Insects

Wet Weather and a Warm Spring Invite Pesky Pests


Rain, rain, go away and take those nasty insects with you. It’s not your imagination that bugs are more prevalent after spring showers. Here’s why the combination of wet weather and warmer spring temperatures may require help from our pest control services.

Why More Rain Equals More Pests

  • Rain temporarily drives predators back to the safety of nests and hiding spots, leaving insects free to roam with a reduced threat of attack.
  • Water is the optimum breeding ground for mosquitoes, who require a pool of only one inch in depth to start their reproduction cycle. Eggs develop into full-grown adults in approximately 10 days, so the mosquito population grows exponentially. Post-rainfall, your yard may be full of standing water in planters, buckets, toys, and other vessels, creating a perfect incubator for mosquito eggs.
  • Termites feed on cellulose found in damaged and rotting wood, which is particularly prevalent after repeated periods of rainfall. Backyard decks, roofline fascia, and woodpiles are common spots where termites may be found.
  • April showers might bring May flowers, but those flowers also bring pests. Insects who feed on flowers and vegetables enjoy a veritable buffet when rain promotes quick growth of plants. Rain also increases the moisture content within the plants, drawing the attention of garden pests such as aphids, snails, and slugs.
  • While ground-dwelling ants can easily manage through a light shower or two, heavier rainfall will send them seeking drier quarters, making your home an attractive destination. Thanks to their tiny size, ants can gain entrance through the smallest cracks and holes in a building.

Pest Control Services for All Seasons

Unfortunately, there’s no off-season for insects, rodents, and other pests. The good news is that our professional technicians provide effective pest control services any time of the year. Contact us to learn more.

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