Since 2011, the car manufacturer, Mazda, has recalled approximately 92,000 cars—all because of spiders. Somehow, hordes of eight-legged critters had found their way into the engines of these cars and set up home. Obviously, spider silk and pipes meant to channel fuel do not mix and this combination can in fact lead to accidents. The same is true of outdoor grills, the gas kind.
Although Australian winters aren't as harsh as those in the Northern Hemisphere, spiders will seek to shelter inside the cosy, dark interiors of your gas grill's burner pipes and hoses.
All our lives we have been told that dolphins are amongst the cleverest creatures in the world. However, if you have ever had a mice infestation you might be inclined to argue with this belief! Mice may be small, but what they lack in brawn they certainly make up for with brains. These crafty, resilient creatures are not only able to sniff out food that is wrapped up and tucked safely away, but they are also getting wise to human means of eliminating them such as putting mice bait down.
If you are planning to emigrate to Australia from a country that has a cooler climate, you may not be ready for Australian pests. The tropical and sub-tropical climate of Australia means that you may encounter pests you have never seen before or larger versions of pests from your native country. Below is a guide to some common Australian pests.
There are more than 300 species of mosquito in Australia.
While birds can look really pretty when sitting in a tree or swooping through the sky, if they if invade your property they can also create trouble. Bird poop is highly corrosive and can damage the paint on your home and vehicles. Birds can also carry a range of diseases which could lead to you or your family developing an illness. Below is a guide to the steps a pest control crew will take to deal with pest birds which are in your home.
Termite damage can be very serious in a home, as termites can eat through a home's framework and drywall, as well as many other materials, which then leads to drafts, condensation build-up, and resultant mould growth. This damage can also weaken a home's structure so that it shifts and settles, and you may see cracks form along the ceiling, walls, and floors. Note a few ways to prevent termites from making their way into your home and causing this damage, and then discuss the risk of termite infestation with a pest control expert, if needed.