Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
June 27, 2007
Dougherty County -- The drought's causing more problems than just dry lawns.
Lots of unwanted pests like ants, roaches, and mice are moving into homes. They're looking for water and exterminators are working overtime.
Does this look familiar. Armies of ants just like these are marching into homes across South Georgia, and experts say insect infestations have risen dramatically in the last month. Adams Exterminators Owner Jeff "Bodine" Sinyard said "in the last 60 to 90 days the phone has rung two to three times more than normal this time of year."
It's not just ants. Fleas, cockroaches and mice are being forced to go into homes looking for moisture as the drought and heat continues in South Georgia. Sinyard said "the ones that lots of times will stay in the pine tree bark or stay in the mulch are coming inside now. Because they are looking for that water, looking for that food, and it's a little bit intense right now."
With much of South Georgia still in extreme drought conditions, the creepy crawlers are looking for moisture and cooler temperatures. Pest control companies say even the cleanest home could be infested.
They are spraying bushes and putting out granular poison around houses trying to put up barriers. But it's a tough battle, and exterminators are getting more calls everyday from new customers. Adams Exterminators General Manager David Reed said "we're staying really busy. It's kind of overwhelming at times, but we're getting the job done."
Pest experts say ants and fleas are especially tough, and may need repeated treatment, as pests want to use your home to escape drought conditions.
Rodents and snakes are also being seen in greater numbers around homes. Mice usually don't enter homes until temperatures fall in the winter, but now more are moving indoors as water and food sources dry up. Snakes and other predators follow the mice.