The Mouse Lifecycle

The Mouse Lifecycle

Did you know that a single female mouse produces an average of 60 baby mice every year? Mice are prolific breeders, which is bad news if they are living in your house. Their high birth rate becomes extremely problematic because they can damage homes, contaminate food,...
How Long Do Termites Live?

How Long Do Termites Live?

Most insects are not known for their long lifespans. A German cockroach’s average lifespan is 3-6 months, house flies can live up to 25 days, and little mayflies live less than 24 hours! These short lifespans may be heartening when it comes to household pests, but...
Wasps: The Good and the Bad

Wasps: The Good and the Bad

When it comes to stinging insects like bees and wasps, wasps seem to have gotten the short end of the stick. While the world has united to try to save the bees, wasps have gotten a bad reputation, but is it deserved? Let’s take a closer look at some of the good things...
Cockroach Anatomy

Cockroach Anatomy

Roaches are a constant problem in Queensland and throughout the world. Their specialized anatomy has allowed them to live and flourish in even the harshest environments. Learning about cockroach anatomy can not only help you identify them, but it can also give you...
The Silverfish Life Cycle

The Silverfish Life Cycle

Silverfish are small, wingless insects that are common throughout Queensland. Their fish-like movements and appetite for carbohydrates (including books and fabrics) make them not only creepy, but also destructive. Effective Sunshine Coast silverfish control depends on...
What are Sow Bugs and Pill Bugs?

What are Sow Bugs and Pill Bugs?

The moist, warm environment of the Sunshine Coast is the ideal area to find sow bugs and pill bugs. These creatures are actually land crustaceans and are closely related to animals like shrimp and crayfish. They are not dangerous and work as decomposers. Sometimes,...
Do Bugs Sleep?

Do Bugs Sleep?

We know that humans and other mammals need sleep to survive, but have you ever wondered if bugs sleep? This is not an easy question to answer, but delving into the science of insect sleep may actually benefit two very different groups: human sleep researchers and pest...
Ant Royalty

Ant Royalty

The queen ant is one of the most fascinating creatures around. Not only is she one of the longest living insects in the world, but the survival of the colony is also completely dependent on her. This is why ant control must focus on killing the queen. If you hope to...