Our Pest Guide for 2019
Although the prominence of pests may fluctuate from year to year, there is a general pattern of pest behaviour which gives a broad idea of what you can expect to find within your home.
This blog post will give you a good idea of pest ‘seasons’ and might help you prepare for any pest ‘seasons’ that have caused problems for your home in the past.
If you need professional pest control from qualified technicians, or perhaps some routine proofing work, give us a call today on 0141 471 9255.
Are Pests an Issue All-Year-Round?
Many people believe that pest infestations are only a Summer or warm weather problem. However, this is far from the case. With the diverse number of species considered pests that are active in the UK, there is a pest for just about every climate each season presents.
Winter: As temperatures drop to around zero or below, finding a way indoors is a life or death situation for rodent species, and they will appear more frequently around your home. Insect numbers, however, will dwindle.
Spring: Insects will stop ‘hibernating’ or being dormant as temperatures start to warm and they will likely appear around your home more often as they search for food or nesting locations.
Summer: Throughout the Summer months rodent pests will be less likely to seek shelter within your home. However, many insect populations will thrive in the heat and become very active.
Autumn: While the thermometers start to drop again in Autumn, rodents, along with some insects, will move indoors to the warmer environment.
It should be clear by now that just because Summer is over does not mean that you need to stop worrying about pests. They are a constant threat all-year-round, and you should always take the necessary steps to avoid encouraging an infestation.
Our Month by Month Pest Guide
Pests don’t behave according to a precise time schedule year after year, but we are able to offer a relatively reliable monthly timetable on what you might encounter:
January and February – Cockroaches remain active in January and February, but by far the most prominent pest to be concerned with will be rats and mice.
March – As Spring begins temperatures will begin to rise. This means that rodents will be able to spend more time outdoors. However, moths will once again become active, and some ant nests will begin to prepare for the following year.
April – In April as temperatures rise even further, biting insects like fleas and bed bugs may find their way into your home and common fly species will stop being dormant.
May – When Summer starts to take hold you will begin to see more wasps as they search for resources, and you might even spot a nest around your home.
June – Biting insects will become more and more active as temperatures continue to warm in June along with house flies.
July – In July ants and wasps enter their most invasive spell of the year as they search for food. Similarly, biting insect and cockroach activity will ramp up significantly.
August – Throughout this month insect activity will remain generally similar although fly populations should begin to diminish.
September – Temperatures should begin to fall in September as insect activity follows suit. However, spiders might begin to appear in your home and wasps may still be around.
October – Again you should not expect a lot of general insect activity, although you can expect to see spiders around your home as they enter their busy season.
November – When temperatures begin to make significant drops for Winter in November, rodents will try to establish their homes inside human habitations. You might also spot a few moths or cockroaches.
December – Rodents should be your primary concern in December although there may still be some spiders within your property and the risk of cockroaches never drops to zero.
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We are committed to absolute customer satisfaction and as a result, go to great effort to ensure that our technicians are trained to the highest standard and always use industry-leading equipment.
Our technicians achieve fantastically reliable results by coming up with a tailor-fit plan for each and every job that we come across. To have a chat with one of our personnel today, give us a call now on 0141 471 9255.
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