Anyone who has ever stepped out into their backyard on a warm summer day knows how many small brown bugs and possibly more there are around their house. Many of these bugs are pretty and add color to a garden space.
Some people even go so far as to add plants to their garden to attract some bugs like butterflies and ladybugs. Unfortunately, not all bugs are good news, and because of the damage they cause, they are unwelcome in the garden and especially in the house.
If you are confused about which bugs are good and which ones are troublesome, you are not alone. It can be tough figuring out which bugs to eliminate and which ones to keep around for the good they do.
An exterminator will help you identify the good and the bad bugs, and then help you eliminate the ones that are causing harm to your property.
One of the bugs you should be most concerned about is termites and a professional bug specialist will help you remove these destructive critters from your home.
Those with trees on their property should be aware of the emerald ash borer. This tree-dwelling bug made its way into the country from Asia around the turn of the 21st century.
It lays its eggs inside of trees and prevents the tree from gaining the nutrients it needs to survive. Eventually, the tree dies. It is easy to transport the emerald ash borer from location to location, also making it easy to destroy trees.
Trees are not the only thing you need to worry about when it comes to bugs. Mosquitoes feast on human blood and if your yard or home is infested, it will not be long until you are covered in itchy bites.
Mosquitoes also carry disease, so the bites inflicted by the flying bugs may do more harm than just causing an itchy reaction. Keeping mosquitoes at bay is sometimes as simple as keeping standing puddles of water out of your yard and growing plants that deter mosquitoes with their scent.
Serious mosquito problems may require the treatment of chemicals to keep the eggs from hatching and prevent the bugs from infesting your yard.
While plenty of people may be scared of bees when in the outdoors, most of the time bees
are not going to cause much harm. However, if you find you have an infestation, especially if one takes up residence inside an attic or chimney, you have a problem on your hands.
The occasional bee sting, for those who are not allergic, is just a minor nuisance. However, if you have a reaction to a sting, or if you are dealing with a swarm that results in numerous stings, bees become a problem.
The last problem insect for homeowners to worry about is ants. Ants are rarely ever noticed when they are outside, but if they make their way into your home, they will need to be dealt with.
Keep an eye out for ants in kitchens and bathrooms where they most commonly creep into a home.