Imagine constantly living with mice. When you go to sleep they run across your bed, the stench of dead mice fills the street. As an expert on mouse outbreaks, let's look at the issue in more detail.
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People love to connect with nature and that's possible with vertical gardens on high-rise developments. But gardens need a gardener to keep things under control.
If all, or even most, offspring of the survivors are shy, we could be facing an introduced pest population that is incredibly difficult to remove.
The European firebug was first discovered in North America in Utah in 2008 and has quickly expanded its range.
Entomologists worried about invasive pests have thousands of curious community scientists posting their findings online — and identifying new species.
A swarm of roughly 40 million desert locusts can eat the same amount of food in one day as about 35,000 people.
Are raccoons ravaging your radishes? Container gardens might be a good option for saving your plants.
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Pests can cause sudden and significant damage to homegrown food, but a little planning and intervention can help you cut your losses.
Aerial baiting has been Australia's foremost weapon against pest species for the past 74 years. But at what cost?
Insects are essential to the functioning of land and freshwater ecosystems but species populations are being lost at a rapid rate globally.
Female stable flies make careful choices about where to lay their eggs.
Savvy female stable flies prefer to lay their eggs on donkey and sheep dung. Knowing where they choose to do this will help us manage disease.
Flying desert locust.
Countries should promote alternatives to pesticides and more carefully examine how to prevent insect invasions in the first place
If harm to native wildlife is the main concern then there are much bigger targets for control than grey squirrels.
Fire ants like these can give a nasty bite.
Millions of dollars are being spent on trying to eradicate fire ants from Australia. But that might not be the only way to deal with the invasive pest.
Learning about urban rat populations through genetic testing reveals information about their movements through cities.
Genetic analysis shows that urban rats prefer to stay near their relatives; however, some of them migrate. Knowing this could help with pest control efforts.
Argentine ants are a fact of life in many parts of Australia, but can still potentially be banished from Norfolk Island.
Invasive pest ants cause billions of dollars worth of damage to crops, and threaten some of Australia's World Heritage rainforests. The federal budget has pledged nearly $30m on wiping them out – but how?
A dam near Gemtree, Northern Territory.
A barrier just 50km wide might stop water-reliant cane toads in their tracks.
Fleas, as pet owners know, are a common menace.
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By finding out more about the cat flea, researchers could maybe identify better pest control measures.
A tree-killing beetle has invaded South Africa. This is what should be done.
Sometimes thousands of ladybirds will ‘overwinter’ in the same spot, which experts say is normal behaviour and nothing for homeowners to be alarmed about.
According to experts, ladybirds are no more dangerous than they were before.
Not interested in your new favorite band.
An AC/DC-loving biologist tests the band's 1980 assertion that "rock 'n' roll ain't noise pollution." Turns out it can be – and the negative effects of noise can ripple through an ecosystem.
Aphids often appear in swarms around May and June but what risk do they pose to plants?