We Aussies don’t get to enjoy the arrival of spring unconditionally like some other countries do. Sure, we love the sunnier weather, but so do our bugs, and they make a point of sticking around no matter how unwanted they are. For better or worse, we have a massive diversity of bug life in Australia, and it’s not always easy to track their cycles and know when to be ready. Which bugs come out early on? Which ones are more likely to come indoors? Which ones hibernate inside homes?
We’re here to help you figure all of that out and more.
You knew they’d be on this list, didn’t you? These nasty little things are actually active most of the year, and some species are active year-round. They breed extensively during both the spring and summer, though, which is why you’ll notice many, many more ruining your food during the warmer months.
We actually have it worse than most other countries as far as flies are concerned. Flies are resilient and can lay their eggs in many places, but they favour animal products such as meats and cheeses for their spawning. That includes animal waste as well, which is where our problem is. Because of a decline in dung beetles, flies have many more places to lay their eggs. So, it’s not just your imagination—there really are more flies than before!
We don’t just have a few of these here; there are nearly 130 species of centipede in Australia, and many of them enjoy invading our houses. In fact, because of the nature of their exoskeletons, centipedes are very drawn to moisture, and they love to live in damp, dark places. In other words, watch out while in your bathroom, shower, or even your kitchen! Anywhere with a water source is likely to attract several varieties of centipede common to households.
If you suspect you have more than the usual number of these critters in your home, we recommend calling right away, especially if you have kids. Centipedes are notoriously aggressive bugs with a nasty bite, and they don’t consider biting a last resort, either. While not deadly, some species of centipede do have a venomous bite that can leave you feeling ill for days.
You might already know that mosquitoes breed in water. Their eggs hatch in standing bodies of water and the hatchlings live there for some time before they become the flying demons we all love to hate. This makes spring and summer the worst time of the year for mosquitoes, as the rains bring plenty of big, inviting puddles for them to turn into horrible little nurseries. Worse still, those stagnant pools are hotspots for possibly unhealthy bacteria, which is how many mosquitoes can spread disease.
Cockroaches hibernate during the winter, and they become truly plentiful during the end of spring and the summer. Females can lay eggs every six weeks, which can quickly turn a dozen of these monsters into a hundred. While cockroaches aren’t exactly dangerous, they can create highly unsanitary conditions in your home, and they’re best dealt with as soon as you suspect something!
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