Flooding and cold weather can cause big headaches, as well as pest infestation. Here are some common pest problems after the flood
Homes are subject to ant problems during and after flooding. When water flushes through the ground, thousands of ants try to move out of their nest and seek the closest dry ground, which can lead to ants invading your house.They often cling together to float around in water and attach themselves to whatever is out of the water. Consequently, as floodwaters recede, your property may become heavily infested with garden ants. How to get rid of ants?
Like ants, after a storm or a flood, many rodents are forced from their natural habitat into areas that provide food and shelter such as our houses, sheds, barns, businesses and other buildings. Rodents, such as rats and mice, will try to escape to higher ground and warmer conditions, which could be your basement, walls or even your parked car. In extreme cases, rodent migration can pose serious health problems. You should beware the invasion of flood rats.
Flies and Cockroaches
Other problems after flooding or storms include flies and cockroaches. Floods can often cause sewer systems to overflow. The sewage will attract flies, which like to lay their eggs on rotting organic material. Cockroaches may seek to find warm, dry shelter at night after floods, and they can carry diseases, such as salmonella, into your home.