Insects and floodwaters

Fire ant floating colony in Houston floodwaters.
Photo by NBC DFW @OmarVillafranca

Many in the pest control industry find themselves in the midst of the devastating floods hitting much of south and east Texas this week. If so, it may be a good time to remind ourselves of some unique pest challenges associated with high water.

Flooding brings all sorts of wildlife into unusually close contact with people, but few critters are more dangerous than fire ants. When floods occur, fire ants exit…

Source: Insects in the City

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