For homeowners, stinkbugs are generally more of an unpleasant nuisance. Though they can do significant damage to gardens, they are harmless to both humans and structures. That said, if you see them in substantial numbers, you might have a problem.
Summer is in full swing! That means grilling, lounging with our feet in a kiddie pool (or, you know, an actual pool if you have one available to you), and just enjoying the sunshine.
One of the more annoying—and sometimes destructive—summer pests you may encounter during Maryland’s hot and humid summers is beetles. That’s a rather broad category for many different critters, some of which are perfectly friendly, others of which are not. Let’s take a closer look at each of these so you can be on the lookout should they invade your home.
Termites are among the most harmful insects known to humankind. Not because they can hurt us, but because they do billions of dollars in damage each year. Unfortunately for those of us in central Maryland, the Eastern Subterranean Termite is common in our region. This destructive critter is responsible for a shocking 80 percent of all termite control costs in the U.S.
Spring 2021 is an exciting year for entomologists and bug lovers alike, as Brood X periodical cicadas are set to emerge after being underground for 17 years.
All bugs and critters play an essential part in our ecosystem. But that doesn’t mean they are welcome in your home! Unfortunately, some can critically damage your home’s structure.