Whether insects, garden pests, or houseguests who never leave ( lol ,) how do you handle it?
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I can't imagine having to deal with something like that! I'll gladly take my 4-6 week ant invasion. How long is the Monsoon season? Thanks for your answer. :)
Hi Cat; Monsoons usually run from early July - into November.
This year it hasn't started yet, we have only had about 1-2' so far.
So we're all wondering when it is going to come down seriously.
Hi Cat; I see this question has new comments and reading back I thought I would fill in the blanks about last years monsoon season.
It came in the first week of August and lasted well into November. We got a total of just under 13 feet of rain.
Oddly where I live in the Philippines, basically jungle, we don't have nearly as many as one would expect. Maybe because I live in a very open area, as opposed to being surrounded by trees.
I know what you mean- they can really put a damper on outdoor evening activities. I cringe when I hear that high-pitched buzz!
Your winged ants might be termites they swarm this time of year.
As for slugs and snails if you can't beat them with snail bait there are some other options.
They won't crawl over copper so put copper bands around trees or flower pots.
Really good tips, Borsia. I agree that the winged ants are likely subterranean termites at seasonal swarm time. For slugs, there are organic baits which don't harm pets. Another option is newspaper. They hide under it for an easy riddance.
No, they were definitely winged ants, luckily we don't have termites in this country!
Thanks for the comment! There are really good tips on line for home-made wasp traps. Insect infestations seem to vary from year to year too.
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Mosquitoes/flies/ants seem to be the worst insects that come in at night, but that depends on environmental conditions. Crowded conditions, food availability, and pest control overuse make urban areas worse. Thanks for your answer!