As we all know, with the cooler weather, comes an increase in pest activity in your home. What you may not be aware of is that the type of pests and level of pest activity is deeply tied to the weather in our area. Locally we can expect more of the same pest activity we experienced during the warmer months. In addition to the ants and mosquitoes we have been dealing with all summer, we are seeing a large population of pest we call fall invaders. Fall invaders include lady bugs, box elder bugs and stink bugs.
According the the National Pest Management Association, as fall progresses, here in the southeast we can expect “mosquito populations will persist well into the fall, as the standing water from the summer’s heavy rainfall in many areas provides ideal conditions for mosquito breeding grounds. Higher termite and ant activity in the fall will also result from the warm, wet weather.”
Below is a complete overview of the predicted pest activity across the nation, this fall.