Hurricane Florence and Pest Control
Does a hurricane eliminates pests or does it make it worst?
A hurricane can trigger serious pest problems after the storm, sometimes bringing
other pests from other areas.
Flooding, rain, high winds are all a consequence of hurricanes. Hurricanes storms can bring down trees, cause damage to property,
clog gutters and drains, all of this a perfect habitat for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can carry Zika virus and they only need a small puddle of water
After a storm make sure you eliminate free standing water around your home, empty any containers that hold water, and
unclog drains and gutters even before the storm hits.
Rodents, Ants, Cockroaches
Hurricanes can relocate bugs from other areas, pests like rodents, fire ants, roaches, many pests are attracted to
moisture so it’s important to clean around your home and discard unneeded
items outside you home, these will make a perfect
breeding ground for pests.
It’s advisable to seal any holes, gaps and any points of entry. If flooding occurs many pests would want to go inside your home, they will
be looking for a dry and warm place.
Termites love wet wood, so it’s important to remove any damage wood from floodings, many times you will have
to call your termite professional to make sure your termite stations are in good shape.
Wildlife and Snakes
After a hurricane it’s very probable that you’re gonna have an encounter with snakes. They too will be looking for a safe place from all that water
and wind. The best measure to take is to make sure your yard is clean and free of debris.
Yellow Jackets & Wasps
Often times you will also see flying insects trying to relocate to a dryer place, it’s important to repair any damaged walls, roofs or
potential entry points.