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?
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 ]
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