Thursday, May 23 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:31:22 GMT
The pastor and members of a Jefferson county church make the gruesome discovery of a body on the way to Bible study Wednesday evening. Sheriff Peter Walker said a woman's body was found just before 6:30More >>
Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker has identified the woman found dead in the cemetery of East Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday night.
Termite season usually runs from March to November. But this year in South Mississippi they're getting an early start.
With a mild winter here, subterranean termites are out in force. They are on the hunt for a place to nest, eat and multiply.
If you think your home is safe from termites because it's brick, think again.
Tyler Ladner, owner of Alliance Pest Control in Gulfport, says, "Once they come underneath this brick lay, they're entering under the soil and once they come underneath that brick lay ledge, they enter the studs and eat from the top to the bottom."
Right now, Ladner is treating a Gulfport home with thousands of dollars in termite damage. High soil around the outside of the house made a moist environment inside that termites love.
"And once they've infested the house and have that moisture source, they start eating from the ground up. They build a carton inside the wall and that will contain the moisture for them, so they'll continue to breed and forage on the studs inside the home."
He said you can do a termite treatment yourself with a kit you buy at a local hardware store, but highly suggests you use a professional that will do a chemical treatment and more importantly give you a lifetime warranty for any future termite trouble.
The alternative, he said, can be even more expensive.
"You can wait till you get termites and repair all your damages and then have to have a termite treatment after that. So you're paying a little more money to pay for damages and treatment versus having the treatment and being done with it. So it's certainly better to be proactive."
Some companies, including Alliance Pest Control, will give free estimates for termite treatment. So if you suspect you have a problem or want to protect from termites, you can get an inspection at no cost.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:42 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:42:16 GMT
The Hattiesburg City Council is expected to vote soon, possibly as early as next week, on its preferred method to upgrade the city's sewer lagoon system. The two options on the table are to build a newMore >>
In order to be able to pay for their new wastewater treatment facility, Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates for Petal and Lamar County customers.More >>
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