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Ants Prefer Your Kitchen To The Outdoors in Wet Weather

Householders in South East Queensland have been battling an ant invasion over the past couple of months. Hordes of household ants marched in single file along window ledges, through tiny cracks in brickwork or any other avenue that gave them access into homes and other buildings. Initially this seemed a bit strange as there had been little in the way of good rain until just before Christmas, apart from a couple of thunderstorms. Read more

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Tips to Reduce Issues With Mosquitoes After Storms

No one really likes mosquitoes but each year they keep coming back. The wet season is particularly inviting for them, especially if there are flood waters left behind. As we all know, the hot months here can really bring on some fantastic storms but with that some damage and perfect conditions for these blood suckers to thrive. Read more

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Beware the Silverfish Infestation

As the warmer months disappear behind us and winter sets in you may have
discovered a small, slim, scaled, tapering insect, usually light grey in colour,
with long antennae scurrying in a box in the garage or trapped in the bathtub or
sink. Read more

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Mulch Can Place Pests Closer to Home

Mulch is a fantastic addition to the garden, especially in our climate as it helps keep much needed moisture for plants in the hot dry months. Moisture, however, is also a friend to a variety of different pests such as termites and other insects. Some of these pests, termites in particular, have a reputation for ruining homes. Read more

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

“Don’t let the bed bugs bite” is a cute phrase and one that is said and heard often at bed times across the world.

Luckily, most of us are unaware that bed bugs actually exist but for those few who have experienced them it has been a less than enjoyable encounter. Read more

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Pest Still Present in the Cold

The common belief for many is that during the colder months we don’t need to be concerned about pests in our homes. This in fact is not the case. It is true that in summer pests are more active and will be higher in numbers, but they are still around in the colder seasons and can still cause an issue for you and your home. Read more

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Commercial Pest Control with Bob Gunn

When it comes to termite treatment and any other pest treatments, Bob Gunn Termite Solutions provides top quality solutions that will free commercial establishments from their pest problems. Pest control is highly called for in establishments such as restaurants, hotels, clubs and factories.

Aided by extensive experience and technical skills, the Bob Gunn crew is able to provide an effective solution to your every pest problem. The company, which specialises in termite treatments, conducts a thorough process to deal with the pest problems you may be facing. This helps your business significantly because although you are seeing only one type of pest in your area, there is a good chance that there are other pests. Read more

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Removing Redback Spiders from the Home

While not all spiders are harmful, there are some that you simply cannot have in your house. Some spiders may be helpful, catching other insects such as flies and mosquitoes, but some spider species do bite and some of them can cause allergies and even illnesses. One good example of harmful spiders is the redback spider, which is endemic to Australia.

As their name suggests, redback spiders are recognisable for the red stripe on their backs. Redback spiders are round and approximately 1 cm in length. They have toxic venoms, which make them quite dangerous to have roaming around the house. To effectively remove redback spiders from your residence, it is important to know how they feed and where they hide. Read more

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Handling Wood Rot

Wood rot can happen to any part of the house that is made from timber and that has been exposed to the fungi that cause the damage. Wood rot happens after a certain exposure to air and moist, which are essential to the growth of the rot-causing fungi.

Wood rot is quite difficult to control because once you see the wood rotting, the damage is irreversible. The only thing you can do is to prevent further damage by controlling the pests that eat the wood. Some rotting wood can still be saved if the damage is not yet complete. Read more

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Keep Your Children Safe from Bees

A bee inside your house or on your property can be worrisome, especially when there are children around. Bees can also be fatal because a person allergic to bee sting can easily go into anaphylactic shock.

It is not recommended to kill bees. Most bees sting, and their sting can even be deadly. However, there are types of bees such as the honeybees, bumblebees and Africanised honeybees that play a vital role in human survival. These bees are responsible for pollinating certain food crops that people eat. Read more