As the weather gets warmer every year, people begin to prepare for what they believe is springtime’s worst enemy: bugs. Now, most often, the main insect everyone is worried about is ants. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the other insects you should also be worried about as you prepare for spring.
Here are some Springtime Bugs to look out for:
Aphids are a type of insect that can sting. They’re common around plants, especially when it comes time to rip off or shed their exoskeleton. They’re green in color, or pink, or sometimes even colorless. They tend to have small red spots on their underside. Some aphids grow to become reddish-brown and can often be found in groups.
Mites are another thing you need to watch out for as you prepare for spring. Mites are very small wingless insects that cause a lot of damage to plants. They’re mostly found in the spring. The majority of their damage is typically centered around the plant’s leaf surface, but they can cause major problems underneath the soil as well. Spring mites are also attracted to certain types of foods, such as grains, cereals, corn, soybeans, and safflower.
If ants, aphids, and mites aren’t your problem, spiders are very likely to be. Spiders are another type of insect that can wreak havoc during the spring months. When it comes to dealing with spiders, the most important thing to remember is to remove them before they start doing any real damage. Spiders hibernate in the winter within the wall voids of your home. When it starts to warm up, that’s when they start to come out.
Other insects that you’ll probably see in the springtime are flies. You can control flies by removing their food sources, such as leaves and grass. You should also make sure that you wipe down your garden with a damp cloth regularly. Cleanliness will further deter flies.
Grubs are a little trickier to deal with, as you need to apply a chemical treatment to kill them off, but you can also try to use natural methods like vinegar to deter grubs. This method is hit and miss but it’s a good place to start. You should also check your soil for problems like holes or other indicators that indicate they’re not properly fertilized. And, of course, remember to water your plants deeply to help them develop strong roots.
In the case of more serious bug infestations, it is important to take immediate measures to prevent any type of pest attack.
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