Most people don't mind the odd spider hanging around the house. After all, they do help keep bugs and flies to a minimum. However, some spiders, such as the white-tailed spider, are nocturnal hunters that roam in search of prey. On occasion, this can lead to an uncomfortable face-to-face meeting as a spider mistakenly lowers itself from the ceiling to the ground. If, like around 55% of women and 18% of men in western society, you have an intense fear of spiders (arachnophobia), then seeing a spider dangling above your face while you lie in bed might result in many a sleepless night.
9 March 2017
Many Tasmanians discover that wasps like to settle in and around homes and commercial buildings. Wasps are social insects that can gather in large numbers, and, if you have a big colony living in your home, you may also experience the nasty sting these insects can dish out. Learn more about the signs that you may have a wasp problem, and find out about the pest control steps you need to take.
20 May 2015
Most Australians think that flies are a nuisance, but you can usually deal with the occasional unwanted buzzing visitor with a swat or an open window. For some Australian communities, flies are a much more serious problem, and some indigenous people face health problems because of these unpleasant creatures. Learn more about the effects flies can have on human health and find out what indigenous communities need to do to protect themselves.
6 February 2015