As spring weather becomes warmer, rains come down. These showers are not only for the flowers that are beginning to bloom to welcome due to springtime’s moistness and sunnier weather. But also by those who engage in outdoor activities such as camping and hiking.
For those who spend their time inside homes or apartments, spring showers are a good time as well. They allow for spring cleaning as well as getting rid of any potential bed bugs before warm summer temperatures.
But spring rain may cause problems for some who enjoy the outdoors and may force them to become indoor-bound during these wet periods. There is an advantage for these individuals: less chance of catching a bug bite while indoors.
How Does Weather Affect Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are sensitive to moisture. They cannot swim in the water, but they can walk or climb through it. During spring’s rainy periods when the weather is warm for them to turn active, bed bugs travel far less from where they came from.
But spring showers are not all bad news for these pests. Heavy storms that cause flooding may force them into people’s living quarters who live near or around these areas that experience high-rising waters. The individuals most at risk to stay indoors due to spring rainstorms are those who live in crowded urban settings. This is due to rising waters in waterways and creeks nearer to their homes or apartments.
From spring rains, floods could transport large amounts of bed bugs seeking shelter away from the flooding waters. They may seek shelter in any warm, dark crack or crevice. Other sources of hiding during spring showers are under boards, loose stones, and bricks along with other outdoor material that provides cover for them to escape dangerous water levels.
Bed Bug Activity and Its Life Stages
Bed bugs go through five stages of development before reaching adulthood. The eggs, which are tiny and translucent in the beginning, hatch within a week or two after spring begins. From there, they grow into nymphs and must consume blood meals from you to survive and develop further.
The younger bed bug nymphs do not need time for their bodies to become full-sized adults. They do not feed during this period and can take up to several months. This gives them plenty of time to search for food before spring’s end. That is even when it is pouring down rain constantly outside.
While adult bed bugs also feed on your blood, they have longer lives due to feeding less frequently than young nymphs.
Bed bugs only need blood meals to feed on for survival. They do not always need your blood type specifically to find you as a food source. The nymphs are the most at risk of becoming carried away during springtime showers that cause flooding near their homes or apartment complexes. They have yet to become adults after hatching from eggs.
Bed Bugs Are Unaffected By Weather All Year Long
Bed bugs are not sensitive to spring rain all the time. While spring showers may transport bed bug populations towards higher grounds, their humidness can make these areas less attractive for them. They prefer to live in cool, dark, and hidden places where they have protection from extreme weather conditions including dry and hot summer rays.
Humid springtime temperatures cause them to remain inactive by taking cover away from these elements that could kill them off. The highest activity levels for bed bugs occur when outdoor temperatures are between 50 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 35 degrees Celsius).
Spring showers will continue throughout this time and affect how active bed bugs become. That is during rituals such as lawn mowing outside or washing cars in spring showers to remove dead grass and pollen from outdoor surfaces.
The springtime life cycle of bed bugs remains the same despite rainfall affecting their transportation. As spring-like weather continues, so does their activity level during this season since it fits their active temperature guidelines.
Solution for Your Bed Bug Problem in The Tri-State Area
When spring showers continue to transport bed bugs around your neighborhood, it is important to get the proper treatment for their extermination. Contact bed bug exterminators in New York at Thermal BedBug Heat. Choose treatment options for your home or apartment that only professionals can perform.
Your spring rain is only a temporary problem, even with heavy showers. With treatment from Thermal Bed Bug Heat, you do not need to worry about spring weather and its effects on bed bug activity at all.
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Whether it is the dead of winter or summer, bed bugs will mate quickly no matter what season. This means that when you suspect an infestation in your home, contact a Thermal BedBug Heat-certified team member for help as soon as possible to avoid the further spread of these annoying insects!