Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
June 27, 2005
Valdosta-- We all know warm, wet weather brings mosquitos to South Georgia, but you may also notice an increase in other pests in and around your house.
It's the busiest time of the year for exterminator Tony Simmons. "You have more ant calls in the summer than anything else," he said.
With all the rain we've seen lately, these tiny critters are looking for dry land, and many are finding it inside your home. "When the water table comes up, ants have to come up. They're going to go to trees, houses, anything they can get into," said Simmons.
Simmons says the most common types of ants found in South Georgia this time of year are Argentine and Fireants. Both can be controlled with household pesticides or by setting out store bought bait traps. "Ants will come in, take the bait back to the colony to feed them and rid the house of the ants," said Simmons.
But the pests are coming in from outside, and to get rid of them once and for all, you may have to call in the professionals. "They have these non-repellent products we can use and a lot of baits and things like that," said Simmons.
Whether you use a household product or you hire a professional exterminator, you should be careful how and where you spray the pesticide, especially if you have kids or pets. "When its wet, it can be picked up through the skin and you want to make sure people stay off of that area," said Simmons.
You should also make sure all food is covered and put up when spraying pesticides. It's the best way to rid your home of these unwelcome visitors, while keeping your family safe at the same time.
Simmons says people who build a new home almost always have a problem with ants when they move in, since they usually build on top of the ants' home.