What You Need to Know About Carpenter Ants

What You Need to Know About Carpenter Ants

Termites might be the most likely insects to do damage to your home, but not far behind are carpenter ants. And while nearly everyone protects their home against termites, the same might not be true of these wood-destroying ants. Carpenter Ant Identification Carpenter...
Differences in Rat and Mouse Behavior

Differences in Rat and Mouse Behavior

Though they are both classified as rodents and share many characteristics, there are some major behavioral differences between rats and mice. Understanding these differences will help as you are trying to get rid of them and keep them away for good. Feeding Behavior...
Wasp Nests

Wasp Nests

There are many different species of wasps in Australia, but three of the most common types are paper wasps, mud-daubing wasps, and European wasps. These wasps create nests, which can be the cause of much anxiety for families and homeowners. Wasp Nest Identification...
Dealing With Carpet Beetles

Dealing With Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles are small insects that love to eat household items like rugs, wall hangings, and clothing. They can live and breed undisturbed deep within your carpets until suddenly you have a full-blown infestation on your hands. Let’s take a closer look at how to...
What You Should Know About Paralysis Ticks

What You Should Know About Paralysis Ticks

Ticks are parasites that depend on the blood of animals and humans for survival. There are around 75 different species of ticks in Australia, but perhaps the most important from a health standpoint is Ixodes holocyclus, also known as the paralysis tick. What do...
The Anatomy of a Spider

The Anatomy of a Spider

Most people can probably tell you that spiders have eight legs, but they might not know much more about the anatomy of a spider. These fascinating animals have some similarities to other creatures, but there are some things that make them truly unique. Unlike insects...
Combatting House Centipedes

Combatting House Centipedes

The most common centipede in Australia is the native house centipede (allothereua maculata). Although house centipedes are harmless, they are definitely creepy bugs that may give you quite a shock if you stumble upon one in your home. Luckily, there are a few easy...
The Scoop on Subterranean Termites

The Scoop on Subterranean Termites

There are many different species and types of termites in Australia, but the most destructive and devastating are subterranean termites. They are the type that most commonly infest wood in buildings and cause millions of dollars worth of damage yearly. Understanding...