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Warm and Rainy Weather = More Pests in Spring & Summer

The National Pest Management Association released its bi-annual Bug Barometer®, forecasting what we can expect from pest populations in the Mid-Atlantic States this spring and summer based on weather patterns, long-term forecasts, and pest biology. Entomologists expect a pest-packed spring and summer with flourishing ant, tick, mosquito, termite, and spider populations.

We're all excited for warm weather, but so are bugs. Warm weather and moist conditions will allow termite, tick, and mosquito populations to thrive this year. It's a concern because they transmit dangerous diseases and cause structural damage to your home. It's better to be prepared than surprised.

Based on their analysis, the National Pest Management Association's Spring & Summer 2023 Bug Barometer® is forecasting an uptick in pest pressure across the U.S.:


A cool start to spring followed by a warm and rainy summer could delay the start of peak pest season. However, warm and sunny days following rain in April and May will trigger termite swarms. Warm and wet conditions throughout the summer could increase tick and mosquito activity. Wet summer conditions in the region could also drive ants indoors.

I expect this to be a problem for those who need more preparation.

If you're heading outdoors, apply an EPA-registered bug repellent containing at least 20% DEET to protect you from pest bites. Think of wearing long clothing and tucking pants into socks, especially if spending time on higher grass.

Hoffman Exterminating - will help keep your home and/or business pest-free - inside and out!

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Mantua, NJ 08051


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Newtown Square, PA 19073


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Northfield, NJ 08225


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Middletown, DE 19709


Some content is from the National Pest Management Association.

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