Pest Control Specialists Centurion: Find an Effective Pest Management Solution Before Summer Starts

The winter in South Africa is over, and temperatures have been rising significantly. You may have noticed an increase in pest activity around your home. Why do pests thrive in warmer weather? Pest Control Pros explores the top four reasons why pests like ants, cockroaches, mosquitoes and spiders thrive in the summer.

The Lifecycle of Pests

Due to their cold-blooded nature, pests can be affected by the weather. Ants will increase in size as they reproduce to ensure that their colony survives during the winter when they go dormant. This results in increased activity during various stages of their life cycle during warmer months.

A Greater Amount of Sunlight

During summer, longer days and longer nights allow for longer feeding times, so pests tend to be more visible because they are enjoying longer days as well.

An Increase in Temperature

Many common pests develop and behave differently when the temperature rises during spring and summer. Pests, like humans, have a threshold for temperature, and when it gets too hot, they’ll look for shelter indoors where air conditioning is available.

Additional Moisture

In areas where summer rainfall and high humidity prevail, you will come in contact with many unwanted visitors because pests need water to survive. 

In addition to being a nuisance to humans, many pests can inflict painful bites. Here are some tips for reducing activity around the house.

  • Regularly remove debris from gutters to prevent them from becoming a moist breeding ground
  • Prevent hidden entry points by trimming plants against your property
  • Keep your property free from entry points by regularly inspecting cracks and crevices
  • Trash can lids should be tight-fitting

Now is the right time to establish a pest management solution to keep pests out this summer. Get in touch with Pest Control Pros for a free quote. 

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