Household pesticides pose biggest exposure risk to children under five

By Allyson Horn PHOTO: Bug sprays accounted for almost 26 per cent of calls for help. (Supplied: University of Queensland) RELATED STORY: Vinegar makes box jellyfish stings worse: research RELATED STORY: Rise in e-cigarette poisoning alarms health experts MAP: Brisbane 4000 Cockroach and ant baits pose the biggest poison exposure risk to small children, a…

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No more Cockroaches “This is one serious cockroach bombing”

 Pest bomb explosion in restaurant A Brisbane restaurant has a “vapour explosion” on Thursday night after 24 pest bombs were set off inside An overload of pest control bombs has caused a bizarre explosion that substantially damaged a Brisbane restaurant. Emergency services were called to the Glamorous Wok at Sunnybank just after 10pm Thursday after…

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Termite Engineers; What The?

Termites Are Great engineers We often have an ambiguous relationship with insects, entire groups are prejudiced because of a few pest species. Termites are an excellent case in point. In most cases we only think of the damage they can do to timber in buildings. Termites are impressive builders, dotting the landscape with their imposing…

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Pest Control (Cowboy’s)

BEWARE: A Northern Rivers pest controller has blown the whistle on entrenched rorts within the industry, particularly in relation to termite/white ant services.Mireille Merlet CHARGE customers what they are willing to pay – not the cost of the job. That’s the philosophy of some greedy operators in the termite control industry who are tempted to…

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Red Ant Alert

[vc_column_text width=”2/3″ el_position=”first last”] Inspectors testing for red fire ants around Port Botany will widen their net to residential areas. Photo: Alex Wild. UP to 600 homes in southeast Sydney will be checked for red fire ants as the mission to eradicate the brutal pest continues. The insect, native to South America, was detected for…

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