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Oil Spill Workers vs. Black Widows and Brown Recluse Spiders


Black widow spiders, brown recluse spiders, Fire ants, poisonous plants and snake bites are the stuff of nightmares and just a few of the many hazards workers involved in the oil spill clean-up will face.

While much attention has been given to worker's exposure to hazardous chemicals, and rightly so, OSHA's list of potential dangers for oil spill workers contains many other hazards workers and employers should consider:

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Not quite Pest Control but interesting


This story gives a whole new meaning to "Snakes On a Plane". Although we do not treat for snakes we do offer fumigation of this caliber!

Snakes escape on Qantas flight


Source: The BBC  

An Australian airliner was grounded after four baby pythons escaped from their container in the aircraft's hold.

The snakes, just six inches long, were among 12 Stimson's pythons being flown from Alice Springs to Melbourne.

At first it was thought the reptiles may have been eaten by the other snakes, but this was discounted after they were weighed on landing.

Passengers were transferred to other aircraft. The jet was fumigated but the snakes' bodies are yet to be found.

"They're not endangered so a decision was made to fumigate...if these snakes turn up they will be very much dead snakes," David Epstein of Qantas said.

It is not known how the snakes - which can grow up to a metre in length - escaped from their container.

They were being transported in the cargo hold of the aircraft in a bag inside a plastic foam box with air holes.

The passenger aircraft returned to service on Wednesday.

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