From far away, raccoons may seem cute and cuddly (at least to some of us), but they can actually be a significant nuisance, and even be dangerous to you and your family.
An extremely dangerous species of tick has invaded Maryland, according to the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association. In a press release from early August, the organization announced that it has “confirmed the presence” of the East Asian Tick, also known as the Longhorned or Bush Tick, in Maryland.
It’s that time of year again when our backyard cookouts, pool time, and other summer fun are all threatened by stinging pests. So we’re here to help you get a good idea of how to keep yourself safe, especially in case of a major invasion.
The increase of global trade and travel over the last several decades has been overall beneficial but has also has brought unwelcome visitors: Invasive insect species. What insect species are invasive and how do they impact us here in Maryland? Let’s take a look!
One pest that’s highly prevalent this time of year is the common fruit fly. You might see them buzzing around your garbage can or if you keep a bowl of fruit on your counter. These tiny nuisances breed extremely fast, especially in warmer weather, and while they are relatively harmless they can still spread bacteria and disease.
Now that the weather’s finally getting a little nicer, many of us like to spend the sunny days digging in the garden. Whether you enjoy planting vegetables, flowers, bushes or trees, you’re bound to come across some insects. When that happens, it’s common to want to get all insects out of our gardens.