Bed with bed bugs

Allergens: A Parting Gift of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are more dangerous to human health than previously thought. Besides their nasty bites, the faeces of these tiny parasites could trigger a severe allergic reaction even after they are exterminated. How Bed Bugs Cause Allergies This lasting effect is due to raised levels of an organic compound present in the insect’s poop known […]

Melbourne Rail Works Lead to “Rat Plague”: A rat on a sidewalk

Melbourne Rail Works Lead to “Rat Plague”

Major underground tunnel works ongoing in Melbourne have unleashed a swarm of rats to the city. According to Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle, thousands of “subterranean” vermin have come out from hiding in recent months due to the metro rail tunnel construction.

Birds vs NBN: A sulphur-crested cockatoo

Australia’s NBN Being Pecked Apart by Birds

Australia’s national broadband network (NBN) is being pecked apart by birds. nbn™, the company building and operating the NBN, has revealed that “native parrots have recently been found feasting on spare power and fibre cables strung from NBN Co’s near 2,000 Fixed-Wireless towers”.

Using Lasers for Bird Control: A laser on a blueberry farm

Blueberry Farm Uses Lasers for Bird Control

Last summer, a blueberry farm in Oregon was desperate to solve its bird problem. The year before, the farm had lost more blueberries to hungry birds than in any previous growing season, with robins and starlings devouring 25% of its crop.

Edible bugs: A smoothie bowl with cricket powder

Edible Bugs: The Next “Superfood” in Australia?

Edible bugs are being advertised as the next ‘superfood’ for their impressive nutritional content. According to Australian entomologist Skye Blackburn, she believes people could all be eating protein-rich ants, crickets, mealworms and scorpions heartily in the future.