Sadly, this also affects me. Our summer will be crawling with creepy crawlies thanks to our unreasonably mild winter. Yep, we’re about to get one major bug infestation.
It’s a new kind of invasion that no one wants to be on the front lines for. Ticks and mosquitoes will be everywhere this summer and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. Well, unless if you stay indoors forever.
Because, that’s pretty much what I plan on doing. I am a bug magnet. No matter what precautions I take, I get absolutely covered in bites. Nothing can save me. Not even Jesus.
Anyways, AOL says that Mother Nature created the perfect equation that yields a bug apocalypse. A warm winter plus a wet spring equals the perfect swarm.
See what I did there?
So, the nation’s “bug barometer” is basically going berserk. Turns out, we’re going to be getting these blood suckers a lot earlier than anticipated. Also, there’ll be so much more to deal with because the great winter die-off basically didn’t happen.
Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., chief entomologist and vice president of technical and regulatory affairs for the NPMA, says there’s more concerns than just more bugs this year.
“With growing concern over infectious diseases spread by pests such as West Nile virus, Zika virus, Lyme disease and more, diligent prevention and awareness is especially necessary given the high pest populations that are projected for the warmer seasons ahead.”
With that said, if you want to reduce your chances of getting ill, be sure to empty all standing water near your home. Also, give your outdoor pets plenty of tick-checks when you send them outside.
I know, so it’ll be a good year for insect repellent profits. For the rest of us with “sweet blood?” Not so much.
See you indoors, scrubs.