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Spider Identification

Dangerous Spider Identification

Which Spider is Dangerous? A quick guide to some of the spiders you might find around your home. This Video is a useful Spider Identification guide. Go direct to the type of spider you want to know more about. 0:07 – Golden Orb Weaving Spider 0:21 – Huntsman Spider 0:34 – Saint Andrews Cross Spider […]

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Canberra Now: News in 90 seconds for January 16, 2018

The forecast for Tuesday looks fairly mild. It is going to be sunny with a high of 27 degrees and southeasterly winds easing in the evening. Here’s the top local news making headlines. European wasp ‘super nests’ feared this summer. ACT government pest controls officer Jim Beriesheff with intact wasp …

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'Super nests' of European wasps feared in Canberra this season

Authorities are warning that “super nests” of up to 10,000 European wasps each could emerge in Canberra this season, with a big jump in the number of nests reported to date. During December and the first few weeks in January, 120 nests have been reported, a substantial increase from last year’s 15 …

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Farmers push for SMS warning system to notify them of chemical product contamination

FARMERS are calling for a nationwide text alert system similar to emergency fire warnings to immediately notify them when pest control chemicals are … NFF President Fiona Simson told News Corp new Agriculture Minister David Littleproud should also review the APVMA’s powers to force companies to …

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Farmers push for SMS warning system to notify them of chemical product contamination

FARMERS are calling for a nationwide text alert system similar to emergency fire warnings to immediately notify them when pest control chemicals are … NFF President Fiona Simsom told News Corp new Agriculture Minister David Littleproud should also review the APVMA’s powers to force companies …

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Local cop in court over gun law mix-up

Already licenced to hold both category A and B weapons, which the shotgun in question falls into, Harling collects and owns 31 registered weapons, largely due to his casual work as a feral pest controller. Under the Weapons Act, because Snr Const Harling had paid for the gun, instead of just borrowing …

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Deadly snake found in Queensland home

Chapel Pest Control and Snake Takeaway’s Jamie Chapel removed the king brown, known as a mulga, from a garden shed in Kelso on Friday. “The mulga is arguably the largest venomous snake in Australia and produces the most volume of venom in a bite,” Mr Chapel said. “They are not actually a …

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King Brown snake safely released after being found in Townsville house

Chapel Pest Control and Snake Takeaway’s Jamie Chapel removed the king brown, known as a mulga, from a garden shed in Kelso on Friday. Jamie Chapel of Chapel Pest Control, releases a Mulga (King Brown) Snake after it being rescued from a residential home. Picture: Alix Sweeney. “The mulga …

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 1080 baiting 'safe and effective'

Council doesn’t suggest eradication is realistic for any widespread, established invasive pest and is not the aim of the Invasive Pests Control Scheme. Council expects all landowners to control invasive pests so as to reduce their spread and the impacts they may impose to other lands and owners of …

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Why you shouldn't spray spiders in your backyard

Owner of Sydney’s Best Pest Control Sam Yehia said many people will call fumigators after seeing a redback or funnel-web spider on their property. But he said customers are often given the wrong information and insecticide does not completely exterminate the spiders. “Some technicians turn up to [a …

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Canada fails to protect bees by opting against full pesticide ban – environmentalists

Environmental groups in Canada have lashed out at the government, saying it has failed to protect bees. Ottawa has proposed limiting the use of bee-killing insecticides, but environmentalists want them completely banned. On Tuesday, Health Canada’s pest control body issued a report on a group of …

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