Happy Tuesday! We hope you’re doing well! We had a lot of rain yesterday, which means you might notice increased bug activity. Why are bugs more active after it rains?

Some bug species mate in the rain, like termites and ants, because there are fewer birds flying in the rain that eat them. The wind during storms knocks leaves to the ground, which provides a food source for insects, and the rain itself lets them drink. Rain also makes plants release chemicals that smell good to bugs.

Other types of bugs are pushed inside buildings, like homes, to get out of the rain or find food if their food source has been disrupted.

Overall, rain makes bugs more active, and the more active they are, the more likely it is they’ll find their way into your home for one reason or another. We recommend regular pest control spraying around the exterior of your home to help stop them from getting in.

Let us know if you have any questions!