Mild Winter Sparks Concern For Busy Pest Season

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

While certain regions of the country, including the South and parts of the West, are delighted that this has been another mild winter, many people may not be as thrilled with what this could mean for pest populations in the coming months.

Multiple news outlets have been reporting that the atypical winter weather is forcing pests to emerge from hibernation earlier than usual in search of food.

For example, the Tampa Bay Times reported that the warm winter could mean a buggy spring and Tampa Bay residents should be on the look out for pests such as ants, termites and mosquitoes. In Sacramento, the dry winter weather has already brought out the mosquitoes even though large numbers of the pest aren’t expected until spring.