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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

How to remove a wasp from your home!

April 1, 2019 3:21 pm

Don’t fancy picking a fight with a wasp that’s decided to come into your house? Read our tip to get this angry visitor to leave without a commotion! It’s a beautiful day… You’ve open the windows to let a fresh breeze float through the house. Suddenly, a giant angry buzzing blur of yellow whips through the window, across the bed... View Article

3 Signs of Bed Bugs People Can miss!

April 1, 2019 3:20 pm

You Might Have Bed Bugs! 2 out of 3 people won’t develop any symptoms to a bedbugs bite, how can you tell if you have them? Bed bugs are one of the most common pests in existence. In fact, Anticimex, Flicks parent company derives its name from its fight against the little crawlers. Literally Anticimex translate from Swedish to “Against... View Article

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