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Spider Proofing your Home and Garage

Spider Proofing your Home and Garage

A pest infestation in a busy commercial building or business premises is the last thing you need. When the infestation is termites, it’s even worse. A termite outbreak can cause expensive damage, breach government safety regulations and put your tenants at risk. Avoid...

How to Prevent Termite Damages in Commercial Buildings

How to Prevent Termite Damages in Commercial Buildings

A pest infestation in a busy commercial building or business premises is the last thing you need. When the infestation is termites, it’s even worse. A termite outbreak can cause expensive damage, breach government safety regulations and put your tenants at risk. Avoid...

How To Stop Possum Problems in your Backyard

How To Stop Possum Problems in your Backyard

A notorious pest for many gardening enthusiasts, possums have a huge appetite for numerous types of plants, fruits and vegetables growing in your yard. Keen to stick around, chances are their closest nesting spot is inside your roof! Avoid having noisy, messy and...

Your Guide To Fire Ant Control

Your Guide To Fire Ant Control

Introduced to Australia over 20 years ago, fire ants are known for their painful stings. A serious agricultural pest, they will eat anything from plants, insects and decomposing animals to food staples in your kitchen. Avoid getting stung by feisty fire ants by...

What do termite inspectors look for?

What do termite inspectors look for?

Although they are a threat all year round, termite outbreaks can be hard to detect. In fact, termites are thought to affect 1 in 5 houses in Adelaide, and cause thousands of dollars in damage that unfortunately isn’t covered by insurance. Learn how licensed termite...

Cockroach control for distribution facilities

Cockroach control for distribution facilities

No matter if it’s summer or winter, cockroaches are tough pests that are capable of surviving in any environment. With distribution facilities providing plenty of shelter, food and water, they provide ideal conditions for pesky cockroaches to spread germs and cause...

ARE THE NOISES IN YOUR ROOF POSSUMS OR RODENTS?

ARE THE NOISES IN YOUR ROOF POSSUMS OR RODENTS?

ARE THE NOISES IN YOUR ROOF POSSUMS OR RODENTS?Are you hearing noises in your roof at night? Chances are, it’s either pesky possums or rodents. You might never get a chance to see them, but they can make a mess around your home, damage your property and spread germs...

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SILVERFISH CONTROL

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SILVERFISH CONTROL

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SILVERFISH CONTROLThey live up to 6 years, thrive in tough environments, and have an appetite for many household items. Silverfish feed on everything from pantry staples such as grains and cereals, to paper, fabric and even furniture, making your...

HOW TO AVOID COCKROACH INFESTATION

HOW TO AVOID COCKROACH INFESTATION

HOW TO AVOID COCKROACH INFESTATION  Though they are small, cockroaches are experts at carrying and spreading germs and diseases from one place to another. This can potentially pose a huge problem not just in your home, but also if you are running a commercial...

YOUR GUIDE TO SUMMER FLY CONTROL

YOUR GUIDE TO SUMMER FLY CONTROL

YOUR GUIDE TO SUMMER FLY CONTROL  A quintessential part of the Australian summer, it’s often hard to keep flies away from your backyard barbecue. In this Hivemind article, we have some tips to help you stop them from being a nuisance this festive season.What...

TYPES OF TERMITES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

TYPES OF TERMITES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

TYPES OF TERMITES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA  With one in five homes experiencing extensive structural damage from termites, they are a notorious pest in South Australia. However, while there are over 300 species of termites in Australia, only a small number are...

HOW TO SPOT VENOMOUS SPIDERS THIS SUMMER

HOW TO SPOT VENOMOUS SPIDERS THIS SUMMER

HOW TO PREVENT A FLEA INFESTATION IN YOUR HOME  Of the estimated 10,000 species of spiders living in Australia, only a few of them have harmful venomous bites – BUT they’re definitely spiders you want to avoid! Now that we’re in peak spider season, we’ve put...

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A MOSQUITO FREE SUMMER

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A MOSQUITO FREE SUMMER

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A MOSQUITO FREE SUMMER  Looking forward to outdoor entertaining over the festive season? Watch out for pesky mosquitoes! It’s not just their itchy and irritating bites that will spoil the fun – they can also spread some pretty nasty diseases....

How To Prevent Termites In Commercial Buildings

How To Prevent Termites In Commercial Buildings

HOW TO PREVENT TERMITES IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS  Termites are a notorious pest to homes and businesses in Australia. They are thought to be responsible for significant damage that requires repairs averaging $10,000 per home — and it isn’t covered by insurance....

Are Bees Considered Pests?

Are Bees Considered Pests?

ARE BEES CONSIDERED PESTS?  Since bees play an important part in keeping our plants and crops healthy and thriving, can they ever be a pest? The answer is yes! There are certain bee species that are thought to compete with other bees and native animals for...

How to Prevent a Flea Infestation in your Home

How to Prevent a Flea Infestation in your Home

HOW TO PREVENT A FLEA INFESTATION IN YOUR HOME  With a notorious reputation for being a nuisance to our pets, fleas can also cause problems to people. With their itchy and irritating bites and the ability to spread serious diseases, you’ll want them gone as soon...

How to tell the difference between ant species in Australia

How to tell the difference between ant species in Australia

HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANT SPECIES IN AUSTRALIA  There are at least 1,275 known species of ants in Australia, but only a few are considered as household pests. It’s handy to know which species you’re dealing with in the event of an outbreak, as this...

How to Prevent Ants in Spring

How to Prevent Ants in Spring

HOW TO PREVENT ANTS IN SPRING  With warm weather on its way, the last thing that you need is an army of ants infiltrating your home and yard. However, come spring, hungry ants that have been quietly hibernating during winter will start to emerge and forage for...

How to manage rats in winter

How to manage rats in winter

HOW TO GET RID OF RATS IN WINTER  Like most pests, rats are naturally drawn to the warmth and shelter indoors when winter sets in. However, they certainly aren’t the best house guests to have around. Not only are rats noisy and active at night, keeping you and...

Your guide to Pigeon Control

Your guide to Pigeon Control

YOUR GUIDE TO HUMANE PIGEON CONTROL  Introduced to Australia from Europe, feral or pest pigeons have become well adapted to urban environments and steadily increased in population since. Unfortunately, these noisy pests can also carry diseases, parasites, leave a...

Are Termites Active in Autumn

Are Termites Active in Autumn

ARE TERMITES ACTIVE IN AUTUMN?  Just because the weather is getting cooler, it doesn’t mean that active termites will just disappear. Like many other creepy crawlies, you’ll find that they thrive better in warmer conditions, but are still able to survive well in...

The Ultimate Guide to Fabric Pests

The Ultimate Guide to Fabric Pests

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FABRIC PESTS  Finding insects eating away at your clothes, furniture or carpet may not sound like a situation that you’d expect to see. However, it’s an unfortunate reality when you’ve got a fabric pest outbreak. Although they tend to prefer...

Tips To Prevent Pests In Autumn

Tips To Prevent Pests In Autumn

TIPS TO PREVENT PESTS IN AUTUMNIt’s been a warm couple of months – perfect for going to the beach, relaxing and spending a whole lot of time outside. As the autumn weather forces us back indoors, you’d be forgiven for thinking pests are also going into hibernation and...

The Ultimate Guide to Wasp Control

The Ultimate Guide to Wasp Control

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WASP CONTROLAlthough bees and wasps can be hard to tell apart, it is best not to confuse them. Wasps can be very aggressive when provoked, their stings feel more painful and, to make matters worse, they can sting multiple times. Wasps play a key...

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