iconHigh school students in the Brisbane area found a unique way to avoid school.  In the first six weeks of school in 2008, 52 students were told to go home and eight of these sought medical treatment.  The students complained of being ‘bitten’ in several areas of the grounds.  They had seen hairy caterpillars on a table but investigation around that area showed nothing.  The school called out a pest management company, they checked the wattle trees which are a known home for the bag shelter moths – but they did not find any.  However, the stinging (urticating) hairs of caterpillars were the most likely cause – so where were they?

iconOver the last 18 months the calls have been ever increasing.  “There are these things … well, they are very small, minute … they jump .. don’t sting .. never seen them before.  What are they?”

Recording the Rate of Application

What should you write on records and notices?

Labels detail mixing rates – so many ml/L – but how is it best recorded? 

articonThe riddle of effective funnel ant control now solved.

Many a mower blade has been blunted, many an ankle rolled, and many a pristine lawn laid waste … all due to Funnel Ants.