Pest Dangers

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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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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5 Most Dangerous Spiders in Australia

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Australia is getting a bad rep all over the Internet for being the deadliest country in the world. The way the Internet sees it, everything here is trying to kill you. We have some of the most venomous snakes, marsupials that can send you to the emergency with one punch, and some of the most…

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

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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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The Fascinating (and Scary) Assassin Bugs

Assassin bug

Assassin bugs are not nature’s deadliest killers. However, they’re definitely among the scariest. These creepy creatures would make your skin crawl by the very mention of their name. That is once you know what they’re capable of. They are the stuff of nightmares. Proficient in camouflage, stealth, as well as quickly murdering and consuming their victims….

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