How the drought affects insects and pest control
Current drought conditions are the most severe in approximately 1,200 years, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. 40% of California is in the “exceptional” drought category, which is up 23% from a year ago.
Flying and crawling insects, dependent on ever decreasing plant life, in fields, canyons and forests, are migrating to residential areas, back yards and public landscapes, in search of flowers, plants and water.
In urban areas, where water conservation is in force, many insects, including ants are heading indoors to find sufficient water to support their survival.
In anticipation of the increase in insect migration caused by the drought, we have changed our treatment programs to more effectively target invading insects.
Have you seen more pest activity in your yard lately? Are you finding insects inside your home, that haven’t been there before? Are insects getting out of control?
Blame it on the drought!