Did you know that the accelerated need for local pest control in Omaha, Nebraska, hinges on many things. For instance, did you know weather patterns have an impact on bug populations? Accordingly, the type of weather we’re having now could affect conditions in the spring. The same could be said for spring’s impact on summer pests and so on and so forth. With that in mind, we checked in with the weather experts.

What Local Experts Are Saying in Nebraska

NOAA, local meteorologists and The Famer’s Almanac all seem to concur. We’ll have dry weather until spring with lows in the teens and average snowfall. Such weather should help keep the majority of local pests hibernating until March. After that, we expect to see insect activity rise with the temperatures. This will especially be the case with bugs on our local pest control Omaha, Nebraska’s Top 20 List. Of those, we’re likely to see black flies and their cluster cousins show up first.

Why is that? As the local pest control experts in Omaha, Nebraska, we know a lot about them. Both part of the Dipteria Order, they require temperature ranges that run from 55 degrees Fahrenheit to 80 degrees max. In Douglas County, we’re likely to see outdoor temperatures reach the 50s by March, at least during the daylight hours. The nighttime temps may be cooler but they won’t offer Omaha residents respite from black and cluster flies.

Both pests are known to enter buildings in search of ideal temperatures. As such, nighttime lows may actually drive the insects inside. Once inside Omaha, Nebraska homes, they’re likely to stay there and begin breeding. As long as the temperatures remain in the insects’ desired range, they’ll continue laying eggs. Consequently, we expect populations of each species to rise well until June 2017. After that, it may start to drop off as daytime highs will likely exceed 80 degrees.

Of course, that doesn’t mean everyone must share their homes or businesses with the foul, flying pests. One call to a local pest control company in Omaha will help reduce the number of black and cluster flies in occupied dwellings. At Miller Pest & Termite, we always start our black and cluster fly removal efforts with a plan. The plan typically includes establishing exterior barriers to keep additional flies from entering occupied buildings in search of heat, water or food.

Some of the exterior barriers used to keep out all species of flies are ones the average property owner can maintain year round. For example, we advocate keeping screens, window and door seals in good repair. Caulking unintended openings helps too as does regularly removing all standing water and food particles. Other exterior barriers must be established and maintained by local pest control professionals in Omaha, Nebraska. These tend to include, but are not limited to plans involving chemicals.

How to Safely Remove Cluster and Black Flies

Chemicals commonly used to control cluster and black flies may cause health problems for young people and those with compromised immune systems. This goes for pets as well. As such, that’s why chemical barriers should not be used by non-professionals. Unlike non-professionals, local pest control experts in Omaha know how to successfully repel black and cluster flies without causing harm to others or the environment. In addition, they can help head off other spring pest invasions at the same time.

To learn more about these two pesky flies and other annoying insects on Omaha’s top pest control experts’ lists, please contact us. We service Omaha, Council Bluffs and surrounding areas. So we can help ensure black flies and other weather dependent pests won’t be a problem for Nebraska residents now or well into the future.