Ants evolved some 130 million years ago during the early Cretaceous period. Most fossil evidence of insects is found in lumps of ancient amber, or fossilized plant resin. The oldest known ant fossil, a primitive and now extinct ant species named Sphercomyrma freyi, was found in Cliffwood Beach, NJ. Though that fossil only dates back 92 million years, another fossil ant that proved nearly as old has a clear lineage to ants of present day. This suggests a much longer evolutionary line than previously thought, leading scientists to estimate the appearance of ants on Earth as somewhere around 130 million years ago.
An ant mill is a phenomenon in which a group of army ants, which are blind, are separated from the main foraging party, lose the pheromone track and begin to follow one another, forming a continuously rotating circle. The ants will eventually die of exhaustion.
BEWARE OF SCARE TACTICS….
Don’t be fooled by unscrupulous contractors.
Remarkable statements like ‘termites will generally move onto the next untreated home’ are intended to mislead local residents and create panic within neighbouring properties.
By all means have your Townsville home regularly checked for termite activity but don’t be misled by letters making inflammatory, deceptive and misleading statements.
Contact the company you can trust. Call Environ Pest Management 47281610.
ANT FACT #7 Ants don’t have lungs. Oxygen enters through tiny holes all over the body and carbon dioxide leaves through the same holes. If ants are taking over your Townsville home call Environ Pest Management today 47281610.
ANT FACT #6 If soldier ants attack and conquer a colony, they carry away eggs from that colony and when the eggs hatch, those ants become slave ants, doing work in the new colony!
ANTS # 5 Crows will crush an ant and rub it all over themselves like perfume! The Formic Acid in the ants helps ward off parasites. YUK!!
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ANTS #4 - When skydiver Joan Murray’s main parachute and backup parachute failed, she approached the ground at 130 kilometers per hour, landing on a mound of fire ants. Doctors believe that the shock of being stung over 200 times by the ants released a surge of adrenaline, which kept her heart beating
ANT FACT #3 In a bee colony, when the queen bee dies, a new one is chosen from among the larvae, fed royal jelly and raised to become the new queen.
In most ant colonies, when the queen ant dies, the colony eventually dies off. Although all of the ants in the colony are females, only the queen ant can lay eggs and when she dies, no one takes her place, so no new members are added. For an ant only treatment call Environ Pest Treatment today. 07 4728 1610.
ANT FACT #2 Did you know...There are 7 billion humans on Earth. But that's nothing compared to ants. Current estimates believe that there are approximately 10 quadrillion ants on the planet. That’s 10,000,000,000,000,000. If you feel you have a large percentage of these at your Townsville home call Environ Pest Management today on 47281610. Will will treat ants only for as little as $132.
ANT FACT #1 Some species of carpenter ants can explode at will. As a last resort carpenter ants contract their abs to rupture their internal glands, resulting in a suicidal burst of corrosive, immobilizing glue. Carpenter ants are a specialized treatment. Call Environ Pest Control on 47281610 today
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FLEA FACT #8 In just 30 days ten female fleas can multiply to more than 250,000. If your home/pet has fleas contact Environ Pest Management today 47281610
FLEA FACT #6 In almost all species of fleas, the females are larger than the males
FLEA FACT #4 A female flea can lay about 2,000 eggs over the course of its life, but is incapable of laying eggs until after its first meal. Good news for fleas. Not so good news for your pets. Call Environ Pest Management today 47281610.
FLEA FACT #3 A female flea lays it's eggs within 35 to 48 hours of its first blood meal. Flea eggs are usually laid directly on a host, often falling off the host’s body and spreading the infestation to the surrounding environment. Even more reason to have your home treated if your pets have fleas. Call Environ Pest Management today 47281610.
FLEA FACT #1 If you find a flea on your cat or dog, there could be an infestation on your pets and around your home. Adult fleas are only a small percentage of the total population of a given infestation.Call Environ Pest Management today to have your Townsville home treated for fleas
TOWNSVILLE - Give household pests the flick this September.
SINGLE PEST SERVICE ONLY $132!!!
Treat Ants or Silverfish or Spiders or Cockroaches for one low price. All work guaranteed.
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RODENT FACT #5
RODENTS ARE ALWAYS IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE ……..Rats and mice are prolific breeders. Mice can have litters of five or six babies every three weeks and Rodents can produce litters up to 15 times per year. While Rodents don’t live long, they don’t have to when they reproduce as much as they do. A single pregnant female rodent invading a home can create a large rodent infestation in no time. If you see one Rat chances are they are more hidden away. Call Environ Pest Management today.
RODENT FACT #4 .
A rat can go longer than a camel without water and fall 15 meters without being injured. Resilient little creatures aren't they.
German Cockroaches are on the rampage in Townsville
Infesting Hotels, Restaurants, Offices, Cafes & Homes. Check out these before and after photos taken by our highly trained technician. For great results in the treatment of German cockroaches call the experts at
Environ Pest Management today.
RODENT FACT #3
THE RAT KING – Ok so you’ve probably got an image in your head of a Henry VIII style rodent donning a cloak and crown right? Wrong…..
A “rat king” is the term given to a whole tangle of “gross” that can occur when a group of rats become intertwined by their tails getting stuck together from a combination of faeces, blood and general muck. In theory this conjoined multi-rat fusion can maintain life and continue to grow through a process of forced cooperation, but the phenomenon is relatively rare. Thank goodness.
RODENT FACT #2 Rodents are defined by their large twin incisors, which grow constantly and need a regular source of chewing materials in order to remain at a comfortable length. The teeth of even the smallest of rats and mice grow on average 15cm per year, and thanks to their long, incredibly strong teeth, rodents can chew through materials like plastic, metal, and even brick and concrete with relative ease.
RODENT CONTROL...isn't as simple as you may think.
Contact the professionals at Environ Pest Management. As you can see by this video (click on the link below)
Our guys really know what they're talking about....
PRE-PURCHASE BUILDING INSPECTIONS
How important are they?
There is currently an E-Petition before the QLD State parliament that is seeking to make it mandatory for all Vendors to disclose structural defects.
Current legislation does not protect consumers in Queensland.
TO: The Honorable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
"Queensland residents' draws to the attention of the House, sellers of residential property in Queensland have no obligation to disclose structural defects. This allows unscrupulous sellers to sell defective and unsafe houses to unsuspecting buyers with no legal remedy for the buyer. These buyers can suffer serious financial hardship."
Environ Enterprises is well qualified to perform all manner of Pre-Purchase Building & Pest Inspections.
Registered Architect & Builder
Are ready to assist you with your home purchase
Call: Environ Pest Control for free advice and assistance
07 4728 1610
RODENT FACT #2
RODENTS ARE ON THE MOVE IN TOWNSVILLE....Looking for a warm place to snuggle up and breed and there's no better place than your roof void. Here's an example of what an unattended rodent problem can do to your home. If you hear noises in your roof DON'T DELAY!! Call Environ Pest Management today 47281610.
DID YOU KNOW... Silverfish can live up to a year without food? They have a very unusual diet, consisting mainly of paper, glue, and other starchy substances like toothpaste, pasta, and cardboard. With a life span of 3 - 6 years and a built up tolerance to most common insecticides, should you find these in your Townsville home it's time to call the professionals. Call the friendly staff at Environ Pest Management today on 47281610
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* Easy to read report with supporting photos.
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Look what we found on the underside of a kitchen bench the other day. German Cockroaches are really making their presence felt in many Townsville homes recently. These disease carrying pests are hard to control once they've established themselves in your home. Best to call the professionals. Call Environ Pest Management on 47281610 today
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Call Peter today to get great reliable and very friendly service
Phone: 0414 761 307
Mosquitoes are still making their presence felt throughout Townsville despite the change in weather. Have your Townsville home treated for mosquitoes for only $99* when you book any other pest service with Environ Pest Management. Call us today on 47281610 to make a booking
With the cooler weather upon us, Townsville residents should consider having their property inspected for evidence of rodent activity. Rodents peak season is essentially through the cooler months. These pests are not only carriers of unwanted diseases, but also have the ability to cause major damage to your home.
A rodent check from one our experienced pest techncicians is the best way to guard your property against rodents this winter.
PREVENTION is better than CURE.
For more information ofn this service or any of our other pest services, please call Environ PEst Management on 4728 1610 today.
When you think you know all about them and where you will find them. SURPISE!
This large unwanted guest was making itself at home under a fridge magnet in the door!!
The owner was unaware! Thank goodness for a very thorough investigation from our Pest Managers before treatment. Don't be this disease spreading pest's next victim. Call Environ Pest Management today on 47281610.
External Mosquito Treatment
$99 When booked with any other pest service
Call the friendly staff at Environ Pest Management Townsville today!!
DID YOU KNOW?
THERE ARE TWO REGISTERED BUILDERS AT ENVIRON!
BUYING A HOUSE?
NEED A PROFESSIONAL TO ASSIST YOU
WE DO IT ALL!
PRE-PURCHASE BUILDING INSPECTIONS
PRE-PURCHASE TIMBER PEST INSPECTIONS
BUILDING CONDITION REPORT
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YES THEY ARE EVERYWHERE AT THE MOMENT PARTICULARLY THE SMALL SALT MARSH MOSQUITO
YOU WILL KNOW THESE, SMALL BUT WITH A STINGING BITE!!
CALL TODAY SO WE CAN FIX YOUR MOZZIE PROBLEM
TERMITES !! MOZZIES!!
THE LAST TWO WEEKS HAS SEEN A SPIKE IN PEOPLE RINGING IN NEEDING URGENT HELP.
WITH THE RECENT RAINS TERMITES HAVE GONE INTO OVERDRIVE
WE ARE LOCATING THEM IN ALL MANNER OF PLACES, ROOF VOIDS, SUB-FLOORS, COMING THROUGH MORTAR JOINTS, WITHIN WALLS AND PARTICULARLY AROUND WET AREAS LIKE BATHROOMS.
IF YOU SEE ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS DO NOT DISTURB IS THE RULE;
CALL YOU PEST MANAGER AS SOON AS YOU CAN
ENVIRON PEST MANAGEMENT PROVIDE ALL MANNER OF TERMITE WORK
TERMITE ERADICATIONS / TERMITE INSPECTIONS / TERMITE BARRIER TREATMENTS FOR NEW AND EXISTING HOMES
CALL THE TEAM AT ENVIRON PEST MANAGEMENT TODAY FOR HELP AND GREAT ADVICE!
Have you seen German Cockroaches in you Townsville home? Call Environ Pest Management now!
German cockroaches are more than just nuisance pests – they have been linked to transmitting disease by picking up germs on the spines of their legs as they crawl through decaying matter. The germs are then transferred to food and other common surfaces that we frequently touch. In fact, cockroaches are known to spread at least 33 different types of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other human pathogens. Also, the saliva, droppings and decomposing bodies of cockroaches contain proteins that trigger allergies and increase asthma symptoms, especially in children. YUK!
All mosquitoes need water to breed.
Just a few centimetres of water is all it takes for a female to deposit her eggs. Tiny mosquito larvae develop quickly in bird baths, roof gutters, and old tyres. If you want to keep mosquitoes under control around your home, you need to be vigilant dump any standing water every few days. Also call Environ Pest Management on 4728 1610 and ask about our special offer on External Mosquito Treatments before the wet season hits.
Bug zappers are useless against Mosquitoes..
Recent studies have shown that less than 1% of the insects killed by bug zappers are mosquitoes or other biting insects. These devices attract and kill mostly harmless insects such as moths and have no effect on the overall mosquito population.
Don't rely on bug zappers...book your external mosquito treatment before the wet season hits.
Call Environ Pest Management and ask about our special offer on external mosquito treatments today.
If you find a flea on your pet...
There could be an infestation on your pet or around your home. In actual fact adult fleas are only a small percentage of the total population in a flea infestation.
Don't think that the one flea you see is the only one. Chances are it's not...
Environ Pest Management can help. Call our office today on 47281610
Did you know.....
Subterranean termites prefer to stay underground during winter.....But winter is almost over.
Time to get a termite inspection.
Call our friendly staff on 47281610 for a free quote today.
Did you know......
In the past some Europeans ate mashed up spiders as a cure for toothache. If you have that many spiders at your Townsville home contact Environ Pest Management for a treatment today...
Environ Pest Management - Proud Supporter's of Townsville's Future
Townsville Warriors are a local community football club that have been around since 1966. Environ are proud to sponsor the Townsville Warriors Under 8 Stars MiniRoos team as the players learn to work together, get fit and acquire skills in a safe and encouraging environment. These kids are our future and Environ Pest Management are privileged to be part of investing in their sporting journey.
The cooler months have approached!!
With these cooler months upon us some pests will lay dormant, whilst others like the rodents will enter your home looking for warmth and food. Take preventative measures NOW to avoid these pests from entering and breeding in your home. Reguarly inspect your home for any signs of droppings, bite marks or damaged goods / foods.
If any of these signs are evident in your home, contact Environ Pest Management Townsville today on 4728 1610.
Did you know that the german cockroach is the most commonly known species found throughout the world. These prolific breeders like to live in areas that are close to food and moisture, making the human home the perfect environment.
They often makes their way indoors via grocery bags, boxes and second hand appliances and are commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms.
The german cockroach is known to be a prolific breeder, once established in your home numbers will explode. If you suspect activity in your home, contact Environ Pest Management Tonwsville today.
FRIDAY FUN FACT?
Interesting fact about mice......
Mice are eager explorers. They find inventive ways to satisfy their curiosity by squeezing through tight gaps and biting through obstacles with their strong teeth.
Prevention is better than cure. Keep rodent numbers in control by booking in for our 2 visit rodent control service this month. If you have sighted or heard rodents in and around your Townsville home, contact the friendly staff at Environ Pest Management Townsville today, to take us up on this special offer of ONLY $199.00.
It is our great pleasure to Sponsor / Promote / Volunteer in helping a not for profit organisation.
Gymnastics Townsville Invitational Competition was held over the weekend with scores of kids locally and from out of town.
Gymnastics is such a fantastic sport, the coaches and staff are amazing with the kids.
You would have read article this morning in the Towsville Bulliten. QUOTE: "the adult population will reduce over time"
I can attest to the little buggers biting our kids and the neighbours kids (West End); So after treating my own place, standing outside the very next evening waiting to get bitten........................NOTHING!
As curiosity would have it, I checked along our concrete pathway and what I saw was dying mosquitos, bouncing along trying to get off the ground. Having suffered with Ross River Fever, I was not going to take any chances with the family.