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The Impact of Climate Change on Insects and How to Prevent an Infestation

Climate change is happening slowly, and we are starting to feel the impact. In some places, temperatures are rising. In other places, there are more natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. Or, these disasters have become more severe – larger in size, greater in strength, and capable of more destruction.

A perhaps unexpected side effect of climate change has been the rise of pest infestations – their number, their spread, and their timing. Fortunately, a good pest control company serving in Arizona knows how to adapt to these changes and implement the appropriate solutions to continue protecting your home. But it’s important that you understand how climate change is affecting insects so that you understand how this problem is happening. Here’s why you may be having a bigger problem with mosquitoes, ants, roaches, and other pests:

Bug Resting on Plant and How Climate Change Impacts Infestations

Improved Winter Survival

Usually, insects go dormant when the temperatures drop. Some need warmer temperatures to survive, and some eat food or bacteria that thrive in warmer temperatures. So, they usually go underground or migrate when the temperatures get colder.

As climate change is causing temperatures to rise in many locations, insects are experiencing longer periods of activity. That means that they also have more periods of reproduction, which means that their numbers are rising more quickly.

Migration to New Areas

As places are getting warmer, they are becoming more hospitable to pests. Places that were previously inhospitable to pests for longer periods of the year are now suddenly more welcoming. That is giving pests the opportunity to migrate to new places and to establish large populations there.

It doesn’t take a huge rise in temperature to make conditions more hospitable for pests. Even a couple of degrees can make the difference for some.

Increased Size

Thanks to the improved conditions for many pests, they are given the chance to thrive. Not only are they reproducing in greater numbers, but they are getting the chance to grow in size – as in their actual body size. That makes the pests more robust and capable of more damage. It also makes them somewhat stronger against Gilbert pest control measures.

The improved conditions also help these pests to live longer, which means they will be around for a longer time to be a nuisance to your family and damage your home.

Increased Resistance to Pesticides

Overall, climate change is creating more and better environments for pests, which is increasing their overall size and vitality, as well as extending their lifespan. With all these improvements, many pests are growing resistant to pesticides. That means that the solutions you buy over-the-counter at your local home improvement store are going to be even less effective than they were before. You’ll need to hire a professional Chandler pest control company to implement solutions tailored to the specific pest and the circumstances. The professionals have the solutions that will get results, even when dealing with pests that have become resistant to many pesticides.

As climate change continues to wreak havoc, you can expect to have a lot more problems with pests, including mosquitoes, ticks, ants, roaches, bed bugs, and others. You can expect to deal with more pests and to contend with them for more times out of the year. You may not be able to do anything to reverse climate change, but you don’t have to feel helpless in the face of bothersome pests. You can call a pest control company in East Valley to develop a plan to eradicate pests from your home and keep them out.

Varsity Termite and Pest Control offers a range of pest services throughout the Phoenix area to deal with any pest that may have taken up residence in your home. A pest control technician from our team can inspect your home to discover the extent of your pest problem and can discuss your concerns. We’ll present you with your options for pest control, including immediate removal and preventive maintenance. We offer affordable termite control, as well as pest control for ants, scorpions, roaches, mosquitoes, and many other types of pests. Call us in Phoenix today to meet with a pest control technician and to learn about your pest control options.

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Varsity Termite and Pest Control – Gary Dobert
6056 E Baseline Rd #122
Mesa, AZ85206

Office: 602-757-8252
Email: https://staging.varsitytermiteandpestcontrol.com

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Gary is the co-owner of Varsity Termite and Pest Control, a family owned and operated company in Arizona with over 21 years of experience. They specialize in termite and scorpion control services.

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Gary is the co-owner of Varsity Termite and Pest Control, a family owned and operated company in Arizona with over 21 years of experience. They specialize in termite and scorpion control services.

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