Flooding Results in an Increased Pest Population Potentially Inside of Your Home
Floods are no fun for any homeowner to deal with. They are responsible for a significant amount of damage and repairs take longer than most have patience for. While flood damage should be on the minds of residents who are in danger of their home being in the pathway of recent flooding, there is also another threat that homeowners need to worry about when floods roll into town. When water rises, wildlife and insect populations are forced to leave their nests and burrows; often times seeking refuge in the homes that reside in residential areas. It is necessary to take precautions against pests and wildlife that can easily gain access into your home. A Five Star Termite and Pest Control is your number one source for professional and effective pest control that will keep wildlife and insects away from your home this flooding season.
Rats will Invade your Home this Flooding Season
Most people agree that the most revolting rodent that they can come into contact with is the rat. Rats generally live in heavily forested areas or sewers, so when these areas become overfilled with water, rats abandon their living spaces and search out reliable shelter. Many times this reliable shelter includes your home. Do not underestimate the abilities of a rat, they will search out any way they can to successfully gain access into your home. Rats are large, but they can squeeze their bodies through very small cracks and crevices to get inside of your home. Once inside, rats will do a significant amount of damage to your home. Rats will chew through electrical wiring, which can result in a house fire. Rats carry dangerous and harmful bacteria and can spread diseases throughout your home and cause you and your family to be at risk of falling ill. A Five Star Termite and Pest Control will keep rats out of your home, whether it is flooding or not.
Mosquitoes Thrive in Standing Water & Become Extremely Active During Floods
Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying pests that humans come into contact with, not only do they buzz around us constantly outside while we are trying to have a good time, but they also have the ability to transmit very dangerous diseases to humans. Mosquitoes thrive on moisture and if you have standing water around your home then you are sending an open invitation to mosquitoes to gather around your home and begin breeding. With increased mosquito populations there is always an increase in mosquito borne viruses.
Floods Cause Other Pests Such as Fire Ants & Cockroaches to Relocate Too
When flood waters rise, fire ants leave their nests and create a floating mass in order to survive. Be aware of these floating islands when walking near flooded areas! Similar to rats, disease-carrying cockroaches will be looking for a new home. Unfortunately, filling holes and sealing cracks in your exterior walls will not be enough to keep these sneaky cockroaches out. Consider calling a professional pest control company for an exterior pest control treatment to add extra protection to your home during this time of increased pest threat.
Flood Pest Inspections, Prevention, Control, Management, Treatment & Removal in San Antonio, Universal City, New Braunfels & Cibolo Texas
It can be extremely difficult to remove moisture after a flood has occurred, so your best bet to keep insects and pests away from your home during this time is to hire A Five Star Termite and Pest Control. A Five Star Termite and Pest Control is skilled and experienced in dealing with insects that become more active during flood season and will protect your home from a pest infestation.