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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Food outlets and pest control

The world is changing at a rapid rate and with such easy access to social media and Google Reviews, it’s easy to expose a restaurant or outlet for a lapse in hygiene in seconds. Whilst you might have the most hygienic habits, our beautiful sub-tropical climate, matched with your delicious food is the perfect home for bugs and pests. If

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Handy-hints for preventing mozzies in your home

The beautiful summer evenings are perfect for a beer on the deck, that is until you hear that all too familiar high-pitched whine and feel the sting of a bite. Yes, the mozzies are back. But how do you try and keep your home clear of these annoying pests? We’ve compiled a list of handy hints so you can avoid

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5 facts about cockroaches

Cockroaches put fear into the minds of many. There’s nothing worse than opening your kitchen cupboard and a cockroach comes flying out at you. But these creatures are as fascinating as they are a nuisance. Let’s look at some interesting cockroach facts. The saying, ‘running around like a headless chook’ can also apply to cockroaches. A cockroach can live for

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What can I do to prevent summer invasions?

Who doesn’t love summer? The long hot days, followed by the balmy evenings. With the beautiful weather comes sand, sea, and fun, but we can’t forget that with the heat and humidity also brings with it pests. When you think of summer you think of ice cream, and you forget about those pesky flies you have to swat away, that

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