Urban Myth: Pest Insects Die Off in the Winter

Urban Myth: Pest Insects Die Off in the Winter

Urban Myth: Pest Insects Die Off in the Winter Ah, winter. The weather is colder and that means no batting away wasps or flies swarming around your bins. So what happens to pest insects in winter, do they die off? The short answer is no. Many of them find their way indoors to shelter over the winter months or they find other ways to survive until spring. What happens to pest insects in the winter then? Some insects like beetles and wasps enter something known as ‘diapause,’ a type of hibernation where they literally freeze in wait for the spring. Metabolism and heart rate slows down, their temperature drops, and they become inactive. Then come the spring, they thaw out and become active again. There are some pest insects that don’t survive the winter. Mosquitoes are one of them. For this reason, the females lay eggs in the late summer and these survive until the spring when they are ready to hatch. Where do some common pest insects go...

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Pest-proofing your business for the Autumn and Winder. Are you ready?

Pest-proofing your business for the Autumn and Winder. Are you ready?

Pest-Proofing Your Business for the Autumn and Winter: Are You Ready?  (topical article) The weather is turning colder and this means one thing: pests like rodents and cockroaches are heading indoors for food and shelter. Your business premises might be a prime target, especially if you serve or prepare food. How much thought have you given to pest-proofing your business? Here’s how to keep pests at bay this autumn and winter. Pest-proofing your business for the autumn and winter A pest infestation can affect any business. If you don’t know where to start when it comes to pest-proofing your premises, here are our top tips. Keep an eye on potential pest hot spots Pests like to set up home where there’s a food source and plenty of places to hide out. So get into the habit of inspecting your premises regularly for signs of pest activity. Pest hot spots might include kitchens, food storage areas, utility rooms, stockrooms, basements,...

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Urban Myth: Pest Insects Die Off in the Winter

Urban Myth: Pest Insects Die Off in the Winter

Urban Myth: Pest Insects Die Off in the Winter Ah, winter. The weather is colder and that means no batting away wasps or flies swarming around your bins. So what happens to pest insects in winter, do they die off? The short answer is no. Many of them find their way...