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White Tail Spiders, Bed Bugs and Other Insects in Wellington, Kapiti, Horowhenua and Manawatu region

White Tail Spiders 

An Aussie import, white tail spiders are quite common in New Zealand.  White tail spiders are nasty and will leave you with a red mark, swelling and pain if bitten.  They are nocturnal hunting spiders that do not spin a web to catch their prey, they actively hunt their prey.  The Pest Man’s Fly and Spider treatment will protect you and your family from these nasty little biters.

Bed Bugs Wellington and Palmerston North

Bed Bugs are common in our Wellington to Palmerston North service area. They come out at night and can leave itchy bites on your body. They live in crevices and cracks such as in bed frames or the headboard of your bed. We’ll first determine that bed bugs are the cause of your problem before taking steps to eradicate them.


Bees live in colonies in a hive or nest and they are important to the environment and the balance of nature. That said, they can cause annoyance, stress, and fear when they take up residence in a hollow wall or attic. While they are not aggressive, they can sting.

We work closely with local beekeepers in Wellington, Kapiti and Palmerston North when we remove the nest so that the local communities can benefit from their produce.


Wasps are more aggressive than bees, so it’s important to deal with them as quickly as possible. We’ll find the location of the nest and will then effectively and safely eradicate it.


Fleas love your house or commercial building because they like their home to be warm. We can treat and advise a number of steps to eradicate fleas from your property and prevent them from coming back. This includes controlling the spread of fleas both inside and outside your property.


Flies are both a nuisance and a health risk. The services we offer to help you control flies at your property include providing you with advice and helping you identify where the flies are coming from.

It also includes other more direct measures to get rid of flies and prevent them from coming back.


Spiders can live just about anywhere in your building, plus it’s hard to know the full extent of the problem. We have extensive experience dealing with spider infestations.


Cockroaches eat just about anything and they are a health risk to your family. They live in the crevices and cracks of buildings, but we have effective methods for dealing with all types of cockroach common in New Zealand.

Wood-Boring Beetles

Wood-boring beetles are sometimes called woodworm and can cause significant damage to the structure of your building, particularly where an infestation is allowed to develop. We can effectively deal with your wood-boring beetle problem. If your house is built before 1955 call The Pestman for an assessment of your structural timbers.

Wasp nest in a ceiling
White Tail Spider
Cockroach Baiting
Rat damage to HRV plug

Bird & Rodent Control Wellington


Mice live in family groups so if you have seen one, there are probably more. We have a number of methods we use to deal with mice in your property.


Rats are one of the most common rodent control services we offer in Wellington, Kapiti, Horowhenua and Manawatu regions. Rats also live in family groups and cause even more discomfort than mice. If you have a rat problem, we’ll deal with it quickly and effectively.

We will also assess and provide you with specific advice on where these rodents are accessing your property.


Possums are known to come into homes at night. We’ll take the necessary steps to deal with whatever possum problem you are having.


Birds are not considered a pest by many people, but they can cause various issues. This applies whether you have a bird problem in a city or rural location. If you are having trouble with birds, there are a number of steps we can take to resolve the issue.

Ant Control Services Wellington


Ants often live in large colonies that can be found in ceilings, walls, and basements. While they are not necessarily selective in terms of where they live we have noticed threads on Facebook Community pages for Wellington, Kapiti, and Palmerston North that many people are struggling to manage them. They are an annoyance, but they can also get into food making them a hygiene risk, plus they cause electrical issues.

When you call The Pest Man for ant management, including Argentinian ant control in Kapiti and the surrounding area, we’ll first identify the location of the nest. We will then determine the best approach to deal with the problem and can provide you with advice for ongoing management.

Ant damage to electrical socket
Borer and Dry rot damage

Residential Borer Treatment

Wood-boring beetles can also be a significant problem in your home. That damage can be significant too as borer beetles eat away at the wood in your building.

At The Pest Man, we offer highly effective borer treatment services in Wellington, Porirua, Kapiti, Palmerston North, and other surrounding areas that will stop borer beetles in their tracks. If you already have a problem with borer beetles, contact us today.

You should also contact us if you suspect you have a problem as we can inspect your building to carry out a complete assessment. We’ll then be able to give you advice, so you make a decision on the next steps to take.

To find out more and to book a callout, please call us today on 0800 737 810.

What You Can Expect from The Pest Man

  • Professionalism and industry expertise
  • Highly responsive service
  • Effective and fast-acting pest management techniques
  • Excellent customer service
  • Competitive prices

Please call us today on 0800 737 810  to get a free, no-obligation quote for residential pest control services in Wellington, Kapiti, Horowhenua, Manawatu, and the surrounding areas.

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