A beautiful, comfortable, landscape is very desired by every homeowner. So much so, that people don’t mind spending a huge sum on it. From lush plants, beautiful lighting, to adding a fountain to enhance your patio, we leave no stone unturned to make our landscaping eye candy. And why not? It not only enhances the value of the house, beautifies its, but also extends your living space.
But your work doesn’t end after spending money there. You also have to protect your beautiful landscape from harsh weather, pests, and insect attack. After all, you don’t want to get attacked by a wasp while enjoying a summer night BBQ party. Here are five of the most dangerous insects in your yard that you need to look out for.
Summertime is not only about family get-togethers under the summer night, but also about that buzzing and whining sound that continuously annoys- mosquitoes, who uninvitedly come into your yard, and target you whenever you enter the yard. It is not only annoying; it can also be dangerous.
One single pesky bite of a mosquito can transmit many diseases like malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and encephalitis. The best way to prevent these mosquitoes from ruining your summertime fun is to control their production.
Don’t let water stand in your yard, which is the main source of mosquito reproduction. Cover swimming pools and drain pots to reduce the risk. Don’t forget to use mosquito killer spray throughout the yard once the summer heat kicks in.
Bees And Wasps
Bees, wasps, and other stinging insects are other summer buddies we would rather do without. They might visit your yard to collect nectar from flowers, but it can be dangerous if they form their hive in your garden.
They could attack you in a swarm if you accidentally hit their hive. They might not transmit any harmful disease, but their sting can be poisonous and deadly if attacked by a large number of bees and wasps, or if you are allergic to their sting.
It’s better to mow your grass close to the ground, avoid wearing sweet scents, and most importantly, prevent bees from making a hive in your yard. If you want to know in detail, you can get more bee and wasp information here.
Never under-estimate the trouble that a 3-5 mm long insect, ticks, can do. Just like mosquitoes, they are also found in our yards, especially during summers, and are a major concern for families. The black-legged tick is known to transfer Lyme disease, which can affect the nervous system, joints, and the heart in severe cases. Besides wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants and closed shoes, cut your grass and remove debris and weeds. It is an effective way to curb the production of ticks and have a happy summer.
If you have been considering spiders as merely small insects until now, then you need to reconsider. They are not just tiny insects who like to form a web, some are large tarantulas, sometimes, almost the size of a fist. Depending on where you live, they can be found in your yard!
They don’t attack like mosquitoes or bees and are also not parasites like ticks. But they can bite when provoked. Their venom might not kill you, but it can cause rashes and allergic reactions. Try to keep your place clean and free of weeds so that you don’t have to freak out after encountering a tarantula while enjoying a pool party.
We talked about the dangerous insects for you, now, here is one for your garden. Okay! You might love caterpillars after hearing that they turn into butterflies. And butterflies are beautiful, so how can caterpillars be bad and creepy? But they can be bad for your garden.
Caterpillars are larvae, soft and segmented, with six tiny legs coming out of their front part and rest from the back. And you can’t imagine how much trouble they can create while creeping through your garden. Before they stop eating, hang themselves from a twig, and spin a cocoon around their body, they can do a lot of damage to your beautiful garden.
They love juicy fruits, fresh vegetables and trees, and shiny grass blades. They chew them, dig into the fruits, and damage them! And no matter how much you care for caterpillars (after all, they have to become a butterfly!), you don’t want to see your garden getting destroyed.
So, apply floating row cover on your plants, and vegetables before caterpillars destroy them. If you want to spend some quality time in your beautiful landscape, then look out for these insects to enjoy your summer night parties.
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