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There are around 4,000 species of cockroaches worldwide and about 450 species in Australia, but very few are pests.

There are many different types of mice present in Australia. Two species considered to be a major pest in this country is the Field Mouse and the common House Mouse.

There are two main types of rats that cause concern in Australia. The Brown Rat (or common rat) and the Black Rat, which was introduced to this country are a common pest in both private homes and businesses.

There are around 360 species of termites in Australia, but only a small number cause economic damage to crops, timber and other cellulose-based products.

The majority of spiders cannot harm anyone. They are unpleasant to look at and their webs can cause a mess. From Tarantula to Common House Spider, we can give you more information about these creatures to help you get over your fears.

Some ant species live in colonies that are supported by a single queen while others are supported by multiple queens. Although there are 1,300 ant species known in Australia, there are relatively few that we commonly see as pests.

Flies can regularly be found in homes and businesses across Australia. Some species are more common than others and are attracted to different environments suited to their natural habits and lifecycle.

There are many species of fleas but in Australia it is cat and dog fleas that cause most problems.

Pests found in food covers a large variety of insects, including beetles and moths.

In Australia there are around 10,000 wasp species and 2000 bee species, according to the Australian museum and all have valuable roles in our ecosystems.

You may be surprised to know that horrible rat you’ve seen scurrying around your garden might not be all that horrible.

For anyone that’s seen the film Antz, you’ll know that ants and termites are at a constant battle with each other in the wild.

There are just three species of rat and mouse that are by far the most prevalent and important pests in homes and businesses worldwide due to their ability to adapt to the human environment.

Australia’s spider reputation is bigger than its bite, with close to 3,000 species crawling around the country.

Termites are very small and similar in size to ants, which often leads to confusion. Owing to their secretive nature, termites can be hard to detect, especially with an untrained eye.

Why should you care about flying termites? Well, I might go as far as to say that seeing winged termites are the insect equivalent of having a black cat cross your path