This has been a summer that has been filled with record breaking temperatures over and over again. The extreme heat has been tough on us, but it has an impact on so many other environmental factors as well. One of the ways that our environment is affected by extreme heat are the insects and their behavior. Effective Pest Services is here to talk about a few different insects that can make your life even more miserable when there are record breaking heatwaves like the ones we have seen this summer.
What Temperature is Too Hot for Flies?
Have you noticed that there are more flies this year than we have had to deal with in the past? That is more than likely caused by the heat that we have experienced this summer. When the weather sees an increase in temperature like we have, flies are able to reproduce much faster than they would under other circumstances. For normal temperatures, an egg that is laid by a flies will take about 20 hours to hatch. When the temperature is in the high 90s, those eggs have the ability to hatch after only 8 hours. This makes it more important than ever to stay on top of breeding grounds to help limit the number of flies you have.
Can Stinging Wasp Insects Survive Extreme Heat?
Stinging insects like wasps, hornets and yellowjackets are among the insects that will thrive when weather conditions are extremely hot. When the temperature is in the high 90s, these insects will be able to nearly double the size of their nests in a matter of days rather than weeks and months. In fact, you can count on a yellowjacket jest doubling after only 7 days when the temperature is high. Hot days also make them more desperate for water. When they are in this state, they are far more aggressive than they normally would be, which is still quite aggressive in nature. Eliminating any nests that you find on your property will help to limit the number of stinging insects you see.
How Does Hot Weather Affect Bees?
Instead of concentrating on bringing nectar to the hive, bee foragers are forced to bring water to be used to cool the hive instead. Bees are also more defensive in hot weather as the colony becomes larger with more honey to protect as it become hotter and more humid.
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If you have noticed an increase in the number of bugs on your property and in your home, it could be caused by the heatwaves that we have been experiencing this summer. At Effective Pest Services, it is our goal to limit the number of bugs that you see and the risks that can be associated with infestation. We will get rid of pest infestations you may be experiencing. Call us today!