El Nino is coming. What effect will this have on NJ pest control issues? The U.S. Climate Prediction Center is expecting a weak El Nino weather pattern this year. However, this doesn’t mean winter will be trouble-free.
What a Weak El Nino Means for the Garden State
During an El Nino pattern, surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean are warmer than normal, affecting global weather patterns. This year’s weak El Nino is expected to lead to winter weather that’s warmer and wetter. However, this doesn’t mean no snow. Areas that commonly experience snowfall should expect more as part of the winter weather milieu.
How this Season’s El Nino Pattern will Affect Pests
Insects are affected by temperature and moisture. Most hide away for the winter, taking shelter in warm spots beneath your home, in its cracks and crevices, or underground, beneath leaves, and tree trunks. Equipped with a built-in ‘antifreeze’ that allows them to remain dormant, they spring back to life in warmer temperatures, easily surviving the winter. The warmer, wetter weather predicted this winter season, however, could lead to:
– The premature emergence of pests from hibernation on warmer than normal sunny winter days.
– The invasion of your home by pests in rainy weather as insects flee flooded nesting sites.
Freeze pests out for the winter with the help of the NJ pest control experts at Stern Environmental today.