While many Southern Californians are taking cover from the heat, other six-legged critters are making themselves right at home. According to San Diego’s 10 News, an increase in ants, fleas, roaches and mosquitoes has been reported.
One local pest control service, Lloyds Pest Control, says hundreds of calls are coming in per day as residents are seeking to get the infestations under control.
The firm offered some suggestions for mitigating the issues like trimming trees around the home. Ants are attracted to food and sticky substances inside the home and will look for ways to get inside.
A heat advisory was in effect for San Diego’s coast and and much of Southern California through July 27.