It’s winter in upstate New York, but you know the warmer weather will be here before you know it. There is something to keep in mind when the months of June and July come.
With wet and rainy weather, this usually means bugs are worse than they normally are and this is the case for my yard. I’ve seen a lot of mosquitoes, fruit flies, mosquitoes and spiders in the past few weeks, although I’m perfectly fine with spiders because they help reduce pest populations.
However, there is one mistake that you should be aware of.
According to NYSDEC, there is a bug called lantern fly. This lantern fly has one of three stages that make it look different in appearance.
If you encounter this error at one of these stages in your yard, you will be asked to take photos and note the location where you found the error, then report to NY AG & Markets.
While these insects look lovely, they are very invasive and can cause significant damage, according to the NYSDEC,
If you have any valuable plants or trees in your yard, it is best to keep an eye out for unusual insects, especially if you see any that look like this, due to their invasive nature.
August is just around the corner, so the weather may get stickier, which means more chances of bugs.
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