Pest Control Outlook for March
March remains a mystery in terms of pest control. If the weather remains cold and erratic, March may remain a calm month for pest control issues. If the weather should warm, we expect to see early pest issues.
Mosquitoes remain a nearly year-round pest, and that’s no exception for March. Expect mosquitoes to be out in the early morning and late afternoon. Though on chill days, they may be present even at noon. The native mosquitoes tend to feed at dawn and dusk, while invasive mosquitoes tend to hunt during the days’ hotter part. Be aware of mosquitoes in the late morning and early afternoon as they may be invasive pests that bring with them a severe threat of diseases.
Mice and rats displaced by the cold and wet may also be looking for dryer and warmer places to call home. Be sure to check outbuildings often during the colder months for fresh signs of rodents.
The wacky weather also means that squirrels may become active if they ever went to sleep.
Don’t expect a lot of pest issues from insects other than mosquitoes. If insects become a pest, it is most likely to be in the pantry where pantry pests, such as weevils, may emerge in dry goods such as flour. Be sure to check your pantry often for signs of pests. Even mice and Rats will invade the pantry to gain easy access to stored food.
Most larger mammals – raccoon, skunk, and possum – stay in their dens during the year’s cold parts. March is a time when emergence is ordinary, and on warmer days, you may encounter wildlife around your yard.
Overall, March seems like it may be a quiet month for pest control issues, but there is always some pest activity. If something is bugging you, then pester us. We have the skills and tools to deal with pest control issues. We provide safe, effective, and affordable pest control services throughout the Bryan and College Station communities. Give us a call and get the started living pest-free.