QUEENSLAND is preparing for the invasion of an aggressive and exotic pest that threatens to spread dengue fever to southern capitals and could mean the end of the outdoor barbecue.
Queensland scientists have begun breeding the Asian tiger mosquito also know as “The BBQ Stopper”, a highly invasive species with the ability to bite dozens of times a minute.
They’re closely studying the country’s only colony of the dreaded mozzie, caged behind a series of locked doors in Brisbane’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.
Refer attached article from the Sunday Mail – 1st June 2014.
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Reports say people can experience things like 20 or 30 bites per minute … that’s why it’s called the ‘barbecue stopper’. Keep your outdoors safe from pests with a pool or patio enclosure. Contact us using the form on the right for more information.