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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly About Beetles

Here at EcoCare we love The Beatles! Yes, we know that’s the world famous British pop band. But we’re also interested in beetles. You know, the kind creep crawly kind. June 25th is actually Global Beatles Day, and we thought it’d be a good time to discuss some of the 115 beetle species you might see in Maryland, which ones are good, which ones are bad, and which ones are just plain ugly.

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What to Plant to Attract Good Bugs

We spend a lot of time thinking and talking about insects that are dangerous or at least a nuisance, but there are actually a few good bugs to have around! There are many insects that help control the populations of other insects, and since May is a great time to do some planting, here are a few things you can put in your garden or around your house to attract the good bug.

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What To Do If You Have Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are the scourge of hotels and homeowners alike, as they’re often extremely difficult to get rid of. They’re small pests that live off the blood of humans and animals, and they can cause itching and rashes. They can also transmit parasites that can cause the deadly Chagas disease, which kills about 50,000 people per year globally. And while they’re usually found in mattresses, if left unchecked, bed bug populations can spread to other parts of the house.

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3 Common House Plant Bugs And How To Get Rid Of Them

There’s a funny urban legend about a woman buying a cactus at a home furnishings store. She takes it home, finds a nice place for it, and leaves it. A little later, out of the corner of her eye, she thinks she sees the cactus plant moving. She turns to look, but it’s not moving. Later, she thinks she sees it moving again. This time, she goes to inspect the plant, only to find it wasn’t the plant that was moving, but thousands of tiny spiders!

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