The Bug Barometer is released twice a year by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and their team of entomologists. It predicts seasonal forecasts of pest pressures by region based on weather patterns, long-term predictions and pest biological behaviors.
Here’s what the Bug Barometer predicts for our area (North Central US):
“After a very cold and wet winter, warm & rainy spring conditions may jump-start mosquito populations and allow tick populations to flourish. Warm, dry summer conditions in the northern part of this region will help ant populations thrive and could mean more exposure to stinging insects.”