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.
With the warm, humid weather, it’s the time of year where one of the most annoying—and potentially deadly—pests make their appearance. We’re talking about the dreaded mosquito, of course.
There are some insects that you want to have around. And butterflies are at the top of the list of good insects. Not only are they fun and beautiful to watch, but they’re also quite helpful to the ecosystem. Like bees, birds, and bats, butterflies are natural pollinators, meaning they help plants reproduce.
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.