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Interesting Facts About Summer Pests

Interesting Facts About Summer Pests

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Posted May 12, 2024

Summer Pests | Everything You Need to Know

Insect classification can be difficult, yet it is necessary to understand how to deal with pest insects. Solitary species, such as mosquitos and carpenter bees, live independently of one another; unlike social insects, these pests do not form colonies or nests, thus you will never find a number of them in your home! Social animals have a leader (workers/queens) that they follow throughout while caring for their young; such an individual is frequently the most powerful creature among them all due to his superior strength.

Stinging and piercing insects are most active in the summer, posing an elevated risk to our health. Almost half a million people visit emergency departments each year as a result of pest stings! Mosquitoes can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus, dengue fever, and malaria, all of which are extremely fatal! Homeowners must be aware of not only how to cure diseased insects, but also which plants can keep them at bay, as there may not always be enough space in their garden or rear.

Female mosquitoes that bite individuals are only seeking blood. They locate hosts by detecting body heat and chemical signals, such as the carbon dioxide we exhale or the odors on our feet that are produced through perspiration during exercise (or other activities). Studies have found that these species prefer dark colors, similar to beer consumers who enjoy their drink while sitting outside at night decades after sunset - since it's safer inside someone else's house! If you want to have greater tranquility of mind while going around town, prevention is key: use sunscreen.

Wasps are attention seekers! These troublesome insects are constantly on the go, from their home in your garden to anywhere you choose to visit. They enjoy sweet liquids and even drink fermented fruit juice during summertime, when food is scarce - but don't worry, they'll discover something else pleasant around the same time (like us!). If it's warm inside, with plenty of windows open and cathedral ceilings, they may consider momentarily migrating indoors before continuing their quest outside in the autumn.

European Hornets:
European hornet colonies can have up to 400 members and are not just active at night, but also attracted to light. These insects that sting are not like most other bugs that will bash against windows when it's dark outside; instead, they're drawn to any artificial light nearby, such as candles or posts!

Yellow Jacket:
Yellow Jackets are bleeding their way across the country, creating massive colonies and eating everything in sight. The nests can grow to be so huge that they engulf vehicles, such as this 1955 Chevrolet discovered by an American farmer who had no idea what was going on within him!

Africanized Bees:
Killer bees are a hybrid between Varroa mites and honey bees, which means they belong to the same family as ordinary moderates. This makes them more aggressive than the usual bug! When under threat, they defend their colonies, which means you might be chased by these creatures for more than a quarter kilometer if you're scared enough, or you might just run away to avoid getting caught in this Websley-type thing where everyone gets trapped-just kidding, killer Beekeeper: don't worry, we'll never leave unless YOU make us.

Scorpions, albeit little, are not to be taken lightly. The Arizona Bark Scorpion, for example, is one of the most dangerous in America, growing up to two inches! If you notice any unusual activity within your home or outdoors, check under rocks or near where eggs may be found. Scorpion mothers have even eaten their babies after they had grown too large to be with mama.

Red Fire Ants:
Fire ants are prevalent throughout southern America and are notorious for their nasty bites. The original Brazilian species arrived in our country in 1933, and they have since expanded throughout the country, except Georgia, where these troublesome bugs and floods have a unique relationship! During hurricane season (June-October), fire ants create rafts to protect themselves from predators both above and below the water.

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