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Blog Post | Jan 4th, 2019

Pests to Look for After Heavy Rainfall or Flooding

Heavy rain and flooding can be disastrous to your home. It can ruin your furniture, damage your flooring, and create health hazards such as mold. While severe weather and flash floods can lead to unfortunate circumstances like discovering you have a leaky roof, there are other flood hazards to worry about such as the invasion of pesky pests.

Common Post-Storm Household Pests
Humans are not the only ones that seek shelter after a storm. Critters who live in your yard, fields, and places like sewer systems find higher ground during a storm. While you are seeking shelter in a high school gymnasium, these pests are seeking refuge in your home. Some common pests include rodents like mice and rats, cockroaches, and ants.

How Pests Invade Your Home During and After a Flood
Pests are great at finding gaps and holes to get into your home. These unwelcome guests are the most audacious home invaders. They can squeeze themselves into the slightest gap they find. Furthermore, pests like ants work together to form a strong army. They are not only resourceful; they are a force that can be hard to conquer.

All of these critters have one thing in common: they will stay in your home if they have a warm place, water, and food. They will eat any remnants of food they find like crumbs on the floor, food in the sink, and even an open bag of dog food.

Signs You May Have an Infestation
There are ways to tell whether you have a pest problem, including the following:

  • Cockroach eggs and droppings
  • Rat droppings or scratching noises coming from behind the walls
  • Tiny trails of food or a small pile of dirt (ant hill)

Household pests like rodents and cockroaches are not only annoying; they also pose serious health risks. If you suspect you have an infestation, don’t wait to take action. At Bayou Cajun Termite And Pest Control, we treat your home like it’s our own. We offer pest solutions with guaranteed results, so give us a call today.