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Amazing Facts About Termites

Termites have been around for millions of years, munching on wood in forests and now in people’s homes. While they are undoubtedly pests in Australia, they are interesting creatures. So, to help you learn more about these creatures, here are some amazing facts about termites from our pest control professionals. Termites are great for the environment Termites play an important


If You See A Fly On Your Food, Should You Throw It Away?

If there’s one thing that everybody knows about flies, it’s that they aren’t the cleanest of creatures. They are drawn to rotten food and dog faeces and hang out around bins and road kill. Whether you eat food that a fly has touched is completely up to you, but before you do, here are some things you might not have


Build It and They Will Come: The Importance of Pest Inspections

If you are planning to buy a property it is essential that you carry out pre-purchase building and pest inspections. A building inspection will tell you more about the condition of the home in question and will identify any underlying defects, safety hazards or movement. While many people will conduct a building inspection, they sometimes neglect to carry out a


Fancy Names for Insect Phobias

Very few people enjoy looking at, or talking about bugs, but for many Australians, insects are a source of absolute terror. Whether it’s spiders, cockroaches or bed bugs, these insect phobias can make day-to-day life difficult. To help you understand these fears, our pest control experts have compiled a list of common phobias. Entomophobia (or insectophobia) Fear of all insects.


The health threats posed by pests

Whilst pests might give you the shivers that’s not all they can give you. Pests and rodents can pose serious health risks if left to untreated, hence the strict food legislation for food outlets. Mice and rats that seek shelter in your home can live in walls, ceilings and floors, so you might see the tail end of one, but


Make your home a fortress against pests

Merely closing your door and windows won’t stop pests from invading your home. Pests are clever and where there’s a will there’s a way. So, how can I stop pests from entering my home? Should you want to take advantage of the fresh air, the best way to protect your home from pests is to install good screens on your


Pest Phobias – The struggle is real

Pests might make your skin crawl, but for some people it goes a step further. There are millions of irrational fears in the world, and it’s no surprise that a fear of pests is quite common. No one likes cockroaches in their home, they carry bacteria and viruses and breed like wild fire. But the fear of cockroaches is a


5 pest control myths put to the test

There are many pest control myths out there, so we thought we’d explore a few and give you the real facts. Bed bugs are only attracted to filthy homes. This is purely a myth, bed bugs are looking for a source of blood, and whether this is you, your dog or your children, they are not biased. They will live


Bed bugs – Where do they come from?

Bed bugs are small insects that live on the blood of animals and humans. Whilst they cannot fly, bedbugs have the ability to move quickly around your home. Making their way from room to room they can lay hundreds of eggs in their wake. How do these little parasites make their way into your home? Planning a romantic getaway or


What makes something a pest?

The weather is beautiful and you’ve decided to enjoy some alfresco dining, but there’s nothing more annoying than having to swat those flies away. Whilst they are a nuisance, what does constitute a pest? Not all small creatures are pests, even the ones that make your skin crawl just thinking about them. So, what does make something a pest? Firstly,


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