Summer brings joy, barbecues, and mosquitoes. Dive into our comprehensive guide to understand these pesky insects and discover effective ways to keep them at bay.
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.
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?