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4 Bugs you’ll see more of in the spring

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After a long winter, it may seem like spring’s arrival has come at a crawling pace. March marks the official beginning of spring, as well as the unofficial launch of pest season. As temperatures warm up and moisture peaks, insects come creeping.

Just as different flowers bloom in the spring versus the summer, there is a seasonality to bugs. You’re more likely to see different species at certain times of the year, and spring pests are not for the faint-hearted.

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Just because temperatures dropped doesn’t mean the bugs will

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After a warm start to our winter here in the Miami Valley, we’ve certainly made up time with recent snow events and another visit from our friend, “Polar Vortex,” a few weeks ago.

While enduring cold winter weather can be annoying, some would argue it’s better than dealing with mosquitoes and other winged-nuisances that plague southwest Ohio in the summer months.

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What the heck is a boxelder bug?

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In the summertime, you probably don’t even notice them. During the warm weather days of spring and summer, the boxelder bug, Boisea trifittattus, quietly lives and breeds in boxelder and silver maple trees. Although they feed on the leaves, flowers and seed pods of these trees, they generally don’t cause any noticeable damage.

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How Harmful Are Carpenter Bees?

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Have you noticed any holes in the wooden parts of your home? There are a variety of reasons for this, but if you notice your furniture is now made from dead wood – AND it also has holes, it may be because of carpenter bees. But carpenter bees are pretty cute, so what harm can they REALLY cause?

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Is the Beetle a Good or Bad Bug: How Can You Tell the Difference?

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It’s common to freak out when you see a beetle in or near your home. Nobody wants them inside. However, did you know that these little critters play a very important role in the balance of our ecosystem? Losing just one species of insect can disable our ecosystem, which could eventually lead to the extinction of the human race. When thinking of a well-known insect, the beetle, it’s natural to wonder whether it’s a good one…or a bad one.

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Here’s What No One Tells You About Stink Bug

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A previously-little-known stink bug has been infesting most of our homes lately, and almost everyone is clueless about these bugs or even about how to control them. The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), scientifically called the Halyomorpha halys, has been found in 49 countries and has been known as an agricultural pest in Eastern countries such as China and Japan. In America, it is commonly known to be an indoor pest and is abundant mostly during the warmer seasons.

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Be Grateful for Bugs! 5 Bugs that Actually Help Us

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Most humans are afraid of insects, although we merely call them ‘pests.’ Unknowingly, these ‘pests’ do help us in some ways most people are probably not aware of. Listed below are some insects that are not your typical pests; in fact, you should welcome them into your garden.

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How Ohio Winters Impact the Bug Population

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To many, Winter in Ohio is considered milder than the average winter temperatures in other states. A number of questions have been presented about the coming winter; people are wondering which pests will be bugging them as the cold approaches.

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3 Types of Spiders You’ll Likely See This Fall

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As Halloween is approaching, you might notice the shelves of Target are like your house – seemingly stocked with spiders and spider webs. As the cold approaches, the spiders move in! Spiders stay near our homes because of the warm retreat they feel. Not only are they are getting ready for the winter ahead, but it’s also mating season!

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What Are Killer Wasps and How to Deal with Them

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Have you ever seen a giant beeattacking a cicada first-hand?! Despite its looks, this is most likely not really a giant bee...

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