Record rain brought out a roach infestation in Sacramento, Calif.

Last weekend’s hurricane has an eerie side effect. As Sacramento dries up, cockroaches are coming to the surface.

After record rains flooded the Sacramento region last weekend, the last thing Bill Adams thought he’d have to worry about was cockroaches.

“I’ve never seen anything like this in my life,” Bill Adams explained. “They’re coming out of everywhere, and they’re so fast, it’s just my goodness,” he said.

Heavy rains brought out about a hundred creepy caterpillars from their hiding places at Arcade Creek Nursery, which Adams owns.

“It was hard to understand because I had never seen anything like this before. I didn’t know what was going on and how to deal with it,” he said.

That’s where Eric Avelaro, owner of Eagle Pest Control in Sacramento, came to the rescue.

“They like moisture, but not too much, so when the downpour comes through, they’ll scatter,” Avilaro said.

All week long, Avilaro has been getting calls from homeowners desperate for solutions. Usually the cockroaches show up in the summer.

This year, it’s different: The amount of rainfall has brought the bugs to the surface from drains, dirt, cracks and every place you can think of.

“It’s definitely very unusual. Because we haven’t had this much rain in a long time, and all of a sudden it’s pouring, these guys are coming out of their hiding places,” Avelaro explains.

If you’re one of those facing this problem, Avilaro advises you to caulk all open crevices, close spaces under doorways and contact an extermination service for regular treatments to keep the bugs at bay.

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