Not every bug is pure evil. Some insects are valuable additions to an ecosystem, and can even help in the cultivation of flowers, such as in the case of bees and worms. There are some bugs, however, that don’t deserve your sympathy, and furthermore, should be terminated with extreme prejudice. Here is a list of a few bad, bad bugs which might lurk in your backyard:
While not every bug is pure evil, these sure are. They’re not bees. They don’t spread pollen. They don’t die when they sting you, and they have a mean temper. Wasps are the black-and-yellow manifestation of spite, and a single wasp can ruin the good mood of a party, or end a play-date for fear of it attacking your children. Wasps like to hone in on people and aren’t afraid to attack things many times their own size. A wasp bite hurts a good while after the initial injury and can result in severe allergic reactions for some. Wasps are Public Enemy No. 1, and should be greeted only by a fresh spray of Raid.
Termites are big trouble for any house owner, and proof that size doesn’t matter when you have the numbers and determination to devour anything and everything made of wood. This, unfortunately, includes everything from your shed to your deck to your house, and everything in between that has wooden components. Termites can damage the pillars holding up a house and should be exterminated before they prove a danger to you and your family.
Fiery spawn of red mounds, ruiner of many picnics, bane of people allergic to bug bites. Red ants, with their vast multitudes marching out from large mounds in the yard into your house, intent on spoiling everything they can get their grubby hands (pincers?) on, also prove a danger to people with bug bite allergies, and are even more violent than their black counterparts. Seek, find, and destroy any and all anthills you find. Viva la revolution! Hire a professional pest control agent, or buy pesticides designed to uproot anthills and kill their pesky, ant-spawning queen.
Flies get their name from flying around your food, an almost supernatural sense of how to avoid being slapped, and overall being a general nuisance. If flies, with their many eyes and the creepy way their rub their legs together, weren’t bad enough already, they like to lay their eggs inside food. Talk about gross. Flies can be a real pest. If you really want to get rid of a pesky fly, keep it moving– don’t let up with the flyswatter. The creepy rubbing motion is the fly cleaning its many eyes, which it needs to do regularly in order to keep up its uncanny sense of perception. If you don’t give it that time, after a while, the fly’s movements become sluggish and predictable. Slap it with the flyswatter to save your picnic from the telltale buzz of an annoying fly.
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