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La-Primavera-Apt

Bug Infestation Out Of Control; Residents Want Action

Residents of the La Primavera apartments are complaining about an infestation of bed bugs and roaches at the complex.

07/07/2014

We eyed this creepy crawler on the upstairs patio of the CBS 11 newsroom. (credit: Annie Potasznik)

Pest Control Business Booming After Recent Rains

If it flies, crawls, bites, buzzes or stings, chances are it’s thriving after recent rains.

06/26/2014

Malay Lacewing (l) and Chocolate Pansy (r) butterflies. (credit: texasdiscoverygardens.org)

Valentine’s “Butterfly Kisses” Event At Botanic Garden

Forget the fancy dinner this Valentine’s Day, this year you’ve got a more adventurous choice. The third annual “Butterfly Kisses” event is being held at Texas Discovery Gardens.

CBS 11–02/10/2014

Greenbottle flies sit on a petri dish. (credit: David Hecker/AFP/Getty Images)

Insects Don’t Bug Texas Homicide Investigators

The pungent smell aside, it was the buzzing sound — just a bit softer than a beehive — that assured Michelle Sanford there would be a lot of evidence to collect.

12/16/2013

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Tiny Black Insects Taking Over Parts Of North Texas County

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.

CBS 11–11/18/2013

Spider Web

Migrating Spiders Sailing Through North Texas Skies

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.

09/25/2013

Construction workers remove barricades on an interstate. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Rare Spider Halts Texas Road Construction

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.

10/03/2012

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Decaying Crickets Causing Stink In Waco

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.

10/01/2012

(credit: CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Trees Killed By More Than Drought

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.

07/24/2012

A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus is seen at a county health department. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

DFW Cities Differ On West Nile Attack Plans

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.

07/18/2012

A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus is seen at a county health department. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Dallas Attorney Shares West Nile Survival Story

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.

07/17/2012

A bat flies in a cave. (credit: DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Bat Colonies Face Adversity Amid Texas Drought

The state’s drought is depleting the insect population, forcing bats to emerge before nightfall for food, making them susceptible to predators.

10/04/2011

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