While the warmer seasons are a great time for you and your family members to enjoy the outdoors, ticks will be there too, hiding in the foliage of your garden and ready for a bite. Ticks are responsible for the transmission of many diseases to both humans and animals. Out of all the arthropods, ticks spread the widest array of disease-causing organisms.
Possums are a protected native species in Australia and are loved and adored by many, but they can become a problem if they find their way into your home or workplace.
Like rats and mice, possums like to chew and can cause damage to electrical wiring which can spark a fire. This can put your family, home, or business at great risk.
Silverfish are found in many different parts of the world, such as North and South America, Africa, as well as Australia. These somewhat harmless looking insects live in humid environments and survive by feeding on a variety of substances and objects throughout a regular home environment, and as such have earned the title of pest.
Moths are close relatives of butterflies and this is shown in their large wings. However, there are a number of characteristics that moths have that distinguish them from butterflies. The most telling is the size and shape of their antennae. Butterflies tend to have thin antennae with what appears to be a small ball, or ‘club’ on the end.
Bird mites are a group of mite species that infest birds of various kinds, ranging from wild birds such as sparrows and ducks to the familiar domestic fowl such as turkeys and chickens. The chicken mite, which resembles a tiny, glossy brown seed with legs, is one of the mite varieties that come in contact with humans most often…
Textile pests include moths and many beetle species that feed on the natural protein ‘Keratin’. This can be found in any textile of animal origin including wool, mohair, silk, animal hair, leather and feathers.
It is only when these insects become established in your property, and are left untreated…
Bed bugs are becoming an increasing problem worldwide and many travellers encounter them in their accommodation. One of the biggest fears of travellers is waking up in a hotel bed with the tell-tale bites and droplets of blood on the sheets! They are also an increasing problem in student accommodation, care homes, and apartments.
Some bird species are considered a real nuisance for businesses. They are known to cause property damage by dislodging roof tiles, blocking guttering, building nests and leaving droppings that corrode building material. They can be aggressive and attack customers and employees, especially during the breeding season when they are defending their young.