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Rats the Ultimate Survivors

Sep 23, 2021

What makes rats such resilient rodents? They have a long list of impressive characteristics that have allowed them to survive for so long.

Rat extermination auckland

Jun 25, 2021

Pest Control  Auckland Rats   Bobby Corrigan Discusses the Future of Remote Monitoring with ‘Talking Pest Management’ In a two-part video interview, Corrigan discusses how using remote sensors in combination with skillful pest professionals is reshaping rodent management. June 18, 2021 BORCHEN, Germany In two wide-ranging interviews undertaken as part of the Talking Pest Management series, Dr. Bobby Corrigan of RMC Pest Management Consulting, discussed how clients are increasingly requesting preventative pest management with TPM host, Daniel Schröer. Monitoring activities, not only of the pest but also the technician, are fundamental building blocks of prevention and also integrated pest management (IPM). Corrigan said,   Remote sensors can hold us accountable. They provide monitoring with data, with assurance and with 24/7 surveillance. There’s no better way to monitor than with correctly installed remote sensors in combination with skillfull pest professionals  a total no brainer. And from these sensors comes data. Corrigan points out …

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Pest control auckland rats

May 19, 2021

Kiwi man Owen Stobart is the country’s go-to when it comes to exterminating rodents. “The more I deal with rats, the more I respect them. Unfortunately, my job is to take them out,” Mr Stobart says.  Mr Stobart attended Rodent Academy in the US, which is run by pest control legend Dr Bobby Corrigan, the only person with a PhD in urban rat control. “Rat Academy is a course which essentially focuses purely on urban rat control … and he [Dr Bobby Corrigan] shows you lots of different scenarios and gives you the correct solution, according to his research and studies. “Bobby Corrigan told us to ignore rat poo and look for the sebum trails because the sebum trails tell you where the rats are going.” Sebum is the mark of oil from the sebaceous glands from the rat’s fur and are like “rat traffic lights”. “It shows you an …

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Rat pest control calls surge in Auckland

May 24, 2020

Rats’ bizarre behaviour due to lack of food In the US humans aren’t the only ones hankering for the days they could dine out at their cities’ restaurants: Some rats that miss feasting on the scraps are becoming increasingly brazen to find new food sources, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned Friday (New Zealand time). Amid stay-home restrictions set across the US to battle the spread of the novel coronavirus, many restaurants and cafés are closed or limited to takeout and delivery, and with the reduced sales, the restaurants’ trash bins are no longer overflowing with scrumptious leftovers hoards of rodents subsisted on. Finding slimmer pickings than they used to, cities’ critters are more aggressive, prompting the CDC to issue guidance on how to deter them. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been increased reports of rat cannibalism and infanticide in New York, as …

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pest control auckland rats VLOG 1st May 2020

May 4, 2020

ACES pest control Director Owen Stobart is picking that Auckland will see a lot of rats this year 2020 due to two main factors Besides the fact we have come off another long summer, which means there  are high numbers like 2019, two other factors are making this year even worse than prior. (i) the Lockdown. Has meant that rats in general have had a month left to their own devices.4-5 weeks is about one breeding cycle. So given they produce around 6 pups a litter,  that’s potentially up to 5 times more rats than 2019! “Rat-nami” all over again! (ii) the drought. Water is short not for humans but rodents are feeling it too. When the rats around a dam or stream find its dry as a bone,  where do they go? Yup you guessed it,  your place! And we are seeing high activity for rodents with our stations being …

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boom time for rats in lockdown in Auckland

Apr 19, 2020

Boom time for Auckland’s rats as lockdown gives them free rein  With Auckland pest controllers in lockdown And a population surge last year, the vermin are free to wreak havoc in populated areas, and on native wildlife with only a few hundred thousand or so to go. It’s the first time my whānau [family] have got to see me doing pest control. I’ve been teaching the whānau that we do this to protect the birds, says Malcolm, director of Māori-oriented biosecurity business Puna Consultants. For Māori, many of these threatened birds are classed as taonga; a natural treasure with special significance to the culture. These taonga species are part of our whakapapa [genealogical ties]. They helped protect our tūpuna [ancestors] so we have a duty to help them. As the autumn leaves fall and crackle, Malcolm would usually be out assisting iwi [tribes] around the country with urgent pest control …

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what exactly is an essential service during Coiv19 lockdown?

Apr 12, 2020

 level 4 of the LOCK DOWN for COIV19. Essential services are allowed People are asking what is an essential service? TVNZ seven sharp when along with Owen Stobart of ACES pest control to find out Who can work At Alert Level 4, we all need to stay in our household bubbles. If you or your employees can work from home, they can continue to work at Alert Level 4. If your business provides an Alert Level 4 business or service, then your employees can go into work if they cannot work from home. You cannot apply to provide an Alert Level 4 service – instead it is up to the business to check whether they meet the definition of an Alert Level 4 business or service. You do not need an exemption or permission to operate or for your employees to go to work.   Businesses that can have customers on …

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Post Graduate qualification in pest control

Jul 14, 2019

ACES pest control is now qualified certificate III Pro trains post graduate course in Timber pests. CPPPMT3008 Inspect for and report on timber pests CPPPMT3010 Control timber pests CPPPMT3042 Install physical termite management systems Owen Stobart graduated with this qualification on the 5th of July 2019  (document number S196/1738) Owen Stobart also has entry level qualification CPPMT3005 Manage Pests without Pesticides CPPMT3006 Manage pests by applying pesticides CPPMT3018 Maintain equipement and pesticides storage area in pest management vehicles  Both Qualifications are recognised by the Australian Enviromental Pest Manager Association  and PMANZ ( Pest Managment Association of New Zealand) 

NZ’s top rodent-killer learns from pest control legend at New York’s Rat Academy

Jun 25, 2019

Kiwi man Owen Stobart is the country’s go-to when it comes to exterminating rodents. “The more I deal with rats, the more I respect them. Unfortunately, my job is to take them out,” Mr Stobart says. Mr Stobart attended Rat Academy in the US, which is run by pest control legend Dr Bobby Corrigan, the only person with a PhD in urban rat control. “Rat Academy is a course which essentially focuses purely on urban rat control … and he [Dr Corrigan] shows you lots of different scenarios and gives you the correct solution, according to his research and studies. “Bobby  told us to ignore rat poo and look for the sebum trails because the sebum trails tell you where the rats are going.” Sebum is the mark of oil from the sebaceous glands from the rat’s fur and are like “rat traffic lights”. “It shows you an area the …

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Rat invasion in auckland has people calling for pest control

Jun 14, 2019

ACES pest control features in a story in the increase in rat job in Auckland in 2019.  Rat ‘invasion’ in Auckland as pest control experts report surge in calls Call-outs for rats have doubled in the past year for an Auckland pest control company (file photo).Rat numbers are rising fast across Auckland due to this year’s hot summer, experts say. ACES Pest Control director Owen Stobart said Auckland was under an invasion and his firm was responding to almost 10 incidents a day. Stobart spoke out after residents of West Auckland’s Titirangi Village this week complained they were being over-run by “rats as big as cats”. All day long people are calling me regarding rats, it’s double the demand we had last year, he said.  In 2018 ACES Pest Control received three to four call-outs a day, with 50 per cent of them for rats. Grey Lynn resident Morgan Robertson …

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