Posted on Aug 25, 2021

Zap Pest Control, Inc.

Why do you see more bugs when it rains?

Have you ever noticed that a lot of bugs come out when it rains or after a big storm? You should look outside following the next big storm and you will most likely various bugs such as worms and ants crawling around the grass or on paved surfaces close to your home. There’s a reason that all of these bugs come out after a rainfall. When you understand this phenomenon, you’ll get to prevent these critters from getting inside your home when it rains. Here are some residential pest control tips you need to know.

Residential Pest Control Tips
Bugs tend to go higher ground

The reasons that these little pests come out of the ground after a storm or heavy rain are pretty straightforward. If it rains, the cracks and holes in the ground where they live will fill up with rainwater. This will would not kill bugs; instead, it would force them to go out of the ground and to spend time on the surface close to your house. So, even though you might only rarely see the bugs outside in most cases, you will see a lot of them after a rainy day. They come out of the ground so they could save themselves but they also won’t go back to their home unless the rain stops.
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