Latrodectus hasseltii, the redback spider.
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Be thankful you aren't a male redback spider.
Fungus gnats are one the many arthropods that find their way into our homes.
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Our homes harbour hundreds of species of insects and their relatives.
The cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) female full of eggs.
Fleas have lived with people for as long as people have lived with pets.
Your home is full of fungi.
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Moulds and fungi have been living with us for thousands of years - you just might not think about them until they become a problem.
New homes go up at a housing estate at Cecil Hills in western Sydney.
Energy efficient houses are often thought to be a promising way to reduce our environmental footprint by using less energy and producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, surprisingly, if you consider…