How Rain Influences Insect Activity

How Rain Influences Insect Activity

Have you ever wondered where the bugs go when the rains fall? Since your body produces its own heat, you are considered to be endothermic. Insects do not have that advantage. Most insects are ectothermic, meaning they receive their warmth from the environment. If it is a nice warm day, the bugs are warm and active. If it is a cold day, insects slow down and don’t do very much. Most insects cannot survive Chicago snow. But then we are talking about a different type of precipitation, rain.

When it Rains it… Depends on the Insect

When it rains the temperature drops. If you are a honeybee, you are sensitive to the barometric pressure, and you can sense when a storm is coming. Honeybees will simply sit in their hive, munch on a bit of honey and wait for the storm to pass. Wasps will do the same. Since they build their nests in areas that are protected from the rain, they will just wait for the storm to pass. If you are a moth, it is time to find a place to wait out the rain. During heavy rain storms if you look under the leaves of plants, you will find moths waiting for the sunshine to return. Some species of ant, might decide to try and invade your home. If you are a mosquito, you don’t care about a rain storm. That’s right; there is another reason to hate mosquitoes. Even though they get hit with raindrops, the body of each mosquito is covered in tiny water repealing hairs. They are able to escape the drop continue to look for someone to bite.

Seasonal Rains

Rainstorms are on thing, wet and dry seasons are another. During really wet years, there is more water available, so more plants are able to grow. More plants equal more food and you are going to find a lot more insects. On dry years, there isn’t enough water for extra vegetation and the number of insects decreases.

Pest Control in West Chicago

Whether there is a rainstorm or sunshine, Pointe Pest Control is ready to eliminate pest infestations. If ants are in your kitchen, wasps are around your house, or termites are chewing holes in your home, Pointe Pest Control is your solution for pest control in West Chicago. Our technicians have years of experience eliminating a variety of pests. Pretty much, if you have a pest that is causing you concern, we have a solution. Eliminating pests is what we do. If you want to have a home that is free of infuriating infestations, give us a call. Our technicians are problem solvers. We will identify the pest and create a multi-pronged treatment approach. When you want experienced pest control in West Chicago, you need the professionals with Pointe Pest Control.

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