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Effects of Rain and Thunderstorms on Pests and our Pets

Effects of Rain and Thunderstorms on Pests and our Pets

Thunderstorms and rain are becoming increasingly common in Southeast Queensland.

Rain and thunderstorms can have a significant impact on pests and pets.

On one hand, heavy rainfall can help to flush out pests such as cockroaches and ants, reducing their populations. Flooding can also create challenges for pests such as rats and mice, making it harder for them to survive.

On the other hand, heavy rainfall can also create an ideal environment for pests such as mosquitoes, as standing water provides the perfect breeding ground for them. Additionally, pests such as termites may thrive in the moist conditions created by heavy rainfall.

For pets, thunderstorms can be a source of stress and anxiety, particularly for dogs and cats. The loud thunder and bright lightning can cause them to become agitated and anxious, leading to destructive behavior or even injury. It is important to provide a safe and secure environment for pets during thunderstorms, such as a quiet room with comfortable bedding.

It’s also important to note that during heavy rainfall, pets should always be kept indoors and not be allowed to roam as it could be dangerous for them in flooded areas, and also it could be a potential cause of spreading diseases among animals and can also lead to accidents.

Overall, it’s important to keep a close eye on pests and pets during heavy rainfall and thunderstorms, to enable you to take appropriate measures to protect your pets and manage unwanted any pest activity.

If you are concerned give Pet Safe Pest Management a call on 0437 927 830 to arrange a general pest service and termite inspection. 

Check our newsroom blog – Steps to a pest free home, about taking steps to help keep your home pest-free if thunderstorms move through your area.