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Bumper crop of bugs on the way

Bumper crop of bugs on the way
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:41pm

An extra-mild winter is leading to an early spring bumper crop of bugs.

Pat Johnston, who with her husband owns and operates Bugmasters in Longview, said 2012 has become one of the busiest years in the company’s 30-year history.

“We’re getting lots of calls for fleas and mosquitos, and spiders are very prevalent too,” she said Monday. “And we had calls of termites swarming the first week of March — that’s really early for them — and we’re still getting calls.”

Johnston said homeowners can help themselves out with some simple non-poison prevention measures.

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