Homeowners are being advised to clean up yards and any areas where water may lie as humid weather following heavy rains provides peak breeding conditions for mosquitoes.
Homeowners are being advised to clean up yards and any areas where water may lie as humid weather following heavy rains provides peak breeding conditions for mosquitoes. Contributed

AS THE weather becomes warmer you'll notice more bities on the move. Ants, bees, caterpillars, insects, leeches, scorpions, snakes, spiders, ticks and wasps dominate our backyards but these 'nasties' aren't waiting around every corner to get you. In fact, you'll probably have very few serious encounters with them, but if you do, there are a few things you should know.

Six legged insects, eight legged arachnids and those with no legs at all can cause discomfort when they bite or sting. When they attack it is usually to protect themselves, their nests or young or simply to have a feed. It sounds like a horror story but we can live quite comfortably with most of Australia's stingers and biters and never be bothered.


BRAIN STRAIN

A+B+C = 18
8A+6B+6C = 118 legs
2B+C = 20

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