Australia is a truly wonderful place to call home. The country itself is beautiful, the people are great and there is simply so much to do. However, if there’s one thing that we have in abundance: it’s pests! From spiders, cockroaches and termites, we cannot seem to escape the creepy crawlies for which this country is famous.
It looks like we could be nearing the bottom of the property slump.
This has led to many mixed messages in the media and this together with uncertainty about our economy and jobs is causing a feeling of confusion for many investors.
But what is certain in these times of uncertainty is that some property investors will grow their wealth by taking advantage of the opportunity the market is presenting them.
Australian capital cities are expected to see property prices stabilise by the end of the year, with modest price growth predicted in 2020, new analysis shows.
If you’re planning on travelling this summer, you may come in contact with a small intruder in your home away from home, bed bugs! Luckily, pest control experts have some tips on how to make sure your trips are as bug-free as possible.
Plenty of bugs can help in your fight against aphids and their ilk. Step one: Attract the beneficials to your garden.BY TOM ATWELL Share
Ladybugs, or lady beetles as they are also known, like to eat aphids, so attracting ladybugs is an excellent way to discourage aphids. Staff photo by Jeff Pouland
“The only good bug is a dead bug,” an old and, I think, discontinued TV commercial for an aerosol insect spray once proclaimed.
Now we know better.
Frugal Australians are shunning the country’s cycle of debt to stay focused on their financial goals.
They’ve opted for a pared-back lifestyle, steering clear of shopping malls and making smarter choices with their money.
Getting buyers to spend big in the current housing market can be tough, but vendors could enjoy a tenfold financial return if they know what to spruce up before listing there home. Here’s what you should look at.
Few things are more gross to think about than imagining teensy little bed bugs crawling all around your bed while you’re sleeping soundly. It’s a traumatizing ordeal no matter where you are, and unfortunately, it happens often. It doesn’t only happen in the comfort of your own home, either: you can experience the nightmare of bed bugs when you’re traveling.
The housing downturn has spread around the country, with all capital cities recording dwelling price falls during the March quarter.
Prices slumped nearly 4 percent in the once white-hot Sydney and Melbourne markets but also inched lower in relatively resilient and affordable capitals such as Adelaide and Hobart, official figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics released on Tuesday show.