Have you discovered a flea infestation in your pet-free home? If you have friends or neighbours with a dog or cat, you might believe that the fleas are coming from them. However, fleas don't just hitch rides on the hides of pets. Humans can bring them indoors, too.
Moreover, fleas have an unfair advantage when it comes to the waiting game. As a result, what you thought was a pest-free environment could turn out to be a flea haven.
Owning a swimming pool is one of the best ways to keep cool during hot weather, but unfortunately, you and your family aren't the only beings who will be attracted to your pool during the brutal summer months. Annoying, blood-sucking mosquitoes are attracted to large bodies of fresh water throughout the year, but they are particularly intent on finding water during the summer months, as they lay their eggs in water to breed their aquatic larvae.
The cane toad is not a native inhabitant of Australia but it is found more and more in the country, especially in the tropical north where it has spread. Rhinella marina, as the cane toad is officially known, is an unpleasant species of amphibian largely because of its toxic skin which can kill animals. It has even been known to cause deaths in humans who have been exposed to too much of it.
Perhaps one of the most unwanted pests you could wish to find in your home, the presence of a cockroach in your car is, for many, even more unpleasant. The thought of being cooped up with a cockroach on a long journey where you cannot necessarily stop and deal with the issue immediately sends shudders down the spine of lots of Australians. Professional pest control services may be required in severe cases, but if you have only found one or two of the little beasts in you vehicle, then there are steps you can take for yourself which will help.
Houseflies are dangerous pests in the home because they are carriers of disease. In general, these insects feed on different materials such as human food, food waste, faeces and even pet food. If they land on your clean meal after contact with contaminated stuff, they will spread pollutants and disease, causing adverse health effects. Moreover, houseflies are nuisance pests which buzz around the living space. If you would like to protect your home from possible infestations, consider using the below-outlined pest management strategies for prevention and control.