Different types of weather in the Phoenix area can raise your risk of a pest infestation. Some bugs, rodents and other pests head indoors when the weather gets too harsh outside. Knowing more about which weather conditions have this effect can help you watch for pests inside your home throughout the year.
The Phoenix area doesn’t get freezing temperatures and heavy snowfalls like more northern climates do. However, it does get cold enough for some pests to seek warmer places to hide. Doing so can bring these pests into your home during the winter months. Once they’re inside, some can thrive while others go into hiding until warmer weather arrives.
Some of the pests you might find inside your home when it’s cold out include ants, earwigs, rodents and spiders. Ants, mice, and rats and can all be a nuisance throughout winter as they move around your house looking for food and water.
When heavy rains pass through the area, especially during late summer or early fall, you might have a problem with termites. While these pests are active all year round, swarmers tend to come out after rainy weather. These swarmers are looking for places to establish new colonies, which puts your home at risk of a severe infestation.
Rainy weather also makes it possible for mosquitoes to thrive. While these pests mainly stay outdoors, they can find their way into your home through ripped screens and other small openings.
When hotter weather arrives in spring and summer, many pests are out and about. Some of these pests end up looking for cooler places to go in order to escape the heat. Pests inside your home during this kind of weather might include scorpions, crickets, and ants.
When it’s warm out, cockroaches, wasps, and other pests are more active. Cockroaches can enter your home in search of food and water. Wasps and other pests might come inside your home to build their nest.
Dealing with Pests in Your Home
When pests invade your home at any time during the year, prompt action can help prevent a large infestation. Consider working with Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Elimination to have infestations thoroughly dealt with. Otherwise, pests can keep coming back when the Phoenix area gets hit with extreme temperatures or after storms come through. The pest control professionals from Budget Brothers have the right experience and materials to find and get rid of pest infestations.
Pest Prevention Tips
Taking steps to keep pests out of your home helps lower the risk of an infestation no matter what the weather is like outside. This involves closing up any possible entry points that pests can get into. Keep in mind that bugs and rodents are able to squeeze through tiny gaps to get in. Check your home’s foundation and exterior, especially around doors and windows, and seal up any cracks or openings you find. This makes it harder for pests to find a way to get into your home to escape the heat, cold or rain.
Inside your home, you can discourage pests from sticking around by taking away sources of food, water, and shelter. Keep your home free of clutter that pests can hide in or make nests in. You should also clean up crumbs and spills, store food in airtight containers and fix leaky pipes that provide pests with water.
If you have pests in your home, contact Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Elimination for Phoenix pest removal services.