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For all your heating & cooling needs!

COMMERICAL REFRIGERATION

Specialising in:

HEATING&COOLING

Ph: Steve 0400 214 936

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Servicing North Eastern Victoria and the Southern Riverina

Broadway St., Cobram

Member of Master Builders Q.B.S.A. Lic No 745 723 NSW Lic No 140523C Vic Plumbers Lic 45036 DEH ARCtick AU02219 FULLY LICENSED & INSURED

BUILDING SERVICES

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Car Hire

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DOMESTIC COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL

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Phone:

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PhONE:

EC5066

Lot 31 Melaleuca St Yarrawonga 3730

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Ph:

(02)

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Andrew GoldmAn

Excavations

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arpet Cleaning & leaning Services

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m.

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78 Sanger St, Corowa NSW 2646

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garden SupplieS

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PERMEWANS GARDEN SUPPLIES

Ron Payne MULWALA

For all your Garden & Landscaping Requirements

Agents for SELKIRK PAVERS & BRICKS Display Stand on Site Immediate Delivery Available on all products

n Industrial & n Free Quotes Farm Sheds n Kit Form or Fully Erected n Steel Garages n Carports n Verandahs n Fences n Garden Sheds

Lot 3, Murray Valley Highway, Yarrawonga Phone: 5743 2778

Ron Payne (03) 5744 1547 - 0402 227 189 www.ronbuilt.com

• Sand • Soil • Bark • Cement

• Limil • Mesh • Concrete Mix • Plumbing Supplies • Garden Stone • Hire Equipment • Timber Sleepers

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Maintenance Services For local, prompt and efficient renovation, maintenance and repair requirements including:

• Carpentry Jobs • Pergolas • General Repairs • Doors • Re-Flywiring • Tiling • Painting • Minor Jobs - clothes dryers fitted - TV wall brackets, etc.

• Will travel to rural areas • Pergolas & Verandahs • Fences • Kitchen Renovations • Doors • Cupboards • Bathroom Renovations • Painting • Furniture

No Job Too SMall Qualified Carpenter - 30 yrs experience

To arrange a free no obligation, quote phone Philip Barber on: 0438 330 351 Mob (02) 6033 5941 Fax

Phone Murray Heather on 5744 3378 AH or 0428 442 596 BH

Hire ServiCeS

landSCaping

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(03)

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Home Maintenance

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All Home Maintenance including‌

• Carpentry • Tiling • Painting & Plaster Work • Gates • Doors • Windows • Furniture Repairs, etc. Competitive Rates – Guaranteed Workmanship Pensioner Discount

Contact Les Aylward 5743 1121 Mob. 0417 386 178

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Trading Hours - Mon - Fri 7.30am - 5pm, Sat 8am- 2.30pm, Sun 9am-1pm

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AH: (03) 5781 4034

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Ideal for house, shed, garden & farm clean ups etc. Prompt delivery and pickup. 2m and 3m bins. 7 DAYS – CALL GRAEME

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peSt Control

peSt Control

Economic Pest Control EC0549

Specialising in all Pest Control NE Victoria & Southern NSW Spiders, Wasps, Termites, Fleas, Rats, Mice, Cockroaches

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Ask your local Jim about drought proofing your lawn and garden • Landscaping • Rubbish • Gardens • Gutters • Clean-ups • Trees www.jimsmowing.net

Mobile Service

Heated Hydro Bath Clipping Grooming Nail trimming Ears cleaned Flea rinse Treat after every wash Friendly Reliable Service YarrawoNGa & surrouNdiNG arEas

call Klara on 0418 541 336

Effective, competitive solutions for your Termite problems

Zero pests for total peace of mind Spiders, termites (White Ants), Rats/Mice, Wasps/Bees, Fleas, Cockroaches, Pre-Construction treatments, Pre-Purchase Inspections & Termite Inspections (including full written reports) No Obligation quotes Office - Phone/Fax: 6032 7137

Peter Pianto - 0439 243 437

Call Stephen Ackerly & the team

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PIANTO’S PEST CONTROL

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BRITCHELL

SAVAGE Painting & Decorating

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Plumber

Specialising in:

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• • • • •

• Gasfitting • Water & Drainage • Hot Water Service Replacement • Roofing & Spouting • Septic Systems Solarhart Agent

TRADE QUALIFIED

Vic Licence No. 41783

L & A Collins m. 0419 389 263 p. (03) 5744 1426

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Phone Steve Hanley - 5743 3152 Mobile 0412 822 812

Servicing Yarrawonga & Surrounding Areas

All Gas Supplies Plumbing Maintenance Domestic & Commercial Renovation Work, Bathroom & Kitchen Small Roofing, Spouting Installation & Repairs

Vic. Lic. 12164

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pryor GROUP quality printing & design for local business by local people pryor printerS

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Storage

Office Records n Cars n Merchandise n Boats n Caravans Security Lighting and Patrolled 13 South Rd and 8 & 9A Acacia St Managing Agent - Stockdale & Leggo 109 Belmore Street. E: yarrawonga@stockdaleleggo.com.au Ph: 03 5744 3718 AH: 03 5744 0161 n

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n

• • • • • •

• Road Base • Aggregate • Granite & Bluestone • Quarry Products

03 5885 8260

No more cleaning gutters 20 year product warranty Fits all gutter types Allows access to gutters Reduces water tank contamination Seniors discount available For your free quote or for immediate service call Area Manager Mick Gibson today on 0429 393 099 www.allclearleafguard.com.au

SeCurity ServiCeS

Gary & Suzanne Baker BCSE Accreditiation • Solar Power No. P2247 • Wind Power • Grid Connect • Remote Area Systems • Efficient Building Design

Phone: 03 5864 1162 Mobile: 0428 579 083

Email: garysue@mcmedia.com.au www.bakerrenewableenergy.com.au

Storage

Mulwala Self Storage

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Lot 9 McCarthy St, Mulwala Industrial Estate 24 Hour Access 24 Hour Video Surveillance

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Phone: Alan 0409 181 162 Email: davidsonsecurity@live.com NSW Master Lic No 410 372 993 ABN 56 030 456 611

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Ph: 0418 574 235 Neville 02 6033 1439

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FREE CALL 1800 426 607

Mobile Dale Walker 0428 573 061 Mobile Scott Matheson 0417 052 825 A/H 03 5752 2163; 5752 2218

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Phone 5743 3345

Corowa Mick Lloyd Tree Care “The Local Bloke” Quality job - every time 4 Tower 4 Chipper 4 Stump Eater 4 Bobcat 4 Tippers 4 Mulch 4 $20m insurance 4 www.trees.com.au 4 Elm Leaf Beetle Control Mick Downing Dip. Hort/Arbor

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• Tree Lopping • Stump Eater • Cherry Picker • Insured $10 Million Phone

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pests

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Insured $20M and experIenced

60ft Cherry Picker for hire Ph: Jim Carroll 5743 1265 Mobile 0419 431 265

tv/antenna

tree Care/lopping

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Pet Registration

It’s a bug’s life Pet registration due by April Moira Shire Council is reminding all cat and dog owners their annual registration fees must be paid by April 10.

The last six months have seen some extraordinary extremes of weather producing some obvious and not so obvious consequences. Locusts were the first to make their presence felt after relishing the perfect breeding conditions last year followed by the mosquitoes but more recently many households have also been invaded by frogs and crickets to make life that little bit more uncomfortable. Ants, spiders, cockroaches and countless varieties of flying insects are in abundance with reports now of mice starting to thrive to add more discomfort to households. Stuart Carter, who has more than 20 years experience dealing with many of these unwanted and downright dangerous invaders with his family company Carters Pest Control, said the recent breeding conditions for insects were as perfect as he had ever seen. “It’s pretty much all to do with the environmental conditions, we haven’t had rain like this for 10 years and it has been perfect for the ecosystem,” Stuart said. “We’re into the second hatching of locusts and the rain has brought the crickets as well. There is so much water lying around that it has been perfect for the mosquitoes and in turn the frogs. They all relish the moist conditions.” Frogs probably remain the exception to the rule with their croaking in the evening and forays into swimming pools more an annoyance than anything else and they do consume insects and spiders. Stuart said the increased numbers of spiders, cockroaches, ants and even mice around the home was probably more to do with them seeking shelter from the wet rather than a massive increase in numbers but a plentiful food supply could also have helped them multiply. “There is not much you can do about locusts, crickets and mosquitoes except try and keep them out of the house. They can get in through the smallest opening so people should take the time to do a thorough check for any cracks or crevices in walls and floorboards and make sure they have weather strips on doors as well. The best protection against mosquitoes still remains the personal application of a quality repellent and ensuring there is no water lying around the home,” he said. “We haven’t had too many calls about mice, most people tend to deal with them

Stuart Carter from Carters Pest Control wages war on creepy crawlies.

State Government legislation requires that every dog and cat over the age of three months is to be microchipped and registered with Council. Moira Shire Councillor Wendy Buck said registration compliance was important and helped ensure lost animals were quickly reunited with their owners. “Council impounded 478 animals during 2010 with less than half of these returned to their owners,” Cr Buck said.

“If all of these pets were registered and wearing a Council identification tag the number reunited with their owners would have been higher.” Moira Shire has introduced a number of new payment options in 2011 to make payment easier and more convenient. Options include payment by credit card via the telephone or Council’s website, internet banking and BPAY. Animal owners can also pay in person at Australia Post, by placing a cheque in the mail or in person at a Moira Shire Council office. “We have extended payment options to make the payment of animal registration easier for an-

U18 dance party themselves, but ants and spiders have kept us busy, they are always bad in summer.” He said the major risk for all households remained termites which may not necessarily have increased in numbers but still pose the greatest threat of financial devastation to households by the insect world. “Termites are always around and people should get their homes checked at least once a year by a professional to be safe,” he said. Sprays used by professional exterminators for spiders and ants would kill most crawling insects and also flying insects who land on the treated surfaces but cannot deter them in flight. For information visit Carters Pest Control website www.carterspest.com.au. Anne Ackerley from Economic Pest Control, which has just launched their own website www.economicpest.com, said European wasps and bed bugs were also on the increase. “People should take care, especially when travelling and staying at backpacking accommodation and motels, that they don’t inadvertently bring bed bugs home in luggage, as this appears to be their favourite mode of transport,” Anne said.. There is unlikely to be little relief from the pests until the cold weather arrives but until then do everything you can around the home to keep the critters outside or contact a reliable pest control agent. Massa shows his style on the dance floor.

imal owners, further details about these options are listed on animal registration notices mailed to pet owners,” Cr Buck said. “Animal registration fees support a range of important pet related services within the municipality such as animal control and conducting education about responsible pet ownership.” Failure to register your dog and cat may result in a $239 fine. Annual animal renewal notices have been mailed to cat and dog owners. Pet owners that have not received a renewal notice in the mail by April 1 should contact Council to arrange a copy. Pet owners are asked

to complete the declaration on the reverse of their registration notice and return it with payment to the Moira Shire Council in person or by mail if any information on their notice is incorrect. Corrections cannot be made at the Post Office or via the internet To register your cat or dog or for further information about registrations contact Moira Shire Council on (03) 58719222. Further information is also available on Council’s website at www.moira.vic.gov.au under the Environment/ Animals section.

Volunteers Marg and Caz at the Under 18 dance party at ClubMulwala.

Jasmine Crutchfield and Alyssa McLarty.

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