While spring cleaning is a great time for homeowners to de-clutter and spruce up the home, this seasonal tradition is a doubly beneficial time to tidy up in order to prevent undesirable, springtime pests such as ants, termites, mice and fruit flies. To help the public maintain pest-free homes this spring, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Rose Pest Solutions Chicagoland are helping homeowners learn about pest proofing the house so they can add those steps to their spring-cleaning checklists.
We had such a mild winter. And lately, I don't know about you guys, but it's been impossible to dress myself properly for the manic mood swings Mother Nature's taking from one hour to the next. From cold swampy sleet to sunny skies in a matter of hours, it's pretty crazy. What does it mean? How is it affecting the earth, humans, animals and even pests?
They're already out and marching. As the weather gets warmer and rain begins to fall, ants, the most common household pest in the midwest, will soon begin to invade homes.
Just because it is cold outside, doesn’t mean pest problems have gone away. In fact, Mother Nature was so generous with a nice, warm, extended autumn, it's really contributed to pest populations thriving without going into dormancy until much later. Even trees started pollinating a second time back in November-December, which totally explains why [my] allergies have been awful this last year.
Topics: weather and pests
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