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They might be eating your home, but termites play a vital role in ecosystems. Termite image from

Hidden housemates: the termites that eat our homes

Termite damage costs Australian homes at least a billion dollars each year – but they are absolutely vital for ecosystems.
The common grey silverfish, Ctenolepisma longicaudata, in Sydney. Graeme Smith

Hidden housemates: book-loving silverfish

Silverfish have disappeared from our homes as book-bindings - their favourite food - have improved.
The American Cockroach, one of the most common species found in your home. Cockroach image from

Hidden housemates: cockroaches

There are over 5,000 species of cockroach, but fortunately only a few have chosen to live with us.

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