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  • Keeping the crazy ants from driving you mad Play Video

    June 29, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Tawny Crazy Ant is back for the summer, and there are some things the experts say you can do to prepare. "You definitely want a professional treating for this ant," said Jacob Cohn of Arrow Pest Control. The Environmental Protection Agency approved a remedy called... more »
  • Bee experts say pesticides are killing their buzz Play Video

    May 6, 2014 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Scientists say people are killing off bees and other pollinators by using pesticides improperly. Milou Barry of Bocage Bee & Honey Co. says beekeepers have seen as much as a 20 percent drop in bee numbers since 2008. They've either disappeared or have not returned to... more »
  • Crazy ants take over town Play Video

    September 12, 2013 10:26 PM

    PORT ALLEN - They're creepy crawlers that won't take a break, and the fight to keep them away, is becoming costly. Crazy ants, formally called, "Nylanderia fulva" have spread from Texas to Louisiana and they keep moving. They have now caused problems in Mississippi and Florida. They don't bite,... more »
  • Bees get eviction notice after 20 years in home Play Video

    January 8, 2013 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After two decades, the tens of thousands of bees living in Ruby James' home are getting an eviction notice in the form of a good Samaritan. Jack Lithgoe, the president of the Capital Area Beekeepers club, volunteered to help remove the bees from the home after he... more »
  • House infested with bees for decades Play Video

    January 4, 2013 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A woman who has lived with an infestation of bees in her home for more than twenty years is fed up with the pests. The bees live in her walls and have been estimated to number in the tens of thousands. "In the winter time it's... more »
  • Man dies after live roach-eating contest in Florida

    October 9, 2012 12:47 PM

    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Authorities say the winner of a roach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms. The grand prize in Friday night's contest was a live python. The Broward County sheriff's office says in a news release that... more »
  • Soybean-sucking kudzu bugs head west

    August 7, 2012 10:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Kudzu bugs, pea-sized Asian insects with hearty appetites for soybeans as well as the weed they're named after, have hitchhiked from Alabama to western Mississippi. Entomologists and farmers in Arkansas and Louisiana are keeping a wary eye out for an invasion. The bugs were found near Vicksburg,... more »
  • Animal Control officials tackle rodent and mosquito problem

    October 8, 2009 6:12 PM

    Some unwanted critters have been plaguing people's yards due to the recent heavy rains. News 2's Christine Lewis gets answers on what's being done to move the animals out. more »

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