Ants will certainly ruin your picnic during the spring and summer, and they can be of concern during the cooler months as well.
Ants are one of the most successful pests when it comes to surviving the outdoors. During the fall, Ants will indulge in a surplus of food, their goal is to add fat to their bodies to survive the winter. When temperatures drop, their body temperature and productivity will drop significantly.
Ants will then return to their colony and prepare to spend time under rocks and deep within the soil. They have enough energy stored to provide strength the need to invade your home, business, and outdoor party.
Most ant colonies remail outside during winter months, however – there could be an active satellite colony in your kitchen.
Cockroaches have been on our planet since dinosaurs walked the surface. Since cockroaches were able to outlast the demise of the dinosaurs, they are clearly a very resistant pest.
It does not take much for the pest to survive throughout the year. If a roach has access to a warm, moist environment, it should be able to survive.
So, where do cockroaches go in the winter?
German Cockroaches, for example, prefer an indoor habitat with easy access to food and moisture. So, this species will seek refuge in kitchens and bathrooms, especially during colder months.
The American Cockroach does prefer to spend its life outside, especially in warmer climates. So, once the cooler temperatures arrive, the pest will move into commercial buildings, restaurants, hotels, homes, and other office spaces seeking warmth and shelter.
The pest can withstand temperatures that go below 0 degrees Fahrenheit, but not if they are exposed to the cold or elements for prolonged periods of time.
Bed bugs can succumb to cold temperatures in just a few days. The bad news for us? These insects are naturally indoor pests, and our homes and businesses provide ample space and ideal temperatures for the pest to survive during the winter.
There are approximately 2,700 species of termites found throughout the world. 45 of those species call the U.S. their home.
Subterranean termites will dig beneath the ground’s surface and into the soil to keep warm. Areas with relatively warm temperatures throughout the year, such as ours, are more likely to see termite activity regardless of season.
Spotting a mosquito at your pool party or barbeque can put a damper on the event, especially when they make a snack out of you or your guests.
What might surprise you is that spotting a mosquito in the winter is more common than you realize.
To avoid the frigid temperatures, mosquitoes will survive winter in hollow logs.
Once the weather improves, female mosquitoes will wake from their slumber and search for a blood source. This process will help her to develop eggs.
So, if you were to disturb the log, you could come face-to-face with a mosquito now in search of its next meal.
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