The Effect Of Rain and Thunderstorms on Pests

pest controlThunderstorms and rain are becoming increasingly common by the day. It should not be surprising that rain could have a significant impact on the activity of pests and their ability to feed as well as reproduce before, and after the rain. Knowing how rain and thunderstorms affect pest activity can help you take better precautionary measures for pest control.

Pest Activity Before The Storm

Small pests and insects usually have built-in barometers that can sense whenever the pressure drops as a storm approaches. A few underground pests would go to higher ground in order to avoid flooding, others will try to bury themselves in, while some go outdoors so they can make the most out of the humidity.

On a positive note, insects do not reproduce during rainfall and storms, and that is why prolonged storms could devastate pest infestation. However, as the storm draws near, you may notice significant movement and activity in your backyard. One good pest control Myrtle Beach method is to seal up all the gaps found in your foundation, openings in the doorways and garage doors, as well as other spots in your house where insects may come in.

In case you are seeing some insects before the storm, you may want to get your house checked by a pest control specialist as they have been able to get in your house.

Pest Activity During The Storm

A few bigger pests may look for cover as their dens and nets become flooded. Look out for them and watch for locations in your house where there could be standing water. Make adjustments to where the downspouts are channeling water and be sure that it is not getting into the crawl spaces, cellar, or foundation.

Pest Activity After The Storm

Standing water does not only attract small animals but it is also the mating ground for pests. A puddle that is about two or three inches deep and hidden away in your yard’s brush could be a mating ground for colonies of mosquitoes that could breed thousands. Be sure to have excellent irrigation to prevent standing water. In case you have a fountain or pool, you should run the pumps on a periodic basis to make sure that the water is moving.

Pest Control and Irrigation

Pests also run for cover or move indoors during storms. Making sure that you have the appropriate irrigation as well as a pest proofed home could get rid of a pest infestation before, during, and after summer storms in Myrtle Beach,

Give Zap Pest Control a call if you notice signs of pest infestation and we will schedule an inspection.

Zap Pest Control Inc.
2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

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