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  • Insect bites and stings

    The majority of insects in Australia are not harmful to humans. However, some insects bite and sting if they are threatened so it is best to avoid touching them if you want to avoid being stung or bitten.

  • Honey Bee

    Australia's early European settlers introduced Honey Bees to ensure a good supply of honey.

  • European Wasp

    The European wasp, Vespula Germanica, is an established pest in Australia. This non-native wasp was first found in Australia in 1959 in Tasmania. By 1978 they were also known in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia, and are now firmly established in the Sydney area.

  • Paper wasps

    Native paper wasps are smaller than European Wasps, and lack their vivid yellow markings. They tend to only be aggressive when defending their nests, and are otherwise beneficial insects to have around the garden.

  • Bull ants

    Bull ants have a fearsome reputation, and deservedly so.The sting of these ants hurt a lot since they inject formic acid. Unlike other ants they are attracted to flowers but have no role in pollination.

  • Cockroaches: Order Blattodea

    The mere mention of cockroaches brings about a strong reaction in many people. However, the fast moving, shiny, black or brown cockroaches commonly encountered by people in their homes are almost never native Australian cockroaches, but introduced pests.