This April, MGK is joining others in the professional pest control industry to celebrate National Pest Management Month (NPMM), an annual observance recognized by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Chase’s Calendar of Events. NPMM recognizes the role pest control professionals play in protecting public health, food and property from threats posed by pests.

“Pest professionals and the pest control industry play a critical role in our communities, protecting families and businesses from pest-borne health and property threats,” said Steve Gullickson, president of MGK. “MGK has a proud tradition of partnering with PMPs to support their unique needs, helping them improve their performance with their customers and building their businesses. Pest control professionals are always at the ready to tackle any pest infestation, and we’re pleased to celebrate their role as protectors of public health this month, and all year-round.”

Get Your Region’s Pest Forecast

As snow melts and flowers bloom, pests will soon be out in full force, causing homeowners to reach out to their local pest control professional. NPMA’s Spring & Summer 2021 Bug Barometer highlights expected insect pressure in your service area this coming season.

NPMA Spring/Summer Bug Barometer 2022

Northeast & New England

High temps and early season rain will contribute to an increase in tick and mosquito activity and may also result in increased termite activity.


High temps in spring followed by a hot and dry summer may allow ant populations to thrive and can also drive them inside buildings in search of water. Warm, dry conditions may also increase stinging insect activity.

Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest

A warm spring followed by a warm and wet summer will allow both mosquito and tick populations to thrive. Wet conditions may also drive ants indoors in search of dry ground.

North Central U.S.

Warmer than normal temperatures will support an increase in stinging insects. Warm temps in spring will also allow tick populations to thrive.

South Central U.S.

A warm spring will transfer into a hot summer, allowing cockroach populations to thrive. Additional rainfall from tropical storms will also enable mosquito populations to flourish throughout the season and could spur termite activity.


Mild temperatures and precipitation in spring followed by a warm and wet summer could allow both mosquito and tick populations to thrive. Wet conditions may also result in increased termite activity.


A warm and rainy spring and summer will drive up mosquito and tick activity. Increased rainfall predicted for the spring and late summer may also result in increased termite activity.

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