The 5 Best Ways to Get Rid of Roaches

The 5 Best Ways to Get Rid of Roaches

Eastern Australia is home to a variety of roaches that cause homeowners and businesses all kinds of trouble. Roaches live in and eat garbage, sewage, crumbs, and much more. When they enter your home, they can spread bacteria and germs to you and your family. Getting...
How Do Insects Breathe?

How Do Insects Breathe?

Like humans, insects require oxygen to live. They also produce and get rid of carbon dioxide as a waste product from cellular respiration. That is as far as the similarities between insect and human breathing go. Insects do not have lungs and do not transport oxygen...
Funnel Web Spider Antivenom

Funnel Web Spider Antivenom

Recently a video of a funnel web egg sac posted by the Australian Reptile Park went viral and shone light on the spider venom program run by the park. The Australian Reptile Park’s mission is one of education and tourism, but also the collection of venom from deadly...
Are Ants Dangerous?

Are Ants Dangerous?

Ants are not typically regarded as dangerous creatures. In fact, the vast majority of the more than 12,000 species of ants in the world are fairly harmless. That being said, ants have been known to transmit disease pathogens, spread food borne illnesses, and cause...
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...