Stay Alert For Invasive Species Even As Temperatures Drop

Stay Alert For Invasive Species Even As Temperatures Drop

Pests will still be out and about, warns Hoffman’s Exterminating.

Invasive species are a concern to experts across the nation, as more of them are popping up in the United States and wreaking havoc. While not all of them pose a threat, some of them can cause significant damage to homes or crops and can potentially impact your health.

Many homeowners might think that a drop in temperatures means pests are on their way out, but Hoffman’s Exterminating of South Jersey, in partnership with the National Pest Management Association, warns it isn’t true. Some pests, including invasive species, will stick around for a few more weeks.

Depending on where you live, you could find various invasive species in your backyard. Spotted lanternflies and stink bugs are two newer invasive pests not known for any health threats, while pests like Asian tiger mosquitoes and red imported fire ants could inflict bites and stings. Formosan termites are a structural concern as they are known to be the most aggressive termite species.

“Mosquitoes, such as the Asian tiger mosquito, will stick around until temperatures dip below 50 degrees,” said William T. Hoffman, President & CEO of Hoffman’s. “Stink bugs and spotted lanternflies will be around until October or November, depending on the temperature. Overall, the message is that invasive species and other pests can still be a concern well into the fall.” 

If you suspect an infestation of invasive species, work with a local pest control professional for assistance. Because these pests are new, a professional will have the latest training and expertise to handle an infestation.

For concerns regarding invasive species or to contact a licensed pest professional, contact Hoffman’s today to schedule service!