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It’s October, which means the spooky season has arrived! Many of us love to grab some pumpkins to make fun—or haunting—Jack-o’-lanterns and pumpkin pies from scratch. However, kids aren’t the only ones eager for tasty treats: garden pests love them, too!
Out of all the creatures that can invade your home, none are as annoying and difficult to get rid of as fleas. So what should you do if you find yourself (and/or your pets) itching and scratching because of a flea infestation? Here are a few tips that should help you fight back.
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.
With more people spending more time at home during the dog days of summer, having a backyard is a major premium. Plenty of people will grab a kiddie pool (whether they have kids or not) just to dip their feet in and kick back with a cold one.
While we like to talk about insects that are mean, dangerous, or destructive (and how to get rid of them), there’s one insect that homeowners often want to attract. We’re talking about butterflies, of course. You may be surprised to learn that there are more than 150 species of butterflies in Maryland! They are quite beautiful, but are butterflies only something pretty to look at, or do they play a role in our ecosystem? And are there any dangerous species?
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.
Ants are one of the most annoying insects to invade your home. They can get everywhere and can be a real challenge to get rid of. What’s more, some types can cause major damage to your house or just be an extreme nuisance.
As if mosquitos, bees, and other stinging pests weren’t enough, we now have Murder Hornets to contend with. It sounds like the title of a 50s B-movie horror film, doesn’t it?
It’s that time of year again where all types of buzzing—and stinging—insects threaten backyard festivities. But not all buzzing pests are stinging pests, and not all stinging pests are a threat to humans.