Mild Winter Weather A Bad Sign For Pest Control
The somewhat warm days and cool night weather could outline a bad and prolonged Spring and Summer pest seasons. Here, at the end of Winter, daytime temps in the ’70s is a sign of Spring. That means that the natural cycles that insects and plants follow will likely start early, and pest insect populations will begin to emerge sooner rather than later. That extra time means a more extended pest season, and with more time, pest populations should grow to epidemic proportions. Here’s a closer look at what we mean.
The Fruit Trees
The warmer weather will cause the fruit trees to bloom and the fruit to set. Should we get heavy rains or hail, then the fruit will fall, and that means an early harvest for rodents, birds, and fruit-eating insects such as the cockroach.
With just fruiting trees, you have the potential to boost food supplies for rodents, cockroaches, and pest birds.
All The Water
All this water means that water-borne pests are getting a head start too. Mosquito populations should be insanely bad this year. All that water means more places to lay eggs, more significant areas for abatement programs to cover, and more opportunities for mosquitoes to breed more often. Expect new and consistent mosquito issues this Spring and Summer.
All this water and warmer weather mean an early start for weeds and grasses. Those two plant bodies mean more ticks, more garden pests, and more yard pests too. Tick season generally begins around April, but this year, expect them to hit their peak earlier and harder. If your yard is weedy, make a plan to take down the weeds and trim back shrubbery. Be sure to rake up all of those fallen leaves too. All of that yard dander helps ticks and other insects find shelter.
What You Can Do
These examples of what an early Spring and Summer mean help to show what the Bryan and College Station Communities might face this year. We expect this to be a hectic pest control year. Here’s what you can do to help reduce the impact of a mild winter.
- Keep weeds and yard clutter to a minimum.
- Put early and vigilant pest control programs into place.
- Consider a Mosquito Mister for your yard
- Make exterior home inspections often and look for signs of termites, rodents, and larger mammals.
- Monthly Pest Control Through Swoboda.
Early pest control means that we take down much of the local pest population before they expand. A good example would wasp control; after all, one dead queen can mean 10,000 fewer yellowjackets this summer. A well-fed yellow jacket colony can top 10,000 wasps.
Learn more about our ongoing pest control services that offer affordable monthly pest control so that your home and yard are protected safely. We also provide emergency pest control services for one-time applications. Our service remains affordable, and our vast experience makes us local experts for all types of pest control issues. We service all of the Bryan and College Station communities. Learn more by giving us a call.