MOSQUITOES, ANTS, AND COCKROACHES… O MY!
During torrential rains, insects take refuge in your home. These unwanted house guests take up residence in your home because they need a dry, comfortable habitat just like we do. Like any other unwanted house guest, they can be difficult to get rid of, and that’s a job for Terminix.
Typically, there are more insects during the warmer weather than during winter, which also has a correlation to the wetter summer weather. Subterranean pests surface from their underground nests after the rainwater floods their homes. They are forced to leave their underground homes to survive. Thais is why you will see numerous anthills after a big shower and an influx of cockroaches in the home. They are literally evacuating their homes. It is not until the rains end and the earth dries that they will return to where they came from….Sometimes.
Mosquito eggs are laid in or near water. After the eggs hatch, they become mosquito larvae. The larvae lives in water from 4 to 14 days, feeding close to the water’s surface. Pupae live in water as well. Three of the four life-cycles of mosquitoes are dependent on standing water to survive. When the rain collects, it is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. It is important to empty containers around your home that have filled with water after a shower as a proactive measure to reduce mosquitoes near your home. Look at flower pots, trash cans, and even outdoor furniture than can hold water. These proactive steps will help to reduce the mosquitoes, bugs, and even termites from pestering you in the future.
At Terminix, we will come to your home for a no-obligation consultation. Our trained technicians will rid your home and yard of all pests. Our mission is to provide total customer satisfaction by customizing services to meet each individual client’s needs. Call Terminix Today at 504-834-7330 and we will protect your home against unwanted guests.