Top 5 Invasive Species Threatening Your Home

Ramon Ramirez March 24, 2020 0 Comments

Invasive species cause damage to property and pose new threats to health. Invasive pests typically do not have any natural predators in the ecosystems.


they enter through deliberate or negligent means, which enable their populations to grow quickly and rapidly in different regions of the country.

Five pests that cause damage to the home:

Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

The brown marbled stink bug was first introduced in Pennsylvania in 1996 and was born in Asia. They have become an annoyance to many homeowners in 44 countries. While there are no risks to human health, stink bugs are well known during the winter to seek shelters within houses, usually concealed in walls, attic or crawl spaces.

Stink bugs reappear at the beginning of spring and become active indoors and outdoors. Such unwanted house guests are famous for their unpleasant smell when crushed. Please patch a hole indoors or windows and vacuum any bugs found inside the house to keep this destructive disease out of your home.

Asian Long-horned Ticks

The Asian long-horned tick was first discovered in New Jersey in 2017 and came from Asia to the USA, where deadly diseases are known to spread to both animals and humans. These ticks can rapidly multiply as female ticks reproduce in the United States without a male, becoming an established invasive species.

Asia long-horned ticks were also reported outside the United States to bear conditions like Lyme, Ehrlichiosis, Japanese spotted fever, Powassan virus, and the Khasan virus. It has a strong reputation for transmitting SFTS, a deadly virus in 15 percent of its patients (severe fever with Thrombocytope syndrome).

Preventing Pests:

Spotted lanternflies in New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts were first recorded in Pennsylvania in 2014. The grape, fruit trees and logging industries are significantly threatened by such pesticides because they feed on the sap in many trees and plants.

Egg masses are known to lie on trees, rocks and exterior furnishings. Scrape them off and put in a double bag until you dispose of them in the garbage when you have Egg masses around the house. To confirm a sighting and the migration of this invasive species, you should also call your local agriculture department.

Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA)

The red imported fire ants (RIFA), originally from Brazil, was first found in 1933 in Alabama. They are now found in the south and west of the United States and will attack people who are disturbing or menacing their nests.

They are frequently introduced through potted plants, shrubs or trees into new areas. Such small invasive insects are named after their painful pulsations that develop into larger, white pustules. Those who are allergic to insect stings will respond harder.

Formosan Termites

This plant is currently available in the south of the US, in Hawaiian, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, Florido, Tennessee, and California. Termite species of Formosan originated in the United States and has been transported to the USA through military cargo shipments since World War II.

Known as the ‘super termite’, they can be used as the most damaging on wood, floor, and wallpaper and consists of 2,000 known species. Also, in 25 days, a mature termite colony in Formosa will consume around 1 foot of 2×4 wood.

How to Get Rid of Invasive Species:

  • Make sure you don’t invasively buy plants for your yard or greenhouse. Replace non-invasive replacements to invasive plants in your backyard. Ask your local kindergarten staff to help identify invasive plants. For this, you can also concern pest control servicesherbal pest control.
  • Use pest control treatment to clean your boots to get rid of weed seeds and pathogenic products before walking in a new area.
  • Vegetables, plants, insects, and animals invade pests. Do not carry wood firewood (forest pests may be present), wash your bags and boots after every walk and throw out food before you go from one place to another.

Why Choose Pest Cure:

The heatwave and smoke generated by factories, burning garbage have made things worse day by day and pollution is exacerbating the climate. Global warming is going to ruin our planet.