While fall is on the horizon, the warm weather is still in full effect in many areas in the Northern Hemisphere which means there are plenty of unsightly insects around. However, insects have their purpose as they are decomposers and will eat up rotting old vegetation. And bugs can be a nuisance, and some can have painful venomous bites that you will need to get treated immediately if you end up with a painful insect bite. Another reason that bugs can be a nuisance is that they can be the gardener’s nightmare. However, as long as the insects are not bothering you or your crops, you do not need to do anything with them. But there is one bug you will need to stomp on immediately if you see it!
Get Rid Of Those Hammerhead Worms
You have to trust the ecosystem because the organisms that live in them will disappear by predators with the exception of viruses and bacteria. But when it comes to insects, spiders and house centipedes are assets because they eat other insects. However, when you have a species not native to a specific area, you will end up with disastrous situations. Especially when an insect that is not native to an area comes into it, as it can wreak havoc on plants and wildlife.
And the problem is that hammerhead worms are spreading across the southern USA, as Georgia and Louisiana are dealing with the invader, for example. These insects are a problem because there are no natural predators, and they will eat up the crops and cause other problems.
The same goes for the emerald ash borer, a beetle known to kill ash trees. And the way the beetle has gotten to North America is by heading over from Asia through cargo shipments back in 2002. However, those are insects you do want to get rid of, but there is one insect in particular that you need to squash if you see it for the sake of your quality of life!
Kill The Spotted Lanternfly If You See It
What is wrong with the spotted lanternfly if you see it? Here is the thing. This is another unwelcome insect that came from Asia through shipments. And these insects will multiply in no time, as most do. However, even though spotted lanternfly is not harmful to humans, they do destroy plants, trees, and crops. And the problem is that if they get in the way of your grocery store having the products you need (and there have been food shortages as it is), then they will be responsible for reducing your quality of life. You will not have as much of a variety of foods to eat and will end up having no choice but to buy lower-quality foods that are not as nourishing.
The issue with the spotted lanternfly is that they are extremely invasive and will infest your home too. And when that happens, they distract you when you clean your home. That is why officials are telling the public to stomp on these bugs as soon as they see them instead of waiting for an exterminator to do the job.
People Need More Education On The Devastating Effects That Spotted Lanternflies Cause
Not enough people are aware of how serious the situation could become if these pests are allowed to keep reproducing. They will reduce the quality of food and will end up taking over homes, swimming pools, and buildings, and the infestation can get out of control quickly. People need to know that if they see these pests, they need to stomp on them right away, as these pests are not welcome.