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.
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.
On a small patch of Texas Hill Country, not far from a herd of billy goats, there is a resting place of sorts called the “Body Ranch.” It is a place where people have donated their bodies to forensic science.
For many North Texas families mosquito repellent has become a priority; especially after human cases of the West Nile Virus have been reported. Now more questions are being asked about bug repellant ingredients.
What would be the worst insect to have crawling around in tight football pants? Probably fire ants, so it’s hard not to feel bad for Dallas Cowboys fullback Lawrence Vickers.
A new type of fly recently discovered in Australia has been named after pop singer Beyonce, because of its ‘bootylicious’ backside.
Experts say the lingering Texas drought may be affecting the migration of monarch butterflies heading south for the winter.