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February 28, 2021

Dealing with grubs

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Juud Addison, Byron Bay

I wish to bring to the attention of the public that there is lawn grub in many lawns across the Shire.

What is happening is that people go to the store, and buy a product that says with big letters on the label: ‘lawn grub killer’.

DANGER: this is extremely toxic for you, your family, and the environment. In particular magpies, butcherbirds, pee-wees and other grub-eating bird species. In Belongil alone over the last week we found over 40 dead magpies, 24 dead butcherbirds, and three dead pee wees. Heartbreaking!

Marsupials like echidnas and bandicoots are also dying in big numbers; personally we found seven. Anywhere lawn-grub killer is used near waterways, massive dying of fish.

PLEASE spread the word, there are safe non-toxic alternatives, available in most hardware stores and landscaping stores near you.

You can kill lawn grub without killing hundreds of other animals. Let’s not forget the safety of your family.

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