Source: BASF

The wet weather pattern blamed for this winter's record snowfall in the East and mudslides in the West is expected to wreak more havoc this spring with a surge in insects.

Ants are omnivores, which mean they'll eat plants and meat. When they invade our homes, they eat mostly whatever they can find. Termites, ants and other pests thrive in moist conditions, and there will be plenty of those across America, when record snow packs begin melting from the Sierra Nevada to Capitol Hill.

"When conditions are warm and wet, many pests begin to swarm in search of food, shelter and mates," said Bob Davis, Ph.D., entomologist and a scientist at BASF.

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