WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - With record high temperatures and record low rain, pests and insects are looking for something to drink.
Ants to mice and everything in between will be exploring for any source of water.
One of the best places they will find it is in your house.
Some of that water is in places you might not even think about.
"The ants, or the roaches, or even the mice will come into a house because there's condensation on the conditioning pipes and on the water lines," said John Vermillion, who run The Bug Man pest services in West Terre Haute.
Another place they'll find moisture is near flower beds. This moisture could lead them to your house.
The big question is, 'what can you do to stop them from getting in?'
John says, "seal it off, caulking, around the foundation or where the siding comes down to the foundation and around the doors and windows so they don't get any access to the inside."
Tools to do all this are available an most hardware stores in the pest sections.
It's also especially important not to leave food around. This food can turn one ant into dozens.
Other pests and insects that are big at this time include various types of bees as well as spiders. These little critters only need small amounts of water and can fit in small crevices.
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