What Types of Creatures Feature in Flood Water?
You’ve heard of the “Creature from the Black Lagoon” and other fictional monsters that emerge from the deep. But what about the creatures that can feature in flood water?
Fortunately, for those of us in New England, it’s unlikely that a flood would wash dangerous animals onto our properties. However, less than desirable pests like various insects and rodents, specifically rats, can surface from our floodwaters.
Further south and west of our region, flooding can present the increased risk of encountering snakes, including some poisonous varieties, like water moccasins, as well as venomous insects like fire ants.
While these species might not be as scary as legendary villains like the Swamp Monster, it’s important to keep in mind that floods can carry more than water and debris with them.
Before venturing out into any flooded area, be sure to take proper safety precautions, like wearing rubber boots and gloves.
If you do encounter displaced wildlife, whether venomous or not, err on the side of caution and put in a call to your local humane or wildlife conservation society.
When it comes to water mitigation following flood water damage, put in a call to SERVPRO Stoneham / Wakefield.