Common Pests to see after a Thunderstorm

The popular song reads, “The calm after the storm” but, unfortunately, this does not apply to pests. Thunderstorms bring out a lot of unwanted creatures that can invade your home and this can sometimes even lead to structural damage. Some pests that you need to look out for after a thunderstorm are mosquitoes, cockroaches, termites, ants and yellow jackets.

Mosquitoes are never fun. These insects have been around for at least 46 million years and love to bite and be a nuisance. Along with this, mosquitoes can spread disease and leave pretty nasty bites on your skin. With over 3,000 species of mosquitoes, you want to make sure that these bugs stay out of your homes. Mosquitoes love a moist climate, which is why more seem to come out after rainfall.

Cockroaches are terrible to run into whether it be before, during or after rain. These pests can be difficult to control because they reproduce at a rapid pace and lay many eggs at once. This is why is it so important to be proactive when you have a roach problem in your home. The rain boosts cockroach activity because they prefer damp climates.

Termites are harmless to humans but detrimental to your home. Subterranean termites live underground and when there is rainfall, they sometimes need to find shelter because the washed-up dirt has taken their home away. What better place for a termite to stay than your home with lots of wood for it to feed on? Termites multiply fast and can cost up to thousands of dollars if not handled properly. Because of this, it is important to call pest control fast and stop termites at their source.

Ants also reside underground so, when flood conditions wash up their nest, they also find shelter in residential homes. Ants move together in colonies so if you see one, you more than likely have a lot more than just that. Yellowjackets are similar to ants because they also nest in the ground. Both creatures invade homes after thunderstorms in an attempt to find “food and dry ground.

If you run into any of these pests after a storm, give us a call at J&J Exterminating Co. We are here to help with all of your pest-related needs and want to make sure that your home is safe and comfortable, especially after a storm.

Have you seen any of these pests after a thunderstorm?

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