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Pest Predictions for 2019

Posted on March 23rd, 2019 by Knockout Pest

If you keep up with the Knockout News, you know that over the past year North America has experienced climate changes and the identification of new species. These factors could play a role in pest behavior in the coming months. Knockout technicians have come together to identify pest predictions for 2019.

Here’s what you should know to keep your home and business pest free.

Mouse populations are on the rise. You’re likely aware that rodents make their way indoors during the colder months in search of warmth and shelter. However over the past few years, rodents have been commonly found indoors year-round. The reason? It could be a result of warmer winters. People in the northeast rely on pest population reduction during the winter, but more mice are surviving these months, all the while reproducing. For this reason, routine pest evaluations are essential to keeping your home or business rodent free. Have your space inspected for entry points and develop a plan to maintain a rodent free environment.

Bed bugs are evolving and becoming an increasing threat. Bed bugs have developed a resistance to traditional extermination methods, making pest control more challenging and forcing pest management companies to adopt new strategies for bed bug elimination.  

Mosquitos and ticks will be a continued cause for concern due to the debilitating diseases they are capable of transmitting. The Asian longhorned tick has been identified in several eastern seaboard states and is primarily a threat to livestock at this time. A warmer winter means that tropical insects are no longer restricted to the southern U.S. They have been gradually moving north and taking their diseases with them. Take serious precautions against mosquito and tick bites. Stock up on repellent and be sure to check for ticks after spending time outdoors.

With a new season upon us, it’s important that home and business owners work with a professional pest management company to develop a plan for pest control over the coming months. To speak with a knowledgeable pest expert, contact Knockout Pest Control.

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IFMA

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 10​4 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

BOMA

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.

NPMA

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.

NYPMA

The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.

CAI

CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.

GreenPro

GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

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