Just like humans, pests change their daily habits and routines according to the weather. If it’s a particularly hot or cold day, they will take cover from the elements which could mean finding shelter in your home.
Avoiding the Las Vegas Heat
Rodents and insects alike will try to take shelter from the Las Vegas heat. Extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold, can be dangerous for insects and self-preservation will kick in. Unfortunately, this could mean that your home will become their new home as they try to escape the extreme summer heat. Smaller pests usually go unseen, hiding in the nooks and crannies of your home while larger rodents will hide in attics and walls.
Many pests will enter your home this summer trying to avoid the heat. Keep a lookout for scorpions, cockroaches, ants, and spiders that will most likely enter your home searching for a place to cool off.
Dry vs. Wet Weather
As the temperature increases, an insect’s water supply will decrease. Insects can go a while without food, but most insects need water — especially in the desert. As you go outside for summer barbecues and swim parties, insects are making their way inside looking for standing water under sinks, in your garage, and in your basement. Dry weather drives pests indoors, forcing them to look for a new place where they can build their nests.
On the other end of the spectrum is wet weather. Las Vegas doesn’t have much rain, but when it does, it can drive pests into your home. Wet weather can destroy nests and force insects to go searching for higher, drier ground to avoid the rain. The biggest culprit of marching into your home during a storm are ants. Other pests are defeated by the surplus of water, but ants are known to survive anything, including crazy weather!
How to Keep Your Home Pest-Free
Stay pest-free by keeping up on your pest prevention plan with Anver Pest Control. We have trained technicians who will assess your pest problems and curate a plan just for you! Contact us today for a free home inspection.