Nice weather is something that we look forward to, but so do many different pests. Ants are working as a part of their colonies, bees are building hives, and mosquitoes are waiting to bite the person that least expects it. However, how do these pests fare in the rain?
Like with human beings, the rain can play a large role on pests that live in their natural habitats. There are many types of insects that live underground, for example, that will get flooded out in the event of heavy rainfall. These pests would need to escape and find new shelter on higher ground. The ant is known for building a system of tunnels, but once heavy rain comes along, that ground gets soaked, and the ants become in jeopardy. Their tunnels either get waterlogged or the rain causes the ground above them to collapse with all the weight and moisture.
Usually, ants will search for drier areas, preferably ones with lots of food inside, such as your home.