Something is making a loud buzzing sound in your backyard? If you have ripe fruits in your garden, it is likely that their fermentation odor attracts the figeater beetle. These large, metallic green beetles, the common pests in the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico, breed on flower petals, plant’s and desert tree’s sap, cacti fruits and soft-skinned fruits like figs, grapes, guava, nectarines plums, peaches, berries and tomatoes. Though they are not extremely harmful for your trees, fruits or lawn, their presence can be annoying. If you don’t want these insects in your backyard or among your fruits, read on to learn how to control them.
If you have noticed a strange foam that resembles a spittle, on your lawn or your garden plants and flowers, you may have a problem with pests known as spittlebugs. Fortunately, these bugs are easy to target and control. Learn how to get rid of spittlebugs and destroy them without damaging your grass and plants, and how to prevent them appearing in the first place.