In recent years Autumn temperatures have been on the rise in Kansas. The warmer Fall temperatures are resulting in modified behavioral patterns from some of the most despised pests around your property. As the temperature begins to cool, ants, termites, stink bugs, mice and rats are just a few of the pests and vermin that seek shelter in your home. So why would a warmer Fall be such a bad thing for you?
Why is Warmer-Fall Weather Such a Bad Thing for You?
As Autumn breathes the comforting imagery of your favorite sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and watching football with friends and family, it also sends the pests scurrying for shelter inside your home. Spiders, rodents, ants, roaches, and other pests will find a way to trespass in your home when the weather turns cold.
With warmer-Fall weather in recent years, these pests are given new opportunities to terrorize you and your family. Warm blooded or cold blooded, they both need the heat and resources of your home during cold weather. The uptick in warm weather during the traditionally cool season is providing these nuisances an extended period for activity and breeding.
That’s right, with extended periods of warmer temperatures, these little home invaders are able to multiply their numbers. If you aren’t taking proper precautions during Fall, warmer temperatures can lead to an explosion in your pest population.
How Are Termites Affected by Warmer-Fall Weather?
Termites cause billions of dollars in damage for homeowners each year and they continue their destructive ways through the winter. To protect themselves from the cold they will burrow deeper into the ground, but they don’t stop destroying your house.
Termites are cold blooded house destroyers and are also cold blooded creatures, so the colder weather slows them down. The rising Autumn temperatures are giving termites a higher level of activity and providing them with more opportunities for budding. Budding is when a group of pests (not only termites) split off from the original colony to form a new one. It’s all terrible news.
How Do I Take Proper Precaution?
Due to higher-pest populations, more pests than ever are vying for a place in your warm, cozy house. In order to ensure you are taking proper preventative steps it is imperative to schedule routine inspections with a pest control professional.
Contact Advantage Termite and Pest Control today to schedule an appointment!