Moisture and humidity have always been the most favored breeding grounds for all types of mosquitoes and pests. Pests like crickets, mosquitoes, cockroaches, earwigs etc. survive and grown in wet and warm conditions.
During the warmer weather and due to the increased humidity after the rains, there is a good chance for mosquitoes and other pests to breed and develop infestation at home. Every home has some places that don’t dry up completely leaving moisture behind. Or, there are places with wrong slopes where moisture tends to accumulate. Rainy season adds to the pest and mosquito problem in the homes as it increases the level of humidity in the atmosphere. The rain water gets collected in form of puddles where the slope is incorrect, or in open bins and containers lying in your backyards or garden forming stagnant water bodies.
These are the perfect locations where pest infestation starts as most pests lay their eggs and form larvae in such stagnant water bodies. They further develop into adults within a few days and spread infestation quickly. Mostly mosquitoes are found breeding in coolers, trashcans, recycling bins and wet buckets. These places often go unnoticed for obvious reasons, however, every homeowner should ensure that coolers and buckets are cleaned dry without any remnants of liquid, moisture or water. Moisture accumulation in trashcans and recycling bins can be effectively avoided by drilling a few holes at the bottom. This helps in draining out the moisture if any. Moisture leads to humid conditions during the warmer months of the year. Hot, humid and moist weathers are the main reasons for pest infestations at home and in backyards or gardens.
Another place which forms the perfect breeding ground for pests is the pool area leaky hose and grass lawns. The mosquitoes congregate during the entire summer season. The pool water provides moisture and humidity that helps them survive nearby the pool area. It is necessary to get the pools cleaned on a regular basis and treat the swimming pools and water tubs with chlorinated water. Leaky hoses provide pests the perfect place to breed as they accumulate water and hold moisture. Also since these places are dark and unnoticed as they hidden, pests can thrive effectively. Thus, get the problem corrected so as to stop the leakage and clean the dark and hidden places under the hoses to stay protected against the pests invading your home. Moreover the overgrown grass and bushes in your lawns are the best places for mosquitoes, crickets and roaches as they always look for dark and wet places to hide and thrive. Make sure to trim your lawns and gardens to prevent the pests to grow.
A careful and on time inspection can help avoid pest infestations during the warmer and rainy months of the year. Moisture and humidity definitely contribute to the pest problem you might be having in your home. Well, you cannot control the natural weather conditions, but your alertness and right actions can save your home from harmful pest infestations though.
You might need to have a pest control company assess your situation in your home. If you do need to, please consider All Star Pest Solutions, we service all of Albany and the surrounding areas.