One could expect an influx of pests in the summer months of San Diego, but an unusual increase of pest infestations has affected numerous properties in Southern California.
But what is the reason for the increase in pest problems? Factually, it can be directly correlated with the recent weather patterns in San Diego County & other California areas.
The shift to warm days and cooler nights has changed pest activity in San Diego & surrounding cities (Oceanside, Carlsbad, La Mesa, Chula Vista, etc). Pest populations aren’t necessarily increasing but are becoming more visible as they seek warmer environments during colder nights.
Earwigs and waterbugs have benefitted from the cool, rainy weather last month.
However, the lower temperatures at night have hindered some insect’s normal cycles. House flies are usually more prevalent at this time of year. But expect an abundance of this common household pest when the temperatures heat up.
Other California cities were concerned with an ample amount of mosquitoes as extra rainfall provided new breeding grounds for this needle-nosed pest.
A simple solution to deter mosquito population is to inspect your property after rainfall for any standing water, even 2-3 inches of water. Dump any container that holds a puddle of water to prevent a mosquito from laying eggs.
A problem you may encounter is a foreclosed home having stagnant water in a pool. Contact the district to handle the standing water after a good rainfall.
Weather can produce pests but professional and effective pest control service can eliminate them just as easy.
Contact our pest control specialists in San Diego, Riverside, & Orange County to make your home pest-free!