Are Butterflies Just Beautiful?

Are Butterflies Just Beautiful?

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?

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Insects In Your Garden

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Insects In Your Garden

Now that the weather’s finally getting a little nicer, many of us like to spend the sunny days digging in the garden. Whether you enjoy planting vegetables, flowers, bushes or trees, you’re bound to come across some insects. When that happens, it’s common to want to get all insects out of our gardens.

Bats: A Gardener’s Friend and Home Owners Worst Nightmare

Bats: A Gardener’s Friend and Home Owners Worst Nightmare

Bats are helpful and friendly creatures. Eradicating bats from your house and placing a bat house in your backyard will offer you all the benefits that bats have to offer and give bats a safe, secure place to live all while circumventing the disadvantages that come with them.

How Insects Use Their Senses to Evade

How Insects Use Their Senses to Evade

Small. Intelligent. Industrious. It seems there should be no contest in the battle between man and insect. We’re a million times bigger and can easily crush any bug, but that’s only if we can catch it. Despite their tiny size, insects have all five senses...

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