Pest Profile: Bedbugs

Human bedbugs are widely recognized and detested insects. Together with bat bugs, swallow bugs, and poultry bugs, they belong to the family Cimicidae that is within the suborder Heteroptera or true bugs (order Hemiptera). Cimicidae comprise less than 100 described species worldwide, but their notorious habits as temporary ectoparasites of birds and mammals, including humans, […]

Cockroaches on the Sunshine Coast

Species: Blattidae It is a diverse family with many genera and hundreds of species. Those classified as Periplaneta and Blatta are widely distributed, whereas other genera are more regional. They are large insects that tend to live outdoors. Several species are referred to locally as palmetto bugs. There are five or six species belonging to […]

Summer is Here!

Summer is finally here!!! Which means time to relax in the Sun, Cool off in the water and outdoor eating! Pest Control Australia is reminding people to take care around swimming pools this summer.  Encounters with any unwanted nasty poolside pests, such as wasps, spiders and those pesky mosquitoes. You should NEVER assumed that any […]

Fleas Sunshine Coast | North Brisbane

Helpful hints to help get rid of my flea problem? When is the best time to treat for Fleas? Treat your pets as soon as you can.  You will get better results if all flea treatments – environmental and on-animal – are done about the same time. DO NOT AVOID FLEA INFESTED AREAS AFTER THE […]

Mosquitos

HOW CAN I HELP STOP MOSQUITOS BREEDING? Yes, you can help prevent mosquito infestation. Stopping mosquito breeding is everyone’s business! Mosquitoes can breed in very small amounts of water. The best way to prevent mosquitoes breeding around your house and yard is to empty water from all containers, such as buckets, pot plant bases and […]

Woman’s bed bug nightmare in hotel room

IT’S every travellers’ worst nightmare: a mother claims she has been left covered in infected bed bug bites after a hotel stay. Debra Bratt told the UK’s Hartlepool Mail she woke up in the middle of the night and found the critters of all different sizes crawling over the beds in her Travelodge room which she […]

Cape on lookout for destructive pests

A TINY moth with the potential to devastate banana crops is one of the pests biosecurity inspectors will be looking out for during a survey in far north Queensland. The banana skipper has a wingspan of just 3.5cm but its larvae can significantly lessen banana yields, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry says. The […]