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Exactly What Happens To Help Insects All Through The Winter Weather?

Overview of wintertime survival strategies of insects

When the cold weather rolls in, bears go into hibernation, birds migrate south and we, as human, layer up and relax by the fire to remain warm throughout the winter months. But, what happens to pests like ants, mosquitoes and termites? Many people presume they just die off, but the truth is that these and other glitches often devise strategies designed to make it through the winter. Learn more about how specific pests survive the harsh parts below.

Ants

It’s not all that often you find an army of ants marching across the kitchen counter in the dead of wintertime. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t nearby. Ants are very successful at overwintering in the great outdoors, including our own yards. During the autumn months, they indulge in vast amounts of food with the goal of putting on fat to survive for weeks on end without feeding. As the winter cold arrives, their body temperature- and productivity- significantly lessens, so they seal up their colony and hunker down in deep clay or under stones until springtime has jumped. Once the temperature rises, ants will emerge from their overwintering sites, full of energy and ready to attack the next backyard barbecue.

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs can withstand temperatures from nearly freezing to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes controlling them extremely difficult. However, they often succumb after a few days of exposure to temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. The bad news is our homes offer the perfect habitat for bed bugs to survive during the winter months.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches have been around for millions of years, evolving into some of the most adaptable animals in the world. But, are they able to survive the cold weather? Generally speaking, most types of cockroaches can survive year-round, as long as they have easy access to a warm, moist environment. The German cockroach, for example, opts an indoor humid habitat close to food and moisture sources. As such, this species often makes itself quite comfortable in residential kitchens and bathrooms, especially during the winter months. The American cockroach, on the other hand, will live outdoors in warmer climates. Once the temperature dips, this type of cockroach will mass migrate into homes or larger commercial houses such as eateries, grocery stores, food processing plant and hospitals.

Mosquitoes

Encountering mosquitoes– and those itchy, red mosquito bites- is inevitable when spending time outdoors during the summer months. But, you might be surprised to find out that mosquitoes don’t fall away when Old Man Winter moves in. Contrary to popular belief, these biting insects overwinter, or hibernate, in protected places like hollow logs. As the weather conditions improve, female mosquitoes awaken and seek out a blood source to feed and begin developing eggs.

Termites

What happens to termites during the winter is heavily influenced by the specific species and the climate in which they live. In colder climates, subterranean termites will excavate deeper into the clay- below the frost line- to remain warm. Other species like drywood termites will seek out dry timber for shelter. After the last freeze, typically in the springtime when the temperature reaches about 70 degrees Fahrenheit, young males and termite swarmers emerge from their nests to find a mate and new nest place, which oftentimes can be inside our homes. In warmer climates or heated homes, where the temperature is controlled, termites can be active year-round.

Now that you know many common household pests are able to survive the winter season, it’s important to take the necessary steps to pest-proof the home.

Best Ant Control Cost Pasadena Ca

Best Ant Control Cost Pasadena Ca Ants are a social pest that experts claim resides within colonies.  How to kill ants and treatment options plans ought to include eliminating the complete nest. Barely spraying an ant while using a standard ant spray , particularly a resistant spray or using a manual method will simply kill just … Continue reading Best Ant Control Cost Pasadena Ca

Is Zeka In All Of Pasadena?


A California City Is Fending Off Zika by Releasing 40,000 Mosquitoes Every Week

All Track Exterminators in Pasadena Ca is watching for news and the latest development of mosquitoes and the possibility of the spread of Zeka. Here is an interesting article on the release of mosquitoes in California

A mob of mosquitoes is a scourge. And the cardboard tube Jodi Holeman holds in her hands buzzes with more than enough mosquitoes to fill a scourges ranks—a thousand, to be exact. She uncaps the cylinder and taps gently, encouraging the stragglers out. Get to work, boys, she says. See Full Page ….

On this Tuesday morning in July, Holeman and her colleagues at the Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District are releasing 20 tubes full of mosquitoes in Clovis, California, at the northern tip of Fresno County in the Central Valley. They do this twice weekly, bringing a scourge upon the same 20 spots in the same subdivision, where the two-car-garage houses range in color from beige to brown. By summer’s end, they will have blanketed the subdivision with 400,000 mosquitoes.

The point of this? To rid the neighborhood of mosquitoes.

Counterintuitive, sure. But these are no ordinary mosquitoes. They’re not locals, for one: They were flown in that night from Kentucky, where the biotech startup Mosquito Mate breeds mosquitoes carrying a bacterium called Wolbachia within their cells. And the mosquitoes in the tube are all male. Once Holeman sets them free, the idea is that they’ll mate with local females that don’t carry Wolbachia. And the offspring won’t be able to hatch.

The route Mosquito Mate is following in Clovis is less fraught. And it involves a different agency. Earlier this summer, the company submitted data to the Environmental Protection Agency to get Wolbachia in a related mosquito, Aedes albopictus, approved as a pesticide—an easier process than the FDA’s. Three states had already tested Aedes albopictus. If the Wolbachia-infected Aedes aegypti work in Clovis, approval for that species could follow. Together, they could herald a new wave of mosquito-control strategies.

But will it work with this new mosquito? To get a brood of doomed eggs, you must get these males to mate. These bugs have spent their lives in a lab and the last 12 hours crowded in cardboard tubes—so they’re not exactly studs. It’s a numbers game, says Holeman. To increase the odds, the district will release orders of magnitude more males than there are females in the district.

So: 400,000 male mosquitoes, released over 10 weeks and 120 acres of suburban landscape. That’s the plan. Hopefully, it will be enough.

While this season in California continues to be under a drought. It is still important to reduce pooled water location during the summer as this is the easiest place to breed mosquitos in. Contact All Track Exterminators for a free estimate on all your pest needs

 

Releasing male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria. Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District

Summer time brings hotter weather and Drywood Termites. Don’t allow the wood-munching, pesky bugs to eat your valuable asset. Contact us for a free termite inspection

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