pests

  • The perils and prevention of invasive species

    Invasive plants and animals cost Australia’s economy about $25 billion a year – which makes payin...

    Australia is facing a “sliding doors” moment when it comes to invasive species, according to a new report by the CSIR...

    Animals November 22, 2021
  • Who are the real pests?

    Studies turn spotlight on human action and expansion.

    Since Charles Darwin sailed around South America less than 200 years ago – a blip in the Earth’s history – the human ...

    Animals June 10, 2020
  • Support the environment. Don't mow your lawn

    Biodiversity suffers when things are too perfect.

    Mowing urban lawns less often or less severely increases biodiversity, saves money and reduces pests, according to re...

    Earth December 19, 2019
  • Bushland and farmland don't always mix

    Relying on natural habitat for pest control doesn’t always work.

    Despite an analysis of the largest dataset of its kind, a simple landscape model for accurate pest control prediction...

    Agriculture August 1, 2018
  • Domestic fleas infest scores of wild mammal species

    Australian research finds cat and dog fleas everywhere bar Antarctica.

    A study led by the University of Queensland, Australia, has found that fleas from domestic pets are infesting numerou...

    Biology January 9, 2018
  • From the frontline: stalking a feral predator

    More to eradicating Australia’s feral cats than meets the eye.

    If you own one of the 3.3 million pet cats in Australia, spare a thought for the 75 million native animals that die e...

    Biology April 27, 2015
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