Huntsman Spider Horror Stories

November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Over the last 50 years, we’ve heard and also experienced our share of huntsman spider stories. Do you know why it’s called the “Huntsman Spider”? “Australian Huntsman spiders belong to the Family Sparassidae (formerly Heteropodidae) and are famed as being the hairy so-called ‘tarantulas’ on house walls that terrify people by scuttling out from behind…

THE CURSE OF THE CURL GRUB

September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spring is off to a slow start and looking outside it is still hard to imagine it will ever be warm again but let’s be optimistic and say springs is here. So, in that case, it is time to start thinking about getting the garden back in order. Now if you’re like me your lawn…

The mice plague is here

May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scientists used the term a perfect storm to explain the culmination of adverse meteorological factors that lead to a major weather event. It could be said that this has occurred to cause the current mice plague that is hitting Metro and Rural South Australia. Over this summer and autumn we have seen unseasonal weather systems…

New CRM paving the way for Success

April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

At Murray’s we are always looking for innovative ways to improve the way that we do business, with an emphasis on improving the experience for our clients as well as our staff. With the continual improvement of CRM systems and tablet technology in recent years we have seen an opportunity to do just that. New…

The terror from above

February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

We have all been there, relaxing on a Saturday afternoon around the BBQ with family and friends waiting to enjoy the freshly cooked steak only to have it ruined by that distinctive low hum swiftly followed by that unforgettable stinging sensation and that insatiable itching that feels like it will never end. The pandemonium that…

Veggie Wars

June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

For those of us who love being out in the garden there is something very primordial and richly satisfying about growing your own food and providing for your family.  But equally, there is nothing more frustrating than seeing your hard earned efforts being devoured before your very eyes. It’s like the pests know exactly when…

The Survivalist

May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

With over 300 million years in the making, the Cockroach represents one of nature’s true success stories.  This remarkable little insect not only has survived all this time, but it hasn’t needed to evolve much from its original design. A key part of its success is its primitive makeup and their ability to quickly adapt…

Religion Rabbits and Chocolate

March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Easter is here but have you ever stopped to think how in the world did we end up associating a rabbit with religion and the giving of chocolate eggs. Well if you search any religious texts from the Quran through to the Bible you won’t find any mention of rabbits delivering chocolate eggs, so if…

The Company We Keep

February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

  In most cases a pest infestation, whether it is rodents, insects or birds etc. is normally an indication of other underlying issues. Most pests are opportunists in nature, some will seek out harbourage while others seek to be close to their food source and sometimes it’s a combination of both. But whatever the reason,…

Smoke and Mirrors, Insurance & Termites

January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to termites and the risk they pose to your property. The statistics show that if you live on mainland Australia you have a 1 in 3 chance that termites are already busy in your garden doing what they do best, disposing of leaf litter and decaying…

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