NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (WDHN) — Despite near record cold temps last Christmas, and a late spring frost in March, don’t expect to see fewer insects and other backyard pests this summer.

On Wednesday, an insect and wildlife seminar took place in New Brockton. Extension agents Bence Carter and Gavin Mauldin covered topics that included insects like fire ants and home pests. That includes managing nuisance wildlife like feral hogs, armadillos, and coyotes.

Mauldin says if you have any questions on whether you can kill a particular animal that has adversely affected your property, he suggests that you contact your respective county extension office.