JUNE 2019

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Blue ant

BLUE ANT

Image credit: Canberra nature map under licence   These ground dwelling insects have a unique diet and distinctive appearance, and can be found in gardens across much of Australia. They can also deliver a very painful sting like their more notorious relatives. Could you identify a blue ‘ant’?

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STEAK OR CAKE? TASTE TESTING WITH ANTS

When dealing with ant infestations, Syngenta offers a choice between two market-leading gel baits: Advion and Optigard. Both are highly palatable and offer comprehensive control, but are different in flavour. So, which one do you choose? Should you opt for the cake or the steak?

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German cockroach with egg case

HOW TO GET RID OF …

Analysing search terms can provide interesting information on the state of the market and the behaviour of customers. We’ve looked at one of the more common search terms: ‘How to get rid of… [insert pest]’. Which pest was the subject of the highest number of searches?   One way to estimate which pests are causing…

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