Michigan Residents Can Soon Expect An Increase In Activity From These Pests
Recently I had the opportunity to relocate back home to Michigan. I was excited to be closer to my mom and grandma to help take care of them but also to be near friends and family that I haven't seen in years. Plus I enjoy the four seasons Michigan has to offer compared to Texas where I came from which was hot year-round.
During my time in Texas, I learned that the statement "Everything is Bigger In Texas" was true.
I was not prepared to deal with the snakes, cockroaches, scorpions, and giant tarantulas like the one that climbed up the side of my house.
So when I saw a new report from The National Pest Management Association (NPMA)
about what we can expect for fall and winter bugs I was not too happy.
According to the group’s team of entomologists, a mild, wet summer season will spur increased pest activity throughout much of the U.S. as forecasts show looming predictions for a bitterly cold winter.
In the Great Lakes Region, they said stinging insect activity will be at its highest in late summer and early fall until the temperature starts to drop. Bitter cold temperatures and the below-average precipitation predicted this winter may drive rodents indoors early and in search of protection from cold temperatures
“As much as we all enjoy spending time outdoors and soaking in the summer weather, prolonged periods of warm temperatures throughout the U.S. will heighten pest pressure this fall, allowing stinging insects as well as disease-transmitting pests like ticks and mosquitoes to overstay their welcome in certain regions of the U.S.,” said Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., chief entomologist for the NPMA.
You can more info about the NPMA's Fall/Winter 2021 Report here