With the nicer weather upon us, it feels great to be able to spend more time outside. But when we do, there’s always a chance we’ll unintentionally bring some unwanted guests into our house with us. Like most insects, spring is the time when fleas and ticks become extremely active. What’s worse, once they’re in your home, they can be particularly tricky to get rid of. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent them from getting in.
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.
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.