Zika virus

By |2019-05-24T17:56:06+00:00May 30th, 2016|news, pest control|

It is being urged to kill mosquitoes in Cairns, due to a positive test to Zika virus after resident returning from overseas. A Tropical Public Health Services spokeswoman said the diagnosis was confirmed on Friday, with spraying taking place in Gordonvale over the weekend and continuing on Monday. Zika is only known to be spread [...]

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Australia will use the herpes virus to eradicate its carp population

By |2016-05-10T03:47:40+00:00May 10th, 2016|house, news, pest control|

The Australian government has committed $15 million (about $11.4 million US) of its federal budget to help eradicate the country's carp population, The Guardian reports. The budget will go toward a plan that will introduce a carp-specific herpes virus into Australia's river system. Australia is currently in the middle of what science minister Christopher Pyne reportedly [...]

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