Though they may seem like a distant memory at the moment, mosquito season is nearly upon us. With the heavy rain and warming temperatures that Oklahoma sees during the spring, growing populations of mosquitoes are an inevitability. To make the most of your outdoor activities in the upcoming months, here are 3 tips to help you prepare for mosquito season now.
Eliminate Standing Water
Mosquitoes will utilize standing water as breeding grounds if the water hasn’t been properly treated. For this reason, it is important to limit the amount of standing water that accumulates around your home after heavy rains or from leaking pipes. In general, any water that remains for more than a week, including birdbaths, is an ideal breeding site for these pesky pests.
Maintain Your Landscape
If your yard has any imperfections, such as hilly terrain or unfilled holes, it is more prone to collecting standing water during the rainy season. Unfortunately, this means that any of these imperfections could lead to pooling that creates a nursery for mosquito larvae. If possible, fill in these holes or level your landscaping to eliminate the problem.
Clear Guttering Debris
It’s likely that fallen leaves and other organic matter have clogged your guttering throughout the fall or winter months if you haven’t cleared them recently. This too can, unfortunately, lead to standing water that doesn’t drain properly to accommodate mosquitos and many other pests. Ensure that this organic matter is removed as soon as possible so rainwaters can pass through them freely to a proper drainage location.
Why Emtec Pest Control?
Contact Emtec Pest Control today to rid your home or business of unwanted pests. Our technicians are licensed, experienced and ready to provide you with a completely free, whole home or business pest control evaluation. Emtec Pest Control exterminates unwanted pests all across Oklahoma. Our service areas include Tulsa, Owasso, Oklahoma City, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby, Stillwater and Sand Springs. If you are ready to get started or want to proactively treat for pests that may make their way inside of your home or business, give us a call at (918) 663-0613 or contact us today!
At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.