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Summer Breeze brings the Summer Pests

What comes to mind when you think of a summer in New York City? Heat? Humidity? Garbage that stinks? Every summer in the Big Apple brings enough of all three, but that's not all. Summer is also one of our busiest pest-infestation seasons. Around this time of year, many pests reach adulthood, and the heat and humidity allow them to be more active and stay active longer.

Everyone deserves to have a lovely summer, but dealing with a pest infestation will make it difficult. Knowing what pests to avoid and how to keep them at bay is an important part of enjoying the season. Here are four of New York's most common summer pests, as well as what you can do about them:

Ant workers emerge from hibernation in late spring in established colonies and begin colony growth in early summer. Although most ants stay around their outdoor nests, droughts or rainstorms may force them to seek safety indoors. They might even penetrate houses looking for food that is easy to grab or comes in huge amounts. Ants may form a "inside nest" as a type of branch of a bigger outside colony in some instances.

In the early spring, wasp queens emerge from hibernation and begin producing eggs. In her lifespan, a queen may lay up to 25,000 eggs, which hatch in only a few days. Wasp colonies tend to be fairly abundant by summer since queens do nothing except lay eggs to build the colony. When wasps stop gathering protein for their children and begin hunting on their own in late summer, they become even more busy.

For a variety of reasons, pantry and clothing moths become more of a nuisance in the summer than they do in the winter. First and foremost, moth eggs develop far more quickly in hotter conditions than in colder ones. Second, in hot weather, moth larvae are more active and develop quicker. Most significantly, dampness and moisture attract moths. Sweat attracts fabric moths in particular. During the summer, everyone sweats more, and the perspiration lingers on unwashed garments, converting your filthy jeans into a moth magnet.

Centipedes are a problem in the early summer, when their eggs hatch. Because it is the only centipede that can complete its whole life cycle indoors, the house centipede is the most frequent centipede nuisance. Summer's heat and humidity help the centipede to stay active for extended periods of time. House centipedes are carnivorous nocturnal predators. Fleas, spiders, ants, cockroaches, and other common pests are their food.

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