The National Pest Management Association's biannual Bug Barometer predicts a spike in major pest population in the Lower 48 this fall and winter after erratic weather patterns and record-breaking rainfall. The barometer measures a seasonal forecast of pest activity that residents can expect to see in their respective regions. The NPMA makes their predictions based on weather patterns, long-term predictions and the biological behaviors of pests.
“This summer brought a whole host of extreme weather conditions that can affect pest pressure, including record rainfall in some parts of the country, and drought in others,” said chief entomologist Jim Fredericks, Ph.D. “With most of the country still damp from summer and fall, and winter forecasts predicting even more precipitation, expect an increase in activity from moisture-loving pests such as mosquitoes, termites, cockroaches, stink bugs and rodents.”
What does this mean for Southeast Louisiana?
“Rodent populations will become public enemy number one as they seek shelter indoors and are in search of steady sources of food and water,” said Fredericks.
Plus, Mosquito populations have thrived in the Southeast after Subtropical Storm Alberto soaked the region with widespread heavy rain and excessive moisture left behind following Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael is expected to contribute to prolonged ant and termite activity during winter months.
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