How Spring Affects Pest Activity
Now that spring is officially here, the patterns that you can expect in pest control will begin to change. The change of weather and atmosphere means that some pests are starting their season, just like the baby lambs!
If you are hit with any pest issues throughout Spring, get in touch with us today on 0141 471 9255 for help and advice.
How Does Spring Affect the Pest Calendar?
The cold and harsh weather of winter makes for an inhospitable environment for most pest species. Rodents will head inside for shelter, which admittedly makes them a problem.
Spring, on the other hand, starts to increase the length of days and temperatures begin to rise quite steeply. This means that each month new pest species will become an issue, as will be discussed here:
Starting in March, ants will begin to resurface after essentially hiding throughout winter. They aren’t going to be anywhere near their peak. However, rising temperatures will make some nests start their season.
Many people are surprised to find so many moths in March, but during this month many species will be in their peak season. Throughout spring you can expect to see many of these insects flying around.
However, now that spring has begun, you can expect the activity of rats and mice to start to drop. Warmer temperatures outside mean that they do not need to come inside to survive.
Again, you can expect moth activity to remain high throughout the entire month of April, and be aware that some will begin to consume cloth and textiles.
In April, fleas and bed bugs, both biting pests, will begin their annual cycle. If you find any bites or blemishes on your body, it may be a sign that you have an infestation in your home.
Flies and ants will continue to stir. We can have both of these pest species dealt with swiftly, keeping them from growing and expanding throughout the spring and summer.
Temperatures will have another sharp increase in May, which means wasp nests will begin their season. In 2018 the wasp season started incredibly early and lasted for a long time, but this will not necessarily happen again.
Moths will stick around for May, often having a final burst in numbers. However, their populations will decrease throughout the following season.
Keep an eye out for signs of biting insects as well as ants and flies; they won’t be going anywhere quickly.
Cockroaches do not really have a season. They are incredibly hardy and will adapt to many environments. Don’t expect massive numbers in spring, but they are always a threat in any dirty and unclean environment.
The Spring Equinox Explained?
Spring begins when the northern hemisphere starts to tilt. It moves slowly towards the sun until it is facing it, meaning that the days will become longer and sunnier; this is called the spring equinox.
Although the spring equinox was on March 20th this year, it varies annually. However, it does not change by very much.
Daylength extending makes it easier for life. Animals typically have a much easier time without having to survive the cold of winter, and the resources required for life are aplenty. Because of this, spring evokes images of flowers and baby animals!
The life schedules of insects are very tightly linked to the seasons, specifically temperature. Throughout the autumn and winter many species go underground and, essentially, just wait for the environment to heat up again.
To summarise, the spring equinox is what we call the end of winter. Although the lovely spring weather will begin, so will a new challenging season for pest control.
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