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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.
Termites are considered to be the most destructive insect pests in the world. Many buildings and structures are damaged by these pests each year resulting in huge financial losses.
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.
There may be hundreds of species of wasps, hornets and bees found around the world. Only a few of these are seen as real pests here in Fiji.
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 over 3,000 different species of cockroaches - some are considered pests while others are beneficial in their natural environment. The three main types of cockroaches commonly found in homes in Fiji include the German cockroach, American cockroach and the Oriental cockroach.
Many of the bird species in Fiji are good to have around, thanks to their attractive plumage and birdsong. However, some birds can become a serious nuisance in the wrong locations, such as Mynas, Pigeons and Sparrows. Learn more below about common types of pest birds found across the country.
There are many species of fleas but in Fiji it is cat and dog fleas that cause most problems with cat fleas being the most common. The main concern about fleas is usually the distress and discomfort that flea bites may cause you or your beloved pet.
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 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.
Flies can regularly be found in homes and businesses across Fiji. Some species are more common than others and are attracted to different environments suited to their natural habits and lifecycle. Knowing about the size, habits, seasonality and lifecycle of different fly species, can help to identify the most effective prevention and fly control methods.
There are many species of mosquitoes, which can be found all around the world. The female species is responsible for the irritating bites we suffer from and these bites can also carry fatal diseases.
Pests found in food covers a large variety of insects, including beetles and moths.
Discovering a cockroach infestation requires immediate action to ensure a fast solution to the problem and to minimise the health risks associated with this insect. Cockroaches are usually attracted to food available in your property. They will eat anything from foods, paper, packaging, plastics and fabrics to animal matter (eg. hamster and rabbit droppings).
If you’ve seen a few ants scuttling around on the floor, they might be just having a look around. However, they might be the sign of a larger ant infestation.
Your business premises could be the ideal habitat for pest birds. Pigeons have learnt how to survive in most environments, scavenging our waste food and needing only the smallest amount of shelter to make their nests.
Wood damaging pests can attack expensive antiques and even a building’s structural components. Wood pests have managed to develop an astonishing variety of life forms, and can even live comfortably in totally dry wood.