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Termite Bites! - Terrorized by termites

 
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Terrorized by termites
Terrorized by termites
Terrorized by termites
It all started when Mary Ann Taylor noticed that her one-year-old grandson's back and leg were blistered with what she thought were ant bites.

So she took him to the doctor. "The doctor told me to get some cream to put on him," she says.

Taylor says the doctor told her, the bites were too big for ants, and that the boy may have been bitten by termites. The family had just moved into a home in north Jacksonville. On the outside it looks normal, but inside, it was infested with termites.

"Its all on this wall and that wall over there. All of the ceiling is rotten. He said its been ate up. If you step through its going to fall straight down," says Taylor.

Exterminators found hundreds of swarming termites inside Taylor's home.

Robert Teal is a termite expert. He says, more termite colonies are popping up all over Jacksonville. Blame the change from cold to hot weather that's sending these wood hungry insects to attack your home. "As they come out of the winter season, there's higher levels of humidity. It softens the wood and the higher temps lets them know it's time to swarm and create a new colony," says Teal.
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As you read this, hundreds of mice feast in McBain

 

Critters—mice, rats, cockroaches, pigeons, bedbugs—happen to have easy access to our dorm rooms. Proud as I may be of the ability of a mouse to sneak into my building, I am never glad to find one scurrying over my foot in the middle of the night in McBain.

By Mark Hay

Published March 1, 2010 

 

Last year, members of Columbia University’s Urban Landscape Lab aided in the launch of an interactive exhibit, known as Safari 7, exploring the interaction of architecture and natural ecosystems along the number 7 subway line. I mention this because each time I recall the exhibit or happen to travel on the 7, I remember the life teeming along that line. The tenacity of wildlife in this city never ceases to amaze me. For God’s sake, Queens has urban chickens. Trite though it may be, I sometimes stop while strolling the campus at night, to catch the faint twitch of life in the bushes. But it is only sometimes that I stop to wax poetically over the success of life springing from the concrete. And there is more than occasional life—less than beautiful life—lurking on campus. Although, from the way the University treats it, you would never know.

Unfortunately, some of the sturdiest creatures in an urban environment happen to be some of the most disgusting. These critters—miceratscockroaches, pigeons, bedbugs—also happen to have the easiest access to our dorm rooms. Proud as I may be of the ability of a mouse to sneak into my building, I am never glad to find one scurrying over my foot in the middle of the night in McBain. To a certain extent, one must accept such things when living in New York, but, disturbed as I have been of late by recurrent outbreaks of mice and other critters in McBain, I have gotten to thinking about vermin at Columbia. As a result, I have come to the following conclusion: through some odd strain of luck, Columbia has become an ideal breeding ground for critters.

 

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