The cane toad is not a native inhabitant of Australia but it is found more and more in the country, especially in the tropical north where it has spread. Rhinella marina, as the cane toad is officially known, is an unpleasant species of amphibian largely because of its toxic skin which can kill animals. It has even been known to cause deaths in humans who have been exposed to too much of it.
Perhaps one of the most unwanted pests you could wish to find in your home, the presence of a cockroach in your car is, for many, even more unpleasant. The thought of being cooped up with a cockroach on a long journey where you cannot necessarily stop and deal with the issue immediately sends shudders down the spine of lots of Australians. Professional pest control services may be required in severe cases, but if you have only found one or two of the little beasts in you vehicle, then there are steps you can take for yourself which will help.
Houseflies are dangerous pests in the home because they are carriers of disease. In general, these insects feed on different materials such as human food, food waste, faeces and even pet food. If they land on your clean meal after contact with contaminated stuff, they will spread pollutants and disease, causing adverse health effects. Moreover, houseflies are nuisance pests which buzz around the living space. If you would like to protect your home from possible infestations, consider using the below-outlined pest management strategies for prevention and control.
As spring comes into view, nature is in full bloom once more. Unfortunately, so is a flurry of ticks and fleas and this isn't great news for dogs. Your pooch is no doubt anxious to make the most of the warmer weather and longer days out, so it's time to make sure they're protected by pests -- the natural way.
Many tick and flea prevention methods contain harmful chemicals, which are not only harmful for your dog, but can also potentially cause health issues for your family.
A carpet that's water damaged is not only an eyesore in a home, but it is also a potential health hazard to the occupants of the home. When a water damaged carpet isn't cleaned and dried, it may form mould. Mould producse allergens, which can trigger an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals. Some of the common allergic reactions to mould include sneezing, running nose, skin rashes and red eyes. In some instances, mould can cause chest congestion, shortness of breath and asthma attacks in asthmatic individuals.