PMPs Predict 2017 Pest Trends

At a recent conference for pest management professionals, experts gathered and discussed the biggest threats to homeowners in 2017. Here are five predictions every homeowner in Los Angeles should take seriously.

Ants are Always a Pest Control Problem in Orange County

It doesn’t matter what time of the year you’re talking about, ants seem to be a constant problem for homeowners in Los Angeles and Orange County. If you find ants wandering in your kitchen, pantry or any other areas where food is accessible, you should contact pest control immediately before one marching squad turns into a battalion.

Mosquitoes Continue to be a Major Concern for Customers

The Zika virus continues to be a concern for residents in the United States, especially for those living in climates that have received heavy amounts of rain recently. While southern California had suffered a drought for nearly six years before 2017’s winter, it has since experienced wetter conditions that have increased mosquito activity as a result.

Wet Winter Has Lead to More Subterranean Termite Infestations

With wetter winter conditions also comes a greater risk for termite infestation. In Los Angeles and Orange County, pest control professionals have witnessed an increase in subterranean termite activity and received more calls for infestations. Considering how costly a termite infestation can become, it’s important to take action right away.

Bed Bugs Thrive in Populous Areas Like Los Angeles

Los Angeles County is ranked the most populous county in the United States, with more than 10 million residents inhabiting it. When you have that many people squeezed into that small of a space, bed bugs become an even bigger problem to deal with. To make matters worse, they’re one of the hardest pests to get rid of – for good.

Bee Calls Have Increased Because of Rain and Will Continue

Although we usually start receiving calls to take care of bee problems in March, including hives and other property nuisances, the wetter winter season has resulted in customers contacting us even earlier in the year. Pest control professionals expect the influx of bees and bee-related problems to continue until at least June or July.

If you need help ridding your property from the aforementioned pests in Los Angeles and Orange County, contact Pest Solutions at (888) 904-8897. Our pest control specialists, who all have the knowledge and experience needed to take care of any pest control problem, are standing by to restore your sense of peace. Don’t wait before it’s much too late!