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Crop growers are confident a pea weevil found in Canterbury is dead, following a two-year ban on the crop in Wairarapa due to the pest.
Self-resetting rat traps are 20 times more effective at killing the pests than standard traps, a new study has shown.
Ziplining through native bush is fun for the tourists and beneficial for the flora and fauna. Canopy Tours is into its fourth year of operation and visitors have been so excited by the pest control… Audio
The Northland Regional Council is suggesting introducing new insects to fight the spread of wild ginger, which is threatening native plants.
A high country sheep farmer wants the government to introduce two types of moth to help control a putrid-smelling lucerne crop weed.
Opinion - Introduced pests kill some 25 million native birds every year, but not everyone wants to be woken by birdsong, writes Dave Hansford.
The potentially devastating giant willow aphid is moving to other hosts as well, including apple trees.
A New Zealand native falcon has helped chase away more than half of the pigeons at a University of Canterbury campus. Audio
Kevin Bain - engineering sparky by day, innovative rat catcher by night - has won two innovation awards.
Self-setting traps and low profile, more affordable predator-proof fences are just two of the methods being trialled at a new facility near Christchurch. Video
The guava moth, which ruins feijoas, is getting worse and spreading south from Northland, growers say.
Tougher restrictions on seed imports could cause a vegetable shortage and raise the price of flowers, merchants and growers say. Audio
Worried communities fear they will have no say on the use of 1080 when the government takes over the management of pest control. Audio
The government's announcement it will take pest control out of the hands of local government has some worried communities will no longer have a say. Audio
The government plans to nationalise the rules for using 1080 poison and other pest control methods.
The invasive weed velvetleaf has been found on more farms in Waikato, prompting the Waikato Regional Council to ramp up its local response.
It cost the government more than $1 million per insect to eradicate the Queensland fruit fly, a potentially devastating pest species, from Auckland.
Teams of biosecurity staff in Southland have been out each day over Easter trying to locate outbreaks of devastating pest plant velvetleaf.
Pest controllers say last month was a bumper month for bugs as the country experienced one of the hottest months on record. Audio
February was a bumper month for insects, pest controllers say, as the country experienced one of the hottest months on record.