Common Pest in Desert Climates

Pests are annoying to deal with anywhere in the world; however, people living in desert climates have a unique set of problems when it comes to pest control. Because of the different temperatures and humidity levels in desert climates compared to other environments, many species of pests are able to thrive and multiply at a much higher rate which is bad news for anyone living in these regions. Here is a quick guide to some of the more common pests you will find if you decide to take a drive to some of the drier places of the world.


One of the most common pests anywhere in the world is the cockroach. While you can find them in most places, they are especially plentiful in desert-like areas such as Texas and New Mexico. One species of cockroach thrives in these areas more than any other, a cockroach known as the ‘American cockroach.’ These cockroaches can infest houses, spread diseases and worst of all, they can form a colony almost overnight.


If you live in a desert climate, there’s a good chance you’ve run into one of these creatures before. They are nocturnal, venomous and Texas has around twenty different species of them. Although their stings are rarely fatal, few people enjoy finding them in their home. Pest control companies can spray the perimeters of your house to help keep them away, a service anyone living in the Southwestern United States can benefit from.


Desert climates are home to hundreds of species of ants and the ways which they can affect you are numerous. From carpenter ants which can chew through your house’s foundations to sugar ants that contaminate your food and spread germs to fire ants which can deliver painful stings, there are not many species of ants that are good to have around your home. If you have an infestation of ants in your house, the sooner you have them exterminated, the better.


One of the world’s most notorious germ carriers, mosquitoes are particularly numerous in deserts. While they need moisture to survive, even in drier environments there are more than enough sources of water for them to live off of, more so in houses with leaky faucets and broken pipes. If you live in places with a high population of mosquitoes, makes sure you clean up any open waters sources to keep them at bay.

Deserts are home to some of the worlds most disliked pests. Fortunately, Advanced Pest & Weed Management is here to help. Contact us today.

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