Are you planning to put up a garden? Or you already have an existing one? Or you just want to have a beautiful yard perfect for a peaceful picnic? Well, sure you can have all of those but there could be some problems. Insects, pests, or whatever you want to call them, they exist everywhere especially in the outdoors.
If you’re a gardener, you don’t want to have dead leaves, flowers, or crops because of these pests. If you are a person starting to grow a garden, you wouldn’t want to have these crawlers give you problems. And if you’re a person who just wants to enjoy a peaceful picnic, you don’t want ants or other insects crawling on your food. You can stop, prevent, and eliminate them. You can call for a pest exterminator to eliminate them and solve your problem.
But this article isn’t about that, just because you might want to know invasive pests you can have in your yard, below are the 6 invasive pests that can be invading your beautiful yard.
If you have a beautiful garden, caterpillars are a real trouble. They eat leaves and destroy our plants. They exist for the whole year round, but they are more common in spring and fall.
Fire ants are an interesting type of insects, they are smart, productive, and apply teamwork in everything they do. A fire ant colony can grow up to 20 inches in height and consist of a lot of ants. Imagine having a picnic with friends or family, after a game of tag, you get back to your picnic seeing ants all over your food. Well, that is such a bummer for me. Another thing is, when fire ants bite you, it really stings and will be itchy afterward. So make sure to exterminate them ones you discover a colony.
Aphids can cause an extensive damage to crops and other garden plants. Aphids damage crops because they suck the sap of the plant. Aphids can reproduce without mating. So their population can grow rapidly and that is why they are a problem. They belong to large colonies that is why it is easy for them to damage a plant.
Grubs live in the ground, and because they live in the ground, a root of a plant is easy to access for them. They feed on roots. And because they feed on roots, this may cause the plant to suddenly collapse.
A ladybug is a beautiful and sometimes colorful insect. But given their beauty, they can be a problem too, they are attracted to flower nectar and pollen. But that’s not the only thing they eat, they also eat aphids which could be a benefit too.
These crawlers don’t damage crops or plants, but instead, they feed on small insects too. The problem with these spiders is that they could be poisonous, as most of the outdoor spiders are poisonous, having outdoor activities might not be fun when you encounter them. So when you see one, kill it. But before killing it, identify first if it’s a poisonous one. Killing a spider with no poison is not a good idea, they help a lot in killing unwanted insects in our garden or yard.