You may have noticed: it’s blazing hot in New Jersey. With that warm weather comes a heightened activity from unwanted bugs.

As someone who is bad with most bugs* - I’m not happy telling you this, but it’s worth the heads up.

*(I was trying to play it cool, I’m bad with ALL bugs)

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Experts at The Pest Dude are warning Garden Staters of a ‘bug boom’ that is predicted in NJ due to the warm temperatures and rainfall during the summer.

Recently, they put out a list of what every state can expect this year. According to The Pest Dude, we in New Jersey are likely to see a increase in activity from these pesky critters:

Termites

Increased moisture levels create a conducive environment for termite colonies.

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Fleas

Warmer weather and higher humidity levels favor flea development on pets and in homes.

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Ticks

Warm and humid conditions increase tick activity and host-seeking behavior.

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Aphids

Warm and humid conditions promote rapid aphid reproduction on plants.

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Ladybugs

Warm weather increases ladybug activity and migration.

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Snails

Increased moisture and vegetation growth favor snail activity.

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Slugs

Moist conditions and organic matter increase slug activity.

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Gnats

High humidity and standing water create ideal breeding environments for gnats.

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Mosquitoes

Warm temperatures and standing water from increased rainfall provide ideal breeding grounds.

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Any New Jerseyan who wants to enjoy their garden without the fear of getting bit may want to check out these plants:

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And if you think mosquitoes are bad, you should check out these creepy crawlers:

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Good luck with the bug boom, New Jersey!

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