Many people are attracted to the idea of living someplace where the weather is sunny and warm all year long. Arizona certainly fits the bill in this regard, but the state’s scorching summer season may be a bit too hot for some people’s taste. However, the relatively cool weather that follows heavy bouts of rainfall during Arizona’s monsoon season provides residents with respite from the otherwise oppressive summer heat. If there is one downside to the cool weather that accompanies rainfall in the desert region, it would have to be all the bugs. The vast majority of insect species proliferate in great number within moist and warm conditions, and due to the unusually abundant rainfall that has already occurred in Arizona this year, insect populations are currently high. Experts believe that Arizona residents will soon notice this influx in insect life as soon as the summer heat arrives. Cockroaches & Crickets Are Among These Pests.
According to the National Pest Management Association, insect populations are expected to rise all over the United States this year, but especially within the southwest. Experts believe that Arizona’s predicted insect boom will be beneficial for the natural environment, but pest control professionals in the state are preparing for a busy summer season. Insects that require particularly moist conditions in order to thrive are expected to appear first within residential and urban areas of the state, particularly crickets and cockroaches. Although some insect pests are more difficult to tolerate within a home than others, nobody wants to hear several crickets chirping in their home, and cockroaches are filthy insects that are known for spreading disease-causing germs. However, crickets and cockroaches are not necessarily the biggest concern among pest control professionals in Arizona; instead, it is the more dangerous insect and arachnid pests that will forage for these insects within residential and urban areas. For example, insects like crickets and roaches serve as a primary food source for scorpions, which will certainly prey on the massive number of insects that will soon be invading residential properties. While most Arizona scorpion species inflict painful but ultimately harmless stings to humans, one of the most commonly sighted scorpion species, the Arizona bark scorpion, produces potentially lethal venom.
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