The 8 Most Destructive Pests

Let’s not kid ourselves: if you have ever owned a home (or better yet, a home with a lawn), you have had a lot of pests to handle. Of course these come in two kinds – the first are the nosy and gossiping neighbors, the hicks who park their wrecked cars on the lawn, and salespeople who are stuck in a time warp from the 50s. The second, specifically of the insect variety, are the ones that will be discussed here because there is a strong possibility any and all of them can do serious damage to your home. Trust us when we say that the previous sentence is not an exaggeration or stretch of the imagination by any means, as provided by the following eight examples.

The 8 Most Destructive Pests

1. Termites: These are the ones that can do the most damage to your home, and it is something that every homeowner ought to know. The reason why is the most obvious: they can and will chew through the wood like there is no tomorrow. And consider most home insurance companies do not cover for termite damage, there is a bona fide reason to make sure that your house doesn’t have one of these infestations.

2. Carpenter Ants: Technically, they are not as bad as termites, but they still should not be taken lightly. Mainly because instead of eating through wood, they will instead nest in damaged wood, and constantly multiply from there.

3. Mosquitoes: When it comes to your health and the health of those around you, these are the worst. Sure, everyone is losing their heads over the Zika virus, but that is just skimming the surface of problems that these things can do. Malaria, the West Nile virus, and many more profoundly deadly illnesses can be carried by mosquitoes in ways that would make it hard for one to sleep easy at night.

4.Fire ants: This is the type of pest that perfectly defines the term “pest”. They will infest anywhere that has greenery, and their stings will be painful and cause irritation.

5. Any and all kinds of stinging insects: Technically not in the category that fire ants are in, even though the pain is still the same. Yellowjackets, wasps, hornets: all of them have the potential to send unlucky people to the emergency room, and they often do just that.

6. Japanese beetles: Oh boy, these things can do a serious number on your lawn, and then some more. Specifically, the beetles will essentially carry out a hit on anything on your lawn that isn’t brown, and that is by no means an exaggeration.

7. Deer ticks: Yes, deer themselves can be a pest themselves in some areas, given their propensity to each whatever happens to be lying around. But deer ticks are more of a problem, mainly because they can carry Lyme’s disease. The fact that Lyme’s disease is frequently misdiagnosed as other things do not help matters.

8. Aphids: This is usually not the type of pest that is often discussed, but the threat to your home and garden is severe enough to warrant notice.

As you may be asking yourself right now if any of these pests are currently in your yard or home, the best answer for that question is probably the simplest: seek professional help from Heron Lawn and Pest Control for the problem. If you do not have the money for such a solution, that’s perfectly understandable. There are plenty of DIY solutions, although you are absolutely urged to take them with a grain of salt.