Fleas are a type of wingless parasite found worldwide
They feed off the blood of humans and animals such as dogs and cats
Since fleas use a wide range of hosts, diseases can be tra..Read More
Ants are social insects which live in nests.
They have several Castes with specific duties.
They are often confused with termites (white ants). In fact they have very little in c..Read More
Bed bugs are wingless and dorsoventrally flattened.
There are two species of Bed Bugs in Australia – both of which have been introduced.
You know that you have bed bugs if yo..Read More
In Australia most adult beetles emerge in the warmer summer months and the subtropical weather brings plenty of rain.
Before this they spend most of their life, up to seven years a..Read More
Bird mites belong to a group of arthropods, which are morphologically very similar in appearance, yet have very different habits and ecologies.
Failure to properly identify the mit..Read More
Many birds were introduced by early European settlers for various reasons: as pest controllers, pets, sport, and to remind them of home
Some introduced birds have become major pest..Read More
There are over 400 species of cockroaches in Australia.
Only 6 species are of any concern to the home occupier.
They apparently had their origin in Africa and now occur all over th..Read More
Feral Cats kill tens of millions of native animals every night and are found across Australia
There is no effective mechanism for eradicating cats at a landscape level
Flies can regularly be found in homes and businesses across Australia.
Some species are more common than others and are attracted to different environments suited to their natural ..Read More
Mosquitoes are blood sucking insects that are responsible for the transmission of many diseases throughout the human and animal populations of the world
Within Australia there are ..Read More
Moths far outnumber butterflies both in numbers and species
In Australia, there are over 10,000 named species of moths compared with only about 400 species of butterflies
It is est..Read More
Possums are nocturnal
They search for food over rooftops, through treetops, and along power lines and fences – avoiding the ground where they risk dog attack or being hit by ..Read More
Rats and mice are mammals.
There are three rodents which we encounter in residential Australia.
The Norway Rat. The Roof Rat. The House Mouse.
They look for food and shelter in..Read More
Scorpions are common arachnids found in gardens and forests throughout Australia.
They are found under logs, rocks and in shallow burrows in earth banks.
There are also desert sp..Read More
In Australia there is 140 species of land snakes and around 32 species of sea snakes have been recorded in Australian waters
Some 100 Australian snakes are venomous, although only ..Read More
Australian spiders come in a startling variety of colours, shapes and sizes
There is an estimated 10,000 species inhabiting a variety of ecosystems
Some species make distinctive we..Read More
For centuries the problem of storing foodstuffs has been with man and continuous effort is required to prevent the entry of pests to food stores
Stored products pests are very hard..Read More
Termites are social insects that build large nests in soil or wood and can occasionally cause damage to wooden structures
They are sometimes called ‘white ants’, howeve..Read More
Ticks are bloodsucking, external parasites that are often encountered by people during activities in the Australian bush.
There are many species known to attack humans and so sampl..Read More
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