Excessive moisture and standing water bodies around your home can attract a number of pests, especially mosquitoes, which use water as their breeding ground. Moisture can further cause fungi, which can then lead to structural damage. Many scenarios can cause moisture around your house, such as storms, rainfall, leaking pipes, etc. 

In the insect world, many pests love moisture and thrive in that environment. And while millions of animal and insect species worldwide love humid areas, some are more likely to be found inside your homes. If you suspect a pest infestation on your property, get in touch with a professional pest control company today. 

List of pests that are attracted to water and moisture 

  • Mosquitoes. 

If you have mosquitoes in the house, then one thing you should do to eradicate them completely from your property is to get rid of any standing water. Mosquitoes love stagnant water and humid areas because it helps them grow their families. While the government uses insecticide spraying to kill adult mosquitoes, the global effects of stopping mosquitoes have little effect. According to scientists, global warming will increase the risk of mosquitoes. 

  • Cockroaches. 

Cockroaches love the damp environment, and all sources of water can attract them. It can become impossible to eliminate them because they have great survival instincts. Cockroaches can live inside your home’s water pipes and hold their breath for up to 40 minutes. Moreover, they can live without food for months on end. While this might not be enough, one way to reduce the risk of cockroaches is by keeping the area around your house, such as your lawn and yard, dry. 

  • Earwigs. 

If you have started finding earwigs around your property or inside it, it may be possible that they have formed a colony nearby. Earwigs usually build their nests in moist leaves or mulch, but they can build their nests inside your homes as well if they find some moist area along with some clutter for them to hide in. Earwigs are constantly thirsty and need to be around water sources. 

  • Termites. 

Termites are a pain in the neck in every US except for Alaska. These pests are not only annoying by sight, but they can cause actual damage to the structure of your home. Eliminating termites from your home requires removing moisture and water near the foundation. 

The above is a list of pests attracted to water and moisture. If you suspect an infestation, get in touch with a pest control team today.