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Have you ever noticed that after a rain storm the mosquitoes are unbearable? What's the deal with that? Does each drop of rain carry a mosquitoes inside? You'd think so, wouldn't you? Truth is, momma mosquitoes lay their "dry eggs" in all sorts of strange places, like: birdbaths, old tires, cement block holes, buckets, flower pots, etc. And, those eggs lay dormant until--you guessed it--it rains. When the rain passes, it moistens those eggs, causing them to hatch, and voila! More mosquitoes.

The rain has another wonderful effect on the bugs near your house, it attracts termites. A good long rain can soften wood, and termites love soft wet wood. If your yard has dead trees, stumps, roots, wood debris, mulch, firewood, or other wood products, termites will have a banquet.

Rain has another effect on bugs, directly and indirectly. Some bugs have to hang upside down under leaves and in crevices of a tree's bark, to escape the rain. After a little of that, your house is going to start looking good. Flies, spiders, and especially ants, will begin seeking refuge in your home if the rain continues to pour.

The bugs in your soil, like centipedes, millipedes, and silverfish, are also affected by a good downpour. When soil becomes saturated, they come to the surface and look for a less moist place to be. That is usually your deck, walkway, or cellar.

August is the rainiest month for Savannah, according to Climate Spy, and rainy wet days make the bugs unbearable. But, with a little forethought, and a call to a pest control company, you can get those pests before the rain comes. General pest control treatments as well as specialized services (including termite control and mosquito control) can reduce the population of insects around your home, and reduce the likelihood that you'll have to share your home with them when the rains come...and after.

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