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How to set your EnviroSafe Fly Trap

Congratulations on purchasing our renowned EnviroSafe Fly Trap! You probably know that our trap is Australian made and “The One That Works”, but how do you get the most out of your trap? Setting up the trap When you get the trap home, take out the information leaflet and have a read.  We have heard…

All about mosquitoes

As summer approaches, mosquitoes become more of a problem in many parts of Australia.  From nuisance biting, to the risk of contracting a serious viral disease, mosquitoes are very unwelcome visitors around the home.  We asked scientist Associate Professor Cameron Webb to tell us a bit about mosquitoes and how we can best manage them….

Environmental control of filth flies on horse properties.

What are filth flies?  These are the species, such as house flies, blowflies or bushflies, that use manure, carcasses or rotting organic material for food.  By moving between manure and the horse (feeding from eyes or scratches or wounds) they can easily spread disease, as well as causing the horse stress and discomfort from constantly…

Why are flies so difficult to eradicate?

Flies are everywhere! And some species are really serious problems for humans, livestock and horticulture. Communities and scientists have invested heavily in trying to eradicate flies, but it is incredibly difficult.For example, the Tsetse fly in Africa carries two species of disease organism which are fatal for humans and livestock. These flies have therefore been…

5 Fly facts you didn’t know!

Time moves more slowly if you’re a fly According to research, an animal’s perception of time depends on how quickly it can process sensory information. Flies process information more than 4 times faster than humans at 250 frames per second, compared to humans at 60. This means movements and events – including an incoming fly…