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Recent rain, humidity make ideal conditions for bugs
By: Stacey Welsh
EL PASO, Texas Villalobos Pest Control owner David Villalobos said recent rain and humidity create an ideal environment for bugs. "Moisture helps them to be healthier and stuff so they can live and survive easier," Villalobos said.
His business has recently been spraying about 40 homes a day. Villalobos said customers have noticed an increase in crickets, ants, roaches and even tarantulas.
KFOX14 spoke with some Eastside residents who choose not to hire a pest control company and take preventative measures into their own hands.
"I buy my own poison, my own spray can, spray bottle... Every time summer's coming in or a change of season, I always spray outside," Nestor Arzola said.
Living near an open field could also attract more creepy crawlers. "We get that big rain puddle here in the park. I think that attracts a lot of the mosquitos, especially in the neighboring houses here. I think it's pretty bad," Eric Ponce said.
"If you have zero tolerance for bugs, monthly service is the way to go. Every two months is just perfect. At minimal would be three months," Villalobos said.
Spraying chemicals to get rid of bugs is not the only option. Some suggestions include:
-Make sure openings in windows and doors are sealed
-Use bug bait stations
-Keep your home clutter free