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U.S. Heat Wave Prompts Bug Infestation Warnings

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And you thought the unrelenting heat and overcrowded swimming pools were bad. Get ready for the bugpocalypse.

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is warning that the heat and lack of rain is creating ideal conditions for a nationwide bug infestation. We’re talking more fleas, ticks, termites, mosquitoes and the less-friendly black widow and brown recluse spiders, scorpions, and other things that bite.

“Insects are cold-blooded, which means that their body temperatures are regulated by the temperature of their environment,” Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for the NPMA explained.

“In cold weather, insects’ internal temperatures drop, causing them to slow down. But in warm weather, they become more active. Larvae grow at a faster rate, reproduction cycles speed up and they move faster.”

Henriksen went on to add that no one is safe – not even in the shuttered, dark recesses of their own homes. “Hot and dry conditions send many pests indoors, as they seek moisture and cooler temperatures, so homeowners will likely encounter more pests in their homes than usual.”

And don’t even think about retreating to higher ground. As Chicago residents know, the flying spiders will find you. And your children.

Who’s ready for fall?

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  • Jack Xiao

    get ready for zombie apocalypse ~ oops ~ not zombie ~ it was
    bugpocalypse. perhaps every one need to prepare ton of bug killer in their house or get a Kechara Protection Chakras to protect and against the BUGS !!!

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