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The bed bug nightmare…..I thought bed bugs were a myth!

October 29, 2018 | Comments Off on The bed bug nightmare…..I thought bed bugs were a myth!

When I was a kid growing up, I heard about beg bugs. To be honest, for some reason I thought they were a myth. Maybe it was the Aussie phrase, “sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite”, that to me, seemed  just a little fairytale “ish”. Or maybe it was my penchant for weird…

Spring Time Means Spiders – Ever Seen One In A Bag Of Bananas, Or Fly?

September 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Spring Time Means Spiders – Ever Seen One In A Bag Of Bananas, Or Fly?

So with spring hitting us front and centre, it’s the time of the year where everything seems to come out from wherever it was hiding, and thrives on life and sunshine. Spiders are no exception. So with that in mind, we thought it timely to bring some of the worlds weirdest and wackiest spider stories.…

10 Pest Control Myths & Legends – Fact or Fiction?

July 2, 2018 | Comments Off on 10 Pest Control Myths & Legends – Fact or Fiction?

As a leading pest control business in South Australia, and having worked with the residents and businesses of the state for over 60 years, we’ve come across out fair share of myths and legends. Not only does it keep us on our toes, but also, sometimes, provides us a cheerful giggle in the office from…

Orange Peel & Pepper? Tell Ants To Move On

May 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Orange Peel & Pepper? Tell Ants To Move On

Did you know that ants hate orange peel? They are also not that keen on red peppers. There are many simply methods you can use at home to deter, and even get rid of pests in your home and garden, simply by using regular household items. The best part is, it’s generally safe and really…

Don’t Send Your Grandpa To War & How Termites Can Help Build More Efficient Buildings

April 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Don’t Send Your Grandpa To War & How Termites Can Help Build More Efficient Buildings

With winter starting to hit, after a long dry summer, here at Murrays we’re starting to gear up for the termite season. So we thought it time to take a closer look at what termites actually are. After a bit of research we found a very interesting article here: Termites Moved To A New Order…

Have You Ever Had Bed Bugs In Your Home? – Check Out These Great Home Remedies

March 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Have You Ever Had Bed Bugs In Your Home? – Check Out These Great Home Remedies

Bedbugs are a pest all over the world that have a bit of a stigma attached to them. After all, who wants to admit they have bed bugs in their home? But, it’s more of a common occurrence that you would think.   An article from the ABC in 2011 suggested that Australia was facing…

Could Your Coffee Machine Be Infested With Cockroaches?

January 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Could Your Coffee Machine Be Infested With Cockroaches?

Would you believe, that it’s quite common to find cockroaches in coffee machines? It’s an issues that seems to have only become much more problematic in the last few years. Have cockroaches for some reason found out about the utopia that a coffee machine is for their species, only recently? Not likely. More likely is…

Cats & Bats – Why They Are Astonishing Pest Control Ninjas In Your Home

December 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Cats & Bats – Why They Are Astonishing Pest Control Ninjas In Your Home

During our monthly round up of recent pest control stories from around the world, we found a couple of posts that got us thinking. Maybe our best pest control ninja are actually small, cuddly and furry, and we should be taking more notice of them in out overall control strategies. As you’ll read below, one…

Huntsman Spider Horror Stories

November 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Huntsman Spider Horror Stories

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 | Comments Off on THE CURSE OF THE CURL GRUB

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…

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