The Difference Between Bees and Wasps

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We’ve all experienced the agonising pain of being stung by a bee or a wasp. It’s not pleasant by any means, but it’s even more unpleasant if you can’t determine if it was a bee or a wasp. Because of their similarities, bees and wasps can be hard to distinguish mid-flight. There are some features…

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14 Fascinating Facts About Cockroaches

The 14 Rare Facts You Didn't Knew

  It doesn’t matter how nice and clean our homes are. We oftentimes find our houses infested by cockroaches. Those little buggers aren’t really the capricious type. Because of this, they are among the most common pests we find in our homes. As much as we hate them, however, cockroaches are some of the most…

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5 Pest Proofing Tips for The 5 Most Common Ants in Australia

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As similar as they seem to the human eye, ants come in numerous different species, shapes, and sizes. There are over 10,000 different species of ants, and most of them have distinct habits, behaviour, and characteristics. For their small size, these little creatures seem to thrive in Australia. In a publication from 1999 it’s estimated…

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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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