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Termites, different bugs thriving in moist environs left by latest rainstorms


TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) – The recent rains have proven to be an open invitation to some unwanted guests.

“The beetles are fine; you are sure of that. In fact, I think they are healthy as always right now, ”said Glen Pillow, owner of Pillow Termite & Pest Control in Texarkana, Texas.

Schools of termites are a common scene in the area; and the presence of these and other errors is increasing, he added.

“Many ants have climbed up and invaded the walls of the houses. Lots of spiders, it seems, and millipedes. “

The reason for the abundance of insects is the excessive rain the area has experienced in recent weeks, he said.

Pillow, who has been with Texarkana for more than 60 years, said this year was different. “This is the wettest spring into summer that I have ever seen.”

If your bug problem involves termites, he recommends that you consult a professional.

Otherwise, he said, there are things you can do to keep the insects out of your homes and businesses.

Pillow suggests:

  • cut back the vegetation in the courtyards,
  • Keep rubble away from homes and
  • getting rid of stagnant water.

“The phone rings all the time,” said Pillow. “It’s going to be a good year for business, but a bad year for the public with all the flaws. But we’ll knock them out as soon as possible. “

The EPA’s Citizen’s Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety (see below) provides additional tips on controlling pests in and around the home, choosing and using pesticides, finding alternatives to chemical pesticides, and choosing a pest control company.

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