Mosquito-borne diseases are now back in the spotlight with the outbreak of Zika virus, which has now been reported to be affecting a rapidly growing list of cases all throughout the globe. Currently, it is said to be present in almost 40 countries, from Norway to North Queensland.
Are you thinking about putting your property up for sale? What better way to add more value to your home than providing the assurance of a pre-sale termite inspection report. Save time and avail of a definite advantage by providing an inspection report to your prospective purchasers.
Sometimes called ‘white ants’, termites are considered beneficial in nature as they feed off dead trees and convert them into organic matter. However, for these crawlers, the wood in buildings and other structures are just as appetising to them. Out of hundreds of termite species all throughout Australia, about 20 of those can cause serious […]
Are you wondering what it takes to have a beautiful and relatively pest-free garden? You can actually create one. There is a series of strategies you can use to create this type of garden. However, these strategies will only be effective if you have the willingness to learn about the beneficial interactions that might happen […]
Put yourself in this scenario: you are in search for a new house, and after months and months of being on the lookout, you finally find what you are looking for – your dream home. And your dream home, it really is! With its fantastic location and affordable price, you’ll surely won’t let it pass. […]
Silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) is a small, wingless insect belonging to the order Thysunara. Its name was derived from its silvery light grey and blue colour along with its fish-like movements. These insects are very hard to see as they move very quickly. Their diet consist of carbohydrates such as starches and sugar While these nocturnal […]
A lot of people are wondering if pests will start to disappear now that summer is over. Yes, pests will indeed dwindle in number as the weather starts to cool down and the cold temperature will reduce their breeding and activities. However, it still would not be safe to say that your property is pest-free. […]
With its colour pattern resembling a bird dropping, the Bird Dropping Spider (Celaenia excavata) has been named as the master of camouflage. Sometimes, it is also called the Death’s Head spider because of its supposed resemblance to a skull. It is hard to mistake this spider with its large size, distinctive colour pattern and resting […]
With over 12,000 species all over the world, ants are considered common insects that are especially prevalent in tropical forests. Not only that, they are also considered pests as they are usually present in places where they aren’t supposed to be in, bringing with them diseases, health risks as well as destruction to food and […]
Rats and other rodents are notorious for transmitting over 35 diseases that affect both humans and pets all over the world by contaminating food and water with their hair, saliva, faeces and urine. Such diseases include salmonellosis, leptospirosis, plague and tularemia. These diseases can be passed on by: unsafe disposal and handling of infected dead […]