March 31, 2010
The Daytona Beach News Journal wrote a very entertaining piece about bugs coming back to Florida homes once Spring hits. We included a little of the story below, check out the full write-up here.
By AARON LONDON, TAKING UP SPACE
March 31, 2010 12:05 AM
Now Atlantic hurricane season doesn't start for a couple more months, and it will be a while before we get into that afternoon thunderstorm weather pattern, but Mother Nature's bounty is becoming increasingly evident with every passing day. That's right, the bugs are back.
Buzzing, flying, biting and certainly annoying, Florida's insect population is reemerging from its winter slumber to make its presence known once again.
It's estimated that there are 12,500 different species of insects roaming about the Sunshine State, and I think each and every one of them has taken up residence in my backyard.
Not a day passes that I don't see evidence of more and more insect activity in my tiny corner or our little corner of paradise.
For those who bemoan the decline of commercial development, I have several contractors from the ant world building elaborate insect condos all around my property.
These elaborate -- and sometimes mind-boggling -- efforts seem to pop up literally overnight and there doesn't appear to be any "No Vacancy" sign anywhere.