Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
February 27, 2006
Albany -- Last night, temperatures around South Georgia dipped below freezing, but that was one of the exceptions to the mild temperatures we've seen this winter. Though you may like the warmer weather, it may end up bugging you later on.
Cockroach. It's a word most of us don't want to hear, but worse than hearing the word is seeing the bug inside your home, and for every one you see there can be 200 more hiding and multiplying behind your walls, and unfortunately, because of the mild temperatures we've had this winter, you may see even more than you're used to in the coming months.
"If it's not cold, then we have a higher activity of pests. Indoor pests, ants, roaches, things of that nature," said Joe Ingles of Astro Pest Control. Especially when other natural sources are stacked up right next to your house, attracting more bugs, like roaches.
"Mainly picking up wood and debris that's around the house, just don't stack it up against your house, and mainly clean up around your beds and things like that," Ingles says.
One pest you may not think about, because you don't see them inside is the termite, but this year, be prepared. "They'll swarm sooner if we don't have cold weather. When it gets warm, then they're going to swarm. You're better off to treat something before you have a problem with subterranean termites than after."
And you're better off trying to deter ants than inviting them in. "They get in the house through trees touching the house and things like that," said Ingles.
Ingles says while termites and roaches will be an issue, your biggest problem this year may be ants, both fire ants, outside, and little black ants that may invade your house. To reduce the chance of them getting inside, you can check the seals on your doors and windows, but the best way to prevent their invasion is to check your shrubbery outside the home.
Here at WALB-TV, these trees, are about two feet from the building, which is what you want, so that ants don't climb off of them and onto the building and inside, but even if they do find their way in, you can have your home or business treated and the ants exterminated.
Typically, the first extermination treatment will be about $50.00, but subsequent treatments are about half the cost.