Mild Winter Sparks Concern For Busy Pest SeasonJanay Rickwalder
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