Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:16:35 GMT
A Jones County Adult Detention Center inmate who walked away from a work crew Monday afternoon is now back in custody. While officers searched for inmate Micah Phillips on Highway 11, Phillips father pulledMore >>
A Jones County Adult Detention Center inmate who walked away from a work crew Monday afternoon is now back in custody after being turned in by his father.More >>
Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:09:06 GMT
Since then end of the 2013-2014 basketball season, Southern Miss head men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has been rumored to be a candidate for several openings at other schools. Monday night, TyndallMore >>
University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Director Bill McGillis confirmed on his twitter account Tuesday morning that men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has accepted a position at the University of Tennessee.More >>
Monday, April 21 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:52:34 GMT
A 40-year-old Walthall County Junior High teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of sexual battery. Nolana Griffin pleaded guilty to the four counts ofMore >>
A 40-year-old Walthall County Junior High teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of sexual battery.More >>
Pavement ants are common house infesting ants found on the East coast, the Midwest, the South, and parts of the West coast. They are black-brown ants that love to feed on morsels of human food, especially sweets and greasy stuff. Their name comes from their practice of burrowing under pavement or driveways, and making piles of dirt on top of the pavement over their nests. They're not known to nest inside of houses; rather they prefer to nest outdoors, under pavement, rocks, boards, and bricks.
Essentially, pavement ants are just regular ants. They're annoying to have in the house (I don't know anyone who like having ants crawl all over his kitchen), but they're not as horrible as, like, termites. If you don't want to see these little critters around your house, there are a few precautions you can take.
Second, keep the kitchen clean. Pavement ants are attracted to morsels of food, even the food left on dirty dishes. If something sticky and sweet spills, clean it up right away. Basic cleanliness is one of the best ways to prevent pavement ants from infesting your kitchen.
Third, caulk openings to your house. Ants enter your house just like other pests do, by entering through small cracks and holes. Seal up your foundation. Make sure that doors close snugly, and that there are no open cracks around window frames.
If you notice pavement ants in your house, ant traps are more commonly used than indoor sprays. Use ant traps as directed.
These few steps should keep your house relatively free of pavement ants. Though it's almost impossible to never, ever see a stray ant indoors, it is possible to reduce infestations.