Every insect is different, but there are a number of traits that they have in common which makes it possible to make generalisations about their behaviours and prevalence. The most important trait of insects to be aware of is the fact that they are cold-blooded creatures, and so a lot of their activities, including reproduction, are faster and more pronounced in hotter conditions. Many insects cannot survive freezing conditions, though some will just go dormant or burrow into the ground until the conditions are right for them to re-emerge. In this article, we will go into more detail about how some specific weather conditions affect insect issues in your home.
Warm weather is perfect for insects to multiply, spread and get up to all kinds of mischief around your home. During warm months, it is important to maintain all of your door and window seals and get on top of any insect problems as soon as they appear.
Weeds tend to flourish in warm weather. Like insects, plants depend upon environmental temperatures to facilitate their internal processes. Warm weather, particularly in spring, is a time when plants and weeds grow quickly because the increased temperatures mean plants can use nutrients faster. When considering whether or not to treat your weeds, it is worth noting that they are not only unsightly, but potentially harmful to your family members and pets. Some weeds can even grow to a point that they will begin dropping seeds within a week, and so prompt control is important to avoid crisis management situations.
Wet and Humid
Bird mites are active and multiplying in the hot humid conditions of spring and summer in Queensland. These mites have a painful bite and can be difficult to identify.
Termites are a serious risks to buildings affected by wet season rains and storms. Termites need to live in a moist environment, so excessive and sustained rains can provide sufficient dampness for them to migrate into new areas. Buildings may come under attack by termites exploiting weak spots, damp spots and damaged areas.
The aftermath of storms can also lead to dramatic rises in insect numbers as there is an increased quantity of water and dead and decaying plant material to feed on.
Given everything that’s been discussed so far about moisture, dry weather might seem like the light at the end of the tunnel. In some ways, this is certainly true, however, there is some caution. Dry weather means that insects, pests and weeds will all kick into survival mode and seek out water and nutrients, and you can probably guess where these things are hiding – in and around your house! One thing to be particularly aware of is the outlet of your air conditioner.
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