Where do pests live in your home?

Many of us struggle with pests in our home at some point in our lives, but it can be hard to know what to look for and more importantly where to look for them. Many pests prefer to live in dark, warm and humid environments. Keep reading to learn where the most common types of

West Indian Drywood Termite

The West Indian Termite is an introduced termite species that causes horrific economic timber damage. They are not found in many places in Australia but Maryborough is one of them. There are 4 additional areas in Queensland where they are found including Brisbane, Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Townsville. If West Indian Drywood Termite is found in

American and German Cockroaches: What’s the Difference?

There are two types of Cockroaches you may find in your home, these are the American cockroach and the German cockroach. Although many people struggle with identifying them, it’s very easy to tell the difference once you know how. Cockroaches belong to the Blattodea family along with their closest relatives, the termites. Both species of

5 Benefits of Regular Carpet Cleaning

We all know that in order to prolong the life of something you have to look after it. Your carpets are no different. Research has shown that dirty carpets can worsen the symptoms of allergy and asthma sufferers. Pet hair, dust mites, fleas, pollen, dirt and other debris all gets caught in the fibers of

Bedbugs or Fleas: How to Tell the Difference?

Many people don’t know how to tell the difference between fleas and bedbugs, because they look so similar. Bedbugs belong to the Cimicidae family (the bloodsucking insects family) and are wingless insects. They have long antanae and large mandibles (chewing mouthparts) and lay tiny pale yellow eggs. In Australia, there are two species of bedbug:

A Quick Guide to Common Australian Ants

Do you know how to identify which ants you have around your home? Do you know which ones to keep an eye out for because they’re likely to cause problems? If you’re aware of the types of ants you have around your home it can help you get an ant problem under control much sooner.

The Lifecycle of a Termite

Termites can be one of the biggest pests when it comes to structural damage. They belong to the cockroach family and are generally off-white in appearance. Sometimes mistaken for ants, the easiest way to tell them apart is the termites’ colour and straight antennae. Termites feed on the dried cellulose that comes from dead wood

6 Effective Ways to Prevent a Cockroach Infestation

As the weather warms up in Maryborough, many of us find ourselves struggling to keep pests under control. While we often associate the summer with flies and mosquitos, cockroaches find themselves more active during the summer months as well.  Thankfully there are a few things you can do to prevent a cockroach problem. Don’t leave

How often should I have a Termite Inspection?

It is recommended that every house should have a Termite Inspection conducted annually by a trained technician. The Inspection helps to determine and help remove risks of infestation to your property and find any Termite workings before they do Major structural damage. It is also can help to sell the property in the future if