Wednesday, 27 March 2013

There's a rat in my kitchen

Bug King got another mention in the NZ Herald today, so......

Seems like a good time for another post.

Today there was an article in the NZ Herald re: the increasing rodent problem in Auckland. You can read it  here

The gist of the article was about the increasing problems with rodents in the home. So, is the rodent population in Auckland increasing?


Is it more noticeable than usual?


Why? Well it's been a long hot summer, which means it's been great breeding conditions for rodents.......but, unfortunately it's also been a very dry summer. Why's this unfortunate? Well rodents, just like us, have 3 basic needs. Food, water and somewhere to live. This summer has provided food and shelter in abundance but because it's been so dry the usual water sources for rodents have dried up. This is forcing them to search for water in places they wouldn't usually frequent this time of year. Pet water bowls, fish ponds, bird baths or even worse indoors. This is why where noticing the unusually high rodent activity now.

Unfortunately things aren't going to improve. When winter finally takes hold the problem is only going to get worse as the abundance of rodents that have bred outside seek shelter from the cold wet weather and start to move indoors.

At Bug King we're predicting a bumper rodent season this winter.

If you need more information about rodents look at the frequently asked questions about rodents at our website here.

As always, if you need any assistance or advice about rodent issues, please feel free to call the team at Bug King on 0800 KING KING (54 64 54)

The team at Bug King/Chimney King

Friday, 15 March 2013

There are no short-cuts!

Pest Control is a serious business

All professional pest control companies must have your safety as their number one priority

Lately I've noticed the following signs appearing on lamp posts, round-a-bouts and staked in grass verges as I've been travelling around my local area.

Copy of sign reproduced from memory.
A good bit of cheap marketing? Maybe, but I question whether this company really understands what their customers want.

Now admittedly we're a little biased but here's the impression I'm getting from these signs;

  • They're illegal.
  • They're low cost advertising.
  • They're a short cut to get your message out to people who "just don't know". 

Do customers really want someone who takes short-cuts, doesn't follow the rules and does things on the cheap applying hazardous products to their family home?

Where peoples' safety is at stake, there are no short-cuts, you always follow the rules and you spare no expense to ensure your customers are confident in the services you provide.

Your Customer's peace of mind and safety should always be your number one priority.

The team at Bug King/Chimney King