Pest control after rain a lot of rain becomes even more important. In the Rockwall area, we’ve had a very rainy winter and early spring. To date our area has seen about 13 inches of rain this year. So much, we’ve even had some parts of Rockwall flood. So, it has been a rainy period, and spring is here, what does that mean for pest control?
Insects Move and Thrive After Rainfall
After rain, many insects either have to move or they thrive in the damp environment. Ants for example will often rise up from deeper in the ground. You may find them making new mounds above ground, or even coming up your pipes in your home.
Ticks, fleas and other insects also enjoy a damp environment and will thrive with the grass getting thicker a bigger as a result of the rain.
And of course we can’t leave out mosquitoes, who definitely thrive with standing water. With all the rain we’ve had standing water can easily be found in backyards, large open lots and other areas like parks. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant, standing fresh water often found around the home.
For best results, take a look at how to prevent mosquitoes. Many of these tips also apply to other insects, but as we all know, mosquitoes bite and can carry disease.
How to Prepare for Insects
The best way to prepare for insects and pests is to hire a professional pest control expert. Regular pest control services will help keep insects out of your home and off your property. If you don’t have a pest control company you work with, we’d love the opportunity to earn your business. But, not everyone wants pest control, and that is ok, so we have a few tips for keeping insects away.
1. Anything that can hold water in your backyard you should remove. From kids toys to buckets or even trash, get it out. It is only a breeding ground.
2. If you keep wood outside, keep it off the ground and check to make sure it hasn’t rotted.
3. Vacuum regularly so fleas or other insects that may lay eggs in your home don’t have a chance to hatch.
Contact us today for a pest control appointment.