The following are highlights and updates about samples and questions recently received in the Clinic:
Things are relatively quiet in the insect world this time of the year but we have still gotten a few samples:
Carpenter ants - having active ants in the house in the middle of winter is a strong indication there is a colony located indoors. Don't panic though carpenter ants don't eat wood, they just hollow out rotten wood. Colonies are usually located where a water leak has damaged wood.
Millipedes - millipedes indoors can be an annoyance, but they are harmless and will not live very long in the dry environments indoors.
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