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Top 10 US Cities with the Greatest Risk for Vector Pests
Weather Patterns Create Ideal Conditions for Ticks and Mosquitoes
Arrow Exterminators is urging homeowners to remain vigilant this summer to take preventative measures to protect themselves against vector pests such as mosquitoes and ticks. Many cities across the US have experienced warm temperatures in combination with high precipitation levels which creates ideal conditions for these potentially dangerous pests to thrive all summer long.
Snakes are cold-blooded creatures, so this summer’s high temperatures allows them to be very active. Rain is also another factor that increases snake activity. Snakes are often seen during the day sunbathing and conserving their energy so they can hunt at night. Snakes like to hide under structures such as rocks, concrete slabs, fallen trees, wood piles, and cluttered areas. The main source of food for snakes are rats, mice, birds, frogs, lizards, and bugs, depending on the type of snake.
Health officials and pest experts are warning that we can expect an increase in tick populations this year. To help homeowners protect their families and homes from a tick infestation this year, Arrow Exterminators recommends the following simple, proactive measures:
The secretive behavior of termites and other wood destroying organisms make them difficult to detect, even under the best of circumstances. Before undertaking any changes to your home that may cover up portions of the structure that were previously visible for inspection, alert us to ensure that your warranty protection isn’t impacted. Additionally, whenever the footprint of your home changes, contact us to devise a plan to protect the structure before work begins.