It’s that time of the year when people enjoy curling up in bed, relaxing by the fireplace, and spending time with loved ones and friends to celebrate the holidays. Wet winter weather is surely the perfect time to chill at home. Regardless of whether it snows or just rains in your area during winter, this cold and wet season is still something to cherish.
However, it may not only be you who are enjoying the weather. There are pests who actually love the rain and will make themselves more of a problem. Meanwhile, there are also those who don’t love the rain, and as they look for shelter, they may find comfort and warmth in your home.
Wet weather and rain can impact how you deal with pests. Read on to know more about wet winter weather and pest control.
Pests That DO NOT Like the Rain and Cold
There are various kinds of pests that typically live underground. When it rains, their homes may get soaked or flooded. This will force them to evacuate and look for a new shelter to protect themselves from the cold temperatures and the rain.
Some of the pests that do not like the rain include ants. These tiny insects thrive in a complex system of tunnels underground. These tunnels can be flooded when it rains hard. While the ants design their tunnels so that they won’t be destroyed that easily, the ants may eventually need to evacuate should their home indeed be destroyed.
Rats and rodents also do not like to get wet. They tend to look for a warm shelter. As you may have already guessed, they will try to invade and live in your home. Rats and other types of rodents are crafty and can enter a home without being noticed. They can squeeze in through the tiniest cracks.
Pests That DO Love the Rain and Cold
Meanwhile, there are pests that specifically thrive in wet and rainy weather. Because of this, they become more active and may prove to be more destructive and problematic.
Mosquitoes, for one, breed and thrive in wet and rainy weather. Just give them a pool of standing water, and they can easily and quickly procreate. Ticks and fleas are also known to breed more quickly during rainy periods.
What Rain Could Mean and Bring in Terms of Pest Control
All of the points mentioned above boil down to one thing: rain can be bad news, especially if you’re trying to make your home pest-free. Pests, including insects and rodents, can wreak havoc on your home at any time. So, whether it’s fall or winter, you have to be vigilant.
Before the wet winter weather completely sets in, it will help to have your home inspected by a pest control expert. They can help determine infestation risk factors, such as cracks in the siding and foundation. When they see these signs, they will then check it there’s already an infestation. Ultimately, they will recommend the best pest control solution.
Habitat Pest has over a decade of experience properly and safely dealing with pest infestation. If you want to make sure that your home is pest-free this season, give us a call today!