What will bring in more pests from 2020’s spring and summer?

Variables in the spring and summer seasons of 2020, weather, and the housing market, will make for more pests.

How so? Well, single-family housing starts are forecasted to increase by 6% in areas with affordable housing, causing mid-sized markets an uptick in termite treatment/ inspection.

Combinations of warm weather and moisture are great predictors of insect activity. From March through May, the South Eastern, South Central, and Western U.S. are expected to experience above-normal temperatures (National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center, 2020). As far as precipitation is concerned, levels will vary by region. Lower than average precipitation rates will be experienced in West and South Western U.S. Higher precipitation rates will occur in Northeastern, Southeastern, Midwestern, and North Central states.

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