Could an Early Spring Mean More Pests?

This is a tricky question. While there are many invasive pests out there that don’t do too well when the cold winter temperatures arrive, many insects have no problem. In fact, many of the pests that pose problems in the summer find ways to make it through even the harshest winters by burying themselves underground, or even worse, moving further into your home.And with temperatures warming sooner than usual, insects and bugs are starting to wake up. What does this early spring mean for your home and business? 

Ants and Bees. Mosquitos and Fleas.

The good news is that by “waking up” or becoming more active sooner than usual, many pests such as bees put themselves at risk. For example, honey bees can die of starvation in milder winters because they tend to consume more honey due to flying around too early. In addition to early feeding habits, our weather also poses a problem for insects that start moving around too soon. There is no doubt that our weather is unpredictable in our area, and we could still experience a two to three-day freeze. A sudden drop in temperatures could take its toll on early active bugs. However, an early spring also means that there is more time for insects to breed. This could possibly create a larger population by this summer if our area gets enough rain.

Be Proactive 

Whether it is a record-breaking winter or a warm, mild winter like we have experienced this year, there will always be bugs and pests. The best way to ensure that your home or business is pest-free is to be proactive. Take steps like cutting back trees and shrubbery near your home. For the inside of the home, make sure that access to food is minimized by placing food in air-tight containers. You can also give Hopper Termite & Pest, Inc. a call. Our technicians are well trained in exclusion techniques and know exactly what to look for when inspecting your home.

Don’t Wait, Call Hopper Environmental Services Today

Don’t wait until you have a problem with pests. Get started today with one of our Pest Control Service Plans. We offer both residential and commercial plans. With our scheduled quarterly service, there is no additional charge for the necessary extra to control included pests in your plan. If pests do make a comeback this summer, Hopper Termite & Pest, Inc. will take care of the problem.Let Hopper Termite & Pest, Inc. create a safe, pest-free space by giving us a call at (479) 332-3745.

Mar 22, 2017

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