While spring is a rejuvenating time of year, one downside of the lovely season is the onslaught of rain showers. Pests that have been hiding away during the cold winter months are beginning to emerge outside; however, rainy weather conditions can cause those emerging pests to seek shelter in your dry home.
When the ground outside becomes saturated with water and begins to pool around the yard, ants that live in the ground will begin to seek higher ground to evade the pouring rain. When the ant’s nest becomes flooded, often they will seek shelter in your dry home. Termites could potentially become a problem if there are areas around your home’s foundation, or roof, that have been exposed to water and are beginning to rot. Other non-common pests, like millipedes, may also seek shelter in the event of a heavy rain.
Walk around the perimeter of your home to identify any problem areas and to ensure the grade of the ground around the foundation is sloped and draining water away from the foundation. If you encounter any of these pests, give us a call to determine any moisture issues and help prevent pests from seeking shelter inside your home.