The Impact Seasonal Changes Have On Bed Bug Threats

Bed bug crawling on a blanket.

There are many conditions that affect pests. When it rains too much, the ground can become oversaturated and send everything from millipedes to mice running for higher ground. When it rains for a long time, the ground can become too moist for the sun to dry out quickly, and moisture-loving pests like termites, silverfish, earwigs, and more can be drawn to the soil around your home where water has accumulated. In times of drought, those same moisture pests can be driven out of the ground and into the moist, shaded safety of your basement. A drop in temperature can drive them in as well. And what happens every year? That's right. The temperatures drop. But there is one type of bug that is unaffected by the seasonal changes of the weather. They don't care if it is too hot or too cold. They don't mind if it rains too much or too little. They are indoor bugs. And the bed bug is one of them.

The weather doesn't just cause bugs to come inside. It can also kill bugs. Each year, the cold temperatures of winter cause many bugs to freeze and die. Summer can kill them too. If a mosquito lays eggs in a container, heavy rain can cause that container to overflow and spread those eggs out on the ground to dry in the sun. And drought conditions can be the death of many moisture pests. But bed bugs are once again, unaffected. They can survive and thrive in every season.

The insect known as Cimex lectularius (bed bug) isn't just an indoor bug, it is a bug that has been dwelling almost exclusively with humans since the dawn of time. What does that mean? It means that they are really good at it. If you're dealing with a bed bug infestation and you're thinking that you can solve your problem with do-it-yourself methods and products, you should know that your chances of success are low. The habits and habitats of these bugs work to prevent complete extermination and help them respond quickly to threats in order to survive. This leads to extended infestations, recurring bite events, and prolonged torment.

Are you seeing bed bugs in your home? Reach out to a professional for a solution that will arrest your issue quickly and completely. If you're in our service area, you can trust American Pest Solutions to resolve your bed bug problem. Our team is trained in the most advanced methods for exterminating bed bugs and ensuring that no bugs remain. The Good Guys at American Pest Solutions are ready to handle any size bed bug infestation.