We are frequently questioned about what affect the cold weather and snow has on insects that could cause problems for homeowners. As this picture illustrates, livings things, including insects, WILL adapt and survive.
Because many insects naturally have a dormant period, they can very easily outlast the brief cold periods and, even briefer, snows experienced here in the greater Birmingham area. Rest assured, as the temperatures warm, we can still expect to see our usual garden variety of Crane Flies, American Roaches, ants, swarming termites and mosquitoes to name just a few.
To reduce the number of these insects inhabiting your yard, remove any clutter on the ground which can be used for shelter, trim vegetation, clear the yard of fallen leaves and try to eliminate standing water. To help reduce indoor sightings of these pests make sure window screens, caulking and weather stripping are in good repair.
If you do experience a problem with pests, please contact Mr. Bugg’s Pest Patrol today for a free evaluation.