They closely resemble, and are closely related, to the notorious black widow and redback spiders. They’re commonly found inside houses, which gives rise to another of their common names, the cupboard spider. Would you be able to recognise a false widow? Common name: False widow, cupboard spider, dark comb-footed spider, and brown house spider Scientific name(s): Steatoda grossa, in the family Theridiidae Description: They are small spiders just over 1 cm in length. Females have black legs and a […]
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Australian Pest Control software company, Formitize, has launched a digital reporting solution for the pest control industry. Australian Pest Control software company, Formitize, has launched a digital reporting solution for the pest control industry providing a complete, independent suite of termite, general pest, health and safety and general business reports. The new suite will deliver instant, professional reporting that is extremely readable for end clients to understand. CEO of Formitize, Matthew Burge, says the reporting suite – which spent […]
Rodent numbers and rat behaviours have changed during the COVID shutdowns, meaning pest managers have had to take a modified approach to rodent control.
Pest professionals should always follow the official Federal and respective State Government advice regarding COVID-19. The following article provides pest managers with the latest information, points to consider and links to gain further information.
Rapids Solutions has announced the guest speakers and key presenters for its upcoming EduCON event.
These nocturnal insects have a head like a prawn and feet like a mole, are as long as your finger and their song is as loud as a rock concert or leaf blower. Would you be able to identify a mole cricket?
Would you be able to identify the nest mounds of these Australian termite species?
A tribute to Brenton Peters, who made significant contributions to the pest industry, particularly in the area of termite management.
These land-dwelling crustaceans are most often seen when they’re red, pink, and dead. Would you be able to identify a lawn prawn?
They look like tiny termites and can swarm in their millions, sometimes forming a moving carpet in grain storage areas. Would you be able to identify Liposcelis?