Slavemaking Ants and Their Captives

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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

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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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How to Rodent-Proof Your Home. A Detailed Guide

Rodents

As pest controllers in Melbourne, we are well aware of the fact we have a serious rodent problem. This is not to say there aren’t other pest issues plaguing the citizens of our fair city, but rats and mice are especially tricky because they spread many different diseases, cause structural damage to power cables and pipes…

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Top 10 Worst Pest-Related Movies in History

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There are things in this world that are so bad, they’re actually good. Things like Captain Planet, dad jokes, and Nicholas Cage fall comfortably into this category. However, sometimes things are just so bad they should be avoided at all cost, if you value the purity of your mind. The movies in this post are…

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Difference Between Mice and Rats

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Mice and rats have been under the scope of pest control agencies ever since there was such a thing as a “pest control agency”. We’ve developed a keen understanding of their behaviour, biology, and how to most efficiently get rid of them without doing any harm to the environment. First rule of the art of…

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