Posted by USBedBugs.com on 3/15/2012
Fort Myers NBC-2.com WBBH News Reports - Pest control professionals say insects are invading homes in Southwest Florida thanks to a warmer than usual winter.
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With a string of 70-plus degree days this week, people are trading in their boots for sandals and retiring winter coats to closets. But humans aren't the only ones eager to scurry out into the spring-like warmth. The warm weather is a good sign for all types of bugs, good and bad. After one of the mildest winters on record, mosquitoes, termites, ticks and even stink bugs are already making their moves, hatching and leaving hibernation earlier than usual.
“Bed bug activity is usually much quieter in the winter and early spring than it is in the summer and fall. However, due to the unusually warm winter nationwide, we have seen a huge increase in bed bug activity starting in the beginning of February,” says Adam Greenberg, President of USBedBugs.com, “Hardest hit so far this year are schools, hospitals, clinics, hostels and group homes. With spring break around the corner, travelers should be extremely vigilant this year and make sure they take precautions or there is a good chance they could be bringing bed bugs home from their trip.”