Category Archives: Pests

Earwigs

Pest Control Methods Earwigs have an elongated and flattened or cylindrical body. They can be winged or wingless, and they have chewing mouthparts. The abdomen is long, flexible and telescopic. The two forcep-like cerci on the end of the abdomen are heavily hardened and vary in shape and size between species. The forewings, called ‘tegmina’,…
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Cockroaches

Pest Control Methods Cockroaches are obnoxious pests Cockroaches carry diseases (salmonella, dysentery, gastroenteritis, to name a few) and spread pathogenic organisms with their faeces and secretions. Cockroaches must moult several times as they grow from young nymph to adult; their discarded skin becomes airborne and can cause severe asthmatic reactions. Cockroaches and their eggs are…
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Borers

Timber Borers – Anobium & Lyctus - Pest Control Methods Timber borers can be real pests – they can attack a range of timbers. Borers can be found in living trees or freshly felled timber and in moist timbers. Some borers may also attack dry seasoned wood, such as timber flooring, structural and decorative timbers,…
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Bed Bugs

There are many myths about how you get bed bugs in the home: that an unclean, filthy house attracts them, or that well-off people don’t get them, but the reality is that they do not discriminate between rich or poor, clean or dirty. They feed off blood – human or animal – and will simply…
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Bees

Bee Swarms - Pest Control Methods Bees are venomous, sometimes even deadly, especially when they swarm. Bees swarms can be a serious problem during summer. Often honey bees swarm to establish a new hive inside a wall cavity of a residential or commercial building. A swarm of bees can be extremely aggressive and may attack…
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Ants

ANT PEST CONTROL IN MELBOURNE Most ant pest species found in Victoria are advanced social insects, with each insect given an allotted role in the colony: queen, king, worker, or winged reproductive. Ants live in permanent colony nests in a variety of habitats, including in soil and timber, under pavers, inside wall cavities and within…
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