A Warm Winter Means More Spring Pests

Picture of ice melting in pondA warm winter in many parts of the country has caused a great alarm for an increase pests this upcoming spring. Less snowfall and short freezes periods from Florida to Minnesota, along with other areas of the country that have been known to have unpredictable climates, have recorded near record highs throughout the entirety of winter.

Tragically, a warm winter tends to bring about a heavy influx of bugs and other pests in the months of spring and summer. This is especially true in the warmer regions of the country. The reason for this is the lack of freezing temperatures. Without the freezes the bug colonies are not killed off and with blooms from flowers coming much earlier than usual. Bugs and other various pests will have a proverbial wonderland of places to live and eat. This is especially true for swarming pests. Anything from wasps, bees and the ever so destructive termites, thrive on warmer conditions.

Termites along with other pests, breed quickly and efficiently. The quick turnaround from cold to warm means that these invasive pests have more time to reproduce and stabilize their colonies. It is important to keep yourself informed about the signs that you may have the beginnings of a pest infestation on your hands. As well as the proper steps to take to make sure that your home stays that way.

Warm winter preventative measures:

Luckily there is some good news. U.S. homeowners can control how the early onset of spring pests affect their surroundings. The biggest and most often overlooked thing to prevent pests is to avoid any type of standing water around your home. When it comes to bugs and other pests, this is their main source of nourishment. As the snow melts, it’s considered best practice to keep puddles around your home dried up.

Keeping your gutters clear of leaves is one of the easiest ways to make sure that your home stays pest free as well. It also is a good practice to make sure that your yard is clear of debris and other objects that may cause bugs and other pests to be attracted to your yard or home.

If your schedule is too busy to handle any of the preventative measures mentioned in this post. You can gurantee that your best bet is to contact a professional exterminator. They have seen more than one warm winter and know the best practices to make sure that your home stays pests free this spring and summer.