Termite inspection


Often referred to as ‘white ants,’ termites play an important role in nature, a few species attack man-made wooden structures and objects, earning themselves a reputation as the most destructive timber pest known to man. Subterr...

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Apart from widespread and sometimes pathological fear of spiders, the most common reason for control is the elimination of unsightly webs. Spiders can be readily distinguished from insects: they have eight legs instead of six and they ...

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Cockroaches are survivors from around 300 million years ago. They are one of the longest surviving arthropods on the planet and it is estimated that they have now developed into more than 36,000 species variations although very few – mayb...

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The black Portuguese millipede, Ommatoiulus moreleti, is a native of Portugal and was accidentally introduced to Australia, first appearing in South Australia in 1953. They have since invaded all the southern mainland states.They are attrac...

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There are many species of native bee in Australia. Most are solitary bees that raise their young in the ground or in hollowed timber. We have ten species of social bees native to Australia that do not sting! Honeybees are part of th...

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The European wasp (vespula germanica) arrived first in Tasmania before spreading to the mainland. It is an aggressive, scavenging pest that is most active in summer and autumn. Wasps deliver a painful sting that, unlike their bee relatives,...

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Ants are very common minded citizens of the insect world. They have kings, queens and immature stages back in the nest. The ones you usually find foraging through your kitchen, your garden and around your back door a...

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Fleas are parasites belonging to the order Siphonaptera. Their mouthparts are specially adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. They feed on warm blooded vertebrates such as cats, dogs, rodents, chickens and humans. It is thoug...

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Rodents contaminate more food than they eat and in so doing, they transmit many diseases. In conjunction with the flea, rats were responsible for the deaths of 200 million Europeans from bubonic plague. The three major pest species are...

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In Australia there are around 400 species of mosquito but only approximately 10 are commonly abundant and represent a serious pest threat because of their nuisance biting or their ability to transmit disease. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in st...

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