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Pest Prediction: What to Prepare for in Early 2023

January 2, 2023

With natural disasters, climate, pest behaviors, here are the predictions for problematic pest in 2023. We hope you can use this information to take a proactive approach to your home, family, and pets from pests in the New Year.



Rodents are intelligent and resourceful creatures, they relocated to areas where there was plenty of food and less competition for it. Urban neighborhoods, where people provide the rats with everything they needed to survive. With unsealed foods, easy access to pet foods and water.

Bed bugs

bed bugs

High travel has created spikes in bed bug activity for years. The more people that are out traveling ,(especially using public transportation) the more opportunities bed bugs have to feed, reproduce, and spread. Adult bed bugs are tough and have the ability to survive without feeding for months.

To help avoid bring home bed bugs while traveling, thoroughly inspecting baggage and personal belongings before checking out. If you think you have bed bugs at home, don’t try to solve the problem yourself. These resilient pests are difficult to eliminate without the help of a professional.



Most ant colonies live underground and thrive in warmer climates. Milder winters provide populations with the resources needed to grow larger and further spread into new areas. Homeowners can expect to see an increase in ant activity in 2023, some of which may include species of ants that have relocated.

If you notice these pests, or any other bug issues, give Essential Pest Control a call for a free inspection. We are here to help. 520-886-3029

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