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Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
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Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
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Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
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By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 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.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – No matter how hard you fight them, bugs will somehow get inside your home. Ants have been especially pesky for homeowners in South Georgia, and pest control agents expect that to continue in 2011.
When it comes to bugs, no one wants them in their home. But it happens, and you just might be inviting them inside.
Julia Salter believes in preventative pest control, because the best bug is the one that doesn't find its way inside her home. She said, "I don't want to see anything like that."
That's why she hires Arrow Exterminators to take care of the pests, from the outside in.
Jody Pate is the Regional Vice President for Arrow. He says to keep bugs out, you've got to get rid of their access points. He said, "Ants, cockroaches, crawl up this wall and it's a direct avenue to get into the house."
Plumbing fixtures outside are an entry point, as are bushes. These are trimmed back away from the house, but there's something here that still is a highway for insects. Jody Pate said, "it's a thing like this that Homeowners don't realize. When you have a bush touching a pillar like this, they'll crawl straight up and gain access into your home."
Once inside, ants and roaches like to gather where their food source is, the same place your food is: The kitchen. And keeping your home clean, won't necessarily keep bugs out.
Pate said, "Ants and cockroaches, or any insect for that matter, they're no different from you and I. When it's dry outside they're going to try and get inside for moisture when it's cold outside, they're going to go inside for warmth."
And may even warm up in your bed. Bed bugs are becoming an increasingly common problem, one Salter hopes she doesn't experience. She said, "I would think I would just have to leave. I think I would have to have some one fumigate or whatever."
Which is why she'll leave the pesky problems to the professionals.
As for bed bugs, the rule of thumb when traveling is, don't put your luggage on the floor, and when you get home, don't put your luggage on your bed. Instead, immediately unpack and wash your clothes.
If you get bed bugs, steam and vacuuming are the best remedies. The five pests expected to cause the most problems in 2011 are Ants, termites, bed bugs, fleas and cockroaches.
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