The Japanese tradition of raising and eating wasps

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The Japanese tradition of raising and eating wasps. Edible insects are often talked about as a possible “food of the future” – but what does insect-eating actually look like in the here and now? Guest producer Soleil Ho is the food critic for the San Francisco Chronicle and writer of…

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Pest controller died after going into anaphylactic shock when he was stung by a wasp

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Pest controller died after going into anaphylactic shock when he was stung by a wasp. A former soldier died after being stung by a wasp during a routine call-out in his new job as a pest controller, an inquest heard. Married Lee Darker, 48, had an anaphylactic shock and was…

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Meet the man who manages his anxiety by collecting wasp nests

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There is likely no insect more misunderstood or wrongfully despised than the wasp. If one buzzes by your barbecue, it’s often met with screams of “Kill it with fire!” or toxic clouds of pesticide. The truth is, most wasps are actually beneficial insects that pollinate flowers and hunt destructive bugs…

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‘Humongous’ wasps’ nest found in Newbury garage cupboard

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‘Humongous’ wasps’ nest found in Newbury garage cupboard. One thing you really do not want to discover when opening a cupboard in your garage is to find a nest full of 15,000 wasps. That is exactly what happened to a man in Newbury, Berkshire, who then had to call out…

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Pest expert Rod Yates urges action on European wasps

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Pest expert Rod Yates urges action on European wasps. Attracted by sweet foods and protein, wasps have become problematic around some al fresco dining areas and for Bunnings customers buying sausage sandwiches on weekends. … “The first thing that needs to be said is don’t underestimate the power of their…

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Wasp Nest Muster Coming to Nelson

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They say the only good wasp is a dead one. John Eason would rather take them alive. The Golden Bay pest eradication expert has made a career out of wasp control. Read More: https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/wasp-wipeout/102134615/wasp-nest-muster-coming-to-nelson

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Record European wasp season produces extraordinary nests

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Record European wasp season produces extraordinary nests. Canberrans have been revelling in the unusually warm autumn and so has the European wasp, with the eWasp hotline experiencing its busiest season since 2015 and a record number of nests confirmed. CoreEnviro Solutions Senior Pest and Weed Officer, Jim Bariesheff said the…

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Amateur wasp nest removal ends with scorched roof

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Amateur wasp nest removal ends with scorched roof. A problematic paper wasp nest in the roof of a Nelson home was the cause of a fire. A Nelson man trying to get rid of a wasp nest in his roof ended up setting fire to his house. The Nelson Fire…

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Great-grandmother killed by wasp sting had no idea she was allergic

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A woman collapsed in her garden and died after she was stung by a wasp, an inquest has heard. Desiree Pell, 78, died on August 16 last year at her home in Queensway, Ruskington, due to an allergic reaction to the sting. Read more: https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/great-grandmother-killed-wasp-sting-1395551

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Wasp buster kept busy during Nelson collection

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Paper wasp nest collector who asked for nests in the Nelson area was inundated with calls. Golden Bay’s John Eason said he had more than 150 calls from residents requesting his services during a Monday visit across the Takaka Hill following a story on Stuff. Over the weekend, Eason was…

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