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Mosquitoes: Many left itching to avoid the suckers this summer

It's that time of year, mosquitoes are reeking havoc across our region, with many left itching to avoid dusk to dark.

Hunter residents warned to avoid mosquito bites

Hunter residents are being warned about another virus but, thankfully, this one is not COVID-19 related.

New approach to tackling mosquito-borne disease in the Hunter 

New research to tackle one of Australia’s most prolific mosquitos, responsible for spreading most cases of Ross River virus, is underway in the Hunter.

Pool owners warned of risks post floods

Pool specialists are warning pool owners in flood affected areas to be aware of the increased risk of 'popping pools', debris, water-borne disease, and mosquitoes this week. The call comes as torrential rain...

Wet weather creates perfect conditions for an itchy summer

The wet weather forecasted for this summer is set to create a bumper season for mosquitoes, and a University of Newcastle competition has sought solutions to stop the itch.  The Bureau of Meteorology...

Four mates itching to make a change

They might look like they should be forming a boy band, but Bal Dhital, Tim Keys, Dan Robson and Pat Prell were born to do so much more. They are four mates on...

Mosquito mayhem leaves the Hunter itching

While recent rains were a blessing for drought-ravaged farmers, for city-dwellers it has meant an onslaught of backyard mosquitoes. The unwanted creatures are now humming across the hunter in vast numbers, with many repellent suppliers...
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