The El Niño weather patterns we are experiencing now mean different things for different parts of the country, but much of the countrywill probably be either or both wetter and warmer than normal. Many people are asking what that will mean for pest populations this year.
That is difficult to know at this point, but we can look at the 1997-1998 season, which was also a very strong El Niño year like this one. There was a glut of pests that year—much HIGHER numbers of everything, including mosquitoes, cockroaches, termites, and especially ants.
So be prepared for anything—we may have an especially pest-filled year!