Animals and insects

Animals and insects can be both a help and a hinderance in New Zealand. Find out how to keep them safe, or exterminate them.

Bees and other pollinators

Bees pollinate our food crops and gardens and make us honey, so we work to keep bees and other pollinators safe. Find out how we do this, and play your part.

Animal and pet products

Flea treatments, worm pills, mite powders and other products keep our pets healthy and happy, but they can be hazardous. Learn how to keep people and pets safe.

Poisons for rodents or other pest animals

You can use poison to kill animals, such as rats and mice, around the home. These products come with risks – here is some advice to keep everyone safe.