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Warm Weather and the Increase of Pests

by | Mar 3, 2020 | Home Pest Tips | 0 comments

We all know that once the warmer weather hits, the ecosystem starts to come alive in a very big way. The buzz of bees fills the air, spiders spin their webs, ants work hard to feed their families, and many more insects make their presence known. While each creepy crawler has their own way of adapting to the various seasons, there is a common theme of all showing their faces tremendously more when the temperatures rise. Let’s take a look at some common pests and how they react to the oncoming of spring. 

Ants

While some bugs migrate to warmer areas when the weather gets cold, and others just die off in the lower temperatures, ants are more resilient than this. They hunker down, dig deep, and wait out the cold. This means that their presence often goes unnoticed during the winter months. However, as soon as the weather starts to warm up a bit, they make their way out of those cozy holes they have dug and bask in the sunshine. This may come as a surprise to those homeowners who were unaware of ants being around, and you may find yourself with an infestation rather quickly. It is crucial to ensure that your home is properly sealed and all food sources are protected to help prevent an infestation. 

Scorpions

Because scorpions tend to thrive in hot, dry climates, like the Las Vegas desert, when the temperatures rise, we often see a significant rise in the number of these pesky pests. Scorpions are not acclimated to cold weather, so during the winter months, we typically see them disappear into warm hiding spots, or even die off because of the lower temps. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stay cool for long, and they quickly resurface and wreak havoc in neighborhoods they inhabit. 

Bees

These buzzing busy bodies are known to make us run from fear of being stung! During the winter months, their presence is greatly diminished. While they don’t hibernate, and the low temperatures are not known to kill them off, they tend to stay within their hives, huddling around the queen bee, for protection and warmth. When the winter months end, the need to stay huddled is reduced, so they become more active outside of their hives again.

Spiders

Spiders, similarly to bees, greatly reduce their amount of activity out and about during winter. They do not enter a full hibernation, but instead a semi-hardening of their bodies and a partial hibernation-like phase. They snuggle up under rocks, leaves, or any other kind of shelter they can find in order to stay as warm as possible. When the temps rise, they make their way back out into the world in search of food and begin to build their webs again. 

There are plenty of other kinds of insects that are affected by winter and warmer weather, however, the premise is still the same. Warm weather brings on more bugs! As the temperatures start to rise outside, be sure to get your property inspected and invest in a consistent, effective pest management plan. Contact the experts at Tri-X Pest Management and see what we can do for you today!

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