This winter has been no laughing matter; heavy snows pounded the Northeast, record highs scorched Southwest Florida and another year of drought has left Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe parched. How will the weather we had this winter impact the pest problems we see this spring and summer? Each of Catseye Pest Control’s geographic service areas is affected in a different way.
The Polar Vortex wreaked havoc on the Northeast this winter bringing uncommon amounts of snow. Homeowners may see increased Carpenter Ant activity from the excess moisture. Learn more about the signs of a Carpenter Ant infestation and how to eliminate these pests.
The longer winter may also lead to Box Elder Bugs, Ladybugs and Cluster Flies emerging from hibernation later in the season than normal. These insects startle or annoy homeowners when they gather in large numbers on the the sunny-side of houses.
The unusual warm and humid winter in Southwest Florida could lead to heavier pest activity. Homeowners may see increased numbers of pests like termites, cockroaches and mosquitoes that love moisture.
The harsh winter in other regions has lead to more people to vacationing in Southwest Florida. Increased tourism often leads to more Bed Bug problems.
Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe
The lack of winter in Northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe is part of the regions’ third year of drought. Warmer temperatures and little moisture have lead to early ant activity. Pharaoh Ants and Odorous House Ants are already invading people’s homes looking for food and water. Yellow Jackets and Bed Bugs have also become more active as the temperatures rise.
When it comes to nuisance wildlife, conditions seem to be pretty normal across all the regions that Catseye Pest Control services. In just a couple weeks mating season for raccoons and skunks will be in full swing.
If you are having a pest problem don’t hesitate to contact us today! Our experts are here to answer any questions you may have.