Leptospirosis cases have more than quadrupled in Hawke’s Bay. Several cases of Leptospirosis (Weils Disease) now confirmed in Hawke’s Bay Region Leptospirosis is an infectious disease transmitted from animals to humans by infected urine. Read more from The Herald HERE
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On Nov. 29, 2022 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register titled “Pesticide Registration Review; Proposed Interim Decisions for the Rodenticides; Notice of Availability.” This notice announced the availability of the EPA’s proposed interim registration review decisions and opened a public comment period on the proposed interim decisions for the following rodenticides: brodifacoum, bromadiolone, bromethalin, chlorophacinone, cholecalciferol, difenacoum, difethialone, diphacinone (and its sodium salt), strychnine, warfarin (and its sodium salt), and zinc phosphide. Read more HERE
'Pretty crazy' bug invasion expected after summer downpour
Pest Management Association of New Zealand vice president Dr Paul Craddock said flies were climate-driven creatures with a life cycle of about a week. "My prediction would be, the fly season is going to go pretty crazy. We're going to see a lot of flies around, and also mosquitoes and other general insect activity like ants. "There's going to be a lot of standing water around in drains and places like that, so mosquitoes are going to be particularly bad." While it was hard to predict exactly how bad the season would be because of localised conditions, Craddock - an entomologist - said people should expect many more flies buzzing around their house. "Generally speaking, it's going to be worse than usual."