March Pest Outlook
The most active pests remain the same for the most part, but the warmer weather means some new pests are on the horizon. Here’s our take for March pests.
Rodents remain a big pest issue. Not only are indoor populations of mice and rats growing, but outdoor populations are looking for shelter and food. Also of note is that squirrels are out and foraging too. Expect rats, roof rats, mice, and squirrels to be bothersome and noisy. You may also see more of them then you would normally.
Cockroaches remain an active pest. It is still too cold out most nights for them to remain outdoors. Their antennas have specialized cells that detect heat, so finding a warm house is not a problem. They tend to be the most active in kitchens and places where food or garbage is stored. They primarily eat decomposing items, such as garbage, compost, or food scraps.
3. Wild Animals
Most wild animals sleep during the winter months though pests like raccoons and skunks do not hibernate, they tend to keep a low profile. Many also have babies during the winter months, but by spring, they are becoming more active. Expect to see more wildlife around the yard. Keep Pet food inside and garbage cans locked.
The warmer night weather, though still cold, is warm enough for some wasps to emerge. Yellowjacket queens might be around and looking for a new place to call home. You may see the occasional wasp around pet food dishes. The more of them you see now, the worse the omen is for summer. Another type of wasp that might be out now is hornets. Both types are hungry and looking for food.
If they ever went away for winter, expect the mosquitoes to be out and around. The females are taking advantage of the beautiful sunny days and will be looking for blood. We anticipate that this pest year, the mosquito populations will be unbearable.
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