Rain brings ants out of hiding

Watch your step!

Ants are a tiny, but a growing problem in South Florida as rainy days keep coming.

Timothy Menard of Lake Worth found he had some company Friday morning.

"I was shaving, getting ready for work and I saw five, little black ants," said Menard.

Exterminators say we can look to the skies to explain what's coming out of the ground.

"Bugs and especially ants, are just like us. They look for shelter to get out of the rain," said Hulett Environmental Service owner Greg Rice. "Where is that? Inside your homes and businesses."

He says calls for help are up by a third, and points out the real rainy season isn't even here yet.

"I have a feeling it's going to get worse before it does get better," said Greg.

Experts say there are things you can do to keep ants away without calling for professional help. 

1 - seal off windows and doors. 

2 - trim back hedges that can act like highways to bring bugs in. 

3 - Keep clean.

Vickie Tuimala says the ants in her home are sometimes overwhelming. 

She has hired an exterminator, but is still waiting to see results.

"Ants are nasty. I have a very clean house. To know they're coming in, and we don't know where they're coming from," said Tuimala.

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