Annual high temperatures in Middletown, DE, seldom exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and annual low temperatures rarely drop below 25 degrees, which gives the city a mild climate overall. Though the town of 20,000 residents receives several inches of snowfall each year, driving various pests into homes and businesses, the relatively gentle winters allow nuisances like eastern subterranean termites to thrive. Additionally, Middletown residents often encounter box elder bugs and house spiders.
Termites are pests of major concern because, if left unchecked, their colonies can cause millions of dollars in structural damage. Especially fond of humidity, the pests benefit from Middletown’s close proximity to the ocean. Additionally, since termites do not thrive in freezing weather, the mild winters paired with the presence of wooden structures create the perfect environment for colony activity. Unlike termites, the box elder bug and house spider are more of a nuisance pest than a serious problem. Box elder bugs and house spiders pose no immediate threat to humans but may incite feelings of fear or create aesthetically displeasing messes around the house.
About Western Pest
Western Pest is a longstanding pest control company serving the Eastern United States. We offer residential and commercial pest control services near you, including termite protection, bed bug control, and rodent removal. Our comprehensive service offerings also include our Home Protection Plan, a year-round program designed to keep pests out for the duration. If a pest infestation occurs in your home or business, trust Western Pest to take care of the problem safely and effectively.