This fluffy little rodent looks adorable right? Maybe, but it’s not so cute when it’s devouring the contents of your pantry. There are several common pests that can effortlessly infiltrate your pantry; not only do they spoil and contaminate food products, but they also place your family at risk of contracting various illnesses.
Pests are a natural part of our ecosystem. However, that does not mean that they have to be allowed to hitch a ride into our homes via school bags. Here is a list of the 5 most common back-to-school pests and tips on preventing them in your home.
Borers are organisms that tunnel into wood and cause damage. The word “borers” applies to all wood-boring insects, including moths, beetles, sawflies, horntails and flies. Most of the damage is done when they are in the larval stage.
Plant pests can have a detrimental effect on both residential and commercial horticulture. Crop infestations can significantly impact our agricultural market. Here are just a few of the most common Australian plant pests that have a noteworthy or major impact on a broad range of plants.
Every year between September and November, the Bogong moth (Agrotis infusa) migrates to the Bogong High Plains. The Bogong High Plains form part of the Victorian Alps of the Great Dividing Range. They are located in the Alpine National Park in the Australian state of Victoria and are situated south of Mount Bogong.
Every year 180,000 Australian homes are attacked by termites. This equals an alarming $1.3billion of repair costs each year. CSIRO reported that 32% of homes in Australia had a termite presence. This means that your home has a 1 in 3 chance of being the victim of termite damage. There is also an 80% chance that your home is within 25 metres of a termite colony. These statistics are very unsettling for home owners who have invested a lot of money into buying their dream home.