Argentine Ants

Here is a video of some argentine ants I saw today. This long hot summer has made them very active.

Long Hot Summer

It’s been a long hot summer and that means there’s still lots of bugs, ants and spiders. If you live in Tarrant County and would like me to spray your house Just give me a call at 817-465-7378. Or check out my website at

The Cottonwood Beetle

I found this Cottonwood Beetle on my fence in my back yard. What a magnificent looking insect. This is one of the largest insects in North America.

The cottonwood borer (Plectrodera scalator) is a species of longhorn beetle found in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains that feeds on cottonwood trees.



Now is the time for a FLEA TREATMENT!
I have received numerous calls this week for flea treatments. Fleas are bad this year! If you have not yet treated your pets, now is a good time. If your seeing fleas in your house or on your pet now would be a good time to treat your house, yard and pets.

Brent Russell, owner of Tarrant County Pest Control



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Millions of Floating Ants Invade Lake

I saw something interesting today. I was on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie, Texas this evening when I looked in the water and noticed the water was covered with carpenter ants. It wasn’t just a few ants. It was hundreds of thousands if not millions of carpenter ants all over the lake. We went to several places on the lake with the boat and saw the same thing over and over again. What made me notice them was when I saw little bubbles all over the lake. I was looking to see what the bubbles were and that’s when I noticed carpenter ants were making the little bubbles. We had a thunderstorm with a heavy downpour this morning then the sun came out and the temperature rose above 90°. That caused the carpenter ants to swarm. When they swarm they grow wings and fly off with the wind. But when they got over the lake and hit the water they were stuck on the lake. Then the lake became covered in millions of winged carpenter ants.