All sorts of bugs
I've been listening to crickets for days now, like past springs through fall.
I don't mind the serenade.
I also had the company of so many grasshopper babies in the lawn that it looked like I was being attacked while mowing.
I know they mostly like crops, but are grasshoppers bad for the lawn?
Do crickets do any lawn & plant damage?
I haven't noticed either in my small perennial garden, but some rather large grasshoppers were eating off my annual container gardening pot plants last summer.
Small & large black beetles, watermelon-striped moth-eared June bugs, lace-like winged green bugs, giant mosquito-looking bugs, mosquitoes, moths & earwigs have been noticed around our house as well.
Do the beetles & unknown green & giant mosquito-like bugs do damage?
I know the moths do since I've found them throughout the lawn from the moment renting our home & have been dealing with dying patches in the lawn ever since.
All the bugs have obviously brought black widows to our place because of the lack of birds to eat them first since water's not nearby & adult trees are sparse.
And the many dragon flies & large jumping spiders that I find so pretty haven't done their job eating the possibly offensive bugs.
The black widows I do not like/want, because they have made their way indoors looking for the bugs that also come inside through gaps under & to the side of the front door.
I put down a sticky trap to the side of the door inside to catch what bugs I can & a new door sweep was installed, though a bit short.
Foam tape didn't seem to help much with the side gaps & the only thing to fix the problem completely would be a new door frame which the landlord's maintenance crew won't build.