Ants are a very social insect and usually live in organized colonies. Within these colonies the ants are divided into workers, queens, and males.
The worker ants are always female and are without wings. As their title implies, the worker ants perform most of the work in the colony which includes
foraging for food, caring for eggs and pupae, and building or expanding the nest...
Bees have a somewhat mixed relationship with the human population. Although these insects are responsible pollinating flowers and reducing many insect pests,
their stings can be life threatening to those who are allergic...
Cockroaches have existed for more than 400 million years and those that exist today are virtually indistinguishable from the first of the species. Cockroaches are
commonly found in groups, but are not considered social insects - meaning that they do not co-operate for survival the way ants and bees do...
There are four species of flea which are found across the Australia: the cat flea, the dog flea, the human flea, and the oriental rat flea. Although named for
their most common host, each of these species has a range of animals that it will bite. In most cases, cats, dogs, and humans are on all of these lists...
Widely distributed throughout the world, the common house fly (Musca domestica) is one of the most prevalent of all insects, which can make fly control difficult.
Adults are strong fliers, and can travel up to 20 miles, although they are found primarily within two miles of the larval food site.
When feeding, house flies regurgitate liquid from the stomach to dissolve food, then use their sponging mouthparts to suck it up...
Mice Control is Important - Mice will frequently infest human structures such as homes and storage units, seeking food and shelter. These intruders create a
nuisance due to noise, destructive eating and nesting habits, and a potential health threat as the carriers of disease...
The Damage Rats Can Cause in your property - Approximately 20% of the world's food supply is lost to rat consumption or contamination. For example,
the cotton rat is an agricultural pest that causes damage to crops and invades structures storing plant material...
Did you know that Silverfish are estimated to have existed for 300 million years, making them older than dinosaurs! These insects have received their name due to a
fish shaped body that is covered with silvery scales, and their trademark motion which is similar to a fish in water...
The Damage Spiders Can Cause - Most spiders will not bite unless provoked by handling or other contact. In many cases, bites occur when a person
inadvertently comes in contact with a wandering male spider or a spider habit. Many spider species cannot pierce human skin with their fangs, and
those that can generally leave the area in a state of minor irritation and swelling...
Subterranean termites are commonly known as white ants. However, they are distinctly different from ants in their lifestyle and appearance.
In Nature, termites have an important role in recycling rotten timber in the forest and returning nutrients to the soil. When they get into
our homes they are then declared pests and the damage they can cause to a home is substantial...
Wasps are a diverse group of insects. In Australia alone there are over 12,000 species, ranging from the tiny diapriid wasps, which are barely
visible to the naked eye, to the spider and cicada-killer wasps, capable of taking large prey. Most wasps have carnivorous larvae that feed on
other insects and spiders. The adults provide food for them by capturing prey or by laying the egg on or near the food source, which might be an
egg, larva or pupa of another insect...