Record-setting heat this summer has kept many people indoors, in the comfort of shade and air-conditioning.
Daniel Kaupp, branch manager of Orkin, told KRDO Newschannel 13, humans aren’t the only ones seeking shelter.
“We’re seeing an increase in all pest activity; rodents, spiders, ants,” said Kaupp.
Kaupp said there aren’t necessarily high populations of these pests, but there are more than are moving into homes.
Kaupp said residents should check the perimeter of their home, checking for cracks and crevices that would allow the pests to sneak into the home. He said to minimize the number of pests in your home, seal these openings.
Kaupp said there are also a number of treatments that are available through professional pest control services, like Orkin, that can be applied to eliminate the pests.
“If you’re seeing an increase in activity and it’s an uncomfortable situation, everybody’s tolerance is a little bit different, just call us. Call Orkin. We’ll come out and do a free inspection and put a treatment plan together for them” said Kaupp.
The number of pests will eventually subside with the change of seasons, but Kaupp said that considering how warm summer has been it could take a while.
“It starts in the fall, and hopefully if we get an early fall then we’ll see a little bit of a decrease in activity, but as hot as it’s been, we don’t know,” said Kaupp.
To contact Orkin Pest Control with questions, call 1-866-949-6043.