Louisiana, Something is Really Bugging Us, But What Are They?
There are these weird little bugs that people have been posting on social media, and in my yard, I have bugs just like these, so it got us to wondering what the heck are these weird little bugs.
When we checked in with Vermilion Parish Updates on Facebook, one man was asking this same question. He says there are many on the floor of his grandmother's house in Lafayette.
So, what are these little creatures? They look weird, and they have multiple legs. Here are some of what people had to say to help Mike answer the question of what these bugs in his grandmother's house are:
Each year I have to monitor these creepy little things in my big pecan tree because when they drop to the ground, I don't one of my dogs to get their little paws on them. Eventually, when they fall to the ground they become moths later on in their cycle.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension Service suggests that you find them and get rid of them. Wear gloves because it's just a lot easier not to give these little creatures a chance to bite you.
These little worms can be green, pink, or brown. They can have stripes once they mature. They impact lots of plants including your pretty ornamental plants, tomatoes, cotton, peanuts, and of course cotton.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension Service says these little bugs will stick around for about 30 days as that is their life cycle. And, these can appear in the south multiple times a year. Bummer!
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