Free AdviceGet Free Advice
Home | Get advice | Give advice | Topics | Columnists | - !START HERE! -
Make Suggestions | Sitemap

Get Advice

Search Questions

Ask A Question

Browse Advice Columnists

Search Advice Columnists

Chat Room

Give Advice

View Questions
Search Questions
Advice Topics


Remember me
Register for free!
Lost Password?

Want to give Advice?

Sign Up Now
(It's FREE!)


Shirts and Stuff
Page Backgrounds
Make Suggestions
Site News
Link To Us
About Us
Terms of Service
Contact Us

A million little bugs in my backyard!!!!

Question Posted Wednesday February 24 2010, 8:18 pm

My brother and I were looking at the bugs that were stuck together, so we figured they were probably mating, they were sort of on the concrete in our back yard and hanging around the edge near the grass. Then we shifted our gaze more towards the grass and noticed like thousands of little red bugs crawling all over the grass! My backyard is pretty big but there was like a layer of red bugs all over it. There was probably thousands of them!
A while ago we found an infestation of similar red bugs on a piece of wood out the back and it looked like they were eating it. So we sprayed them with heaps of bug spray and they mostly went away. But then a few weeks ago my sister and her friends were out the back and they noticed that the red bugs were on the log again. And sinse then I hadnt noticed any more bugs until today, when they are all over the whole yard!
It is really freaking me out and I dont want them to eat the house beause we dont have that much money, so we dont want to pay an exterminater for no reason.

Also, if it helps, the ones that looked like they were mating were a bit bigger and black with white on them, the smaller ones that are everywhere are pretty small and mostly red with a bit of black on them. Also there were ants and these big grey beetles that didnt seem too fussed about the red bugs being there.

Are these bugs bad? Should we get an exterminator? Do you think they are weird termites?

[ Answer this question ]
Want to answer more questions in the Domesticity category?
Maybe give some free advice about: Plants and Gardens?

hitler_the_goat answered Thursday February 25 2010, 12:14 pm:
what part of the country do you live in? florida? if so, those are lovebugs. their breeding cycle starts in february, and the whole state of florida is covered in them for a month. this of course includes parts of southern georgia and alabama... they're harmless. what kind of wood were they on? if they're all over the trees too, you're fine. don't put too much thought into it... but if it worries you that much, catch some in a bottle and bring them to a high school biology teacher.. they have nothing to gain or lose, so they'll give you a straight answer.
good luck with the orgy on your lawn..cause thats all lovebugs do.

[ hitler_the_goat's advice column | Ask hitler_the_goat A Question

OhMyLucyDarling answered Thursday February 25 2010, 1:37 am:
If the problem has become so extreme that they are in the house and they are populating your backyard then yes you may want to seek an exterminator. However, There are products you can buy at a hardware store and there are many different kinds of bug spray. I'm not sure if these "bugs" were ants but if they were red ants then I would start to worry a little bit. I don't think it would hurt to hire an exterminator to check out the backyard.

[ OhMyLucyDarling's advice column | Ask OhMyLucyDarling A Question

More Questions:

<<< Previous Question: PROM
Next Question >>> Wedding updo

Recent popular questions:
Want to give advice?

Click here to start your own advice column!

Boyfriend can't get over my dating past and wants me to let him have sex
School's play
Ways to get over someone?
Teenage Attraction Issues????
Bump on my fingernail
Poppying Cherry.
can sperm kill other sperm?
what is a psi ball
why are parents so arrogant?
We were on matrimonail site made me see the 7th heaven than ignored without
How to get a tattoo where a parent wont see it?
he confuses me on what to do?
Can this workout?
Don't know how to feel
No friends, social anxiety.
I'm going to be alone forever
Whats baking soda called in the UK?
Are they my issues or their issues?
how do i tell my friend i like her?(were both girls)
When 2 people have the same dreams

All content on this page posted by members of is the responsibility those individual members. Other content © 2003-2014 We do not promise accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any advice and are not responsible for content.

Attention: NOTHING on this site may be reproduced in any fashion whatsoever without explicit consent (in writing) of the owner of said material, unless otherwise stated on the page where the content originated. Search engines are free to index and cache our content.
Users who post their account names or personal information in their questions have no expectation of privacy beyond that point for anything they disclose. Questions are otherwise considered anonymous to the general public.

[Valid RSS] eXTReMe Tracker