Pest infestations are common during the hot weather.
As hot temperatures continue in Malaysia, unwanted pests may try to seek shelter indoors.
With the warm, dry weather, pests are becoming more aggressive in finding a place to protect themselves from the heat.
Hot Weather Impacts on Pest Activity
The weather plays an important role in controlling insect populations. Most pests go dormant during the winter, but they will become active again when the weather warms up.
Furthermore, even though some pests are known to thrive in the heat, they would also find ways to cool themselves off and find shelter for protection.
So, let’s take a look further at how hot weather affects pest infestations.
Increase in pests population
Some pests like it when it’s hot.
This can lead to a noticeable rise in the number of summer pests such as mosquitoes, ants, termites, and crickets.
Rapid breeding and faster life cycle
Insect pests’ reproductive rates typically increase during the warmer months.
This can have many effects on pest populations, including faster insect lifecycles and shorter intervals between generations.
Moreover, if weather conditions remain warm, insect populations will continue.
More pest infestations
Like humans, pests need three critical elements to survive: food, water, and shelter.
During this time, the metabolic rates of these pests increase, requiring them to eat more. Thus, they will begin to invade homes in search of food.
Furthermore, when it is dryer than ever outside, water will also become an attraction for them to get inside.
What Can You Do to Prevent Pest Infestations?
The surge in insect population means there’s a likely increase in pest infestations. Some common pests you can expect during this time are:
- Stinging insects
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Hence, you can start preparing your home or office for the threat of these pests. Here’s what you can do:
Seal doors and windows
Sealing your doors and windows is an effective way to keep pests out.
Check your doors and window screens for gaps and holes, and repair them as necessary.
Eliminate food sources
Leftovers and food scrap that are left outside can serve as a food source for these pests
So, clean up and store your food items in airtight containers so that they won’t have access to it.
Use gels and baits
The use of chemical gels and baits is one of the most effective methods to control pests.
Place the traps in highly populated areas and allow the pests to consume the baits.
Get Pest Control Service to Combat Pest Infestations
Pest control can be difficult without the proper experience and know-how.
So, if you find signs of an infestation on your property, our best advice is to contact a professional pest control company that can help eliminate pests safely and prevent them going forward.
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