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People, Places & Events
Williams tells Rotarians ‘Don’t get bugged by insects’
By Robyn Wheeler
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–A man with a license to kill spoke at the recent Rotary meeting at Vetoni’s Italian restaurant April 13.
Owner of Williams Pest Control Larry Williams and Mabank High School graduate has been eradicating pests from neighborhoods, cities and other areas for the past 24 years.
Williams Pest Control service includes Williams himself, his 19-year-old son and two other employees.
His three trucks are equipped with all the chemicals and equipment to terminate termites, ants, snakes, rodents and other pests.
“Spider control is our number one service,” Williams says. “Although last year was the year of the scorpion,” he adds, which seems to be making a comeback in the Texas area.
All species of scorpions, large or small, are venomous and should not be touched, according to Williams.
Bed bugs, Argentine and carpenter ants as well as mosquitoes and fleas, all require insecticides or other acids to control or bring colonies to extinction.
Argentine ants, according to Williams, are requiring a new and stronger insecticide as it seems to be resistant to many of the common chemicals that are effective against other ants.
“Mosquitos will be bad this year because of all the standing water we have,” Williams said.
“Turn over things that will hold water like buckets, old tires, etc. to discourage mosquitoes from laying eggs,” he added.
Another mosquito control tip is to spread a layer of vegetable oil on top of ponds or standing water which will prevent mosquitoes from breathing.
“The longer you let it go, the more it will cost you in the long run,” Williams says regarding termites and the damage they cause to homes and buildings.
Williams says termite damage costs Americans more than $5 billion dollars in damage last year alone, causing more damage to homes than all storms combined for 2011.
For more information, call (903) 887-2847.

Celebrate May 5 at the TFFC
Special to The Monitor
ATHENS–The annual Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5.
The event will feature performances of traditional Mexican dances in the Hart-Morris Conservation Center.
Athens area elementary students will perform at noon followed by the Tyler Ballet Folklorico at 1 p.m. and the children’s Tyler Ballet Folklorico at 3 p.m.
Athens area restaurants will compete in a salsa contest, which will be judged at 1 p.m.
Visitors will be able to sample the entries following the judging.
The Blackland Prairie Raptor Center will do walk-around displays of birds including owls and hawks throughout the day.
Visitors will be able to see the birds at close range and learn about their abilities and habits.
El San Luis Restaurant will serve food in the Hart-Morris Conservation Center.
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the joint heritage and history of Texas and Mexico. It honors an important victory of the Mexican army, led by Texas native Ignacio Zaragoza, over French forces at the Battle of Puebla May 5, 1862.
The victory helped preserve Mexican independence.


Come Adopt Us At
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake

We have many animals at the
Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
in Seven Points
in dire need of a good home.
Please call or stop by the Humane Society today
and rescue one of these forgotten animals.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
is located on
10220 County Road 2403 in Seven Points.
For more information, please call
(903) 432-3422 after 11 a.m.
We are closed on Wednesday.

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