In the months after Hurricane Irma knocked out power, Florida saw some of the worst flooding in the country.
That storm was followed by Hurricane Jose, a tropical storm that slammed the Southeast and caused the loss of more than 100,000 lives.
Hurricanes Irma and Jose both killed hundreds of people, and the effects of both are still being felt today.
So it makes sense that many people are looking to insect pests to help protect their home or office.
But what about the other side of the insect apocalypse?
The United States is home to some of our biggest insect pests.
Many of the species that we rely on to help our lives survive, like beetles and mosquitoes, can actually be pests themselves.
The insect world is a strange place, and some of these insects we rely upon for food, shelter, and even pollination can be devastating for our ecosystem.
What insects do you need to know?
Insects that bite humans are one of the biggest threats to our health.
A study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B found that biting people increases the risk of death by about 25% when compared to other animals.
That’s because biting humans can be as lethal as, well, biting mosquitoes.
So, if you’re planning on bringing home a home-made bug-killing insect, you need some sort of protection.
But if you don’t want to risk harming your pet, you can also buy a DIY bug-killer that will protect you from the bugs you’re trying to avoid.