This April, MGK is joining others in the professional pest control industry to celebrate National Pest Management Month (NPMM), an annual observance recognized by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Chase’s Calendar of Events. NPMM recognizes the role pest control professionals play in protecting public health, food and property from threats posed by pests.
“Pest professionals and the pest control industry play a critical role in our communities, protecting families and businesses from pest-borne health and property threats,” said Steve Gullickson, president of MGK. “MGK has a proud tradition of partnering with PMPs to support their unique needs, helping them improve their performance with their customers and building their businesses. Pest control professionals are always at the ready to tackle any pest infestation, and we’re pleased to celebrate their role as protectors of public health this month, and all year-round.”
Get Your Region’s Pest Forecast
As snow melts and flowers bloom, pests will soon be out in full force, causing homeowners to reach out to their local pest control professional. NPMA’s Spring & Summer 2023 Bug Barometer highlights expected insect pressure in your service area this coming season.
Northeast & New England
A cool start to spring followed by a warm and rainy summer could delay the start of peak pest season. However, warm and sunny days following rain in April and May will trigger termite swarms. Warm and wet conditions throughout the summer could lead to increased tick and mosquito activity. Wet summer conditions in the region could also drive ants indoors.
A warm and wet start to spring will allow mosquitoes and ticks to become active early and enable their populations to flourish along with increased termite activity. Warmer-than normal temperatures throughout the season, coupled with plenty of rain will create ideal conditions for cockroaches to thrive.
Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest
A cool start to spring followed by a hot and rainy summer could delay the start of peak pest season. However, warm and wet conditions throughout the summer could lead to increased tick and mosquito activity. Wet summer conditions may also drive ants indoors in search of drier nesting locations.
North Central U.S.
A warm and wet start to spring will allow mosquitoes and ticks to become active early. Hot and dry temperatures throughout the summer may send ants indoors in search of a water source. Warmer-than-normal temperatures throughout the season will also allow stinging insects to thrive.
South Central U.S.
Warmer-than-normal temperatures throughout the spring and summer may support an increase in stinging insects in addition to allowing tick populations to thrive. Above-average rainfall during the spring season can also result in increased termite and mosquito activity.
Mild temps and average rainfall in the spring could contribute to increased termite activity. In areas with increased precipitation, spider populations will thrive.
Mild temps and early season rainfall could support an increase in mosquito and tick activity. Warm and wet summer conditions may also drive ants indoors in search of dry ground and provide conditions for spider population growth.