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Beware sting in the tail as thousands of European wasps tipped to swarm capital

2018-07-08T04:00:04+10:00 October 22nd, 2015|

Beware sting in the tail as thousands of European wasps tipped to swarm capital October 22, 2015 Clare Sibthorpe Canberra gardener Mike Bayly describes being stung more than 10 times by queen European wasps as "like having a nail punched into your arm". Mr Bayly is keen to raise risk awareness after his "horrific" experience to ensure Canberrans watch out for queen wasps looking for new homes. Professional gardener Mike Bayly watches as pest technician Jim Bariesheff treats the ground in a Canberra garden. Photo: Jeffrey Chan Last year, nearly 1000 nests were reported through the ACT government's European wasp hotline, making it [...]