Secret Site Map
Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Home News Good News in Texas: Less bugs; Bad News in Texas: No Rain in Sight

Good News in Texas: Less bugs; Bad News in Texas: No Rain in Sight

Regional News

| June 28, 2011

LUBBOCK, Texas — If there is an upside to the heat, it's less bugs. Our record temperatures have made it almost impossible for some populations to grow.

Mosquitoes, in particular are thirsting for water and simply not hatching their eggs because of that. This is good news, especially when we're talking about a potentially deadly virus we usually see this time of the year - West Nile Virus.

Right about now we usually see those creepy, crawly critters. Tim Gafford with Gafford Pest Control says the lack of moisture has depleted some populations.

To read the entire KCBD 11 article, click here.
 

Top news

Rollins Acquires Critter Control

Critter Control is 100% franchised with 114 franchises operating in 40 states and two Canadian provinces. It is the largest wildlife control company in the United States.

Rentokil Acquires Buffalo Exterminating

Rentokil North America has acquired Orchard Park, N.Y.-based Buffalo Exterminating, a leading pest control company in Western New York. The deal closed on Jan. 6, and terms were not disclosed.

Ecolab Releases 2014 Q4 Results

The company said its fourth-quarter earnings rose 17%. Ecolab CEO Doug Baker said the company’s U.S. pest business “has been steadily improving” due to a number of investments in that business starting two years ago.

Gerbils, Not Rats, May Have Caused Black Death

Black rats may not have been to blame for numerous outbreaks of the bubonic plague across Europe, a new study suggests.

More 2014 Angie’s List Award Winners Announced

Angie’s List recently announced the following companies as 2014 Super Service Award winners: Arizona Pest Control, Tucson, Ariz.; Braman Termite and Pest Elimination, Agawam, Mass.; Inspect-All, Conyers, Ga.; and Gannon Pest Control, Solvay, N.Y.

x