User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


71° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Bugs Chewing Up Yards And People

July 10, 2012, 4:52 PM by Shawn Neisteadt

Bugs Chewing Up Yards And People
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Whether they bite you or chew up your yard, it appears to be a bad year for bugs in KELOLAND.

If you've spent much time outside, you've likely noticed the bugs buzzing around.  And the bug problem doesn't appear to be letting up.

"We've heard quite a little bit about it all summer long.  The heat last week drives the thing to another level and that's what we're seeing moving into the first of this week now," Rick Swanson of Ace Hardware said. 

Depending on what's bothersome, Swanson says there are many products on the shelves that can help fight back. He says it’s hard to know exactly why the bugs are thriving, but the mild winter and recent dry spell are two strong theories.

Another problem that may be less noticeable but can be very damaging is the insects and pests in your grass.  For that, Swanson says you may need to thoroughly inspect your yard and then find the proper product to treat whatever is eating it up.

"And you need to get on those problems at once, because in this heat those insects are destroying a lot of turf in a given day," Swanson said.

Whether it is treating for bugs in the ground or in the air, Swanson adds to always read and follow the labels to make sure your work is safe and to keep inspecting yards, because more problems could be ahead.

"We're already planning for next year.  But we know what's going to occur.  We never go too high or too low so we're working the average.  Then we can fill in to fill the needs," Swanson said.

While other insects are thriving, the lack of rain has helped keep mosquito numbers in check. 

However, several various lawn diseases have been found in the Sioux Falls area, which is an added attack on your grass in addition to insects and the heat.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored

 


View news

You may also like

UPDATE: Body Found In Lake Madison

7/26/2015 5:54 PM

The Lake County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the body of a woman has been found in Lake Madison.

Full Story
Sheriff IDs Woman Who Died At Lake Madison

7/27/2015 4:15 PM

A 25-year-old Sioux Falls woman died after she fell into Lake Madison on Sunday.

Full Story
Amber Alert Cancelled For Sioux Falls Boy

7/25/2015 10:59 PM

An Amber Alert issued Saturday night for a one-year-old child has been cancelled.

Full Story
Three Dead In Pipestone County Plane Crash

7/27/2015 6:20 AM

Authorities confirm that three died in a plane crash Monday night in southwest Minnesota.

Full Story
Lifeguard Rescues Girl From Sioux Falls Pool

7/28/2015 4:10 PM

An alert lifeguard pulled an unconscious child from Laurel Oak pool on Tuesday afternoon

Full Story


Events