The amount of rainfall we've had in the last couple of weeks has had its ups and downs. The positive…the lush green grass and plants all over West Texas, but then there's the bad side....bugs and a lot of them!
"I've lived in Midland almost my entire life and I can't ever remember as many days as we had before, so this is kind of new experience for all of us," says Nancy Witten, owner of Boydstun Pest Control in Midland.
A new experience that causing more pest control phone calls. With a large amount of moisture in the air; bugs, insects and arachnids have a great chance to survive out in the open.
"They're not having to retreat into cracks and crevices in the heat of the day because we haven't been having that heat," explains Witten.
Which could explain why we're seeing more ants and spiders. As far as mosquitoes, we could be the problem of why our yards have so many.
Our houses could be attracting mosquitoes and we don't even know it. Mosquitoes don't like running water they like water that's collected and stagnate. Mosquitoes will breed even in the smallest puddle.
"So if everybody in the neighborhood goes out and empties every single bird bath, pots, old tires or whatever they've got. If you go and look you'd be surprised what you find with just a little bit of water in it," explains Witten.
Whatever your insect overload might be, Witten suggests that "if they have a pest problem and they need something done to call 2 or 3 companies gets some bids, get somebody out there to get it taken care of."