Posts Tagged ‘Insects’

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

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

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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How to roach proof your home and get rid of the cockroaches.

How to Get Rid of Cockroaches in Your Home

As much as we all hate cockroaches, every once in a while they manage to find their way in our homes. This crawlies have been roaming the Earth for 200 million years, and during that time they’ve become experts at infesting houses, commercial properties and even whole apartment blocks! Luckily, we’ve mastered the craft of…

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Slavemaking Ants and Their Captives

The army is getting ready for battle. The scouts have returned from their mission and they’ve marked the enemy’s base. Thousands of soldiers are preparing to face the opposing force. With sharp weapons and berserker rage, they prepare to hurl themselves into the fray. The element of surprise is on their side. This one battle…

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The Mosquito Plague in Melbourne and What You Can Do to Defend Yourself

Mosquitoes are without a doubt the most dangerous animals on the planet. Their sheer numbers and the fact they can carry a host of deadly diseases is scary. They are responsible for more estimated deaths than any other animal in the world because of the rate they spread them. And this year the weather has provided…

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