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What Makes Wasps Come to Your Home

Australia is home to a diverse range of wasp species. You have probably experienced some of these unwanted visitors at an outdoor picnic, or while enjoying your garden. For many, wasps can be more than just an annoyance though, they can be dangerous. If you are allergic to wasps, the sight of a nest at…

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Dangerous Diseases Caused by Rodents

Rodents such as mice and rats can sometimes seem like an inconvenient problem around the house. However, they can actually carry some nasty bacterial infections and diseases. Here are some of the risks associated with leaving a rodent problem untreated in your home. Leptospirosis Symptoms: Fever, headache, sore muscles, chills, vomiting and red eyes. Leptospirosis…

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The Five Most Dangerous Pests You Need Protection From

Australia is home to plenty of dangerous predators. We’ve got a bit of a reputation in that area. However, many of us forget that the pests inside our homes can be just as damaging as the ones in the wild. Termites and other pests can damage homes, spread disease and generally pose a health risk…

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Problem Pigeons Removed

Pigeons having being recognized as “pest birds” may seem harmless at a glance but can cause quite a lot of nuisance if their proper steps are not taken. Pigeons are known to fly over long distances during which they carry disease causing bacteria or fungi more likely to cause food poisoning and some serious health…

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Silverfish

Being very similar to cockroaches, they are small wingless insects that wriggle as they move. As they are rarely seen during daylight hours and have long life spans, it’s very difficult to get rid of silverfish. Some interesting facts: Easily identified by their bodies covered entirely in shiny, silver scales. They measure around half an…

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Pantry Moths

If you notice webbings around the corners of packages with unpleasant odour or sticky secretions that cause grains to clump together, then it is a tell-tale sign of a pantry moth infestation. Sometimes known as the Indian Meal Moth, the Pantry Moth is thought to be the most problematic of all the moths infiltrating and…

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Rodents

There are several different species of rodents that commonly invade homes and business properties in Australia. Notoriously known to be carriers of disease, contaminating homes and food with their urine and faeces,rodent infestation can cause massive problems and bad reputations for food handling premises and restaurants. There are 3 main species which are cause of…

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Bedbugs

Bed bugs, a pint-sized insect, feed over the blood of humans leading to red, tickly wounds. These insects usually tend to crawl out for feeding during the dark These difficult to eradicate, crawling insects, are nocturnal creatures that thrive on body warmth and feed on blood. Measuring up to 5-6mm, they are difficult to spot,…

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Wasps

This diverse species of insects’ amounts to over 12,000 in Australia alone, with varieties ranging from the cicada and spider killing wasps to the very small diapriidae wasps, hardly visible to the human eye. The majority of wasps produce larvae that feed on other spiders and insects. Features of wasps The ovipositors or egg-laying structures…

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Termites

More commonly known as “white ants”, this destructive pest is connected to the cockroach family. In Australia, there are hundreds of termite species, many of which present no hazard to homes and buildings. There are, however, several species that do pose a threat which are the cause of major damage to properties, more than any…

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Cockroaches

With more than 3500 cockroach species worldwide, luckily only 4 of these are known to be pests in Australia. German cockroach – Small and brown in colour, they do not fly although their wings are fully developed. The most common species discovered in homes, restaurants and hotels. If left to become an infestation these pests…

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Spiders

Spiders in Australia are the most extensively dispersed venomous beasts, with around 10,000 species occupying various environments. Some of the most deadly, indigenous spiders reside in the country, although it also depends on the season, which district you live in, the weather and if you’re near farmland or forest. These are some of the most…

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