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HOGANSVIIJ_,E HERALD - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 PAGE 5-A ByANDYKOBER With the Hummingbird Festival only weeks away, one council member is question- ing police presence at the Jimmy Norred questioned the vigil maintained by the Hogansville Police Department during the festi- val. event. NOR . FIRST asked During the Hogansvi|le about the[mobile command City Council meeting held post that is typically stationed Monday, Sept. 15, on High Street during the fes- HogansviUe Council member rival. He claimed the corn- sand post was an empty Ha/'r indicated that a movie and television produc- itors. He did there was prob- shell, mobile command post from tions, SWAT is actually an ably some "middle ground." Police Chief Brian Harr, Troup County might also be abbreviation for Special Most of the law enforce- who has yet to be involved used and for the same reason. Weapons and Tactics. sent personnel seen at the with the annual Harr did consider the festival are typically wear- Hummingbird Festival said units could be moved to aless DAN READ, on the ing standard uniforms, but the mobile command post conspicuous place. Hummingbird Festivallikely have bullet-proof vests was a work in progress but Norred also qtfeStioned Committee, noted the pres- under the clothing. that it could be used to help the need for officers to be in ence of police officers at the So far in 2014, 76 police cool those suffering from SWAT-type gear during thefestival created a safer envi- officers have been killed in heat during the festival, festival. Made popular inronment for vendors and vis- the United States. Its early morning and your eyes are barely open. Your cat is hungry and you reach for the bowl to fill and you realize that your hand is covered with ants. The bowl is just covered with ants and legions of ants are making a trail from an electric outlet to the cat's bowl. Welcome to a home inva- sion from a critter called the Argentine ant. First identified in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1896 by a German entomologist named Gustav Mayr, they have been named one of the world's worst animal invaders. This invasive pest loves countries with a Mediterranean type climate. They certainly found a home in Georgia. Once estab- lished, they wili displace ants and lizards that compete trail to the food source. The best way to prevent Spray also the perimeter native ants. for the same food supply. If The best bet is to remove Argentine ants from gaining around the house foundation. That's why if you you notice ants following a the food source and keep the entry is to control their habi- have a problem trail up a tree they ants outside,tat outside. Keep limbs and ONE OF the best ways to with Argentine areusual- shrubs from touching yourkill the colonies is the use of Ants, ..... house, baits. Ants carry the bait to might have a J Do not over mulch near their nests. hard time the house, do not overwater This takes time. There are f i n d i n g $ . . the mulch and keep the mulch liquid and granular baits that fire ants in :i .,. . .. " pulled away from the foun-you use outside. your yard. lyo then ir dation. Treat this area withPlace them in cool areas 0 n e insecticide, and use lots of bait since you reason the ing to find Keep the mulchabout two are dealing with large num- are so inches deep. Control thebers of Argentine ants. they seldo can be ficult. insects on plants that create Make sure to read and fol- or compe out ttwee honeydew, low all the label directs when each othe rs long and can Inside the house, control using pesticides. o t h e he food sources. Keep A shop vacuum works garbage in plasticwell when an army of ants Their genetic colonies. . . bags. :- . invade the pantry. They will makeupis so similar that they .... ........... the szde of your Keep all cabinets keep coming until you can form super colonies, ARGENTINE ants send house and enter clean and keep food in insect exhaust their population. which is unlike other ant outscoutantsandwhenafood by coming down from the resistant containers. Spray Persistence again is the key species, source is discovered, more attic through electrical open- the thresholds of all the entry to eradicating the Argentine They can displace native ants follow their pheromone ings in the walls, points of your house, ant. I i 1 J i / 1 I J ! ! li 11 I Domestic Hardwood kumber I I ImN .xotickumber I I Cypress Cabinet Grade / E c, Refrigeration Plywood Turning Blanks E ,=*Con. Uo,,.YourAccessotySource, Ga. Reg. 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