Insect bite & Sting Identification

Insect bites and stings can be hard to identify yourself. Let’s take a look at common Tasmanian culprits. SPIDERS BITES Spider bite severity varies depending on which species has bitten you. Typically a spider bite is hard to distinguish from any other bug, its may be: Red, itchy & inflamed. Pain radiating from the bite. Blistered. Most Tasmanian spiders are …

2020 PWAPM Excellence Award

Scorpion’s own Business Manager is a proud finalist! Pest control was once perceived as a non-traditional career choice for women in Australia and all over the world, however, here at Scorpion; we are working hard to change this marketplace perception. On the 10th of September 2020, the Professional women in Australian Pest Management association (PWAPM) sponsored by BASF Pest Control …

Termites in Tasmania – Why you don’t need to worry

The 3 types of termites: Subterranean, dampwood and drywood termites. Does Tasmania have Termites? Yes! There are approximately 350 native and introduced species of termites in Australia, around 40 of which are destructive and invasive. But the good news is, there are no species of termite in Tasmania that are destructive to buildings. The Building Code of Australia requires that all …

COVID-19 Update – Infection Control training

The team at Scorpion have now completed the COVID-19 Infection Control Training module, which covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19. Key learning objectives include: Understanding the basics about the COVID-19 virus, including how it is spread Describing what you can do to protect yourself and others Knowing what to do if you develop symptoms Knowing what …

Autumn Pests – Invasion of the Portuguese Millipede

Description Distribution HABITAT BEHAVIOUR Dark grey/Black in colour, 20-45 millimeters long. Smooth & Cylindrical in appearance.   Widespread in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, NSW, Western Australia.  Woodlands, Grasslands and suburban gardens.  Introduced invasive species, often assembling in plague numbers. Breeding season between March and early winter.   Autumn Pests – Invasion of the Portuguese Millipedes Portuguese Millipedes were introduced into Australia in the 1950’s …

COVID-19 Update – We’re still open

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update During this challenging time, we want to provide you updates regarding our response to the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, pest control operations will continue as normal. As the situation concerning the COVID-19 continues to develop, we felt it was important to communicate to you that we have already implemented preventative steps company-wide to address the concerns …

Meth Testing – What it is and why you need it

Meth Testing – What it is and why you need it “Experts reveal that a staggering 1 in 10 Tasmanian properties may contain methamphetamine residue.” Screening properties is a normal practice interstate, and soon will be the same for Tasmania, as a growing number of buyers and landlords are going beyond the scope of the usual Pre-Purchase inspection and including …

Doing our part – Eco Friendly Pest Control

Doing Our Part – Eco Friendly Pest Control Do you really know what is being sprayed around your home? When most people hear “pesticide” their mental image is something like the old, highly toxic, organophosphate insecticides. Thankfully, pesticides have changed over the last few decades, thanks to the advance in technology and increasing demand for organic products. However many insecticides …

Bird Management Solutions in Tasmania

Bird Management solutions in Tasmania Apart from being a nuisance, bird droppings and nesting material all pose a potential health risk to humans. Thankfully, Scorpion offers solutions to keep them away for good. Many people only realise they have birds in their roof when they are woken to the sound of nesting.  There are very few bird species in Tasmania …

5 things to consider when hiring a Pest Control Company

“You are allowing strangers into you’re home to spray chemical treatments, it’s important they know what they’re doing!” With technology at your fingertips, shopping around for the right Pest Control Company may make life a little easier… and a whole lot more confusing. There are countless conflicting opinions on the net, and the range of choices may be overwhelming. If …