spiders in New Zealand, and this autumn weather is bringing them out in droves! Discover more on the redback spider bite, symptoms and what do to if you've been bitten!

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Bathroom germ myths debunked - find out what's true and what's false!

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4 Bathroom Germ Myths Debunked

Every day there is a new study uncovering the traps and pitfalls of washrooms. We’re here to clarify the abundance of information. Read more >>


Pests at sea? It's more likely than you think

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Pest Control Tips for Your Boat

Pests at sea? Yes, pests are found on board ships, yachts and boats of any size. Find out what are the most common boat pests, and how you can avoid an infestation. Read more >>


Pest management doesn't just end once the service is complete.

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What happens after a pest control treatment?

If you’ve just had a pest control treatment or are looking to book a treatment soon, here’s what you’ll need to know for after. Read more >>


Redback spiders are one of the most dangerous spiders in New Zealand

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Autumn Pest Spotlight: Redback Spiders

Redback spiders have a highly venomous bite and are considered one of the most dangerous spiders in New Zealand. Learn more about them here. Read more >>


With an abundance of pest information on the internet, it’s becoming harder to know who to trust.

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6 Pest Myths Debunked

With an abundance of pest information on the internet, it’s becoming harder to know who to trust. To clear up any confusion, our team of pest professionals has debunked six commonly believed pest myths. Read more >>


Increasingly moist weather will be bringing moths out in droves.

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Spring Pest Spotlight

Increasingly moist weather will be bringing moths out in droves. Native moths may be harmless; however, there are moths that cause damage to everyday household items. Read more >>


Minimise the risk of pests in your car by following our top tips.

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Pest Control Tips for Your Vehicle

We know how distressing it may be to find pests in your home, but many people are unlucky enough to experience pest infestations in their motor vehicles. Read more >>


To a majority of New Zealander families, the month of October means getting away for a weekend or two.

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Avoid pests in your home while away on holidays!

To a majority of Australian families, the month of October means getting away for a weekend or two. Read more >>


The Flick Anticimex team are professionally trained in protecting commercial properties from pests.

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How can employees help in workplace pest prevention?

Flick Anticimex designs detailed Integrated Pest Management Systems, but this is only effective if your employees comply with our pest prevention tips. Read more >>


Find out why rats and mice are the winter workplace pest and how you can help in keeping them out!

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Winter workplace pest

“Rodent season” – as known in the industry – is here. Just like you and I, rats and mice are looking to be nice and warm, unfortunately, this means moving indoor. Read more >>


Possums have been considered a pest for five main reasons.

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What makes possums the household winter pest?

Alongside the rat, possums are winter's biggest pest. Find out the five reasons why and how we can help with the pesky problem. Read more >>


Hand hygiene is the simple act of washing your hands, yet not enough people wash their hands properly. Find out why and how you can propery wash your hands here.

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The importance of good hand hygiene

Hand hygiene is the simple act of washing your hands, yet not enough people wash properly. Read more >>


Silverfish are not as common as the household fly, cockroach or ant, but these insects can cause considerable damage to the items in your home

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Do you have a silverfish problem?

Silverfish are not as common as other pests, but they can cause considerable damage to the items in your home. Read more >>


One of the most common species of household ant is the black house ant.

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How do I get rid of the ants in my house?

One of the most common species of household ants is the black house ant. Learn more about it here! Read more >>


Cockroach infestations should not be taken lightly.

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Is your business infested with cockroaches?

Cockroach infestations should not be taken lightly. Having these pests on your commercial premises can be severely damaging to your business and your reputation. Cockroaches are transmitters of several diseases including salmonella. Read more >>


Combat the mosquitoes by following our seven simple rules

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7 Ways to Combat Mosquitoes

With the onset of Spring and then Summer just around the corner, we as responsible parents & homeowners should be conscious of the health risks, disruption, and annoyance associated with mosquitoes. Read more >>


Do you need a project to warm you up in the winter?

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7 Essential Tips to Help Prepare Your Home for Spring

Do you need a project to warm you up in winter? Don’t slack off in the cold months. Now is the perfect time to pull on those rubber gloves and prepare your home for the coming warmer seasons. Read more >>


Autumn has officially kicked in and rodents are becoming increasingly active!

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Prepare for the rodents

Autumn has officially kicked in and rodents are becoming increasingly active. There are certain climates that rodents enjoy and this season means trouble. Know the signs of rodent activity now! Read more >>


Check out our infographic detailing the seven bed bug hiding spots

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7 Places to Look for Bed Bugs

Flick Anticimex manages a variety of bed bug problems for a range of customers from large hotels with many rooms to a standard house with several bedrooms. We have compiled a simple infographic to help you determine whether your premises is plagued with bed bugs. Read more >>


Bed bug infestations in homes are becoming increasingly common

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Know Where Bed Bugs Hide Inside Your Home

Bed bug infestations in homes are becoming increasingly common. There are certain steps can be taken to reduce the likelihood of bed bugs from hiding in and infesting your home. Learn those steps today! Read more >>


DIY ant control is not as effective as professional ant control done by a trusted pest control company

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Where are the ants hiding in your home?

Ants in New Zealand can be very difficult pests to control, as each colony comprises thousands of individual ants. Even if you are repeatedly using DIY ant control products on the ant trails and temporarily repelling them, it’s not long before more appear. Read more >>


The first day of Spring marks the start of hay fever season in New Zealand

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Which Household Pests Cause Allergy and Asthma Attacks?

The first day of Spring marks the start of hayfever season in New Zealand, but according to leading pest control company Flick Anticimex there are worse springtime allergy triggers than grass or pollen – and they’re hiding inside our own homes. Read more >>


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