The Difference Between Wasps and Hornets

The Difference Between Wasps and Hornets

Do you have wasps around your home? Or are they really hornets? Is there even a difference?  The terms wasp and hornet are often used interchangeably in colloquial speech, but there actually are some differences. In this article, we will help to set the record...
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...
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...
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...