Insects ( 7 results )

Source:  Texas Fire Ant Research and Management Project, fireant.tamu.edu

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Tremendous amounts of rain can fall over a short period of time resulting in flooding of low-lying areas. With this flooding comes the problem of various “critters” trying to find safe, dry ground. In areas of Texas infested with the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, these ants and their colonies can present a potentially serious medical threat to people and animals during times of flooding.

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Source:  Texas AgriLife Extension Service

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Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

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Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Urban Solutions Center at Dallas

Pyrethroid insecticides provide options for short- and long-term mosquito control in home landscapes. Be sure to follow the label and apply pesticides in the evening to minimize risks to beneficial insects.

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Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Urban Solutions Center at Dallas

Many homeowners create their own backyard mosquito problem by allowing water to stand in hidden sites. This video offers tips for spotting and eliminating mosquito breeding sites.

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Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Urban Solutions Center at Dallas

Reduce your risk of mosquito bites by using a good repellent. This video describes why you should use repellent and (at the end) lists repellents that are currently recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.

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