If your yard is looking less than stellar, you may want to look for an invading army of bugs. They attack lawns, flower beds, bushes, trees, and shrubs. To keep your yard pest free, you should know which of the many pests you are in a battle with. Here are just a few of the critters you may find in your yard.
With such a cute name, you wouldn’t believe these little creatures could do so much damage to your yard, but they can. Cinch bugs devour the chlorophyll containing juices out of your grasses and plants. Then the little monsters replace those juices with their poison to ensure their last meal dies. Get rid of the cinch bug by calling a Fort Myers pest control company right away.
There are approximately 8,000 species of scale insects, so if you find one or two little critters in your yard, don’t be surprised. Less than the size of a period on this page, the wind often carries the eggs the female lays throughout your yard. With a nose that is over six times their body length, the scale can suck plant sap from trees and ornamental shrubs with ease.
Sod Web Worms
With over 20 species in the family of grass loving insects, these lawn moths may be small, but they can cause a great deal of damage. Buried deep in web-lined tunnels in your grass for the winter, the worms emerge in May and begin laying eggs in a frenzied fashion. As their eggs hatch, the little burrowers eat everything they can at night and hide during the day.
Beware the aggressive fire ants. Considered one of the most invasive species in the world, a dozen stings can send a grown man to his knees in agony as the burning poison tries to kill the living tissue near the entry point. Known to eat plant and animals, they continue to spread in massive numbers.
Find out how pest control can keep your yard looking lush and green. You can fight back.