The Lone Star State is known for a lot of things: its hospitality, barbecue, and tenacity. But perhaps an unexpected phenomenon is happening in Texas―a bug problem. Many Texans are reporting sightings of bugs they’ve never seen before, and experts are trying to determine the extent of the issue. There’s a big problem in Texas, and it’s not the weather. It’s the bugs! Mosquitoes, spiders, ants, you name it. There seems to be an infestation of them everywhere you look. Some people are even saying that this is the worst year for bugs they’ve ever seen. If you’re one of those people who are trying to avoid all things buggy, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a list of the best ways to keep the bugs at bay this summer.
Top 10 Buggiest Cities in the United States according to Thumbtack
- Dallas, Texas
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Washington, D.C.
- Austin, Texas
- Houston, Texas
- Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- West Palm Beach, Florida
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Orlando, Florida
- Tampa, Florida
According to the survey from Thumbtack, July and August have the most bugs and creepy crawlers.
Does Texas Have Poisonous Bugs?
We all know that Texas is full of big bugs, but did you know that there are also poisonous bugs in our state? While you’re thankfully not likely to encounter them often, it’s important to be aware of these dangerous creatures and what to do if you ever come across one. In no particular order, these dangerous and poisonous bugs may be seen from time to time in Texas: Brown Recluse, Striped Bark Scorpion, Asp Caterpillar, Eastern Velvet Ant, Texas Red-Headed Centipede, Kissing Bugs, and the Southern Black Widow.
What Kind of Pests Does Texas Have?
The most common house bugs in Texas are: Carpet Beetles, Cockroaches, Millipedes, Silverfish, Termites, Centipedes, Gnats, House Flies, Chinch Bugs, Carpenter Ants, Crickets, Bed Bugs, Mosquitoes, Biting Ticks, Biting Mites, Roaches, Spiders, Scorpions, and Wasps.