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Cockroaches – How unhealthy are they to have in your home?


May 21, 2019 12:21 am

WARNING: This article may make you feel queasy. Have you seen the recent “challenge” doing the rounds of Facebook lately? The premise is simple. Step 1, let a cockroach roam around on your face. Step 2, take a selfie. (If you haven’t seen it yet, click here) Sounds simple? Clearly it’s challenging people to rethink their perceptions of the humble... View Article

SMART, How new tech is radically improving the way we do pest control.


May 20, 2019 12:17 am

SMART, the modern solution to an age old problem. Rodents cause significant damage to businesses worldwide They damage and contaminate food stores, structures, infrastructure and more. Rodents are voracious and will eat anything available to them. Even the most well protected food stores can be vulnerable to rodents, with their exceptionally keen sense of smell. They can chew through anything, including... View Article

Millipedes Cause Bizarre Australian Train Crash!
…Plus 4 Other Weird Pest Accidents


May 14, 2019 2:22 am

Pests spread disease everywhere they go. But did you know they can also pose serious safety risks and cause accidents? Here’s five times that pests caused dangerous, and sometimes weird, accidents. 1. Millipedes crushed on train tracks in Western Australia caused tracks to become too slippery and train to crash. In a bizarre story from 2013, Millipedes were identified as... View Article

10 things that take longer than checking for Bed Bugs


May 8, 2019 2:18 am

Think time is on your side once you’ve found some Bed Bugs? Think again. Here’s our list of ten things that take longer than checking for Bed Bugs.   Bed Bugs Dying from old age. An adult Bed Bug lives between 2 to 4 months! Training a bedbug detection dog. Dogs make excellent hunters of Bed Bugs. In fact, specially... View Article

Hand Hygiene – How it can cost your business $1000’s!!


May 5, 2019 9:51 pm

There’s no denying it, Hand Hygiene is important. And not just from a personal point of view. The cost of poor hygiene really adds up. Employees took 9.5 days of sick leave a year, on average, according to a 2016 study.  The estimated cost was $340 per employee per day of being sick.  That works to be around $3,230 dollars... View Article

Flick Anticimex acquires
Sandgate Pest Control!


April 30, 2019 7:48 pm

Flick is excited to announce that they continue to expand Flick’s coverage with the recent acquisition of Sandgate Pest Control based out of Brighton, QLD. Flick has proudly acquired Sandgate Pest Control; a commercial, residential and pre-construction pest control business with a strong base in Brisbane. Led by Louise Howarth, Sandgate has been servicing the pest control needs of predominantly... View Article

Spring Cleaning – Pest Prevention Tips


April 1, 2019 3:44 pm

As the weather warms up, you may find yourselves re-energized as scarves and wooly coats are tucked away in the back of your closets. Give yourself a burst of life and energy by embarking on a new round of spring cleaning! Discovered pests during your spring clean? As you begin to tidy up, don’t be surprised if you find some... View Article

Stop The Infestation: Where Are Ants Hiding in Your Home?


April 1, 2019 3:42 pm

Even if you are repeatedly using DIY ant control products on the ant trails and temporarily repelling them, it’s not long before more appear. Ants exhibit a wide variety of nesting behaviour. Some ants build their colony in soil producing huge mounds while others nest in building & homes. Ants have become so successful at working together that they can... View Article

Bugs in the BBQ


April 1, 2019 3:25 pm

Here’s three great tips to keep Bugs out of your BBQ! What’s more Australian than having a BBQ ? Maybe opening your BBQ and finding Spiders and Ants inside! Pests in your BBQ are a surprisingly common occurrence, with many people finding Ants, Spiders, Cockroaches and even rodents making a home in their backyard burner. Here are Flicks tips to... View Article

Pest Spotlight: European Wasps!


April 1, 2019 3:23 pm

Did you know when attacked, European wasps release chemicals to alert other wasps? Find out more about these angry buzzers! The European Wasp! The European wasp is often misidentified with Native Paper Wasps. Whilst looking similar there are a few key differences: Native wasps let their legs hang low while flying, whereas a European wasp holds their legs close to... View Article

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