When the weather changes throughout the year, so does the amount of insect activity. The changes in temperature are one way that pests are affected, however, that is not the only thing that affects the course of pests. The weather can be rainy, dry, cold or even hot and each of these has a different effect on which pests you may find in and around your home, along with what they might be up to. The real issue we see is that no matter what the weather is doing, it’s still a good idea to make use of a pest control service. This is the only way to guarantee your home’s safety and treatment for any unwanted pests that could pose a problem during any weather changes. In this article, we are going to review the types of pests you may see in varying weather conditions.
Pests And Dry Weather
Dry weather tends to pose a real problem for many pests. You see, pests are similar to people in that they need water to survive. Water is necessary for them to reproduce and live, as some pests need water for the first stages of their lifecycle – like mosquitoes. So when the weather outside is too dry, then the pests we see will need to find a way to survive.
What this means is that they will do whatever it takes to get to an area that contains water or moisture. The best place for these pests to go and get this necessity is right inside your home. Think of it this way: If you were dying of thirst, then you would do anything to get water. The same goes for most pests. A pest infestation that occurs when the weather is dry outside can be a serious problem. So be sure to keep your pest control services going year round!
When It Floods, Expect Ants
As stated above, water and moisture are necessary for pests to survive. However, like most things, too much of a good thing is bad. If you are in an area that has flooded due to some quick changes in the weather, then you need to be on the lookout for one pest in particular.
Ants can become a real problem when there is flooding. While a flood can be too much for some pests to handle, ants, on the other hand, will ride the waves. You may think that ants are not something to worry about now, however as soon as there is a flood you can expect to see ants using the flow of water to get to a new location by making a kind of “floating ant raft“. What this means is that you can suddenly find yourself with an infestation of ants fairly quickly, where there was no issue before.
Pests In Wet Weather & Rain
Rainfall or moisture in the air without any type of flooding serves just as much risk for pests as when it floods. Water is great for pests and is necessary for them to survive, so when there is excessive moisture or rain, you can expect to see pests. The wetness is a great catalyst for pest reproduction and then acts like the domino effect.
When there are more pests they need to find more food. This can lead to more and more pests invading your home looking for food to eat, which leads to an infestation.
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