• win

    30 Apr 2018
    win

    Townsville.  It might be hot and sweaty 6 months of the year, cyclone threats, torrential rain, crocs, snakes and mozzies, but winter is coming and it is the BEST place to spend winter on earth. We want you to fill you neighbourhood with the sweet smell of winter BBQ #tacticwinterbbq.  It's really easy to enter. Go in to the draw to WIN a Weber Baby Q and 1 year of mosquito treatments so[...]

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    Oriental Cockroach

    Scientific Name Blatta orientalis Appearance The Oriental cockroach is dark redish-brown to black, a medium size cockroach at around 20-25mm. The male is very different in appearance to the female with blackish-brownish wings covering about 3/4 of the abdomen.  The female is shiny black and has rudimentary or reduced wings that can be seen as 'wing stubs'.  As with most cockroaches, the female [...]

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    German Cockroach

    Scientific Name Blattella gemanica Appearance The German Cockroach is one of the smallest cockroaches (13-16mm) that infest human habitats but is the most successful and widespread of all the species that live around humans. They are pale brown in colour and have two dark stripes on the pronotum. The male German cockroach is a lighter brown than the female and has a more slender abdomen than the [...]

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    Brown Banded Cockroach

    Scientific Name Supella longipalpa Appearance The Brownbanded is a small cockroach compared to other types at around the same size as German Cockroaches (13-16mm) and as the name suggests they have pronounced bands and colouration across the wings of the adults and bodies of the nymphs. Often mistaken for a German Cockroach due to it's size similarities it can be easily distingued by looking at a [...]

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    Scientific Name Periplaneta australiasiae Appearance The Australian Cockroach closely resembles the American Cockroach. Large dark reddish brown winged cockroach approximately 32-38mm long with yellow markings on the pronotum (the shield between the head and the abdomen) along with yellow stripe on edge of forewing. There is no distinguishable size difference between the male and female and both [...]

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    American Cockroach

    Scientific Name Periplaneta americana Appearance The American Cockroach is the largest of the home infesting cockroach - at between 52-55mm long it is a large insect. The adults (both male and female) are reddish brown and have light marketing on the thorax with a light yellow border on the pronotum. The male and female are fairly identical in size, colour and shape with the female having a [...]

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    Cockroaches

    27 Dec 2015
    Cockroaches

    Cockroaches are one of the most prominent pests found in buildings where humans live and work.  Cockroaches can transmit serious diseases like typhoid fever and cholera. The germs responsible for these diseases are picked up by cockroaches from filth and carried to the food you eat. Cockoaches also transmit dysentery, the inflammation of the mucous membrane of the large intestine caused by [...]

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