They are tiny black insects and they have taken over parts of Tarrant County. The swarm, called Hackberry Nipple Gall Maker insects, is covering windows, cars and have even made their way inside homes.
Thousands of North Texans are asking, ‘What are those long, silky strings floating in the air?’ Turns out they’re the webs of spiders in their annual migration to better hunting grounds, and surprising a lot of people.
A $15 million San Antonio highway underpass project under construction since spring will have to be scrapped and redesigned after a rare spider was found on the construction site.
Several businesses in the Central Texas town of Waco are dealing with a smelly problem that won’t go away: decaying cricket carcasses trapped in walls and collected on sidewalks.
A forestry expert said that the 2011 Texas drought weakened trees, but was likely not why millions of them died. Environmental factors already stressed the trees that did not survive.
Hurst has sprayed for mosquitos seven times after five positive mosquito pool tests for West Nile. But Arlington, with two human cases, has not sprayed for mosquitos even once.
A Dallas attorney narrowly survived his battle with the West Nile virus. Though an infected mosquito bit him three years ago, he’s still feeling the effect.
The state’s drought is depleting the insect population, forcing bats to emerge before nightfall for food, making them susceptible to predators.
Newy went in the break room this morning to find out he wasn’t alone in there.
The program is called FireFly Watch, and it’s up and running.