Not the Bees! What a Bee Sting Can Do to You

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Most people don’t realise this, but bees are actually a huge threat. Even though they play a significant role in pollination, some bee species are a pest and can be quite dangerous and aggressive. Bees are responsible for more deaths and hospitalisations than snakes, spiders, and jellyfish. This is an alarming statistic. Especially considering the fact…

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Termite Prevention Tips for Australian Homeowners

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Termite prevention is an important part of building a home. That is because termites (also called “white ants) can be and are a serious problem. In fact, the issue is so severe that according to the “Building Regulations 2006”, every new home must be termite-protected. However, around 20% of the homes in Australia are still…

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10 Weird Bugs in Australia You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

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There are weird bugs all over the world, but as usual it seems Australia has drawn the short straw, because we have some of the strangest creatures walking around. We have some of the most gargantuan, ginormous, colossal bugs, and quite frankly disgusting bugs you can find on the planet. Here are 10 weird bugs…

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3 Disney Movies Where Pests Helped the Good Guys

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Fantastic Pest Control Melbourne is a pest control company. That means we’re literally in the business of getting rid of any kind of vermin that might plague your reality. However, movies often subscribe to different, ridiculous, and sometimes opposite rules from the realm we’ve come to perceive as “real life”. So we’ve decided to present…

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Of Bugs and People: 5 Truths I learned About Bed Bugs Working as a Pest Controller

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I remember when I first started working as a pest controller. Fresh out of college and it was my first serious job as a responsible and self-sufficient adult. In my mind I was thinking I wasn’t going to be able to handle it. I wasn’t even sure if this was what I wanted to do,…

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