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Increase in temperatures, means increase in bugs

Posted at 5:40 PM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-09 22:17:58-04

As the temperatures increase in Kern County, so do the bug populations for certain types of insects. 

"Spiders and the big water bugs, oriental roaches, most of those, that's kind of the happening right now," said Aaron Pearce with Pearce Pest Control. 

Pearce said he's already seen an increase in calls even though the temperatures haven't been warm for very long.

"As the weather gets hotter, that's when everything is more active," said Pearce. 

He said fleas and tics have also been on the rise. Pearce said the best way to avoid bugs is to keep your back yard trimmed, remove any clutter and keep an eye out for cracked or lifted cement where bugs can thrive. 

Pearce said it is hard to predict whether or not a particular bug will stand out over other as the weather heats up, but says they're definitely on the way.