What’s about an inch long, dark brown, has a weird looking pincer on its hindquarters, and likely makes most of us scream when we see it? An earwig, of course!
The stockings are hung. The tree is up and decorated. The lights are shining. Maybe you’ve got a nice mug of eggnog or a glass of mulled wine. You’re ready to celebrate the holiday.
But so are the bugs!
Rodents absolutely love holiday season. The warmth and food are like a magnet to them, especially when it’s cold outside. Can we blame them? Of course not. But that doesn’t mean we want to welcome them into our homes, either. Here are a few furry pests who might want to crash your holiday festivities.
Maryland winters can be highly unpredictable. Some years, it’s like we’re living in a frozen, snowy wasteland. Other years, it’s like winter in Florida. Depending on the weather and temperatures, the types of bugs you might see in and around your house can vary. For example, in past years, milder winters have resulted in early appearances of stink bugs and odorous house ants.
Fall weather is almost here, and for many of us that means raking leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and stinkbugs. That’s right, everyone’s least favorite fall invader will soon arrive (if they haven’t already). While stinkbugs aren’t particularly dangerous to humans, they aren’t exactly pleasant to have around. After all, they’re called stinkbugs for a reason.
Let’s say you’re tired of staying inside and go to your backyard to do some grilling. Maybe you invite a few friends or neighbors over, and everyone is maintaining safe social distances. You’ve got your meat and veggies sizzling, a few beers or other tasty beverage opened, and people seem to be having a good time.